I grew up in the small town of Orleans, Massachusetts out on Cape Cod right where the forearm makes its northward turn. Nauset Beach is on the Atlantic side and my family maintained a restaurant there for 35 years. I spent eight years of my youth sweating there.
Today I found this story while doing my early morning net surfing. I wouldn’t have wanted to be surfing at Nauset yesterday.
I was going to start out with a nice feel-good reminiscence of my childhood Fourth of July activities growing up in the small Cape Cod town of Orleans. Of marching in the band early in the morning, of working like a demon at the Snack Shack at Nauset Beach during the day and filling endless bags with popcorn for the people who had come to the beach to listen to the band concert and watch the fireworks display. (Do you have any idea the volume of popcorn there is in a 50 lb. sack of popcorn?)
But this being an election year and the utter silliness that is being spewed by conservative right-wingers, especially since the Supreme Court gave the okie dokie to Obama/Romney Care, I have to devolve into a rant.
If the conservatives of 1776 had had their way there wouldn’t BE a United States. The “Founding Fathers” of the country were NOT conservatives. They were a cabal of dangerous traitors who preached and then put into action armed, open revolt against the existing order. The conservatives of that time, labeled as “Tories,” were as dead set against separation from the mother country as the Founding Fathers were for independence. Had the conservatives of 1776 been able to get their hands on John Hancock, Sam Adams and his cousin John, Paul Revere, George Washington and the rest they would have strung them up to the nearest tree and killed them. Simple as that.
If the conservatives of 1776 had their way we’d all be singing God Save The Queen instead of the Star Spangled Banner at the start of NASCAR races and the Super Bowl.
Conservatives of 1776 were wrong then. Conservatives of 2012 are wrong now. Nothing, absolute NOTHING worthwhile has ever been accomplished by maintaining the conservative status quo.