Almost a year ago Robert A. Hall did a blog post entitled
“I’m tired.” Mr. Hall is a former state senator from
Massachusetts, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and an author.
It was not written by Robert David Hall, the actor who plays
the coroner on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
The entire post is too long to post here,but we give a link
a link at the end to read the entire post, including updates.
Here is a portion of his post-
I’m 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were
scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but
job-hunting every day, I’ve worked hard since I was 18.
Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks,
and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make
a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and
I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no
retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to
people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told
the government will take the money I earned, by force if
necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep
people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got
sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at
three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on
one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters
who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act
that created the bubble help them with their own money.
I’m tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing
millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood
Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities
America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the
United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom
of the press of China the crime and violence of Mexico , the
tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of
speech of Venezuela .
I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace”,
when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men
killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family
“honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims
murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of
Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage
rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the
genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the
Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.
I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-
racial world of Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative
action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for
minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-
asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and
fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and
in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.
I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a
black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote
the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president
was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the
individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.