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Elizabeth Warren and the Preservation of America

Among all the things I’m grateful for this year, Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren is not one of them. But like all good citizens, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. Similar to my reaction in 2008 when President Obama won the White House, I try to avoid judgment until after the official’s first one hundred days. On a side note, I’m still confused if I should extend the same courtesy to the President for a second time. As if the first four years weren’t enough time to place judgment, we’ve been saddled with another four. I’m glad to see my Senator-elect has chosen to spend her first months as the next senator for the great state of Massachusetts attempting to pull herself out of her massive pizza induced debt. For obvious reasons this should be reassuring to all citizens.

I’ve worked on my fair share of campaigns, and they are pretty meticulous about spending. Yes, everyone has some debt when all is said and done, but the six figure $400,000 tab the Warren campaign racked up on pizza, coffee, and vans is pretty significant.

In an email to supporters, Warren wrote, “But one of the results of our embarrassment of riches was, well I’ll come out and say it — we ended up with a little bit of debt… we need a little more money to pay off our final bills. Can you help one more time?” Is Warren, the self proclaimed matriarch of the Occupy movement and lover of government spending, “embarrassed” of her success? Possibly the $42 million spent by her campaign to unseat Senator Scott Brown doesn’t bode well for the queen of redistributed wealth.

As the Warren supporters open their email accounts I hope they will understand the impact they have had on the future of our country. Having someone as outspoken as Warren in the Senate to serve as a representative of the people proves a further disillusionment of Americans from their original principals of freedom to the continued evolution into a welfare nation. In Massachusetts its not as shocking to have extreme liberals but I predict the socialist policies Senator Warren plans to support will hopefully be a wake up call for all Americans, especially my neighbors in Massachusetts.

As we prepare to move forward onto the first one hundred days of a new term in Washington, pray that our fellow Americans pay attention to the consequences a vote can cause. Hope for guidance for our new and incumbent leaders in Washington, but also pray for enlightenment among the American voters that they may see the fault in voting for big promises over American values.

Caitlyn Jarvis | Saint Anselm University | @caitlynjarvis

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  1. A. Sheldon
    Dec 14, 2012 - 10:53 PM

    “Having someone as outspoken as Warren in the Senate to serve as a representative of the people proves a further disillusionment of Americans from their original principals of freedom to the continued evolution into a welfare nation.”

    Ms. Jarvis, what is this? The last I looked, we have a democracy, where we, the people, elect our representatives. Yet you somehow attempt to conflate Ms. Warren’s election by a majority of Americans in her state into American’s forsaking their freedom?

    Anyone who has been following politics in America for any length of time realizes that irrespective of party, in the end it is the candidate’s ideas that matter. In Ms. Warren’s case, you’ve provided no specific argument against any of her stated positions, falling back instead (as most conservatives do) on attacking people you disagree with using the broad-brush smear tactics of platitudes (American’s must return to our original principals) and innuendo (we’re evolving into a welfare nation) in an attempt to bolster your non-specific arguments.

    If you and your fellow conservatives would only give us all some concrete examples of Ms. Warren’s (and others) ideas that you disagree with, then we wouldn’t have to “pray that our fellow Americans pay attention” or “Hope for guidance for our new and incumbent leaders in Washington” or “pray for enlightenment among the American voters.”

    What we could do instead is have an actual dialog. Rather than have this constant preaching of ideological talking points which are used just to reinforce your own position – why not try to have a conversation that can move us all forward in this county?

    The “original principal” missing in America today is the art of compromise that our Founding Fathers epitomized when they cooperatively created the Constitution, and conservatives en-masse need to start exercising the ability to work together with all American’s.

    In other words, Ms. Jarvis: Follow our Founding Father’s lead, and become a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.

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  2. A. R. Sheldon
    Dec 14, 2012 - 09:00 PM

    “Having someone as outspoken as Warren in the Senate to serve as a representative of the people proves a further disillusionment of Americans from their original principals of freedom to the continued evolution into a welfare nation.”

    Ms. Jarvis, what is this? The last I looked, we have a democracy, where we, the people, elect our representatives. Yet you somehow attempt to conflate Ms. Warren’s election by a majority of Americans in her state into American’s forsaking their freedom?

    Anyone who has been following politics in America for any length of time realizes that irrespective of party, in the end it is the candidate’s ideas that matter. In Ms. Warren’s case, you’ve provided no specific argument against any of her stated positions, falling back instead (as most conservatives do) on attacking people you disagree with using the broad-brush smear tactics of platitudes (American’s must return to our original principals) and innuendo (we’re evolving into a welfare nation) in an attempt to bolster your non-specific arguments.

    If you and your fellow conservatives would only give us all some concrete examples of Ms. Warren’s (and others) ideas that you disagree with, then we wouldn’t have to “pray that our fellow Americans pay attention” or “Hope for guidance for our new and incumbent leaders in Washington” or “pray for enlightenment among the American voters.”

    What we could do instead is have an actual dialog. Rather than have this constant preaching of ideological talking points which are used just to reinforce your own position – why not try to have a conversation that can move us all forward in this county?

    The “original principal” missing in America today is the art of compromise that our Founding Fathers epitomized when they cooperatively created the Constitution, and conservatives en-masse need to start exercising the ability to work together with all American’s.

    In other words, Ms. Jarvis: Follow our Founding Father’s lead, and become a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.

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  3. Jim Prokop
    Dec 13, 2012 - 05:50 AM

    Really? How about the $100.000.000.00 spent by the two women who ran for governor and senator, respectively, from California and lost, in a previous election cycle! Guess that doesn’t count cuz they lost. Must have been cuz they understand American values and aren’t socialists. Guess that looses every time unless ya-all from the south!

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