Grassroots Commentary

The Time for Action Is Now

By Mike Chambers · Jan. 21, 2013

Like radio commentator Mark Levin has announced, I will not be watching inaugural coverage Monday. I have seen enough of this President and have more important things to do.

I will continue to try and break my one-year plus bout with unemployment with more calls and more applications. Even with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (don’t laugh – even some journalists are conservative) it’s a hard row to hoe when you’re in your late fifties.

During free time I will continue to stock up on wood for the woodstove, food, water and other necessities of life. I will also improve my bartering and other skills, and communicate my concerns with family, friends, and neighbors. I fear even worse times may be on the way.

This President will not listen to reason or history. He would not listen to the Bole/Simpson suggestions, recommendations from his jobs panel (which hasn’t met in more than a year), any conservative idea brought before him, or acknowledge the reams of evidence showing we are on a collision course with economic Armageddon.

He is either stupid, or the acts are intentional – and I am more and more leaning toward the latter. I call it ‘traitorous transformation,’ a theft of our independence, faith, culture, and a continued erosion of the Constitutional foundation that has been the envy of all freedom-loving people across the globe.

When America finally goes belly up – and it will if the current path is not corrected – you had best kept at least one weapon to protect your family and yourself from the hordes of dependency drug addicts coming off government assistance because of an end to ‘free’ money.

Hungry people do desperate things and even 911 will not be able to answer the calls. Why do you think the administration wants more ‘gun control’ that will, in the end, not protect children? Why is the Department of Homeland Security stockpiling ammo?

Remember Janis Joplin: “Freedom’s just another word if there’s nothing left to lose.”

It isn’t a conspiracy – it’s a tactical decision, one that is open and documentable for anyone who dares look.

So what is the end game? Can anyone really believe we can spend ourselves back into prosperity? Does one really believe more regulations, higher taxes, and economic stagnation will do anything but increase the spiral toward even more trillions of dollars of indebtedness and national ruin?

Or is the plan to literally sell our nation, its physical assets, resources, currency, independence, global influence and history to China, or maybe to the United Nations?

That would be a debt swap from hell.

Or is there a better way?

I can only pray for the best – and prayer may be a big part of the answer – and prepare for the worst.

Meanwhile, I implore my conservative brothers and sisters in the House and Senate take up philosophical arms and fight like your lives – and ours – depend on it. They indeed may.

The time for compromise is over, if it ever existed, with this administration. The republican House is the last firewall to put the brakes on the train, by whatever legal remedy you may muster. Seek out and sell our case to conservative democrats and moderate republicans who, despite some leanings, are still American patriots who would place America before themselves.

The time for action is now…not the next election cycle. Millions of Americans will follow – if you will lead.

At the same time, as citizens, we must renew our efforts on the local and state levels. Be informed, inform others, take all legal actions and encourage all of those around you to do likewise.

Two parting thoughts from Benjamin Franklin: “It’s a republic, if you can keep it…” and “We either hang together, or hang separately.”

Mike Chambers is a former news broadcast journalist, currently seeking work as a freelance photographer and/or writer.     


Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, Ky said:

You being a conservative may be why you don't have a job, also remember the most dangerous people in the world are those with nothing left to lose.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 3:37 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Better that a man keeps his character and losses his job. There is a time for all things. As we stand on the precipice of apocalypse by debt and deficits is not a good time to go along with the crowd. Some things are bigger than politics and ideology. This is one of those.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

I pray that Neo-Marxists HUBRIS/ARROGANCE, will be their downfall! "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Amen, Todd. "Standing on the caskets of dead children" and pushing gun control while they continue to support infanticide to get votes. Arrogance and hypocrisy.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Pray like everything depends on God and work, stockpile (food and ammo) and listen and read like everything depends on you

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Hello, Rat. That is one of my favorite sentiments. I do not know who the first to say it was.... but it probably goes back many centuries. Pray and work... amen. Put on the whole armor of God. Pick up your sword and fight. Amen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio said:

Mike this is a wonderful, honest piece of writing. I certainly hope you have more for us in the future. BTW... it is a special blessing for me today. I have not been able to hang out here at the patriot Post much lately. Have been very busy, working hard for free. And now... I have the flu or something, ugh. So, I got on here today for a break and yours was the first I read. I like it. I like your fighting spirit. The Lord knows we may need that to survive the coming years. THANK YOU, Mike.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:06 PM

fred in oregon said:

i always knew Joplin was a loser, and she proved it with a needle in her arm.
EVERYTHING obama says and does is geared toward crushing America. and hes made great headway.
the moment is coming quickly that we will have to decide, as they kick the door-in, are we going to give-in, or are we going to fight. talk is cheap, preperation is needed before taking action. practise your skills at the range, they will be needed.

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM