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Kentucky Color - This Presidential Election

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By Billy Joe Fudge
Personal Commentary

As all my friends a-n-d enemies know, I'm a big talker so, just bear with me.

I learned a lot in 30 years of leading and sending thousands of firefighters onto mountain tops being ravaged by flames and into smoke-filled valleys where life and limb and sanity were often threatened.


I learned that many times one would have to back far, far away from the enemy in order to have time to construct containment lines and that would mean the sacrifice of many acres of trees and wildlife by the burning of intervening fuels.

I learned that many times the only way to prevent a major catastrophe was to get up close and personal to the enemy and in spite of the heat, the smoke, the smell of singed hair, the roar of the enemy and the screaming of mind and muscle to retreat; one could not.

I submit to you that the "wildfire of political elitism and national debt" is consuming our nation. Yes, the mountaintops of progressivism and liberalism are aflame and the valleys of conservatism are smoke filled.

I submit to you that we have backed "far, far away from the enemy" for many years and have sacrificed so much that now we have about sacrificed it all.

I submit to you that we are nearing "a major catastrophe" and it is time for us all to realize that the "enemy" is overrunning our containment and control lines and that there is very little intervening fuel left to burn.

I submit to you that it is now time, time to "get up close and personal to the enemy" and that "in spite of the heat, the smoke, the smell of singed hair, the roar of the enemy and the screaming of mind and muscle to retreat"; we must not.

My friends, "the political elite, the printing of money, living beyond our means and the status quo will not save us". This presidential election is much more than deciding who is going to sit in the Oval Office, it is about cutting off the head of the wildfire before it consumes us. This presidential election is much more than deciding who is going to sit in the Oval Office, it is about who puts him or her there. - BJF


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