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“I never thought”….. here’s your sign.

I hear this phrase more and more these days.  People opining that they never thought they would see the day when this or that could happen here in America.  A once proud and independent people being reduced to little more than slaves to the government for a measly pittance.  The land of the free and the home of the brave has become the land of free stuff and the home of dependency.

The government is not doing the Lord’s work and those who believe that it is a charitable institution have a rude awakening coming.  Our government hasn’t adopted an annual budget since 2009, the first year of Obama’s reign.  Over 1000 days, massive deficit and debt and a President with over 30 Czars skirting Congress on every level.  Obama has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2012 that includes $1.3Trillion in new spending and $1.9Trillion in new taxes.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected that this budget will increase the national debt by over $11Trillion over the next ten years.  Today it stands at almost $16Trillion.  We know from experience that whatever government projects will be far below what actually happens.

The problem isn’t hard to identify but correcting it is.  We have a nation where over half its citizens are addicted to OPM (other people’s money).  Once addicted, the cure is painful.  Do you know what the Progressive movement is?  Do you know that both the Democrat and Republican Parties are inhabited with members who embrace it?  Do you realize that the Communist Party is alive and well right here in the good ol’ US of A?  Out of 535 folks serving us in Washington DC, over 70 of our Congress Critters are card-carrying members of The Communist Party USA.  Now that is scary to me!

Government is ‘helping’ us right out of Liberty and into Slavery.  When you make statements like this one people look at you like you have two heads.  The Norman Thomas, a leading American socialist, pacifist and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party, quote used by Ronald Reagan said that the American people would never adopt the Socialist program willingly but that under the guise of Liberalism they would adopt all of it and become a Socialist nation without realizing how it happened.  Snopes says that there is no evidence in any of the writings or speeches that Thomas ever said those words, but that Upton Sinclair, also a prominent socialist and unsuccessful two-time congressional candidate and one of Thomas’s cohorts wrote a letter to Thomas that said something very similar.  I don’t care whether the quote was actually ever uttered or written by Thomas or anyone else, the evidence is clear.  We are becoming a Social Democracy and we as a nation are committing suicide just like we see in Greece and all over Europe today.  Our founders did their best to prevent this from happening by giving us a representative republic, with the states and the people to keep government in check and the balance of powers to aid in that endeavor.

Over time, politicians, public schools, special interest groups, and judges from the supreme court on down aided by people of good intentions have skirted, evaded, and denigrated the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Rights have been created that do not exist anywhere in the Constitution.  Now, we all do have the right to breathe and we do have the right to breathe where ever we find the air suitable to our liking, but we do not have an inherent right to define air quality for anyone but ourselves.  Why, because the definition of ‘clean air’ is ambiguous according to who is defining it.  This is just one example but there are many others if you start thinking about it.

I have heard politician after politician from both parties use the ‘general welfare clause’ as their excuse for picking winners and losers.  To me the term ‘general welfare’ means whatever is good for ALL citizens.  Things like defining, protecting and defending national borders to insure national sovereignty, maintaining a military capable to doing the job and providing for interstate transportation routes, which falls under the ‘commerce clause’, another much misused authority.

Yet we have politicians and judges and presidents (535 people at any given time) who decide when we become human beings worthy to be considered as having the right to life.  Then there is the imagined right to OWN a home.  Home ownership is not a right, it is a privilege earned through the practice of personal responsibility and the willingness to risk capital for the privilege of living in a house we own.  Now, government has decided that if we invest in a home, an asset directly affected by market value just like any other investment, that taxpayers must insure the value never goes under what was paid for that home!  What?  Are they now going to insure we never lose principal when we invest in the stock market, don’t think so.

Then government, after establishing home ownership as a right, now wants to tell us what we can or cannot do in our homes.  Isn’t the purpose of property ownership to decide for ourselves how it can best be used for our own benefit?  Yet, we are allowing government to tell us what foods we can eat in our homes, what temperature our home should be according to their determination of what we are comfortable with and what cars should be parked in the driveway?

The reduction in personal liberty in my lifetime is astounding.  I never thought it could happen…….shoulda read the signs.  Ponder on these thoughts and the evidence you have observed between now and November and decide if you really want to trust government to take care of you or whether you should get to decide what is best for you and your family.  The wolves and the sheep are going to vote on what to have for lunch.

Grace and Mercy to defend the ‘free will’ granted to each of us by our Creator!  Freedom isn’t inherited…..



  1. Davetherave


    Good piece! Woodrow Wilson placed the frogs in nice warm comfortable water many years ago and it was very relaxing. It was addictive. As the years progressed; the progressives have continued to raise the temperature ever so slightly each time so the frog would not notice the temper change. The increase in heat was so gradual over such a long period of time the frog never knew he ended up at the point of boiling to death in the water. We be the frogs…

    • yeah, I thought about that while I was writing the post……we been doin’ the backstroke, liven’ the good life……

  2. Suicide may well be the least of our problems, FOH. Wait for “cleansing” to start. Yea, I am being a bit harsh but reality is harsh at times, as you well know.


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