Mark Stevens to Heritage: “This is war.” — AND — A Darrell Issa investigation of left wing bullies?
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It’s time to stand up to the bullies of the Obama Thugocracy. It’s time to pay attention to Mark Stevens’ message. To, as Stevens says, “boycott the boycotters.” Or maybe, as we are suggesting here, turn Congressman Darrell Issa and his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee loose to see what’s really going on here.
If you agree, you could even contact Congressman Issa, who has a “Blow the Whistle” section on his website at that link. It says:
Blow The Whistle
Please use the form below to alert the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to fraud and abuse in your agency or other organization. Any personal information you provide us will be kept in strict confidence.
The First Amendment, the Constitution’s guaranteed freedom of speech — the right to speak without fear of losing one’s business, job, radio show, television show — is now at stake. The issue could not be more important.
So, if you are of a mind, fill out Mr. Issa’s form and let him know what you think. And ask him to investigate who paid to terrorize Frank VanderSloot and Mark Stevens and all the rest.
Ask Congressman Issa to investigate the Obama Thugocracy and its world of enemy-lists and secret investigations, just as the Senate Watergate Committee did some 48 summers ago
Let’s ask Darryl Issa and his colleagues to turn the tables on the Obama Thugocracy.
But let’s end on a more optimistic note. If you will, a Reaganesque note.
On his blog, Mark Stevens tells this remarkable story of flying back from that Heritage conference in Colorado. Sitting next to him on the plane was a young woman.
Here’s part of what Stevens writes:
I sat next to a wonderful young woman, an Air Force Academy cadet, less than a month away from graduation and her status as a second lieutenant. She was bright, poised, attractive, driven, ambitious. She will have a degree in engineering, focused on astrophysics. She plays on the Academy’s tennis team and is nationally ranked. She can land a job any place she chooses at an excellent starting salary, buy herself a hot car and settle into a cool apartment.
Instead, she chooses to protect her country, fly for the greatest Air Force in the world, hopefully taking command as a fighter pilot. She is from heartland America, was referred to the Academy by John McCain, has a loving and down to earth family. And is all about sacrifice in the name of red, white and blue.
When I asked her how much money she would earn as a young officer, she told me she had no idea. It doesn’t matter to her one iota. She is all in for America.
I knew her only for minutes, but I will never forget her. I told her she made me proud and more confident about America’s future. And I asked her for a favor that I had no right to ask:
…”Please don’t let anyone in your personal life, anyone smaller than you in vision and spirit, hold you back. Please go for it with everything you have.”
She said she had struggled with that but she promised me she would. And I believe her. I am counting on her. As we all should. She comes from a place in the soul of the U.S. where people still serve, where they are proud to defend, where they never apologize for the land of the free, where the hot car and the cool apartment don’t compare to the star spangled banner.