Progressive Revival

A couple days ago I needed a haircut and a shave.  Passing by an unfamiliar barber shop I noticed a sticker in the window that I hadn’t seen for a few decades that read: “America: Love it or Leave it.”  

That mandate to love America at all times seemed in sharp contrast to the rant of Rush Limbaugh againt America’s president blaring on the radio.  As there were two people in front of me, I decided I wouldn’t endure Rush for a whole hour.  But It got me thinking about the growing rage of the right at President Obama.

A lot of attention has been paid to Rush’s statements about how he hopes Obama fails in his efforts to rescue our economy.  This is bad enough, but now comes Chuck Norris with his column on World Net Daily who says in not such unsubtle language that it may soon be time for a violent uprising:

“On Glenn Beck’s radio show last week, I quipped in response to our wayward federal government, “I may run for president of Texas.” That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state…How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?”

I remember during the Bush years and my deep frustration and anger at the hijacking of the true nature of my country by the Bush, Rumsfeld and Chenney team and their cheerleaders like Norris and Limbaugh.  Now that they are out of power they are experiencing similar frustration.  But while I took the bumper sticker’s suggestion seriously – I considered leaving America – Norris is using violent seditious language that is dangerous and potentially treasonous.

Chuck and Rush – why not go back to the old standby – America, love it or leave it.  I am sure we could raise enough money for your ticket.   Otherwise stay.  Tone down the rhetoric and be part of a great country that will be stronger if we all decide to hang together.