Communists, Politics and Tragedies.

As things at every corner of the day seem to be flaring up, it’s tough to focus on just one issue. I thought I’d crawl my way back into the world with a few thoughts and OPINIONS about various recent topics. I want to preface this by saying that agreeing or disagreeing with different directions varying topics are taking, in no way, means that I am condoning or cementing myself on the extreme of either viewpoint. It seems that can be the only way our opinions and concerns are viewed. We tout ourselves as a country of tolerance and understanding. But at times, it seems that, unless you are of the majority or politically correct stance, you are systematically pigeon-holed as a zealot. And to me, therein lies a good part of the problem…..

North Korea…..In March, the Obama Administration promised food/aid to North Korea in exchange for a moratorium on long range missiles. Now, supposedly, that is threatened due to the fact that North Korea has said it will go ahead with some missile tests. To me, the operative word is ‘moratorium’. A moratorium is simply a delay or suspension. Not a promise NOT to conduct the tests. North Korea has continued to make a fool of the U.S. With this just being the latest, the exchange should have been a firm, non-negotiable WILL NOT conduct the tests. All they’ve done is allowed us, American citizens, to provide aid to a country that demonizes and threatens us while refusing to treat their citizens with basic human rights. Along with the overzealous Iranians, they will never fear anything. Russia and China are both on the U.N. Security Council and have refused to allow any type of firm action or sanctions to be imposed. Why? They’re communists!! Seriously? It’s time for the United States to man-up. Stop all aid. I mean until after the election. I hear there will be more flexibility. Aye, Comrade?

Supreme Court…..The Supreme Court is currently in session. With the Affordable Healthcare Act being argued, an item from last week seems to have slipped to the back burner. The “life without parole for minors” debate has been a hot issue since it started being used. But, in my view, this shows our inability to put the real issue on the surface. Being a child is the issue that should be made firm. It’s weird to me that a 14 year child can be put to such an ultimate sentence. With the prosecution, I’m sure, arguing that the child planned, studied, waited, etc. and carried out an ‘adult crime’. Then, that same prosecutor will try to convince the same jury that a child of the same age doesn’t have the capacity to choose to have intimate relations. And that decision can ruin an adult’s life complete. In no way am I saying adults should have a free pass when it comes to children. Not even close. My argument is to define a child as a child. Our society has chosen to pick and choose what crimes a child can and can’t commit. When a child is a child and when they’re not. Either you know right from wrong or you don’t. I’m not saying that a murderous child shouldn’t be punished. But are they children or not? What should change are the guidelines to allow their release from incarceration at a certain age. Upon rehabilitation, of course. How has their record been while incarcerated? And when they are let out and start veering back towards their adolescent ways, allow the prosecution to admit their juvenile record into an adult trial. That’s a fair tradeoff. You allow the child to be accountable for their actions as well as show authorities that it was just an immature mistake. But, the definition should be “What is a child?”
The GOP Nomination…..As the GOP nomination process begins to look like the Eveready Bunny (while the going on forever would fit, I am more inclined to use the annoying banging cymbals in the analogy), the talk will for sure turn to Romney (presumably) and his thoughts for a running mate. While I am unsure who I’d like to see in the end, here are some things that I feel he will consider. I’ve said this to my circle from the start about Mitt Romney: His biggest hurdle will be his Mormonism. I didn’t say that it should or that I believe one way or the other about The Mormons. Whether the politically correct want to admit it, this is still a Christian nation. If you know anything about the Mormon faith, you know where and how they came to get their Book of Mormon. To Southern Baptists and Northern Catholics (to name a few), that may be a hard sell. So this is my take. When John F. Kennedy was running for President, his Catholicism was very much in the forefront. It was questioned and scrutinized. This is in no way comparing the two men’s ideals, style or visions. I’m just saying that aside from unseating an incumbent (albeit, somewhat unpopular) President, Romney’s religion could be a deciding factor down the line. He has also had issues winning in the south, just as Kennedy. Last week Romney and Newt Gingrich had a closed door meeting. I’m not saying Gingrich is the answer. What I will say is that Gingrich presided over a time when America was growing favorably. There was bipartisanship in Congress. He got and gets things done. He’s smart. He’s seasoned. He knows compromise. I believe he loves America and what’s best for her…….and he’s Southern. JFK and LBJ were not drinking buddies, political allies or cut from the same cloth. But Lyndon Baines Johnson was Southern. I do think that LBJ was a political moved based on the want the win. Again, I don’t think Newt will be asked to be on the ticket. If I were Romney, I’d get him in my corner as quick as I could. Even in a Karl Rove type capacity. He’s made mistakes and rebounded from them. I couldn’t think of a better strategist when it comes to defeating the Democrats than Newt Gingrich.
On the Democrat side…..I have really shied away from railing too much about Obama. I didn’t want to come across as what I could be perceived as being. But man…..WOW. What a character. That guy reminds me of a comedian on tour. He has gathered some catch phrases and doesn’t really back anything up with fact. He only makes a joke and thinks the American public will take it as a sign that he’s the answer. He’s not. I had a guy I worked with tell another former coworker who was really demeaning and abasing me something that really entered the forefront of my mind when taking a good look at how Obama is campaigning. The guy said, “You don’t have to blow my candle out to make yours seem brighter”. That’s all Obama has done. Not that it isn’t done by both sides; I will cough that up from the start. But he ran on change and progress. He hasn’t campaigned on his record at all. He name calls. He mocks. He hasn’t owned up to his share of the country’s failures. He’s blamed the REPUBLICAN side of Congress. Not even the whole Congress. Let’s not forget that the House is the one branch that is most directly linked to the population. He regurgitates the same punch lines over and over and over……’silver bullet’, ‘3 step plan drill, drill and still more drilling’,’ flat Earth society’…Really? Impressive. I feel like reciting ‘Sticks and Stones’. I believe he thinks he’s a Jedi Master…and Yoda, at that. He puts his hands out and says the same thing over and you WILL realize these aren’t the droids you’re looking for. In closing, my favorite mind trick moment was back during the State of the Union address. And I can’t believe no one has called this out. He spoke about the American PROMISE as opposed to the American Dream. Not buying it. He wants the nanny state to believe in the hamster wheel. “You keep little running buddy, work up that sweat. It doesn’t look like it now but I promise you’re making great strides…..wink, wink”.
My last two topics may be touching to most and seen as insensitive or racially charged to others. I assure you, they are not. At some point we have to admit we are in a time of change, both good and bad, and static, both good and bad. Unless we are allowed to say what we feel without being branded or demonized, this wonderful country of ours will go the way of Greece and the like. Objectivity is the word of the day….

