I Don’t Know About You But “I Won’t Back Down”

I love the lyrics to Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down.” Although it’s not about politics, it has a lot to say about, well, not backing down.

Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down

Well I know what’s right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down

The election has depressed a lot of people. I can understand how they feel. Some have decided to give up. That I can’t understand. Here’s an example from a guy named Greg who responded to an article on Political Outcast:

Sorry folks, it was not a divided GOP. It was out of control liberalism and this election showed that it is no longer stoppable. They have won, we have lost. I am no longer going to worry about any of this. I have voted in my last election. I no longer will participate in an election process that is rigged in the favor of the takers [that] simply stick it to responsible people such as myself. They won, we lost. End of story. The only thing to do now is bend over and prepare for a full anal assault. I AM DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ouch!

There were more than 58 million people who voted against Obama and Co. You’re not alone. 14 million fewer people voted. Too many of the right people stayed home. They gave up before Greg did. Giving up is just what the liberals and establishment Republicans want us to do. We should be more resolute and put the fear of God into these people by our persistence. “We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m like Clint Walker’s character Samson Posey in The Dirty Dozen (1967): “I don’t like being pushed.”

So you’ve been pushed. Well, push back. Get engaged even more than before. While the Democrats are resting on their laurels and the Establishment Republicans are licking their many wounds, stand up and re-engage. And when you get down again, listen to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”:








Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • samtman

    As a Democrat I hope that the group on this blog does not back down with their goofy idealogy because tha’s what turned normal Repbublicans and independence off for voting for Romney. If thats the case in 2016,the victory is already in the bag for the Democrats.

  • Sweet Lady Mary

    Perhaps not as many people stayed home. Perhaps the machines were fixed. Perhaps this election was fixed before it ever started. Something stinks in Washington and it will get worse before it is over. Pray that we will not all be judged in the same manner that Obama and his followers. God help us and God help America.

  • NRApatriot

    The government we now have is the reason the founding fathers put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution! It’s about time we excersized it! If you read the Old Testament you will see what judgement God brought upon the nations that sacrificed their children. Last count I heard was 56 million babies murdered in their mothers womb before they could draw their first breath! How much longer will God withold His wrath?

  • mich

    Im not backing down-not voting for anymore RINO’s but voting constitional party. See, they want people to give up.

  • 4evrMoi

    I’m not going to get real involved with this thread ’cause I’ve been spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME on these blogs!

    PEOPLE! obamamaniac was allowed to stay in Office NOT BECAUSE that’s what America (We The People) voted – it was because of CORRUPTION, FRAUD (at the polling places/machines, and in every way possible – that’s HOW he “won” the 2008 election), AND THE MINIONS OF STUPID who DID vote for him! Not ANY of them gave a second thought to once he’s back in the White House, he WILL BECOME THE DICTATOR HE SET OUT TO BE in 2008, DESTROYING OUR NATION OF FREEDOM & PROSPERITY (well, that’s what it is SUPPOSED TO BE and USED TO BE)! Short of BEING the Anti-Christ, HE IS BLAZING THE WAY FOR THE BEAST!

    There ISN’T GOING TO BE ANOTHER ELECTION in 2016 !! You’re NOT PAYING ATTENTION! bo himself has stated, he DOESN’T NEED AN ELECTION DAY! He only needs the ELECTORAL COLLEGE WHICH HE EXPECTS/PLANS TO CHANGE so that only a few states are necessary to win! Not only that – he is going to CHANGE THE TWO TERM POLICY! HE HAS NO INTENTION FOR ANYONE ELSE TO RUN THIS COUNTRY OR OCCUPY 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE!

    WAKE UP! “POLITICS” is exactly “why” our Nation is crumbling!! There should be NO POLITICS AND NO “POLITICAL PARTIES”!!! ONLY THE BEST “QUALIFIED” SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT!

    IF we The People don’t organize USING THE INSTRUCTION in our Declaration Of Independence to oust bo, since we do NOT have a Congress who will IMPEACH, then, you may as well “give up” and exist under this demon’s rule! Like the movie, I truly believe bo is the devil’s advocate!

    We The People CAN DO THIS! We NEED TO ASSEMBLE! We DON’T NEED POLITICIANS! We simply can not keep posting our thoughts and disappointment and little else. What is this imposter going to do? Kill us ALL ??? There’s more of us than them! Our Forefathers didn’t give up and back down – Yahshua/Jesus didn’t, either! HE DIED FOR US! HE BLESSED OUR FOREFATHERS WHEN ESTABLISHING THIS GREAT NATION – EVEN IN THEIR STRUGGLES AND DETERMINATION, THEY ALWAYS HONORED HIM! Is your Faith strong enough to KNOW that Yahweh/God WILL BLESS OUR EFFORTS to restore America to what she was intended, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” AND PUTTING THE TRUST BACK INTO “IN GOD WE TRUST” ???

    Let’s get started! With every day bo has as POTUS, he’s chipping away at our foundation! We MUST END HIS “REIGN” AND STOP HIM!!!!

    Like the song: “I’m not gonna’ back down!