This 2012 presidential election may end up being the tale of two birds. After Mitt Romney suggests that Big Bird needs to carry his own weight, hundreds of thousands have blown up twitter with unending whining and complaining about Governor Romney trying to kill Big Bird. I think it’s fascinating how we can major on the minors and minor on the majors in this country. Even though we give $430 million to PBS, it is a very small amount when one looks at our 16 trillion dollar deficit, which is almost equally attributed to, by both the democrats and the republicans through the years. And then you have President Obama’s smart aleck remark; “Thank goodness someone is finally getting tough on Big Bird.”
The sad part of all of this is that there is a bigger bird involved in this story. A bird that our forefathers loved, cherished, preserved, and would never have let come this close to dying while bickering about a Sesame Street character. The bird I speak of is America the Eagle.
This administration, along with others in the past has crippled and caged this great bird with taxation without good representation. “We the people” has become we the corporate lobbyist while little has been done about cutting wasteful spending, capping deficit spending, balancing our budgets, and depleting our national deficit. It is time the American people wise up and get tough on President Obama, his administration, the Senate, and Congress, demanding them release this bird and let her sore once again.
Our forefathers did important things to keep this Eagle healthy; they focused on the majors and kept government limited and small. Many often would quote from the Bible, which was cornerstone to their worldview. Today, I believe they would be focusing on our national debt and quoting Proverbs 22:7 which says, “The borrower becomes the lender’s slave” because they would be up in arms if they knew we have allowed this great bird to become a slave to China.
Americans, be careful focusing on Big Bird and not the Big Question. What I find most interesting and the one thing I can honestly say I like about Governor Romney is his litmus test. Whether he gets elected and whether he really applies this test is yet to be determined.
I would throw out President Obama and Governor Romney for a president, a Senate, and a Congress that would honestly apply this test. We should all be asking, “Is this program so critical it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?” because how we answer this question will determine if either Big Bird or America the Eagle will survive.