I used to be one on the sidelines. One could have labeled me liberal in that I didn’t understand the thoughts and feelings that stirred me deeply were Conservative and Libertarian in nature and ignored them in my debauchery. As time passed I worked my day job and played music with a band of Pure Liberals, these were people who actually believed they were not taxed enough and that government was the answer to any and all problems, even and especially the ones it caused. I instinctively understood that my beliefs were wholly different, that self reliance and true liberty was not a part of their ideology. They spoke of something to which I could not ascribe.

Thus began a transformation. I began to realize that, while I may not be college educated as my band-mates were, one of them in fact being a professor and holding a doctorate, that I still could not agree, in fact must disagree, with the viewpoints espoused by my musical brethren. I began to read and educate myself as to the beginnings of our country and why the Founders chose the method of our governance, how the Constitution is not a “living, breathing” document, that some would have us believe can be interpreted as an activist judge or corrupt city council sees fit. Our system of government is not a Democracy but a Constitutional Republic that must be defended each and every day by the very people who desire to live under it’s divinely inspired protection.

Then I began to discover how blind most people really are to their Federal Government and how little it is allowed Constitutionally, to do to them.

Around this time I discovered “the blogs,” some liberal, some conservative or libertarian, and many of whom I still read to this day, one of which is the featured blog of the week.

You see…

Once upon a time there was a man who disparaged his government and ridiculed their mismanagement in seclusion or in beer joints and pubs across the southeastern side of Texas with relatively little fanfare. While his rantings and ravings didn’t slow in tenacity or decrease in venom, he started to find a need for a forum of greater magnitude to vent his frustration because he knew with more and more certainty as time passed that if he and many others did not shout and scream and pitch a hissy fit full of logic and reasoning in combination with the wild-eyed passion for God and Country and Freedom, that the objects of those loves would soon be gone.

One of the reasons this man chose to embark on the journal you now read was a website called Washington Rebel.

The contributors to Washington Rebel know these things with every fiber of their being; and when you visit The Reb, you will find a fearlessness of thought that quickens the heart and bolsters the spirit. As one who is in need of such things every now and again, I truly appreciate their hard work and bodacious attitude.

Now that you know a part of my story. I would encourage you to partake in some Rebel goodness for yourself, but be aware, they of the Reb fear not to speak their minds with some essay of assault on the weak minded or to assail you with the beauty of Gods female creation.

God Bless the Reb.

  • Bob Belvedere August 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with you all the way, MNR: the Washington Rebel is a great place to go for insight and wisdom. All of the writers there are outstanding, like Rob, Walking Horse, Virgil, etc.

    One concern, however: down deep in my gut I have the feeling that Irish Cicero, the man in charge, is diabolical in some way…can’t give you a reason why, but I do picture him sitting on a throne in his den laughing like some mad scientist as he stares at a globe of the world and does a Tarot reading, while sipping some Napoleon Brandy in a snifter made from a human skull.

    • Red August 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

      So Irish Cicero is le fromage grande in Skull and Bones, eh?

      • mnrobot August 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

        Red, Judging from the pictures IC and the others post on the Reb, I think they like a little meat on the bone. Typical of most lions I know, and I speak from experience, being a Leo. :)

  • Teresa August 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing Robot. I’ll be checking out Washington Rebel’s blog.

  • Irish Cicero August 16, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Hey, Robo!

    Thanks for the love.

    And Belvedere!!

  • mdd August 17, 2010 at 1:34 am

    MNR, IC’s funny too.

    • mnrobot August 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

      Sorry MDD, didn’t mean to imply that IC isn’t funny. I was in a particularly serious mood when I wrote that post so it probably came across that way. Glad you stopped in! I enjoy reading all of you guys’ work over at the Reb..

  • Walking Horse August 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Yep, grateful for the robo-love.

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