Tea Party Turns Six – Now What?
Six years ago today, a few friends and my oldest daughter (The Bigun) set up a microphone, some signs, and a sign-in table on the lawn of Discovery Green in downtown Houston and waited. We had six days to get the word out and pull together an event called Tea Party to talk about fiscal responsibility, lowering taxes and spending, and following the Constitution. That’s all we had. That’s all we planned for: one event on a Friday at noon to talk about a return to sanity in government. We’d all just ridden the bailout wave, we’d all been TARPed, Rick Santelli had screamed it from Chicago on CNBC, and we were frustrated that nobody was listening. But we’d coordinated with others to hold simultaneous rallies in about fifty other cities, and we were committed.
ISIS – The Festering Wound
Since January 1, 2015, ISIS has killed approximately 170 people, including 21 Coptic Christians who had their eyes gouged out and their throats slit; and 45 Iraqis who were burned to death. Jordan, whose pilot was burned alive in a cage, and Egypt whose Copts were kidnapped, have bombed ISIS sites after their citizens were killed by ISIS. Most of the victims killed by ISIS were Muslim. The violence perpetrated by ISIS seems to become more brutal as time goes on. If the world doesn’t stand together against ISIS, if more countries do not join Egypt and Jordan in the fight, how many towns will just give in and abide what ISIS wants done just to protect themselves from being killed? It will open season for ISIS to expand the territory it now holds
I am writing this article to announce that I am a god. Because I have survived all the known apocalypses, armageddons, doomsdays, Judgment Days, and Ends of the World.
After the brutal attacks in Paris this past week, it should be obvious to everyone that the world has a problem it desperately needs to face and defeat; that problem is Islamic extremism. What is needed is the leadership necessary to face and defeat such evil.