Friday, December 16, 2005

Boiling Blood...

Couldn't think of a good title for this, so this is what you get. I'm tired and fed up with the state of our country.

We have a large number of Americans fighting to maintain the freedoms I enjoy writing this and you enjoy reading it (okay, enjoy may be a strong word here) and we are consistently side tracked from the base responsibility we have to those men and women.

We sit here, force fed a bunch of useless garbage, in 15 second sound bites, and think we know what is going on. The one thing that makes us unique, that makes us Americans, is that we were founded as a government Of the People, For the People. I remind you, my good reader, that we are a REPUBLIC, not a Democracy. Guess what, that means that you need to get involved if you want to change things.

I was having a conversation with a co-worker the other day at the fact that in India there is no such thing as Social Security, nor a Pension, and that about $2000 of every car that GM sells goes to pay pensions. He is from India, and does not say that the Indian policies are a bad thing, but that it is the people's responsibilities to take care of themselves. Personally, I applaud this attitude. We used to be a country where we took care of ourselves and each other. Now, all but a few are sychophants to the government.

We are taxed to the point that we cannot afford to save anything. We have oppresive credit card billing and contracts because we live in a society where we have to have it all now. We argue over abortion and the death penalty instead of looking toward the root of the problem. We have to be dual income families in order to compete with all the 'haves' and to pay off our bills instead of spending more time with our families.

We are lost and wandering in the wilderness. Is there a way we can get out? Is there something we can do to be worthy of the sacrifice that our Men and Women in uniform are making for us?

YES!

By being Americans. What does it take to be an American?

  • Get involved and help your Congressperson and Senator understand that you want some changes from Washington. Take back our country.
  • Stop bickering over silly things like whose fault it was that the levee's failed in New Orleans and help the people get back on their feet.
  • Stop bickering over the death penalty and start looking to instill values and morals into our children so that they know that killing is wrong.
  • Get mad about the opressive, Marxist tax structure we live under and tell the government "No More!". That you need your money so you can provide for yourself when you are older.
We are a free Republic, that has been purchased with the blood of many Americans for many years. We are overdue on the payment for that debt.

-End of Ramble

5 comments:

Lucid Guy said...

Well stated. Sign me up. There has been a silent coup in this country by people who enjoy power for it's own sake. Our elected officials know that if the government hands money out to people they will become dependent and not endeavor to look out for themselves. This creates total dependence on government programs - ipso facto the power base our politicians covet so dearly. Let's take the first step and throw away our tax code and replace it with something that is more fair to all and something that stimulates economic growth by bringing foreign investment back home. THE FAIR TAX.

melgibsonismyhero said...

"Oppressive credit card billings?" Who is whining now? Who makes you or anyone else sign those contracts? What do you/we do with the money from these credit cards? Take vacations? Buy new cars? Christmas? Certainly most likely nonessentials. Don't give me this "the banks and card companies are the bad guys" crap. That is a cop out for personal responsibility run amok. Something I thought you were all for (personal responsibility).

Ordinary Guy said...

melgibsonismyhero,

Why do you assume that I am complaining about CC bills? I'm not. I'm using them as an example of the irresponsiblity of people in our culture. Personally, I don't have many, and try to pay them off quickly. This is a lost art in our culture. We are in a "I have to have it now" society. When companies like "Rent a Wheel" so you can get those multi thousand dollar spinning wheles flourish there is something wrong.

So, are you joining the revolution, or not?

Lucid Guy said...

Are you aware that the credit card companies have both isles of Congress covered? Are you aware that it is LEGAL for a credit card company to extend credit to an "at risk" card holder and then double their interest rate by the card holder simply requesting a quote on a rental car using their card? Nice huh. That's the way power is created and maintained. Make the masses dependent upon your services (i.e. credit card, welfare, social security.....) and then limit their access to the service. It's like throwing a bucket of water on someone and then being the hero by offering them a towel.

Ordinary Guy said...

Lucid Guy,

Now THAT is what I'm talking about. Thank you for the detail. It's not about people in debt as much as it is about using the debt for control.