I was very inspired a couple years ago when the John Adams series aired on HBO. It reminded one of the endless obstacles the founders faced. They had no political PACS or emails or FOX. They had no exit polls nor pundits. They had an idea of liberty. And they felt that to live under tyranny was intolerable.
In the past few days, I have been thrilled to see the groundswell of excitement in Massachusetts over the senatorial candidacy of Scott P. Brown. Yet bowing before the divine right of kings the elitist media and stubborn mules have brayed that this is Teddy Kennedy's throne, this is a dynastic legacy to pass down a one rule ideology. And certainly King Barack, who the tarnished royal known to some as "the Lion of The Senate" decreed would wear the crown has been haughty indeed. Queen Nancy has essentially said Let them eat cake. And like a conniving Arch Duke Harry has bullied, begged and bargained.
My fellow Conservatives have feared failure. Always shrewd behind the scenes observers have warned not to enthuse or look to an ambush ahead. In what for some has seemed a never ending wake since Ronald Reagan died as many mourned the burial of the American ideals. Yet long ago there was an idea of freedom that made this country an oasis in this world as the beacon of light that it has been for over 200 years. And yes caution is necessary, but it is not all and a muddy carefulness doesn't win battles. Passion and footwork and a viable idea of freedom does. And fed up Americans, many of whom who were never politically active before started to stir at town halls. It is they who have truly brought hope and indeed have the audacity to change what seemed so certain a short time ago. It is the same old story of a fight against unfair taxation and longing to live one's life in liberty. A cry of outrage has grown over this country under a banner aptly dubbed The Tea Party movement.
Now rebellions have broken out in some of those same colonies of long ago. Voices have been heard in Virginia and New Jersey. And now it is brewing in Massachusetts, the port that this modern day monarchy has called home for so long. In fact it is about to bubble over.
Cheryl Felicia Rhoads is a member of four entertainment unions and an actress, writer, director and producer in Hollywood. Rhoads has written for United Press International, Human Events and the American Enterprise Institute. She has appeared on MSNBC's Scarborough Country and C-SPAN's American Perspectives.