Just wanted to post a quick note that I met Senator Jim DeMint, and got an autograph on his latest book, Saving Freedom. As of late, Senator DeMint has been the best voice conservatives have. He’s been vocal in his opposition to Obamacare, the out-of-control spending, etc. He’s even taken flack for speaking about a possible “waterloo” for President Obama. I really appreciate the way he firmly speaks out against the left-wing policies, yet calmly diffuses accusations that he wishes ill against the president. THAT is the kind of leader we need.
As for the book, I started reading it a couple days ago. So far (a couple chapters in) it’s been very good. In the introduction, DeMint starts with the old story of the gingerbread man, who is outrunning everyone and in charge of his own destiny, until he reaches a river. Accepting an offer of help from a fox, he sits as far from the fox’s mouth as possible while the fox begins to swim across the water. The gingerbread man is forced to get ever closer to the fox’s mouth as the fox gets into deeper water, and eventually is eaten by the crafty fox. The parallel is then drawn to our country, who, as the gingerbread man, has agreed to let the federal government be our fox. The promise of deliverance has enticed us to trust and depend on it more and more, until we are now in danger of being swallowed up by the government fox. It is this last point that hits home–do we let the government consume us, and destroy the very characteristic that marks us as a great country–our individual liberty? Or do we get off the fox’s back while we still have a chance?
I’m looking forward to the rest of the book. If I can get the time, I’ll add a few more comments as I read, so check back!