Do you feel it?  There’s a groundswell of hope as bright as a severe clear November sky.  As the trees change colors and prepare for their winter’s rest, and the ground is blessed with moisture that gives life to the season’s last blooms, there is an expectation that this winter will not be as dark and bleak as the last four have been.

President Washington is credited with saying “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force.  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

Colorado has experienced a summer of uncontrolled fire and the devastation and loss that goes along with it.  Not one of us escaped the oppressing smoke – though we may have escaped the flames.
Not one of us as escaped the effects of an uncontrolled government, either.  Now we see clearly that we have allowed our servant to become our master, and we have been burned.
When we are the American Government’s master, and God is ours, then freedom can blossom.

Vote Republican this fall to start the change.  Then rest this winter, knowing that whatever seeds of creativity or perseverance you decide to cultivate, you will be able to reap the fruits of your own labor.

But by all means, tend the fire!