JACKSBORO, Texas, June 18, 2012 — I have this re-occurring dream of a big, long U-haul backed up to the White house, being loaded, then driving off. Then I dream of another big long U-haul backed up to the white House. This time they are unloading, and it looks as if they are planning on staying a while. The people who are leaving seem dejected, while the people moving in are very pleased. People all over the country are likewise dejected or pleased, but all feel a sense of curious anticipation.
The White House is occupied by the Obama Family, who have been living there for almost three and a half years, and based on his increasingly imperious behavior, it seems that Barack Obama would like for them to never leave. It has turned out to be a great place to throw parties; the taxpayers furnish them with plenty of servants; it comes with an airplane and a helicopter; Obama gets plenty of golf time. It’s the good life.
But this house only comes with a four-year lease. Renewing it costs hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to convince the landlords to renew the lease, with no guarantees and no refunds. Obama doesn’t seem to mind. It isn’t his money, so what the heck.
The American people are the landlords, and we demand a great deal from the man who’s signed the lease. We expect the occupant of this house to do all that’s humanly possible to protect our interests from enemies domestic and foreign. To that end, he’s the Commander-in-Chief, and we provide him with a powerful military with the expectation that he’ll use it wisely. We expect him to take responsibility for the national checkbook, to see that our money is spent carefully and well, to see that our accounts don’t go too far out of balance.
We want the occupant of this house to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, at all cost.
There are many other duties that we expect of the occupant, but we have never asked him to do this work alone. We have given him a cabinet and a staff of thousands. All that we ask when he chooses his cabinet members is that he choose honest men and women who have a burning desire to do what is best for the nation.
Yes, without any doubt, the occupant of the White House holds a sacred duty to the nation. His word should to be his bond. Anything less and he will lose our trust, and that can only result in losing his lease on the house.
We the American people hold the keys to this house, and we should be particular who we let live in it. When dishonesty becomes a way of life for the occupant, then we have the right to terminate his lease on the property.
We have the right to judge our “tenant” every four years, and it is our sacred duty to ourselves and future generations. If he is worthy of our trust, we should keep him; if not, he must go.
Fellow Americans, this is one of those years in which we have the right to decide, but we also must be careful. We can only cast a vote for ourselves, and as history has proven, the majority is not always right, but we can be right in our own conscience.
But if we do see these U-Hauls at the white house, we will know that changes have been made, and we will have new occupants, at least for four years.
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