(Actually, I almost blew this off because it's a 24 minute you-tube political video and I hate that ... stuff.)But it's a slow night, so I started to watch it just to see what a small-town politico from a rural district (district 2 in Oregon, which includes my home town in Pendleton ... an area larger than a couple of states!) might have to say.
What I FOUND was an impassioned speech which not only addressed Citizens' Rights, but abuses of power on a national level.
Who knew that the local boy could make good?
Representative Walden champions the rule of reasonable logic
- "This is a government which has gone too far, for too long."
- "How do you have respect for a government which doesn't respect you?"
- "What possible good will come out of bankrupting a grandmother?"
- "We have to listen to the People."
- "Fighting a war ... and dying."
Yes, I still detest politicians .. blood-sucking slugs on the testicles of the voters.
But this speech, by this guy? I'm thinking MAYBE I should move back to Pendleton so I can vote for him.
It has been a long time since I've actually appreciated a politician.
Maybe there's a few of the "keepers" left.
(I'm not going to embed the speech here; Oathkeepers found it, they deserve the traffic. And no, I'm not a fan of Oathkeepers, but they have performed a valuable service in bringing this issue to the public attention.)
[H/T: The War On Guns]