Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perry for President

Many young people ask the question, why should I get involved in the political process, and from there, why am I a Republican. America is rapidly losing what makes us great, and the youth of America will be the most effected by our decline. The skyrocketing costs of tuition, lack of jobs and massive amounts of debt being piled on the backs of my generation is unsustainable and the Republican Party is the only party to have real solutions to the problems at hand. Rick Perry is the only candidate with the proven record for job creation, one of the few with executive experience, while still upholding his true Conservative Christian beliefs.

Since 2009, Texas, under the leadership of Gov. Perry, added more than 40 percent of the jobs created in America. Not only has Gov. Perry worked to make Texas the state that led the nation in job creation, but he also has worked to protect our voting rights by passing a required ID to vote law.

While creating the environment for Texas to become a powerhouse in the nation, Gov. Perry has also been able to pass numerous pieces of social conservative legislation. Gov. Perry constantly pushes for Texas to create a state constitutional amendment to defend traditional marriage.  On top of that, Gov. Perry is also staunchly 100% pro-life and will always protect innocent human life.

 This is my time to take a stand, make a difference, and change the world. There is no time to spare and America needs a new Direction. Many candidates speak of conservative values and issues, yet Gov. Perry is the ONLY Candidate with a proven record to back. We can achieve excellence again with a Conservative President; that’s why I urge you to join me in supporting Governor Rick Perry.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"We the People"

   


  For four long months the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered in Independence Hall to compile a document for the perpetual existence of the newly formed United States of America. On September 17th, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention fulfilled their last meeting with the single most important document in America. These men created not only a document for their generation, but a document to last through the rest of time.  The words “We the People of the United States,” would soon alter the foundation of this nation, history and world. The Constitution is a living and relevant document not only for today but also for our future. Our Constitution establishes the role of the Federal and State governments, protects our everyday liberties and freedoms, and can and has led our nation through its most difficult times.
     Included in Articles one through three, the Constitution lays the basis of the role of the Federal government in all aspects and designates the role of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. The Separation of Powers ensures truth, accountability, and representation for the American people. While the constitution does lay the base of the role of the federal government, Amendment Ten to the Constitution ensures that the United States remains a Union of States under a federal constitutional republic. Amendment Ten ensures that the State rights do not become infringed upon. Government is always more efficient at a local level than a large, distant governmental body. The founding fathers realized this when they were drafting the Constitution because of their troubles with the remote King of England. As the United States does need a unifying higher body, the State’s rights must remain because in the States’ hand it is in the people’s hand. Localized government cannot be more relevant today than with the fast pace world we live in. The States recognize before the federal government what troubles may lay ahead for their area and with the resources they may be able to catch the trouble in time.
     From the Civil Rights Movement, to the Vietnam Protests, to the Women’s Rights Movement toward the Tea Party rallies across the USA, whether you agree or disagree with many of these changing tides in American history ALL express freedoms ensured to us by the Constitution. Most of the Bill of Rights and many of the amendments to the Constitution guarantee us rights, liberties, and freedoms given to us by our Creator. The relevancy of the Constitution cannot be more apparent to us than through ensuring ourselves our many freedoms. The freedom of speech, press, religion, and protest has been shown time and time again to bring civil liberties upon our nation and to ensure our elected officials are doing the American people’s will and not the will of their own. What separates our Constitution and our nation from the rest of the world is the extraordinary amount of liberties entitled to us by our Constitution. However, we must always remember that with great amount of freedom must come even greater will to protect those freedoms. In the words of Jason Laumark “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them.”
     As being the United States most cherished written document the Constitution of the United States has withstood the test of time. The Constitution has been amended through history to ensure the American dream can be accessible to all races, genders, and abilities. It has endured through our greatest challenges as a nation, has been fought for through bloodshed and through peace but has always remained steadfast. Now, more than ever, we need a steady wall to lean upon and to prop us up, a wall that we know is always there and will never falter and will always weather the storm. The Constitution has proven to be this wall through the Civil War, Great Depression, and today’s Great Recession, and other challenges that has faced our nation. Throughout the Civil War the Constitution and the Nation began to collapse, however, under the strong guidance and leadership of President Lincoln grew and expanded through Amendment thirteen and fourteen. Said by Lincoln himself, "We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." This great man understood the power and ability of the Constitution to bring two peoples together under common good of their nation.
     While Establishing the Foundation of this nation’s government, guaranteeing rights and liberties, and standing strong even through our most difficult times the Constitution has proven relevant yesterday, today and tomorrow. We must never forget the words of the Constitution, neither the men who signed it; and on every September 17th we must take a moment to reflect on the document that continues to shape lives.  In the words of Henry Clay this essay can be summarized in only a few words. “The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.”

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Day Remembered

“I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you... and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.” They sure have heard us; day by day they continue to see the resilient unshakeable and determined spirit of the American people.  Ten years ago today I was in my first grade classroom when my teacher told our class that America was under attack. As a first grader I did not feel the extremity of the situation until hours later when driving home under that clear blue sky; and watching my parents as they were intently glued to the news. 

Even at that young age, my life was changed. I understood why I was proud of my country and what made America great. In any other nation this type of tragedy would make the nation weak and vulnerable; however, in the United States, we became determined to show the terrorists they did not win.

In Lance Wubbels book A Time for Heroes, he vividly describes the spirited heart of the heroes on that day.

“It was a day of unthinkable horror and destruction, but it became a day for American heroes. Heroes were everywhere you looked. Giants rose of relative obscurity to cast long shadows across the smoke and dust and rubble. Ordinary American citizens, suddenly caught in the crossfire of terrorism, put their lives on the line to preserve the lives of others. They emerged as the truly mighty and valiant ones of Flight 93. Among the smoldering wreckages of the Pentagon they stood with undimmed spirits as fire fighters unfurled a gigantic flag from the roof of the burned out structure. At ground Zero, hundreds and thousands of people on dozens of fronts searched the mountain of unstable rubble in an epic battle to win back as many lives as could possible by rescued. “(Lance Wubbels)

All the heroes of 9-11 resemble Esther in The Book of Esther 4:4 “…and If I perish I perish.”  That was the attitude of that fateful day. The spirit of the American people was present through the brave men and women; the spirit of others before yourself and the spirit of unity.

Let us never forget that day that while dented part of the American spirit, allowed us to grow back and show the rest of the world the true heart of the American people.

May God Continue to Bless the United States of America.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Great Experiment: America

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, America was but a dream, the signers of the Declaration aspiring for freedom and liberty drafted this perpetual document with a hope for a better future. These brave men were willing to sacrifice their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for a dream that was all but impossible. Five long years after the signing of the Declaration the British Imperial Army surrendered in Yorktown Virginia on October 19th 1781. The greatest experiment in human history had passed its first test.
Today we stand together in the greatest country the world has ever seen, with more freedoms, and more opportunities then the rest of history combined. The 4th of July is a day of remembrance, celebration, and gratitude for our many freedoms.
The sparkle and boom of fireworks, the singing of the national anthem, and the smell of home cooked food brings chills to every American heart.  Author Erma Bombeck said it best when speaking of our unique traditions “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”  Unlike North Korea, China, Iran and others; America shows are strength as a nation through joy in every American household.
America is the shining city on a hill Reagan once spoke of. From fireworks, to apple-pie, and from songs, to monuments the 4th of July is a time for celebration, but also a time to cherish the right to call ourselves Americans.

"America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world." ~Dinesh D’Souza

Sunday, June 26, 2011

How is everyone not a Republican?!

I Am a Republican Because . . .

  • I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
  • I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
  • I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
  • I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
  • I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
  • I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is the government closest to the people.
  • I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
  • I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
  • Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
- Haley Barbour, former Republican National Committee Chairman, c. November 1994

These ideals are the same that have acted as the cornerstone for the establishment of this great nation.
These ideals are the same that have led our nation to become the greatest nation in the history of the world.
These ideals are the ones that every American should stand for and
These ideals are what will guide America in its future years

God Bless
Dalton Glasscock

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

RightOnline

I began writing my blog only two days ago stating that RightOnline was the motivator behind my decision to join the blogging community. However, what I failed to communicate was what RightOnline was exactly. In a short description taken directly from its website… “RightOnline is a project of Americans for Prosperity Foundation dedicated to advancing liberty and prosperity for all Americans through greater citizen participation online.”