Florida……The tragedy in Florida with the killing of Trayvon Martin is horrible and mind consuming. I can’t begin to describe what I think happened with that whole mess…so I won’t. What I will say is that there are factors fueling this beyond comprehension. First, the media has allowed and seemingly encouraged this to take on a racially motivated life of its own. I was watching CNN and the trailer on the bottom read: “Republicans, whites more tired of Trayvon Martin case”. Are you kidding me? They might as well send me sheets and a pair of scissors. Spike Lee, Al Sharpton are leading the pack. Lee has steadfastly proven his racism throughout the years and hidden behind the mask of Hollywood and skin color. While he calls the black race to the carpet about stereotypes and being proud, he lashes out hypocritically when a member of another race has the exact same to say. Sharpton? Just tune in and watch him for a moment. The fact is we do not know all the facts of this case. We don’t. And we shouldn’t. The media has been allowed to spin this into either direction and the only result has been increasingly stronger tensions. But the one that takes the cake is our own Commander-in-Chief. How shameful for him to get himself involved. For him to say that Martin could have looked like a son he’d had had, is, plainly put, wrong. Mr. Obama has allowed his ego to supersede his patriotism. The US President doesn’t allow himself to become involved in something as dividing as that. Any respect I did have has vanished. I pity him to relegating the Office to the level of morning talk show. The only thing he’s missing is a returned check from a prostitute.
Afghanistan……I don’t want to say too terribly much about the incident in Afghanistan involving Sgt. Bales. The reason being is that it’s like trying to teach algebra to 6 year olds while speaking in Latin. You just can’t. This is what I want to say…..If they go ahead and try this patriot in civilian court, it will complete the disarray to which this administration has allowed our military to become. The people making the decision on placing him in civilian court are not qualified. Until you have experienced the military, you cannot pass judgment on those that have. There’s a reason that there is a Uniformed Code of Military Justice. Any time a crime or infraction occurs in the confines of the US Military it has mitigating circumstances. Period. Not kind of. Not maybe. Not here and there. Not sometimes. Every single time. Done. Case closed. I am not condoning nor supporting what this soldier did. I am only stating that he has given up the freedoms we take for granted to defend them. That deserves a look from a likeminded point of view. His service for our country warrants that. My apologies if you see it different. I was shown this statement one time and was told it was taken from the carton of soldier’s C-Rat in Vietnam (not sure how true that is but the words are powerful….). It reads, “For those that fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know”.

