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In Case You Hadn’t Noticed

October 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Not a lot of time for posting lately, but here are some things we should all be very concerned about:

Hate crimes legislation snuck into a bill meant to fund our troops

Government takeover of our healthcare system marches on at full speed

Hamburgers are bad for you and the environment, so let’s just do away with you, er, um, I mean them

The world is getting colder; that PROVES that global warming is real (we mean it this time)

The world no longer trusts the Dollar as a stable currency, and that’s just fine with certain people because

“No one nation can or should try to dominate another” (translation: America shouldn’t  be a superpower)

And these are the people who are supposed to protect us from the Demotyrants

God help us!

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Wait, what?

September 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Didn’t Joe Wilson (no, not that one) have to apologize for calling Obambi a liar for claiming that health care reform would not cover illegal aliens?

Liberals seek health-care access for illegals – Washington Times

Just checking.

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Just Thought I’d Share This

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

This just showed up in my in-box, and it’s full of great facts and links, so I’m sharing it here:

DO THEY THINK THAT WE’RE ABSOLUTELY INSANE?

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 – they’ve had 234 years to get it right – it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized, it still can’t compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/johnstossel/2009/08/obamas-post-office-mistake.html

Social Security was established in 1935 – they’ve had 74 years to get it right – it is broke.
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/57883-social-security-is-broke

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 – they’ve had 71 years to get it right – it is broke.  Freddie Mac was established in 1970 – they’ve had 39 years to get it right – it is broke.
http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/broken_government/articles/entry/too_little_too_late_oversight_of_freddie_and_fannie/

Together Fannie and Freddie have now led the entire world into the worst economic collapse in 80 years.  http://www.newstatesman.com/society/2008/07/housing-market-fannie-freddie

The War on Poverty was started in 1964 – they’ve had 45 years to get it right – $1 trillion of our hard earned money is confiscated each year and confiscated and transferred to “the poor” – it hasn’t worked. (John 12:8 dummies) http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/usa/news/article_1500441.php/US-poverty-rate-hits-11-year-high

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 – they’ve had 44 years to get it right – they are both broke and now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.
http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/devil-details/could-you-die-faster-medicares-broke/290/

AMTRAK was established in 1970 – they’ve had 39 years to get it right – last year they bailed it out as it continues to run at a loss!  http://beyondbailouts.org/?p=1139

This year, a trillion dollars was committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009. It shows NO sign of working.  It’s been used to increase the size of governments across America, and raise government salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships.  It has yet to create a single new private sector job.  Our national debt projections (approaching $10 trillion) have increased a staggering 400% in the last six months.
http://www.speroforum.com/a/20094/Obamas-plan-to-create-or-save-jobs-unfulfilled

“Cash for Clunkers” was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009 – after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies and dealers nationwide are buried under bureaucratic paperwork demanded by a government that is not yet paying them what was promised.
http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=89419

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that each and  every “service” shoved down our throats by an over-reaching government  turns into disaster, how could any informed American trust our government to  run or even set policies for America’s health care system – –  17% of our  economy?

Maybe each of us has a personal responsibility to let others in on this brilliant record before 2010, and then help fire (give ‘em the pink slip) those who are voting to destroy capitalism and destroy our grandchildren’s future.

So let me get this straight. We’re going to have a health care plan:

  • written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it…
  • passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it…
  • signed by a president that also hasn’t read it and who smokes…
  • with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes…
  • overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and…
  • financed by a country that’s nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

Human Nature, Charity and Personal Responsibility

originally posted on MySpace in July ’08, but it seems appropriate for the current public debate, so it will remain a “sticky post” for a while.  new material will appear below

I’ve been thinking a lot about charity and personal responsibility lately. There are those in our current culture who believe it is the responsibility of government to provide for those who cannot, or – as is usually the case – simply will not provide for themselves. I propose to you that this responsibility, in a very limited fashion, falls on the individual.

It is true that those of us who have more than we need have a moral obligation to help those who cannot (note, I did not say “will not” this time) help themselves. We do this through charitable contributions to faith-based organizations and on a one-to-one basis whenever possible. However, one’s primary responsibility is to first provide for oneself and one’s family. This is an unalterable fact of human nature; we care more about us and ours than we do others . . . and ultimately, this is how it should be (and forever will be). That isn’t to say we shouldn’t “love others as ourselves”. It simply means we cannot and should not love others more than those to whom we have a direct responsibility.

When Government puts a gun to your head and demands that you be charitable (and this is exactly what is happening when taxes are raised, collected and used to fund social programs), it does not and cannot instill a sense of empathy and compassion for those less fortunate. Rather, it creates resentment toward those who are seen as too lazy to work for their supper. You cannot steal someone’s property, give it to someone else, and expect either person to come out better for it. Again, this is simply human nature, and it will never change. Also, no amount of money confiscated from taxpayers can ever eliminate poverty; therefore, individual charity is still required. However, because the individual now has fewer resources with which to provide for a family (their first priority), that charity cannot and does not materialize.

The only method for truly dealing with poverty is to reignite in the average American a sense of personal responsibility – first and foremost the responsibility to do yourself that which needs to be done for yourself and your family, but also the responsibility to help those who are truly in need, rather than expecting someone else (the Government, i.e. “everyone else but me”) to do it for you.

One other thing is also required, and it’s not pretty. It must be accepted by all of society that poverty cannot and will never be eliminated. The best we can hope for is to mitigate the suffering of those who cannot provide for themselves and to force those who can to do so. There will be poor always! There will forever be those who simply cannot make it on their own without assistance from others. Those unfortunate souls deserve our help, and we should give it to them – but not because we are forced to do so by those who have no understanding of basic human nature and no desire to take that responsibility on themselves.