This two day convention held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 17th and June 18th changed my perspective on not only blogging but also Twitter, Facebook, and opening my eyes up to new forms of online communication.

The RightOnline Conference began in an effort to combat the lefts overwhelming lead in their online grassroots effort. At the exact same time and city as RightOnline, the left was having their online activism conference known as NetRoots Nation. While most interactions with the NetRoots activists were civil and friendly there were a few times things got a little heated. Such as when a NetRoots activist encouraged her dog to snap and attempt to bite a fellow teen activist I traveled to RightOnline with; Or when a plant by NetRoots into RightOnline stormed the stage following Congresswoman Bachmann’s speech and showered the presidential candidate with glitter in an attempt to raise awareness to anti-homosexual  remarks the Congresswomen supposedly made.

Throughout the Conference there was a total of 9 breakout sessions with about 6 choices per session on what to attend. I attended sessions from “Election Integrity and the 2012 Election”, to “The Importance of Precinct Activism” and “Youth Outreach, Not all Students are Liberal”. These sessions highlighted on skills that I could have improved, but also allowed me to connect with other youth activists from across the nation with like-minded views.

With all the sessions and knowledge I obtained throughout the weekend I would be injudicious not to mention the magnificent Conservative speakers.  Three declared GOP Presidential candidates decided it would be best to mingle with 1500+ free online grassroots activist before gearing up for the long run to the White house; Conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Former Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Successful Businessman Herman Cain. Among the politicians who gave speeches over the two days numerous other inspiring voices decided to chime in. One crowd favorite was Author Ann McElhinney who focused on how to recognize who is a “CYNO” (Conservative in name only)  while at the same time making perfectly clear she wanted to keep her light bulbs without the government interfering! Other memorable speakers included Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp; Author but better known now as the man who took down Congressman Weiner, Andrew Breitbart; and FOX News Commentator and Author, Michelle Malkin.

Americans for Prosperity deserves tremendous credit and thanks for throwing on such a great event as RightOnline. The conference not only motivated me to get out and do more grassroots activism online but also gave me hope that we will take back our country in 2012. I encourage everyone to attend RightOnline 2012 in Providence Rhode Island next year! 


God Bless,

Dalton Glasscock





Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Crowded GOP Field?

Flip on any cable news station at any hour of the day and you will hear a constant stream of television pundits expressing their deep concerns for the Republican Presidential Field. However, to the contrary many if not all republicans are actually expressing excitement and hopefulness with the current field.
From Tim Pawlenty, to Herman Cain, and from Michelle Bachmann to Mitt Romney, each Republican currently seems to have their pick. With some candidates like Newt Gingrich quickly losing ground; not because of his views; but because his rapidly fleeing teem, and others soaring in the polls such as John Huntsman the field is now becoming very competitive.
So far so good when referring to clean campaigning, but that will doubtfully last too long, Fists will be flying and punches knocking candidates down; we soon will see strong conservative candidates fighting for the top position.
While I have some of my favorite choices, the list of potential nominees is not even close to being complete. Herman Cain seems to top my list at this current moment but with the election so far away things can and will probably change.
I believe all the potential nominees are qualified and ALL would be better than the current inhibitor of the White House. So whenever you hear TV pundits criticizing the GOP field on experience just tell them to take a look at the Democratic nominee…

God bless,
Dalton Glasscock

Monday, June 20, 2011

A New Experience

     I told myself I would never become a blogger…now look at me. After attending the RightOnline Conference hosted by Americans for Prosperity I soon realized that I cannot afford not to blog! Our country is at a crossroads and big decisions are constantly being made all around us. The officials we elected need to have their feet held by the fire.
     Youth in this country for the most part seem to be apathetic even though these decisions will affect us more than any other generation. 2012 is fast approaching and each day we don’t spread the word of Obama’s “Fundamental Transformation of America” is one day more he has to convince the American people that he is right.
     As I am new to this blogging “thing” I would appreciate comments/concerns from anyone. My goal is to post on at least a weekly basis to start out, and hopefully expanding to an at least every other day occurrence.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States
Dalton, Glasscock