We The People

We The People, we need to take back the responsibility for our choices and to hold those politicians accountable for theirs. They serve us, it’s not the other way around.

But it does seem that in the last 20+ years that has been turned on it’s head.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. ”

–President John F. Kennedy Jan 20th, 1961

We are long way from there now aren’t we!

These days it seems people are more interested in what government can do for them. The initiative and the drive to succeed is superseded by the want to have someone else do it for you or at the very least get someone else to pay for it (even though that in and of itself is an illusion).

The old joke of “Hi, we’re from the government and we are here to help you…” which would have sticken fear in a bygone era now seems to be what people want.

This sad state of narcissism is very troubling.

Especially, when you consider the actual reality of the situation, that is, Government has no money unless it prints more or taxes more. It must get it from thin air or from you. Period. QED.

Government produces nothing.

That’s simply a fact of life.

One that Liberals will not acknowledge.

Especially, when they are the power.

Government was evil when it was Republican.

This kind blind partisanship is why I’m an Independent.

I can’t be that irrational.

And I read Orwell’s “1984” in High School and it changed my life.

Then there was a book I read called “Doublespeak”  back in the Late 1980’s which is long out of print.

Both speak to the intentional misuse of language for the sole purpose of manipulating the populace.

Control the language and you can control the people.

Which is why I’m so politically incorrect.

So WE THE PEOPLE, must stand up as adults and take responsibility for ourselves, good choices and bad choices.

To paraphrase, JFK’s “moon” speech, ‘we have to do it not because it is easy (to admit to our bad choices) but because they are hard.’

Instead what we seem to have is:  Declaration of Dependence

We the Congress of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Dicatorship, establish
Injustice, insecure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense of The Congress,
promote the general Welfare of The Congress, and secure the Blessings of Total Power to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Dictatorship for the United
Socialist States of North America.

Yes, admitting to bad choices is tough. Yes, it can be messy. But the adage of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is still true and WE THE PEOPLE need to stand up and assert our rights and not abdicate them for the simpler, less stressful,less time consuming,  less embarrassing and ultimately narcissistic way we have today.

‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.’  George Washington



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Greetings From Arizona

I have decided to join the 21st Century and channel my thoughts more constructively. Whether anyone actually read this is another thing entirely.

This blog is primarily meant to channel my thoughts, mostly on politics, but I won’t limit it to that.

First off, who am I?

I am a 22 year Arizona transplant who who born in Michigan. I am also an Independent. Many, especially on the left would call me a “right wing nutjob”, but then again, when don’t they say that about anyone who disagrees with them.

I started out in life as a Democrat. Not hard to do in Michigan. In my first presidential campaign I voted for Jimmy Carter. I’m not happy about that now, but that’s what happened. I can’t change that. And that’s part of my philosophy showing, about be responsible for the choices, good and bad, that you’ve made. They were your choices. Take responsibility for them.

I became an registered Independent in 1988.

The only other affiliation I have had was in the 1990’s I was a Member of the Reform Party (until it folded).

I voted for Ross Perot twice.

But, the 1992 Election is the only time in my adult life that I voted FOR a candidate instead of against one or for the “evil of two lessors” that we usually get.

It’s this “evil of two lessors” attitude that make me a registered independent.

Being an Independent in a Closed Primary state means that my vote is not only not allowed, but not wanted either by the two parties except in general election. They want to have that all to themselves. So I only get to vote on what’s left.

But I refuse to register for either party just for the “privilege” of voting in the primaries.

I do tend to lean towards the conservative side (as opposed to “republican”).

Voting for or against the person or the issue.

Not for or against the party. Though, these days, the Democrats do make it nearly impossible to vote for anything they say simply because of the massive Socialism of it all. But, the Republicans are still a “please like me” mode that is cloyingly annoying.

I tend to be conservative more than liberal simply because I like tradition. I respect the wisdom of the ages. But you can’t be bound by it.

History will repeat itself if you don’t learn from it.

And I can’t go along with being so partisan that no matter what “your” party says or does it is always right and the other party is always wrong. Which is where we seem to be these days.

Hence, I firmly stand in the middle of the partisan road, ready to be run over by both sides.

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Race, Then and Now

Then:

“Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.”

Remarks of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
Memorial Day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
May 30, 1963

The dream of Martin Luther King Jr. was:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Now:

“Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now,” he said. “We would be making the same mistake that Reverend Wright made in his offending sermons about America — to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality.” -Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama speaks at the National Constitution Center in Pennsylvania on March 18

But that’s EXACTLY what the Liberals, Democrats and Leftists alike all do. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have been called a “racist” just for the mere fact that I disagree with then-Senator Obama and now President Obama on most issues. I believe I could pay my mortgage for a month or more if I had a $1 for every time a liberal called me a “racist” in the last 2 years.

Now race is merely a weapon for Liberals to use when they don’t want to deal with you or your opinions anymore and they just summarily dismiss you.

So we have not only not achieved what these men set out to achieve, we’ve actually gone the completely in the opposite direction. Race as a Political Weapon, used primarily by a lot of the same people from the 60’s or children of the 60’s who were so concerned about racial equality to begin with. Fascinating dichotomy.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys.  Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say “I don’t like the idea of having a black president”? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I’m just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

Actress Janeane Garofalo summed up the tea parties thusly:

“This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

Imagine that!, your constitutional right to protest is racist!

Despite what Sen Hillary Clinton said in 2003: “‘We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration”.

Back then they were the protesters. Now they are the protested, so we must all be “stupid”, “racist”s.

Now to Mention “Un-American” “rednecks”, “stupid”, “duped” ad nauseum–but that’s a topic for another day.

It’s a quick out. It’s a complete I-want-to-have-a-rational discussion killer.

And that’s what it’s designed to be.

Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, who finds racism in complaints that socialized medicine would result in fewer Americans “taking responsibility” for their own health care. “What we know over the past 25 years,” she told NPR, “is that language of personal responsibility is often a code language used against poor and minority communities.”

Oh no! we don’t want to be “racists” so we’ll just shut up and let you ram through whatever it is you want to do even if we disagree with it.

Not me.

Go ahead, call me a “racist”.

I will still disagree with you.

I will still strive to have a rational, adult, discussion with you.

Now what are you gonna do?

Censor me?

🙂

I Have contacted Congress, Have you?

The following is just one of the emails I have sent members of Congress lately.

So I suggest you make your voice heard as well.

Dear Senator,
I am am writing you as just a normal citizen. I bought my own home last year. I worked long and hard for it.
But now, “Cap and Trade” environmental laws threaten this very staple of the American Dream.
And you Senator must stand in it way.
Not Because it’s the political thing to do.
Because it is the Right thing to do.
For You.
For Me.
For the People of America who dream.
And the right thing is not always the easiest thing to do.
And the right thing, not the ideological or “the get along” thing, is what will save Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

I urge you to vote against not only “Cap and Trade” but  National Health Care and “Immigration Reform” (aka Amnesty) because they are the wrong thing to do to the American Dream.

A few words from a Founder of this great nation:
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”
John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

“Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.”
John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

“If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.”

Now, it’s your turn to speak.