Here’s to ‘Too Union’ at SDP…..a bitch at 17 huh??? Get rid of that bandana, yet? Everyone has a price, Minnie Pearl.

Hope all have a great Easter weekend. I’ll be in touch. Hope to hear your thoughts and comments. I’m all ears.

Until next time…..

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How I View A Number of The “OWS Protesters”

Quick Note: Again, my apologies for the delay since last post. I wish I could sit here and write that I had a good, viable reason. But, in the end, it was simply part laziness, my inability to get motivated and a little of some things rearing its head. I resolve to do better. blh

Alright…So this Occupy Wall Street has been going on for a month and seemingly has no end in sight. My question is that do they really know why they’re protesting? I know the whole Wall Street greed catch phrase but the details and gist of their argument. They chanted about the bailouts to the ‘too big to fail’. Ummm…it was the government that approved the bailouts. With this administration and the last contributing. What is they think is the solution? They just yell and scream ‘Help the Needy Not the Greedy’ or whatever the credo of the day happens to be. I’ve not heard or seen anything, in the media NOR their website (http://occupywallst.org/), that resembles a remedy to their plight, aside from the concrete platform of the Left. While I agree there are things that, as citizens and humans, we need and deserve, a good part of they want, they want GIVEN to them. I have issue( I’m sorry.. issues, plural) with anyone being given anything without merit.
First of all, they’re going about it the wrong way. Being that I work in a union plant (well quasi working?), I have seen a similar type of situation.” We want them (whoever ‘Them’ are) to give us this and give us that! What? We have a part in this? You dare ask us to do our “fair share”? The nerve!” I could never understand this thinking. In my opinion, everything we do is a compromise or contract, if you will, with provisions and promises on both sides to ensure mutual success. From what I’ve seen, there are a good number of the protesters that are educated and under the age of 34 (according to the OWS website study performed by a sociologist at CUNY, Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán Ph.D). Mind you the sample was drawn from only the visitors from the site. So, I would think a bit of salt would be needed to read and relate to the study.
The website cites the need for healthcare and jobs, protection from foreclosures and, being that almost 30% have a bachelor’s or advanced degree, the forgiveness of student loans. In all fairness, healthcare should be available and needs to be. But getting the government involved, to me, is not the answer. As far as the others I mentioned, I think that’s the most absurd thing about this whole whine session.
When it comes to the foreclosures, I know there are shady people and companies. Surely, you know what you can and can’t afford. You have an obligation to read everything you sign. And if you don’t, find someone outside the mortgage company, such as an independent lawyer of your choosing, to explain to you in intricate detail. Don’t you think the $400 you spend right now is cheaper than losing your house down the road? I would even support the mortgage company being financially responsible or the buyer having the option of rolling into the closings costs or amount borrowed. I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat myself. It all starts with accountability. Life has to. There is no doubt in my mind that there are hardworking people that have lost their jobs and are subsequently on the verge of losing their house. But, there are those that haven’t and are simply choosing to walk away from their responsibility. So, there are bad apples on the side of the buyer and there are bad apples on the side of the lender. In a socialist environment, we are all the same, right? Afforded the same leeway? So, the answer is that there may not be a solid answer or equally satisfying solution. But, you have to know that lending is a business, not a right. The credit needed has to be earned. The lenders will simply walk away from lending. Take their business elsewhere. Just like our jobs. I wouldn’t be in the business to lose money.
I’ve already written a piece on my take on why America’s jobs are going vacating the premises. Please note I didn’t say ‘our’ jobs. Because they aren’t ‘our’ jobs. They have been here for a century or so because we used to be the pinnacle of what dedicated hard work was. The model to which the rest of the world looked to for examples. We took pride in earning an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work. There was a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment as you walked out the gate and home to our families. Again, with the help of a few bad seeds, we have dumbed ourselves right out of the right to ‘maintain our jobs.’ When you get a job, it is 100% a mutual agreement that both parties have to follow in order for that relationship to flourish and succeed. You know whether you would hire yourself when you get to work each day. It may not be right but the company has every right to work in the direction of profit with complete safety and environment consciousness. This government that these protesters are begging for relief from the Wall Street pigs is as much of the problem as the pigs AND workers are. The government is consistently making it harder and harder for companies to do business, profitably, in our country. This is a shared problem. You can pull the wool over your eyes and pretend not to notice but it’s a big problem in a big way. We all have to do our part. Jobs are not a birthright.
