First premise: Nothing is ever as bad as the main-stream media says it is. No matter what the topic, media types can’t resist embellishing the truth, and this is particularly true about politics and government. Schools of journalism are churning out young skulls-full-of-mush by the scores whose goal is not to become a great news men or women. No, their shared dream is to become activists, to “change the world”. Young people who actually want to become credible reporters are extremely rare. It seems that every school of journalism is staffed with professors whose political foundations are firmly planted on the loony left.
Second premise: Neither Republicans or Democrats in all the back and forth of “cliff talks” have your welfare as their primary concern, theirs is purely a political agenda, and the President is the worst offender of the lot. He makes it clear every time he opens his mouth. It’s more about him being right and the Republicans being wrong than anything else. The President’s primary concern is squashing the Republicans like a pesky fly on the wall. The Republican’s goal is to attempt to slow down the President’s momentum in his rush to the far left. Everyone inside the beltway whose number one priority is the welfare of the Republic and it’s citizens could leave in one Smart Car.
Third premise: Going over the so called “cliff” is not nearly so dire as promoted. Wait about three months and you’ll agree. How do I know? If the situation is as serious as all the hype suggests, Congress, the Senate, and the President would have acted to prevent it and they didn’t. Almost all concerned were really not concerned.
Fourth premise: From President Obama right on down to the most junior Congressman, our federal government is largely a tax and spend giant that feeds on pride, greed, and U.S. currency. On both sides of the isle pompous jerks are far more concerned about your next vote than how you are going to make it in the new and ever growing socialist climate where every detail of your life is fast being micro-managed by the government. Your reward for working hard, exposing yourself to risks and starting a business is you get to live in a country where the government takes most of what you earn, assures you of less than mediocre health care, wants you to be amoral, and to fall into step with your lowly comrades, and keep your mouth shut.
Fifth premise: President Obama promised to “Fundamentally Change America”. He is well on his way! Unless the trend is reversed in the next election cycle, (not likely..), the America you and I grew up in will cease to exist. No society can continue long when the pool of productive citizens is increasingly decreased, on purpose, to fit the long term goals of the ruling few whose ideal is a monarchy, or worse a dictatorship. For this experiment in liberal extremism to work more and more people must become dependent on the government for their sustenance, and freedom and liberty must be systematically be chipped away. Totalitarianism cannot thrive in a society where the people have freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the right to own property and business, and the right to educate and control the behavior of their own children. “Government knows best” must be the unstated foundation that a socialist like President Obama must have upon which to build his new society.
Sixth premise: All hope is not lost! Politics and politicians come in cycles. Read world history, even U.S. history, and you’ll see that things don’t continue to trend in a given direction for very many years. Either the people will rise up and demand change, or someone who is more powerful, and has a greater lust for power and prestige, will come along and seize power. And, there is the rare instance when a truly good, well intentioned statesman (or woman) will lead the masses to a better and freer life. Don’t hold your breath! The only savior who is coming is not coming through D.C., He is coming from heaven. My hope is that people will finally get their fill of leftest ideology and simply refuse to be controlled by the government. Probably the best way to kill the beast (big government) is to starve it to death. If enough Americans refuse to walk in lock step with Washington things can change. We need a grass roots movement much like the Tea Party idea but much larger and broader. If we don’t stand against this ever growing monster of big government your great grandchildren might be working in a forced labor camp on U.S. soil. Don’t think it can’t happen We are on our way.
Become an activist! Keep the heat on your elected officials, especially the persons who represent you in the House and the Senate. Call their offices, write them letters, send emails, write letters to the editor, and let them know that you will not go down quietly. Here, at the local level is where real change can start. If your representatives know they will not be reelected unless they represent you and your ideology they will change!
May the light of liberty never completely go out in the United States of America.
Jan 1, 2013