Invitation to Left Coast Rebel

My name is Dean L and I blog at Nonsensible Shoes.

Left Coast Rebel has invited me to cross-post my posts here.  I'm truly flattered, and looking forward to the opportunity.  It's especially surprising since I'm not on the Left Coast, and I'm not exactly sure how they are defining Rebel, but I don't consider myself one.  Moreover, I'm not even an American, though I truly wish I were.  I'm stuck in Canada with the 40' snow drifts, seal meat and igloos. Hopefully you don't take that view of Canada seriously.  

In fact right now there are a lot of good things about being in Canada. We have a conservative government.  Our debt to GDP ratio is roughly 35% compared to roughly 100% in the United States.  Our government is trying to cut debt and reduce taxes.  We're interesting in producing domestic oil. As a nation we seem to have, at least temporarily, learned from years of progressive liberalism and borderline socialism and unlike the United States, we're headed in the right direction.


Nevertheless, I'd love to become an American citizen someday.  The United States is indeed the last bastion of liberty and truly the land of opportunity.  The United States is the greatest model of government design ever produced.  The Constitution is a true wonder, a work of brilliance. Americans are blessed with a solid notion of rugged individualism, an unequaled sense of nation pride and they typically carry the courage of their convictions. At least that's how it used to be.

If I am ever to become an American, I want it to be as an American in a nation that still possesses that greatness, not a watered-down European liberal-socialist also-ran nation that so many in the country seem either enthusiastic about or just resigned to accept. 

Why am I so happy to be cross-posting at Left Coast Rebel?  Aside from the opportunity itself, it is because I believe in what the bloggers here believe in.  I share their views on quite a lot of things.  Those views are the ones that encapsulate the true opportunity and spirit of America.  Their views are those which would ensure America's continued greatness.  I mentioned that I do not consider myself a rebel.  Standing on the shoulders of giants like Jefferson, Paine, and Madison, it is not our place to rebel.  But were America to become what Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and their ilk envision, I would certainly consider myself a rebel.  America is still great and free, though those labels are endangered.  For now, I'd prefer to be recognized as a defender of liberty, while it still exists.  Let's hope that it never becomes necessary to truly be a rebel. 

8 comments:

  1. " The United States is the greatest model of government design ever produced. The Constitution is a true wonder, a work of brilliance. Americans are blessed with a solid notion of rugged individualism, an unequaled sense of nation pride and they typically carry the courage of their convictions. At least that's how it used to be."

    Unfortunately you hit the proverbial nail on the head. "... how it used to be."

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    1. That doesn't mean it can't get back there (with considerable effort). Call me naive, but I have faith that it can, and will eventually.

      Perhaps there's a sad irony in the fact that there are so many people outside of the United States who have that positive view of America, while so many Americans think the grass is greener under a more statist model.

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    2. Statism is a product of European liberalism, or should I say Marxism and Facism that has grown deep roots in US culture and politics. At 60 I am starting to see the long shadow of tyranny castong ever lengthening darkness over our land

      Beware, especially of Facism as it is most assuredly on the rise. All should read, and understand The Ominous Parallels by Leonard Piekoff. Endorsed by Ayn Rand it warns us of the past we have been trodding on for neigh on 57 years or thereabouts.

      It is now up to the young and clear thinking advocates of TRUE liberty to carry the torch of freedom and insure its flame is not extinguished.

      Have at it, good luck, and remember...The Pen is Mightier than the Sword.

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  2. "The United States is indeed the last bastion of liberty and truly the land of opportunity. The United States is the greatest model of government design ever produced. The Constitution is a true wonder, a work of brilliance. Americans are blessed with a solid notion of rugged individualism, an unequaled sense of nation pride and they typically carry the courage of their convictions."
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    Wow. That almost made me cry. I wish more Americans felt that way.

    And because your heart is strong, I will refrain from making Bob and Doug MacKenzie jokes. However, I will give you a virtual high-five for Rush.

    I hope we can read more of your stuff here. I know, I could always go to your blog and read for myself, but what would my neighbors say if I was seen being friendly with a, you know, Canadian? :) Jokes, just jokes!

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  3. Congrats and welcome aboard. If you haven't been told LCR is part of the San Diego Local Order of Bloggers (htttp://www.theslobs.org). It is an effort to promote liberty minded blogs useing available technology like twitter, facebook and app technology.

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  4. Welcome aboard, Dean. I love what you say here and truly look forward to reading your thoughts.

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    1. Just wrote this at Nonsensible Shoes:

      "Dean: I'm really happy to have you on the team; I think your vision for America (as a Canadian) is unique. Here's to you being an American one day and bringing this nation back to what it can, should and will be."

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