Like mentioned earlier, there is a greater than average education level among the protesters. They have a right to be upset about their employment and personal situation. I would as well. My one question to them would be, “Is it that you can’t find a job? Is it that you can’t find a job you like? Or is it that you can’t find a job you like with the field your degree is in?” I truly believe herein lies the crux of their frustration. If I had spent a good amount of money and dedicated and persevered to earn my degree, you bet your life I’d feel obligated to myself to use what I’ve learned and accomplished. But, how long are they going to sit there and wait for the ‘job fairy’ to come along and give them a job simply because they’re degreed? At some point, there has to be acknowledgement that there is need to do something now. It may not be the most desired or high paying career they had visions of. But it’s a start. If you’re not part of solution, you’re part of the problem. Like a boss told me numerous times: Short term pain for long term gain. It appeared at first that the pain would end with college. Unfortunately, it didn’t. A college diploma is not, and should never be, a guarantee for anything. Period. An education simply shows the character to finish what was set out to accomplish and to broaden your employment possibilities. That’s it. If they’ve convinced themselves otherwise, I feel they’re only cheating themselves. I do not have a college degree. I knew that future opportunities would be limited when I made the decision to walk away and take my current job. It didn’t require a college degree. That didn’t keep me from putting all my effort and intestinal fortitude towards being a success because of that. I made sure I would end where I wanted in spite of the fact that I didn’t have a degree. Not because I didn’t.
There have been two things said to me in my life that have always stuck with me. And I have drawn on them at various times. Before I was hired at my current job, my second job was delivering newspapers. It wasn’t glamorous but it served its purpose. It was a means to an end. I had driven up to the newspaper rack and was blocking a parking spot. This gentleman got out of his car and proceeded to humiliate me for being a ‘menial, delivery boy’. He told me how much of a loser I was that I had resorted to delivering papers to make a living and so on. I remember feeling sorry for myself that I had reached that point. But that only lasted a day or two. I woke up and told myself that I was a winner. A hard working person and that things would get better. They did.
The second thing said to me is really more of the main idea of a conversation. The topic was my salary without a degree in relation to the salary of a degreed ‘professional’. I make a decent and better than livable wage. I felt, and still feel, I completely deserve the money I make. The argument from their side was that I didn’t have a right to make the money I made. Reason? 100% that I didn’t have a college degree. They felt being that I didn’t finish college that I should be limited to certain pay guidelines. The educated population was the ones deserving of good money. In the end, I just flatly don’t deserve it. I do.
When there are people with two and three jobs out there, there is no excuse to allow one to be idle because it’s not a job they’ll be proud of at a reunion. Time is being carelessly misused if this is the reason any of them are there. Do yourself a solid: Make it happen.
That rolls into the student loan thing. I won’t say too much on this. They knew going in that it was a debt not a grant. They knew they would have a certain grace period. Paying it back was a promise made. There’s no way that the government should pay anyone’s debt. Especially being that attending college is a choice. Not a requirement.
The expectation that the government owes us anything is inane. The government doesn’t produce anything but debt. By wanting forgiveness for a debt chosen to partake, you’re asking the government to shift that debt to someone else. Someone will still have to answer to the money borrowed. It may not be directly. It will show up in the ‘dying middle class’ taxes. So that arrogance and sense of entitlement only shows that the uneducated and simple people will be burdened by someone who wouldn’t hire them, give them the time of day or think they deserve a better than livable wage.
