I haven’t ranted in a long time. Oh, I posted a lot of things on Facebook. Mostly re-posts. But I did comment a lot on other posts that compelled me. And that was my mistake.
I came to the realization that the only thing that was coming out of that was my blood pressure rising. Now you have to understand that I am way more Conservative than I ever thought I was. I find myself aligned with the Founding Fathers, wanting our government to shrink, cut spending, reduce taxes and quit regulating the hell out of the People. What I find is that there are way more people that I know and love that are seemingly, diametrically opposed to that thought. I simply don’t get it.
I ask you, where, exactly, in our Constitution does is say that every American is guaranteed success in their lives? I remember that it says every American is guaranteed with equal opportunity. But I say it is not the responsibility of government, or me as a taxpayer, to ensure that you, the ones that choose government dependence as a way of life or rescue, to see that you are successful.
I believe we are all in a place as a result of choices we have made through our lives. I have made some bad choices in my sixty years on Earth. I will pay for those, and have paid for those. But these were my choices and I cannot hold others responsible. Neither can you.
As one goes through life, things change, often out of your control. When that happens, options, like it or not, are presented to you. What you do, how you deal with it, is a choice that you alone make. The problem is when people choose to blame others, or choose to do nothing about their situation, and then blame others. Another poor choice to make.
Our society is full of examples of this. The woman that chooses to have many children, often without a father in their lives, so more welfare can come her way. Poor choice. The student (or parent) that refuses to take part in their education, ending up with minimum wage jobs all their lives, or often, standing in line at the welfare office looking for a handout. As I write this, New York City has banned soft drinks in sizes larger than 16 ounces. Why? Because government thinks you are too stupid to decide these things for yourself. More control. And you people that agree with this new law must in fact be stupid.
Somebody please explain to me, why I should feel compelled to feel responsible for these lousy choices.
Yet everyday, I hear voices from the Left denouncing Conservatives for these stances. They choose to have more government, more regulation, the loss of personal freedoms, thought control all by government. Why? Poor choices made in their lives, and these are the only solutions they can come up with. Another poor choice.
I pose a question. When ever, in the history of civilization has increased spending led to economic success? Never, is the answer for those of you that don’t know. When you find you have maxed out your credit card, do you open another one and use it to pay the first one? Many people do. And what is next? Help me, I need a bailout of some sort. It is the same with your government. The Left controlled Senate wants to do just that. And Obama wants that too. Wake up people, you cannot spend your way out of debt. It doesn’t work.
Government was created of the people, by the people and for the people. Recently we heard from the Left that we, the people, BELONG to the government. Many of you agree with that. Another poor choice you have made. I choose to stand and denounce that as anti-American. Unconstitutional. Some of you will say that was a poor choice of words. Well now, are we not talking about poor choices here? Can you not deal with the consequences of such statements?
Government has no business being in the business, of controlling private business. Regulation is killing middle-American free enterprise. Who do you think creates the majority of the jobs in our country. Well, I know some of you will say it. Yes the government is probably the largest employer. How do you like that control over you that they have?
And Education. How does a government, in Washington, know what is best for your children’s education. The answer is, they don’t. The responsibility of the education of children belongs in the hands of the parents and local community, not the government. And exactly how does collective bargaining of government employees EVER benefit the public. The answer to that one is also, NEVER. Teacher unions carry heavy political agendas. Oh, you didn’t know that? That is because you are choosing to ignore what is happening. It happened here in Georgia. Yay, we are number 47 in education. Why? Government control. Another very poor choice you have made for you, and your Country.
Failure to take control of things like the education of your children ensures swollen ranks of welfare, diminished ability to compete in a world market, and general decline of society. Have you watched the news recently Are you paying attention? Or are you non-Conservative happy with how all that is working out. I’m not.
There is an election ahead. I would suggest you look at your values in live. What is precious to you? You’re going to lose much of it if we continue to make these choices. Ahh, there it is…….my vote won’t matter. Or the real reason, I am too stupid to understand the issues, so I just vote the party line. Or better yet, the perpetual answer…..it was Bush’s fault. News Flash. The Left has been in total control for seven years. Can you explain how it is better now? Didn’t think so.
Election Ahead – Merge Right
Are Americans really so gullible that you don’t think this really happens? It happens in ALL branches of government. I mean really, elected officials, drinking at the public trough, seem to have no end to their thirst for our money. Money we earned and we should be able to keep.
Just look at the record of Congress. Look at any branch of the Federal government. Then look at your state. Have you EVER seen a road project that was under budget and on time? Where do you think all that money went? And what about your local government? Is there not a day go by that a mayor, a commissioner, a school official isn’t on the take?
America needs to wake up. It’s no wonder we are $15 TRILLION in debt. You keep voting the same trash into office. Own up to it.
It’s my fault…….I didn’t read the fine print. Don’t remember agreeing either. But want to make sure that everybody I know will never use these ……ahem……fine business people in Omaha to buy tickets……..legal scalpers (and they admitted it on the phone)….their are commerce rapists in my opinion.
DO NOT EVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THESE THIEVES.
It has been a few months since the last post. I find myself ever more comfortable with my new life…..married to my not long out of high school sweetie. That relationship lasted only a short time, though we were friends a few years. They we went our own way. Forty years later, though the magic of FaceBook, we found each other again. Less than a year later, we married.
That was October, 2010. Now it is August, 2011. Not one disagreement. Not one cross word. We fit. We fit together like we were made specifically for each other. Why 40 years? It’s because you have to make your way, figure things out, pay your dues….what ever it is, you have to go through it.
I can’t be 100% sure, and I don’t know if anyone can ever be 100% sure. But it feels great. We like each other. We like dinner together. We like going to see music, shopping, just hanging out. She likes the same music I do. I like the things she likes.
Why did it take 40 years? I don’t know. I won’t ask. We have each other now, that is what matters.
Linda, I am so in love with you, you will never know.