Americans On The Double

Special to The Bold Pursuit — a poem by Sandy Stringfellow

Ain’t it funny how King Barry
Shows us who he is
Playing that worn out race card
Every chance he gets
Whining and bitching all the time
While breaking every promise
You won’t see such immaturity
From Sowell, Williams, or Thomas

But there’s more to the picture
Than most people know
For those who’ve paid attention
He’s an emperor with no clothes
This unpleasant sounding metaphor
Defines his lewd behavior
King Barry’s just another Marxist
Not a messianic savior

A mind that’s filled with resentment
Against our prosperous nation
He’ll destroy our standard of living
To help us find salvation
But he won’t make the commitment
To share with us our grief
While we all suffer equally
He’ll eat Kobe beef

I wish there were some method
To help him get a clue
About all the crap that he absorbed
While sitting in the pew
Listening to Reverend Wright reveal
His peculiar brand of faith
Twenty years didn’t bring enlightenment
Just a lot of hate

Which brings us back to where we’re at
A Marxist in the White House
America had sure better wake up fast
Or it’s gonna’ be lights out
He’ll commandeer our health care
We won’t have a choice
Like so many corporate entities
That also lost their voice

He’ll never face the obvious truth
Behind our economic system
Free markets and a free people
Nurture dreams and wisdom
Tyrants throughout world history
Have had a common goal
For King Barry and those before him
It’s all about control

Our constitution’s just an obstacle
To what he has in store
How many czars has he appointed
It’s difficult to keep score
He’s got subversive groups like ACORN
Funded by taxpayers
All those friends with sticky fingers
Looking for a favor

Every Marxist left-wing ideologue
Promotes their social issue
Like euthanasia and infanticide
Just so much worthless tissue
What’s happened to conservatism
Where are the statesmen
I don’t hear political courage and will
Except from Sarah Palin

Which brings to mind the Forth Estate
A media remaining hush
The only thing that’s been on their mind
Is to destroy Glenn and Rush
Why don’t they ever embrace the facts
Instead of indoctrination
The ship they’re on is going down too
Better help save our nation

The realities of life are what they are
We don’t have to like it
But now we’ve reached the turning point
Time to wake a sleeping giant
Even the politically blind and uninvolved
Sense we’re in deep trouble
Sound the alarm and spread the word
We need Americans on the double

No matter whether Republican or Democrat
Tell everyone you meet
Send faxes, e-mails, and make phone calls
Go to Tea Parties in the street
Your future hangs in the balance
Freedom is on the bubble
It’s time for everyone to give their best
We need Americans on the double

Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.

Reprinted with Permission
Copyright 2009 by Sandy Stringfellow/All Rights Reserved

Missouri Voters Score First Blow Against ObamaCare

by Clio

“The Show-Me State showed Obamacare the door yesterday. And what they need to do next there in Missouri is to show the rest of the states how to raise the collective voice of We the People, and say that Obamacare is overreached, it’s unaffordable, it’s not supported, it’s unconstitutional, as the 10th amendment and the Commerce Clause applies to government taking over that section of our private sector in healthcare.” Governor Sarah Palin, speaking on “Hannity,” August 4, 2010 Fox News Channel


The Bold Pursuit congratulates the people of Missouri for overwhelmingly rejecting a fundamental provision in Mr. Obama’s health care reform bill. The citizens of the “Show Me” state, in a 71 – 29% vote, rejected the federal mandate to purchase health insurance.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, was a bad day for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Missouri’s Prop C passed in a landslide vote disallowing a core element of the bill and, earlier in the day, Virginia scored a victory when U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled against Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius’ motion to dismiss Virginia’s lawsuit, allowing the action against the federal government to go forward.

Virginia was the first state to enact legislation preventing the federal government from forcing Virginia’s citizens to purchase or participate in new national health care system. The legislation, the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, was pre-filed in December, in anticipation of the passage of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “ObamaCare,” and was the catalyst for the states current lawsuit against the federal government.

Last March, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law the VHCFA which provides that “no resident of this Commonwealth . . . shall be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage…”

According to Virginia’s Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, the PPACA violates the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution (the Ninth Amendment protects rights not specifically covered elsewhere in the Constitution and the 10th Amendment states that the federal government has no authority beyond the powers granted to it under the Constitution). Judge refuses to dismiss Virginia’s health-care lawsuit |

Those are just the first two salvos across the bow of the government’s titanic health care bill; Florida is leading a flotilla of 20 states in another charge against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the health care bill is unconstitutional.

Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum filed a lawsuit on March 23, 2010 against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the Health Care Reform bill is unconstitutional.

Initially, the Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, and South Dakota joined Florida’s lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; the suit was amended on May 14, 2010 to add another seven states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs.

Missouri, Virginia and Florida with its coalition of states aren’t alone in this battle to repeal the bill or portions of it: Arizona and Oklahoma will vote on similar referendums on November 2, 2010.

What is the significance of Missouri’s landslide referendum on ObamaCare, along with the numerous lawsuits and legislation already in progress by almost half the states in the Union?

Something happened last March when Congress voted to pass H.R. 3590 amidst accusations of shady deals, political chicanery and public disapproval: our elected officials completely disregarded the will of the People … and the People took offense.

Regardless of whether the states’ laws, lawsuits or referendums have a real effect on the PPACA, the People are sending a message to Mr. Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: We will be heard and our message is this: don’t force your ideologies and poorly-conceived legislation through without acknowledging your constituents concerns or objections. We will fight for what we believe is best for our nation and we’ll do it in the voting booths and in our courthouses!

If there is any question as to why we have so little respect for our elected officials, note this remark by Speaker Pelosi (March 9, 2010) regarding the vote on health care reform:

“But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

Congressional Democrats heeded her advice, they voted to pass a hefty 2409-page bill … amidst a cloud of controversy and that dark haze still billows around the Capitol Building.