In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar defied the Roman senate by crossing the Rubicon River to wage civil war against another Roman—Pompey the Great. By crossing the Rubicon, Caesar made a decision whereby he could not turn back. He sealed his fate.
Today, “Crossing the Rubicon” means: no way to change, repair or undo your destiny. Yes, Caesar conquered Pompey, but the Roman senate, along with Brutus, stabbed Caesar to death. “Et tu Brutus?” Caesar gasped with his last breath.
For a refresher, the term “hubris” equates to “false pride”. Shakespeare wrote about it in King Lear, Othello and other tragic figures.
DAN MAES AND HUBRIS
In Colorado, illegal and legal immigration wreak havoc in schools, hospitals, communities and prisons. Colorado suffers 300,000 to 400,000 illegal aliens at a cost of $1.2 billion annually. (Source: www.cairco.org) Additionally, illegal aliens kill Colorado citizens at a sobering clip through guns, robberies and drunk driving. In the past week, a suspected illegal alien Jose Nevarez-Coronado, caught and released numerous times, killed a beloved college teacher, Yvonne Frye, in Denver via drunk driving.
RACE FOR GOVERNOR IN COLORADO
In that Rocky Mountain State, the Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes follows his ‘hubris’ toward his ultimate defeat against Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper. As the polls indicate, it’s not an ‘if’ Maes will lose, but the fact that he ‘will’ definitely lose in the race for the governor’s mansion.
Because of mistakes in his past, or questions of integrity or lack of experience to tackle the governorship—Maes hangs by a scant 14 percent of the republican vote while Hickenlooper runs at over 42 percent. Maes trails third person candidate and former U.S.
Congressman Tom Tancredo by double digits. Maes runs so far behind John Hickenlooper that Maes can’t see the ‘Looper’s’ dust. KHOW radio talk show host Peter Boyles affectionately calls Hickenlooper by that moniker.
While his campaign runs in the red, his numbers grow depressing and the outlook bleak, Dan Maes soldiers across the Rubicon. In a statement this past Thursday, he said, “One more time; I am not going anywhere!”
November 2, 2010 will prove his statement correct. He cannot and will not win the race. His “hubris” rating exceeds Caesar’s.
GREATER THAN A SHAKSPEARIAN TRAGEDY
With the election of John Hickenlooper, Colorado allows a proven ‘open borders’ and ‘sanctuary policy’ mayor of Denver the keys to continued lawlessness. With Denver’s schools suffering anywhere from 48 to 67 percent dropout/flunkout rates, jackpot babies bankrupting hospitals, free breakfast and lunches for illegal alien children and overloaded prisons—Hickenlooper’s anticipated victory promises more of the same.
However, if Maes lost his “hubris” somewhere in his rational mind and by exiting his emotional mind, Constitution Party candidate and former Republican presidential candidate as well as proven competent candidate Tom Tancredo would most definitely win with the votes from Maes moving over to the Tancredo side.
Will Maes continue as Caesar for the definite and stomach-churning defeat on the night of November 2nd, or will he think ahead to future generations and future Americans that will benefit by Tancredo’s successful run to the governorship? Will Maes give a 21st century Shakespeare yet another story to tell? Or, will Maes think of the good of the people of Colorado?
Everyone knows what John Hickenlooper will do to the State of the Colorado; the same thing he did to the City of Denver—make it friendly to illegal aliens and all their schooling, medical, housing, jobs and welfare needs—paid for by legal Coloradan taxpayers. Hickenlooper sides with Mexico in downgrading and ignoring America’s immigration laws. Hickenlooper through his “Illegal alien sanctuary policy” will add to the list of Coloradans killed on the streets of Denver—Officer Donald Young, Dale Englerth, Justin Goodman, the three year old Kudlis, the two older women also with Kudlis in that Baskin-Robbins ice cream store, and this week, a beloved Professor Yvonne Frye at Community College of Denver—serving 39 years at that school. Hickenlooper will help illegals gain jobs over Coloradans. Hickenlooper will defend their rights over Coloradans rights.
Tom Tancredo would stop illegal immigration in Colorado and give governors nationwide the confidence, leadership and courage to enact laws similar to Arizona’s SB 1070. Tancredo would bring honest leadership to the governor’s mansion that staggers under the current scandals of Governor Bill Ritter.
Will Maes become a hero or a goat? A statesman or a Brutus? Will he employ common sense or hubris?
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million