Dear Maxine:

I have been waiting for someone prominent in politics to chat with you. People whose actions are driven by pollsters and political strategists rather than conviction are not likely to do that on my behalf. Like you, they only operate on their own behalf. Disheartening is it not?

Thank you for the invitation to accompany you on your journey. As heartfelt as I know your offer is, I regret that I am unable to accept the invitation to come into your house or accompany you on your life’s journey.

Maxine, I am a red, white and blue-American. That is probably a hard concept for you to grasp. I suspect that the thought might even offend you as you have clearly labored so hard to construct hyphenated walls between Americans. I spent much of my existence on this planet in a culture that survives on candor. A culture that views the ability to call it as one sees it as an indispensable attribute.

I believe in concepts that are obviously foreign to you. If my assessment errs, please feel free to place me back on track. I believe in individual liberty, free-market enterprise, limited government intervention in my life, limited central government intervention in the affairs of states, low taxes, less government waste, self-reliance rather than government dependence, a strong military, borders, culture and language, but to list a few. I also believe that what is good comes to us from God, especially our freedom, and not from corrupt career politicians.

I am not a loner. Millions of Americans feel as I do Ms. Waters. We are of varied ethnic heritage, all ages, races, social statures, education levels, and ranges of personal wealth. We are labeled, derisively so by people such as you, as the Tea Party. You should understand that the people you see at publicized Tea Party events are only a tiny representation of those with similar beliefs. When you invited the Tea Party to go straight to hell you do realize that the invitation extended to most of America? In my circles we call that an alligator mouth bolstered by a hummingbird backside. It is just what we have come to expect from someone who has nothing else to offer us.

What you clearly do not understand is that I and millions more like me want to escape from hell rather than head straight for it. We want to escape from the hell created by your communist ideology. It is an ideology that can only survive and thrive after it has enslaved a population and turned it into a permanent victim class made solely dependent on government.

I know this might hurt your feelings somewhat, but you and others who think as you do, have enslaved generations. You have gifted them with an owed mentality that once accepted locks them permanently in a hell of which you control yet do not have to endure. Dang near Satanic sounding, is it not? Once they depend on you, they are enslaved. A slave is wholly dependent on his master Maxine. Thankfully, most of us are clear about the Master we serve. I does not appear that He has visited Sodom on the Potomac for quite some time.

You want your victims to hate rich people, while you busily game the system for personal wealth. Victims need a bad guy. Yours just do not realize that it is you. Following your logic of demonizing the wealthy, at some point there will be no rich villains left to produce victims for you. There will only be your enslaved victims and you – the overseer whose has the remaining wealth. Generally, that does not end well for you.

What concerns me most is not your communism. It is a constituency that votes for you. These are people who are trapped in your hell. They will never know real freedom, real independence or the idea of earned wealth.

Maxine, rather than wishing you in hell, I offer a prayer for you. I pray that God might soften your heart and open your eyes so that you may know the real truth. His truth. I also pray that He opens the hearts and minds of the millions you have helped to enslave so that future generations might know and understand as did our forefathers that what comes to us from God is much greater than anything you or any other politician has to offer.

Maxine, I invite you to another place. It is due north of the destination you have in mind for me. There are no victims there and likely few communists. It might help you to know that you might not find many of these there either.

Sincerely,
J.D.

©2011