I was out in the garage cleaning tonight, having a few beers (Lone Star to be specific) and I had a thought. I remembered the monks in Germany drinking beer to survive the fasting of Lent. I remembered thinking, when I first heard about it, that they were drunks looking for an excuse to drink. After all, they are Germans. Don’t get offended… I’m part German and I drink a few. I’m also Irish and Scottish so I’m just screwed. Anyway, I remembered writing a paper on the German monks while I was in college several years ago and remembered the nutritional value of beer.
Have you ever noticed the way political movements seem to go in a whole new direction from their root cause once they get some traction? Have you thought of what their actions do to your freedoms? I have. I’ve seen groups like Occupy Wall Street go from a group a liberal group wanting free stuff from the government and a bitch-slapping to Wall Street to being overrun by Communists and Socialists groups including unions like the AFL-CIO. The Tea Party started out as a clean-cut movement protesting out of control government spending to one that, while they still mostly keep to the original message, has splintered off into several different groups that protest for different things. Some of those groups went from being all-inclusive to attacking someone for having an “R” or “D” behind their name. Face it, folks. Just because someone has a certain letter behind their name in politics doesn’t make them friend or foe of liberty loving Americans.