tomorrow, will I love tomorrow?
This year, 2012, has been quite a year. I won’t ever forget that both my husband and I lost our mothers in 2012. Illness, death, grief, funerals, dealing with the aftermath to settle personal affairs, clearing out of possessions collected over a lifetime, no time to spend seeing our grandchildren or anything else pleasant, all add up to a lot of exhaustion and frustration. It takes a toll not just on your mind but on your body as well. After going for months with little sleep, eating on the fly, endless hours in the car traveling to endless doctor’s appointments and hospital stays, I just can’t seem to get enough sleep. I have always been somewhat of a hermit, preferring to be at home than anywhere else and that has just gotten worse.
I began this blog as a way to express or maybe confess my shortcomings, my frustrations, depression at times, memories, concerns about the state of my country, love of family, faith in God Almighty and hope that some measure of peace and the assurance that brighter days will return. I have been blessed to find many others out there in the blogosphere with whom I share many things in common.
In the bigger scheme of things, one of my biggest frustrations comes from a man who I should be able to call my President. At every turn since his inauguration he as made it clear that people like me are self-centered, greedy, bigoted, racists who cling to guns and religion with animosity for those who are different and that he does not represent me. His description of me is so off the mark that I cannot call him my President and for the first time in my life I fear my government. Things that have always been considered ‘good attributes’ during my lifetime have all of a sudden become shameful. Things like taking responsibility for my own actions and choices, not expecting that my hard work will produce equal results with someone else’s hard work or that the opportunities in my life will compare with anyone else’s. The moral core of society has been turned upside down where good is evil, right is wrong and being white is downright shameful.
This President is just a symptom of much bigger problems, the result of decades spent intentionally eroding societal norms, mis-educating generations in public schools about our founding, history and traditions, resulting in a population that thinks equal opportunity should mean an equal outcome. Just yesterday I heard Obama say in a speech that he is going to assure us all that if we work hard and do all the right stuff that we will be rewarded and successful. People evidently believe that is possible when there is no way this promise, just like so many others can be kept.
People are leaving America, giving up their citizenship, in record numbers due to the uncertainty that they can retain what they have earned. People are leaving places like New York, Michigan, California, Illinois, and Wisconsin and moving to Texas or Florida. When you look at where unemployment, poverty, high taxation, and crime are most prevalent you see that is where Democrats have historically controlled local and state governments. The people who can’t leave just keep electing the same politicians and expecting things to improve, the very definition of insanity. The people leaving are the people who pay the lion’s share of taxes, yet are being accused of not paying their ‘fair’ share. There is nothing fair about the tax code when you have 49% of the population paying no federal income tax. Without a dog in the race they have no reason not to continue standing with their hands out.
Every person who has ever been a family bread-winner, or met a payroll as a small businessman knows that you cannot spend more money than you take in if you expect to stay afloat. Unfortunately, mis-educated generations have been taught that they deserve the ‘good life’ now and so they max out their credit cards, buy houses and cars they can’t afford and find themselves so deep in debt that they end up losing everything, then cry foul! The Devil (mortgage lenders, credit cards, bankers) made me do it! Sue the Devil!
The most successful people in America today are lawyers, government employees and union bosses. Speaking of government employees, I just heard that the government employs three official government calligraphers, whose salaries range from $86,000 to $97,000 annually. Who knew that calligraphy was such a lucrative career? Then there is the small matter of the Labor Department paying out $14 Billion in unemployment benefits to people who were not eligible? Now I don’t know what the time period was for the erroneous payments but even if it was 20 years, hey, what’s a billion dollars here and there, right? We won’t even talk about the 5 million new energy jobs (which never materialized) Obama promised back in 2008 in light of the massive green energy company failures that received billions of tax dollars and then declared bankruptcy.
Dealing with the pressure, worry and frustration government has become in my life makes dealing with the everyday business that I have been dealing with in my personal life over the last year almost pleasant. Not really, but at least when I immerse myself in what I must, concentrate on my faith in God and my love for my family, I don’t spend as much time on worrying about which of my liberties is being taken away today…..
Tomorrow in America may be a very different story.
- This Independence Day, We Must Reject Entitled America (ibtimes.com)