Conservatives: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee


In 1982, when we began in business, the prime rate was 14%. That was down from 21% the month before Ronald Reagan took office. We started with a few thousand dollars and a couple of credit cards. Crazy, huh? After only three months, it didn’t look like we were gonna make it. Went to the knees one night, in a dark bedroom, and I turned it all over. A few weeks later, we were able to get the old Chrysler Credit to advance a little operating capital on a revolving line at 21% interest. We worked like dogs from 9 am to 10 pm most days and the occasional Sunday. Somehow it worked, although by the laws of math and business, it shouldn’t have. I’ve always thought it was an intervention . . . and the inspiration and optimism of Ronald Reagan surely helped.

Now some 30 odd years later, the country is in another really bad spot, worse than what Reagan faced. The election was a train-wreck. There is no Reagan on the horizon. We’ve been kicked around some, but do we really want to lay around and revel in our abandon? Maybe we are done. . . maybe we have lost God’s favor . . . but I’m confident the good Lord frowns on sad-sacks. Don’t be that guy.

We must be smart about what we are doing and not underestimate the challenges we face. We need to take care of ourselves, our families and our friends. We have to fight for our country and our God-given rights. I see no other course to pursue. The election shows Obama has succeeded in fundamental transformation. We either change it back in the next four years or lose the country for generations to a little intellectual elite who are determined to plan our lives for us.

Where and how you fight the Chicago oligarchy is your business, but until they have us dead or locked away, let them know they have a battle on their hands. Show the statist looters that you will not stand by while they burn traditional America to the ground. America must be born again.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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FleshandbonezNess Allen Ness
November 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Thanks Kelly, for going to your knees that night so long ago (and many more times since), for fighting day in and day out and for sharing your determination. I needed a shot of that.

E Pluribus Unum
November 17, 2012 2:26 pm

Great words of inspiratation, Galt. I will absolutely be fighting this fight, in a way and on grounds of my choosing.

November 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Amen, Texas.

November 17, 2012 4:45 pm

Yep, one thing Hillary was right about: it takes a family, and each of us in our own way will fight this. If all of us were only good at doing the same thing nothing would be accomplished.

November 17, 2012 4:54 pm

Don’t know if we can “change it back in the next four years”, TG, but in the very near future we either have to convince enough people, or the right people, that failure to start the process, or look for a way, will result in the consequence you describe. Sustained movements are hard to sustain, when you’re by definition ‘conservative’. But incidents like the 2010 election, the Chik-fil-A happening and others show that resistance is not futile.

Jaded ByPolitics
Jaded ByPolitics
November 17, 2012 6:28 pm

HELL NO!!! We are conservatives, we pull up our bootstraps and get back to the business of saving America from herself 🙂