listen up y’all…
“Don’t squat on yer spurs”. Why, well it is because I see too many folks who are squatting on their spurs. I never got the memo about keeping my mouth shut and being thought a fool rather than opening it and removing all doubt… 😉 so here goes.
When people communicate with each other they learn more about what is going on. We don’t have a problem rooting for our team, sending birthday wishes, congratulating each other on anniversaries, or bragging on our children. I hear a lot of griping about the price of gas, food and everything else and I am sure that most folks have an opinion as to the reasons why but they usually don’t actually lay the blame anywhere.
Do you ever wonder where some new law or regulation came from? How about when you go to register a used vehicle? Now the state gets to tell you what it is worth and it matters not what you actually paid for it. That is just one example but there are many. Laws like that happen because they are usually on the ballot during general elections held in ‘off’ years, and may be the only thing on the ballot. That was the case in November 2011 when only 206 people out of over a thousand registered voters in this county thought it was important enough to go vote. That folks is how we lose more and more of our freedom as individuals and wind up with government having more and more control over our property rights.
If you were paying attention when Obamacare passed you probably heard Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi say that they had to pass the bill to know what was in it. Now at the time I naïvely thought that the problem was that the congress critters didn’t bother to read it. That was part of it but the whole truth was that the rules to actually implement it hadn’t even been written and that the Department of Health and Human Services would actually be writing those rules as needed. That is why we are incrementally finding out just how much it is going to cost, not just in dollars out of our pockets. The bigger loss is the freedom we have always enjoyed to control our own medical decisions with the doctors and hospitals of our choice.
Whether you agree or disagree with my opinion isn’t what is important. What is important is what we can learn from each other. Knowledge is power and so is fear. We can choose to speak and empower ourselves or we can keep silent and take the medicine being offered.
If you don’t see any problems and aren’t concerned about the future, tell me why. If you do see problems and are concerned, tell me why and what your solution would be. I will assume that by not opining you either disagree and think I am just crazy or if you do agree and don’t think I’m crazy. Now I really need to know whether I am or I’m not. Help me out here!