Facebook recently displayed a cartoon showing the
proverbial, deserted, tropical island with its
single palm tree.
Lounging in the shade, are two bedraggled
cowboys staring at a single, skinny cow swimming
ashore onto their island.
“Great,” the first cowboy moans.
“With the string of bad luck we’ve had
lately, now we are back in the cow business.”
The hilarity of this cartoon likely escapes
readers unaware as to which end of the cow gets up
first, so I will explain.
I entered the cow business when I purchased the
family ranch in 1994.
Between then and 2002, I continued my
veterinary practice, bought more cows and started
Double Rafter Cattle Drives.
My solution of building a bigger fire to
solve the problem of having too many irons in the
fire, does have an upper limit, so in 2002, I exited
the cow business.
Ranching is definitely not about money, as
when you consider the capital required to run cows,
its return on investment is less than stellar.
Quite a bit less.
enough, there is an indescribable force which makes
a person to do something contrary their best
interest which is why this cartoon is the perfect
analogy to my re-entering politics.
God has truly blessed me.
I am passionately in love with my high school
sweetheart and I have three happily married children
who have given me 15 grandchildren.
I own a great veterinary practice and built a
nice home on a small acreage on the edge of town.
I should be living the dream, but here is the
rub. I served four sessions in Montana’s House and
termed out at the end of 2014.
Tending critters while watching other
legislators methodically destroy our Treasure State
is frustrating, but after many sleepless nights, I
finally chose practice over politics and cancelled
my plans to run for the Montana Senate.
Here is why.
America is dying and I cannot save her.
The Democrat Party abandoned the principles
of limited government in the late 1800s.
Calling themselves liberals, progressives, or
socialists they fully embrace the wealth
redistribution principles of Marx.
Initially, the Republicans resisted this
extremism, but soon were so mesmerized by the
success of the Democrats many joined them and began
calling themselves moderates, or main street
these leftists will control Montana’s 2017
legislative session regardless my presence or
Government has grown to obscene levels and there are
simply not enough freedom loving Republicans,
Libertarians, or Constitutionalists to stop
America’s plunge into the abyss.
I cannot predict the exact time of America’s
financial collapse, but I do know my family stands a
better chance of survival if I brace for impact by
concentrating on my practice.
I have not surrendered; I am merely attacking
in a different direction.
I will continue this weekly column under the
illusion I might make a difference to someone,
Let freedom ring.