All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Of Jimmy and Ted

Ted Cruz is getting a little attention for his filibuster in the senate.  Good for him, and good on him for making the effort.  I wish more so called representatives of the American public would stand up and say "NO!" to the looting of the country and the gotterdammerung of western civilization. 

I'm seeing several popular references comparing Ted Cruz to "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".  In Jimmy Stewart's fine move, Mr. Smith is a naïve do gooder that ends up in DC and gets smeared by the political machine of his day.  In the climatic seen of the movie, Mr. Smith takes the floor to address the Senate, right before they vote to disgrace him and throw him out.  Then and there Jeff Smith takes his stand, good vs. evil, patriotism vs. the pork barrel.  The filibuster is his chance, not to clear his name, but to remind America what it is supposed to stand for and rebuke the congress for what it's become.  

Then the incredible happens, the bad guys confess and the press reports the truth.  The day is saved.  Honor and dignity is restored and good defeats evil.

I love my country and I wish to God that Ted Cruz would have the effect that Jimmy Stewart did.  He won't though.  The bad guys are very open about their corruption, they are proud of it.  The press? The press won't tell the truth.  They are so firmly in the bag for evil that they couldn't tell the truth, even if they could recognize it, which they can't.   The people? As long as the TV and the ipod is working and the government supplied goodies keep coming; they don't care. 

Mr. Cruz is no Jeff Smith.  God bless him for trying.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, Res. Yet, I think our National Government reflects our National character. Broad statement, I know, but I'm sure you take my meaning. A weak people almost always winds up with a tyrannical government. And we are so weak, morally, ethically, and our National character is no longer noteworthy. We are reaping what we've sown.