Thursday, July 30, 2009

Write Your Senators and Representatives

"You can chose to sit idly by as the country evolves; just don’t complain when it doesn’t evolve in the way you would have wanted it to!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ponzi scheme or successful benefit

I came across this post by member name 'DrGalackowitz' on forum. Some very interesting comparisons are made, but don't let me try to sway you...see for yourself:

Let me describe this investment opportunity for you. You'll love it. First we're going to take a chunk of your paycheck every month. No you don't have to send in anything we'll just take it from you before you get your check. You employer will also match your "contribution". Oh yeah we'll take that from them too. No don't be silly you don't get any say in it and you don't get to opt out either. What's the matter don't you trust your government? We're going to use your money to pay benefits to other previous "investors" who need the money now for their retirement. Oh don't worry, we're the government we'll take good care of your money for you. Will you get back everything you put into the system? Well of course not silly. Don't forget that there will be lots of people who will want benefits who havn't put in as much as you have so we'll need to spread it around to even things out. Don't be so selfish. No your money won't grow and you'll only get back a fraction of what you put in but we need to make sure the sytem is fair and equitable. Well's not equitable contributions we worry's fair payouts. I mean if someone comes to this country when they are in their 50's and wants retirement benefits how fair is it to them that you had the chance to pay in for 30 more years than they did? Why should they be punished for that? Again. Stop being so selfish. What? Oh. Just sign right here on the dotted line. This is the best investment program you'll ever see. Trust me I'm from the Goverment!

To me, the social security system seems like one big Ponzi scheme. Didn't Bernard Madoff just get sentenced to 150 years for this very thing?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It has been a while

OK folks, I know it has been quite some time since I have written. I took a bit of a hiatus to let things cool down and to see what direction our nation would head. From the looks of it, there is no way to discern which direction we are heading. It would seem like we are the one-legged duck swimming in a circle.

So here are some of my current lines of thinking...

Where does freedom come from? Who decides if a person, a region, a country is free? There is only one correct answer for this. It's the people...those who have chosen a life of liberties born a right to every man as a gift from God - not a gift from any man. It also goes without saying that freedom does come with a price (sometimes brutal and costly). However, freedom is not something to be voted on or debated. A nation's government is not the manager of 'freedom'. It is merely the support staff of the free people.

Too often, the United States government forgets that they are supposed to be SERVING this country, not ruling over it.

So, the next question is...Why? Why are they allowed to push the boundaries of what their support roles are? Because complacent people in our country are too soft, too expectant and taught to believe they are entitled. They need that spend-happy government to give them the things they are unwilling to work for themselves. This in turn creates a vicious cycle of greedy vote seekers willing to pander to the lazy cheese takers in exchange for votes. Life isn't about 'fair' it's about survival of the fittest and if we create a society of weak and whiny people, then we will perpetually weaken our ability to sustain and survive.

Despite what the individual issues or platforms are, there should ALWAYS be one root denominator that trumps all - maintaining our FREEDOM. If we sacrifice the security and safety of all for the purpose of comforting and providing for the few - then we shall all be sacrificed and nothing will be left - there will be no freedom.

This brings us to...What? What is the solution (notice that I did not say 'compromise')? In blunt terms, we need to quit worrying about hurting feelings and trying to make everyone happy. It's not possible anyway. What we need to do is raise our children with discipline, learning to respect others, understanding that it is OK to believe in God, in their country, in their families. Teach them that hard work, determination, sticking together and forming meaningful lasting relationships is what binds the fabric of a free society. This does not happen near enough in our generation.

We must search deep within ourselves and find that grit and determination that our fathers and grandfathers found every single day of their lives. We must decide that we want to find our identity again. We have rebelled long enough against what we know is the right way to live our lives. It's time to come home to our free America. Mother liberty is ringing her bell - it's time her prodigal son returns.