Hello, Friends. I’m guessing you thought you were reading a letter from me, but, no, it was written by my mom, Amy. 😀 I guess you could say I came about my ranting honestly! I will point out how appropriate it is for today’s America. Mom was a die-hard Democrat. I’m sure she thought everything would get rosy when Clinton was elected two months later. My sisters and I were not so happy.
We pointed out such things as his first executive action – the Gag Rule. I’ve forgotten most of our arguments. The last political round with her, she ended by saying “Well, if he is doing what you girls say he is…..” He was! I’m sort of glad she did not see the Lewinsky Scandal. Bless her.
But her kind is the reason we have gone so downhill in social mores. Democrats who will vote the ticket no matter what they say. After all, FDR was a Democrat and he could do no wrong!
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
Although it is not popular to say, I’ve often thought of FDR as one of our worst presidents who elongated the Great Depression with government handouts and socialist programs that started us on a road to communism, instead of calling on Americans to live up to the standards of the Constitution as it was written by our founders.
I see my mother’s views quite well because FDR did start programs that gave work to the needy. You and I are looking in hindsight which is much better than foresight. The Democrats developed into a citizenry who believed the government was the answer for all things. I really don’t understand your last statement about living up to the standards of the Constitution. Develop that thought for me. Some people did flee the dust bowls and went to new places to live. Maybe that is what you mean?
Aw, God bless her.
It’s the easiest thing in the world to point out people’s flaws, and if you ever run out of them, you can make up more, and the media will run with it.
“All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” A little humility can go a long way…
1992, before the social media. She and others of her generation would be aghast at what our media and other leaders are promoting as “normal” behavior. Sad. It is very hard on my generation also. Now you can get fired for calling a transgender by the wrong pronoun! Heaven help us.
Yes, I’m afraid ONLY heaven can help us, Oneta.
I love this! She made sense. I need to look for my dad’s letters to the editors. He was a WWII bombardier, VERY Patriot and conservative. He passed in 1999 at age 75. God was kind because he couldn’t handle anymore liberalism. I’m grateful he instilled a belief in Jesus, our constitution and our United Stated flag! We were blessed, right my Sweet Aroma friend!!!
It is remarkable that we are both glad they did not have to see the results of sin that began stirring so openly in those days. Sin has always been, but most of the time it had sense enough to stay out of sight, giving evidence of some sense of shame.
In 2020, after the worst of the lockdown, still wearing masks in Sunday school, the discussion got onto politics with the election looming. Two people in the class, Democrats, wanted to know what to do. The class asked these two how they felt about abortion, LGBTQ+, taxes, military, etc. With every issue they were closer to the Republican side than the Democrat side. With a few issues, they said that they would NEVER vote for someone who had that attitude. After about thirty minutes of various stances, all agreeing with the right, the class asked these two who they would vote for. “Democrat, I have never done anything else.” But they were the ones who asked for advice. I would have avoided the issue during Sunday school. I think in each case, they had voted for Truman the first time.
Yes. That attitude had carried them through a lot of years, but the reaping has begun. That is no fun.