Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas, Little Sis, and Politics

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Yesterday was Christmas, my baby sister called from out west. She isn't really my baby sister anymore. She is forty six years young so I guess that means she's a women now. It was good to hear from her.

No matter how much you think you know someone {especially baby sisters}, you find out there's so much more to know. Baby sisters can even be teachers. Especially to their big brothers.

Anyway, we were talking about family stuff, about Sarah (my niece), and the holidays before Mom had to leave us. Holidays are important times, right sis?. Mom made them so special. We will always have our memories of the holidays with Mom.

So, we're talking about the holidays and my sister tells me she had a winter solstice party. Of course I have no clue what the hell that is so I had to ask. And of course she told me.

I don't remember all the specifics but it has something to do with the days getting longer and spring is on its way. I guess celebrating the winter solstice is considered a kind of a pagan thing. Sort of like the modern Christmas celebrations which of course were taken from Roman pagan celebrations once the Romans jumped on board with Christianity.

Out of the clear blue sis asks me who I'm voting for. I guess it's because she reads my blog from time to time and knows I'm sort of political. I was flattered she would ask. So I told her Ron Paul was my horse in the primaries but since he likely won't get the nomination Johnson will probably be my horse in the general.

I had no idea little sis was interested in politics. Turns out she's seriously considering Ron Paul. I'm thinking (for a minute anyway), wow, maybe blogging can actually make a difference. Na, just wishful thinking by a blogger.

Somehow, don't ask how as it was late, sis brought up that whole thing about labels. Turns out her husband has figured out my sister is a gun toting second amendment advocate, tree hugging liberal, that thinks we ought to mind our own business and the rest will pretty much take care of itself.

Oh, almost forgot. She believes America needs a strong defense to act in the face of aggression, and of course some of the social stuff important to people.

Sis, Your big brother is very proud of you. I always learn something when you call.

Thanks for filling me in on winter solstice parties. They sound like a lot of fun.


  1. As the memory of our local Ron Paul group trashing my church's parking lot gets more and more distant, I start to think more and more favorably of him.

  2. I hope other liberals are having similar epiphanies.

  3. Les, first I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

    I'm the oldest and there are times when I actually teach MY younger siblings things! (Whoda thunk?) Yesterday, though, I actually gave my Aunt (an Obama voter) an "aha" moment! I think I may blog about it.

  4. Wow Les! Sounds like you got a great "winter solstice" gift!
    Maybe sis is more Libertarian than she realizes...

  5. What a fun story, Les. Great stuff.

    I've always suspected, though only from anecdotes, that there are a lot of "gun toting second amendment advocate, tree hugging liberal, that think we ought to mind our own business and the rest will pretty much take care of itself," people out there, and great folks, but by "minding our own business" there's a lot of room for interpretation. It's vague.

    Sometimes minding our own business means dealing with someone else effecting ours. And that where the can worms is opened on that subject.


  6. Thank you jmj, my sis is above all else a non pretentious individual. You won't find a more o truly honest and active minded individual. Which of course is why everyone finds her so endearing.


    Please note that I said I learn from her.

  7. We all just say we want to mind our own business.

  8. Truth - HOWEVER, when it comes to the democrats it is just lip service. As it is for the big "R" republicans.


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