Liberalism is NOT a Disease

Before the 2016 elections, Progressives Liberals warned Americans that they damn well better be prepared to sit down and shut up after November and accept the results of the Election. Clearly, Hilary Clinton had the election in the bag, and the liberal gloating had already begun. But then, something happened that few expected. Americans showed through their vote that they had ENOUGH of arrogant, know-it-all liberals and their destructive policies and hate-filled rhetoric; we handed them a sound defeat, up and down the ballot, from President to Congress and the Senate, down to local elections. So, did these liberals take their own advice and accept the results of an election they thought was in the bag? NO!! instead the temper tantrums and blood-letting began in earnest, first with controlled riots through out our Nation, paid for by Ultra liberal George Soros. And that was just the beginning.

Since the election results Liberals and their allies in the rotten to the core media have done nothing but undermine and question the integrity of the Vote and the election results, insisting that if not for non-specific “Russian Hacking”, the simpletons that make up America would have seen the light and voted for Hilary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. A group of self-serving, narcissistic Hollywood types even launched an ad demanding Congress obstruct Trump and thus the will of the American people. The tone-deafness of liberals, who simply refuse to acknowledge the message Americans sent in November, that we are FED UP with dishonest, rotten-to-the core media; the arrogance of Hollywood types and other celebrities that allow them to think Americans actually still buy their hateful rhetoric,  is simply astonishing!

SO, is liberalism a disease, as popular Facebook memes claim? NO! Why? because if it’s a disease, it gives liberals an excuse to continue their merry and destructive ways, unabated and unchallenged. After all, they can’t help it if they have a disease. So what is liberalism? It is a mindset, a way of thinking ingrained into the very fiber of their beings; an absolute, smug arrogant belief that only Liberals know what is best for simple Americans; they cannot understand there would be another opinion, another way of life other than their own. They are clever enough to disguise their play for power and control under an umbrella of helping people live better, helping CHILDREN become better citizens; but don’t believe it for a second.  Liberals will deploy any means necessary to achieve their ultimate ends: getting YOU under their control and power… allowing them to tell you what size drink you can buy, what kind of house you can live in and how you can power and even light your house, where or even IF you can drive you car, dismissing the results of an election. After all, it is for your OWN good that liberals must tell  you how to live. You do not have the intelligence to decide these things for yourself.  You can have your opinion as long as it agrees with the LIBERAL opinion; if not, then you must be a racist, sexist, homophobe; an anti-islam, anti-semite, anti-whatever that must be discredited and ultimately destroyed by any means possible.

And this happens not just in Federal policy and laws, but also at the state and right down to the City you live in. What to do about this and how can we even begin to restore the true American way of Life? STOP excusing  Liberalism  as a disease; it is a way of life, a destructive mind-set. Liberal, costly,  feel-good, we know what is best for you policies are bankrupting and destroying cities across our Country. Recognize this, Pay attention to what is happening in your City or town; and speak out. Starting in 2017, my posts will highlight the effects Liberalism is having on the City I live in. No holds bar, no backing down, no apologies; no prisoners; Liberals want a Utopia, and view any attempts to obstruct THEIR efforts as an act of War, thus any means justifies the ends. And what is going on here is probably going on in YOUR Town too… So Arm yourselves with knowledge, KNOW what Liberalism is and what you are up against. Get ready to fight back; Reclaim our Country, our Cities, our towns, or let us be overrun and destroyed by arrogant Liberalism.

 

Liberalism is NOT a Disease

A Tale of Two Faith Festivals

This Saturday, January 7, the City of Apopka will witness first hand what happens when a community, not heavy-handed government, takes matters into its own hands and organizes all aspects of a faith festival. Big name talent is booked, tickets sales are brisk; food and other vendors are in place; and part of the Festival will be an important discussion of the recently released Apopka Community Task Force on Violence. Even the weather looks like it will cooperate.

How did this come about? Last year, The City of Apopka leaders decided they wanted to put on some kind of Gospel Festival and actually set an item in the budget for this event. Apparently, in what seems to be the modus operandi for this City, staff set to work behind the scenes, almost in a bit of secrecy, working with what appears to be Mayor Joe’s handpicked pastors and church, to get things going on a Gospel Festival. According to the Mayor’s report from the City Commission meeting of October 5th, the pastors from New Destiny Christian Church have a production company that was going to work on the event, from lighting to production, to booking talent for their Festival, and were going to receive $60,000.00 of taxpayer money for their efforts. Typically, putting the cart before the horse, the City laid a lot of ground work for this festival then went to the City Commission meeting on October 5th, expecting rubber stamp approval for the event. But alas, questions were asked, with doubt expressed as to the timing of the Festival, which was originally scheduled for 5 weeks after this motion and vote were expected to sail through. In typical arrogant response to a legitimate question from Commission Dean, CAO Irby responded that this project was in the works for several months, and that staff often has conversations on a daily basis about projects or events that are not brought to council until the timing is right (really Mr Irby?? his response is a topic for another day, though). Not to mention why the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance and the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance were not involved in planning and only backhandedly told they could participate too if they wanted. Apparently, the timing was off on this project, because the Council balked and Mayor Joe could not even get his closest ally on the Council to make a motion to vote for the approval. Thus no Gospel Festival..

Enter several prominent leaders in our City, including businessman Rod Love, Pastors Hezekiah Bradford and Darrel Morgan, Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and Mr. Ray Shackelford. This group realized they had the potential for a true Community and Faith Based Festival and set to work, organizing what will now be held this Saturday, the Apopka Faith, Family and Food Gospel Festival. Obstacles needed to be overcome, such as booking, then paying for the venue, the Apopka Amphitheater. After some legally challenging issues were discussed and resolved, the John Land Community Trust Fund came through with a donation to pay for the vendor and become one of the Event sponsors. Many in our community volunteered many hours of sweat equity, talent and expertise to make this Festival a reality.

Right now, I have no doubt of the success of this Festival, which hopefully will become an annual event. Time and again, it has been the Citizens of Apopka, not it’s heavy handed government leaders that have taken lemons and made the most delicious lemonade. And as we begin 2017 with this Faith Festival, I see much promise  that is when the Community comes together, works together to make our City a better place. Do we really need fancy, expensive visioning studies and heavy-handed, cleverly named government programs that offer little except more government spending to keep them going?

2017 will be an exciting year for Apopka, full of promise and growth. And as this Festival shows, it is the Citizens of Apopka that will fulfill that promise and lead that growth, not heavy-handed government that like to operate in a bit of secrecy.  Thank you to the organizers of the Apopka Faith, Family and Food Gospel Festival for starting the year out right, and showing the way for the rest of us.

A Tale of Two Faith Festivals