Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 7-14-14

That’s what we have, gentle readers, FREEDOM! I would like to say we have absolute freedom, but alas we don’t.

I am writing this on the Fourth of July, Independence Day. I am also listening to a speech on the radio by Ronald Reagan in 1986 on July the Fourth. It makes me so sad to see where we are today in this wonderful land of America as opposed to where we were in 1986. So much has changed and not for the better in this old cowboy’s opinion.

These past few years have brought forth folks that would prefer that you listen to what they have to say and for God’s sake, don’t express your own ideas or thoughts. Why? Well, because you are wrong, you just are in their minds. As Americans we are slowly but surely being scared to death by almost every government department and program. Some of which have been helpful in saving lives such as the seat belt law etc. Today, our government wants to “nanny” us from the cradle to the grave. Did you know that in some states folks on welfare can receive as much as, I ain’t makin’ this up ... $64,000 a year. In many of our states welfare folks can get 40,000 to 50,000 dollars a year for doing absolutely nothing! Why work? There is no incentive for them to make any effort at all to provide for themselves. None at all. I suppose I could rant and rave forever but you gentle readers know where I stand on most issues so I’ll slow down a little.

I took a break and went into town for the pancake breakfast and to visit with friends and also to watch the parade. From all appearances one would think that all in attendance at the parade were patriots. Most all had their kids dressed up in red white and blue and waving little flags. I liked that a lot. Some however seemed to have that entitlement mentality. I discussed that with a feller over my pancakes that is running for county commissioner. At the parade I noticed some men cared not, didn’t know better or just didn’t give a darn enough to remove their hat when old glory passed by. That I didn’t like. I wanted to just walk over and slap their hats right off their heads. This is America, we can participate or choose not to. I choose to and know that you do also. This America as we know it will never be the same as it was in 1941 unless we have a world war and all stick together. Me thinks that there will be too many that don’t participate. It’s a new time in a different America. It’s up to you and I to make our thoughts known and to heck with political correctness!! God bless America again. We usually get what we deserve as we make our own beds and have to lay in them. Every one in America gets their say ... so say yours and when you do don’t be shy. It is indeed time in this year of our Lord 2014 to stand up for freedom!

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion, speak your mind and I’ll c y’all, all y’all. ❖

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