Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Letter to Rush

Dear Rush:

One year after my original blog letters made a plea for return to “Constitutional Conservatism,” on behalf of 50 million voting seniors like myself, it’s here!

At that time, the “Tea Party” was in its infancy – no more, thank the Lord! (I’m not a member; my “activism” is spelled out in spades in my writings to date on, and my Fables Trilogy novels.)

Next week, after 20 years in ‘Sodom By The Bay’ (aka San Francisco), I’ll land on Singer Island (Palm Beach) to continue writing short stories and essays, and to complete CIA Fables.

I remain,

Charles Speer

A Letter to Newt

Dear Newt:

Almost a year ago, I predicted the rise of constitutional conservatism to Rush, Sarah, and you. No, I’m not a soothsayer – just your average senior independent-as-hell kind of guy.

My best guess is that there are 50 million voting seniors out here – enough to tip the scales next November to “policies of sanity.” (Yes, I do come up with catch-phrases like this, and “Muslim Crazies” to define wartime terrorists.)

I don’t expect a response – just an ear.

In trust,

Charles Speer (San Franciscan transplant to Singer Island, Florida)

A Letter to Governor Palin

Dear Governor:

Eight months ago, someone on your Governor staff expressed mild interest in my social/economic proposals for 21st Century America.

My blog predictions and follow-ups over the past year have sure enough become reality. I said,

“Sarah Palin is not a ’15-minute of fame and who gives a shit’ flash – she’s good for 15 years, and is the gutsy gal to lead constitutional tea party and conservative Republicans to a 2010 election victory greater than Newt’s 1994 turnaround – but it wouldn’t hurt if Newt were at her side.” (They called me an ‘old fart’.)

I don’t pretend to be a soothsayer – just an agile mind among 50 million other senior voting Americans – who might – just might – determine our 21st Century Manifest Destiny for my kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

I remain, your admirer,

Charles Speer (short story and essay writings to date and blog link)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

More Q & A

Tom Louis of Hartford, Connecticut, asks:

Q:     Please tell us more about your so-called blueprint. You're like a cagey politician--you love to spout diatribes but where is the MEAT in your series of proposals? Back it up with facts & figures! PLEASE! Because I am 84 years old and don't have time for vague B.S.!

A:      Tom, I have a wild-assed yearn to reach your 84 years, and witness the birth of my first great-grandchildren.

The ‘meat’ in my ‘diatribes’ is simplicity, since neither do I have time for ‘vague B.S.’ in my 74th year.

Every element of my proposals depends upon another element (I call it ‘Mozartian’), and it makes little difference in the order – but one of these cannot be debated and decided without what I term a fully-elaborated ‘Mozart Concerto’, all of which envisions a resulting 90%-plus middle-class, the backbone of our country since day one – which was perhaps 25%, in the beginning at Boston; 50% after conquering our ‘Wild West’; then 70% after WWII with the G.I. bill. This progression is no happenstance – it is our American manifest destiny.

I believe our current world role is God-given, as in Chosen People of biblical times. Why us? Why not? Who else? Europeans? Asians? Chinese? But for now, it’s just us folks who have saved Western Civilization in two world wars.

Everything I propose in my writings is designed for simplicity of application, and understandability by the vast majority of my fellow citizens, and my eight grandchildren, two of which are now in college.

My proposed 2-paragraph ‘10% on Everything’ tax code reduces our current obscene 70,000-page tax code to the shit-can of history;

My proposed ‘10% T-Bond Account’ provides every citizen with a secure retirement (replacing Social Security, now actuarially bankrupt);

My proposed ‘Abolition of Cash Campaign Contributions’ gives us the dedicated representatives we have in our bosoms, but are unable to elect in the face of vested cash interests;

My proposed ‘Return to States’ Rights’ gives us local rule of everything we have been negated since Civil War times – our 1787 Constitution, pure and simple, including amendments;

Finally, my proposed Pax Americana foreign policy confirms our 21st Century role in world politics, which we won in WWII, and have since confirmed during the past half-century. Don’t look elsewhere, Tom, because there is no elsewhere, elsewhere, just you and me and our townspeople – as indeed it should be.