Friday, April 15, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Well, they have been manipulating our rights over decades and decades to addict us to government hand outs. They have outright lied to us about the stability of our financial systems, they have exempted themselves from the laws that you and I have to obey (for example, it kills me that they can't be prosecuted for insider trading, and they don't have to sign up for Obama Care), and they take our money and give it to their friends so they can get reelected. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat problem, it is a systemic crisis of government across the nation. I don't mean to make this an indictment of all politicians, I know that there are some who are genuine and honest, but, they are few.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Having said all of that, I must now say that with all the excitement of the election, there is palpable fear. We, as a nation, are more divided, more bitter, and more angry than I can remember since the 60's and 70's. When I compare the two periods of revolt, the cry was for freedom...FREEDOM! The same college professors extolling the virtues of Socialism (a system of government that limits freedom in order to produce sameness and fairness) are the same Hippies that were crying for the government to get out of their free love, and drug taking lifestyle. I confess that I struggle to see the correlation, but, maybe they took too many of those drugs back in the 60's and 70's. The cries we hear today are for more freedom and more liberty, more protection of our "inalienable" rights as listed in our constitution. Many in the government are actively trying to limit these rights, and sadly, many in our country have no clue why we must protect ourselves from them. College students are crying because they can't pay off their student loans, low wage workers are complaining that they don't make enough and are being mistreated. The list of fears is very long, and what we are fearful of varies greatly.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Well, while the party participants may nip at the heals of the opposition from time to time, the intra-party cannabalism is what is most vicious, especially among the Republicans; true there are far more Republicans running than Democrats, but, the sniping can seem to some voters as off putting and nasty. However, we can learn from our history that the early years of our Republic show that campaigns were every bit as nasty and even life threatening at times; some campaigns ended in duels. But who is at fault? Is it us? Should we demand more clarity? Do we respond to rhetoric over substance?