The protests are reaching a point where there will be a less than desirable effect. They have been supported by unions, Democrats, fellow worldwide protesters and even got a shout out from the ever loving Nazis and human rights champion Communists. It’s a farce and the demonstrations have played out beautifully for those with a Left Wing agenda. It’s almost like Christmas in October. The financial and logistical support has come from teachers’ unions, steel workers union, the AFL-CIO, other liberal outfits and even our President Obama. Obama has crafted his words carefully. Has given the right speeches and pointed the finger at the Right. Even going so far as demanding them to answer for each they didn’t like in the job bill. Then calling them dim in the fact that he’s broken it down so they could better understand. And the downright lunacy and unfounded balderdash that Vice President Biden screamed about no jobs bill leading to crime, specifically murder and rape, is ignorant, at best. I feel both are fueling the situation. For political gain. Nothing more. Obama is hoping to be re-elected and for the Democrats to retake the House and the super majority in the Senate. That way he can do what he did the first two years of his presidency. Push his agenda through with a rubber stamp from Congress. That was progress. That is progressionism forcing policies down the throat. That is not what our country is about. In addition, getting aligned with unions is a deal with the devil. Want to talk about big business screwing the little guy? Take a gander at the United Steelworkers Union yearly statement. I have. Here’s just one item on that list. They spent over $15,000 on football season tickets in two NFL towns. Now, I know what I’ve paid in union dues in the past. It takes approximately the dues of 30 people at my jobsite to cover that. And this is to a venue that I couldn’t just pick up, monetarily, and go to. I can tell you that. Unions optimize this entitlement way of thinking. They want the most they can get for the least amount of exertion. And the protesters are acting accordingly.
Instead of using lawful avenues, they have resorted to union thuggery tactics to try and push their point across. They’ve used aggression instead of diplomacy to make their argument. It can’t be that way. Yet, their only argument is that they deserve these things yet don’t want to do ‘their fair share’. It’s their right to be given what they feel they should. They have gone about the whole process the wrong way. They’re breaking the law by demonstrating without a permit, not allowing officials through because they didn’t have proper authorization for certain activities, disrupted office and building entrances, taken up all the sidewalks and roads in a particular area. All against the NYC code on legal protests. Take it from someone who’s learned it the hard way recently, anything you do that’s against the rules will only negate the message you’re trying to send. It may not make sense or be right but that will be the way it is. Civil disobedience meets resistance before it veers toward resolution.
I am not saying that the protesters don’t want what’s best for the nation. And I do empathize with them. In that, I can only imagine the frustration the feeling that they have no control over their future. And the overwhelming fear they have with a mounting debt or uncertainty of their financial plight. They do have control. They can remedy their situation. But they have to be an active part. We are not a socialist based country. We never should. We are guaranteed in the Constitution these three things: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The want to earn success and happiness should be paramount. They can do it. It’s been done.
This ‘grass roots’ movement is swerving toward chaos. It can only get worse. To me, they seem like there are a good number of whiners who feel sorry for themselves and have chosen to demand their government to make changes. Changes that will freely allow them to acquire things that are normally earned. Nothing in this world is free. Someone will have to pay when the government doles out entitlements to capable people. That’s not right. It just isn’t and it just can’t be.
In closing I’d like to say this, be careful what you ask for. The government regulating commerce and demanding social justice and redistribution will have more dire consequences than most realize. It was the Bolsheviks that promised so much to the masses in return for their loyalty. And we see how that whole thing ended up.

Until next time and sooner than this time…..

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Are We Truly an Independent Nation?

Now that the circus in southern Florida is subsiding in anticipation of the imminent book and movie deals, the case of Humberto Leal is making the waves now. Mr. Leal is set to die by lethal injection here in Texas tonight for the 1995 torture and murder of a 16 year old San Antonio girl. Brutal. Senseless. Punishment: Deserving.
What’s causing the additional hubbub about this execution is that the murderer is a Mexican national. And that the death warrant is set to be handed down, our beloved government has decided that it needs to sticks its nose into Texas’ affairs. While it, no doubt, is none of their business, I get the reasoning. So, you have Obama, Secretaries Clinton and Holder AND Mexico weighing in on the issue. They cite a U.N. treaty and dire consequences for American citizens who may get arrested overseas. This inmate has used the legal system to the Nth degree and every possible appeal has been filed on his behalf and been exhausted. He has been afforded every single right that you and I have under our admired Constitution. (As a side note, this article can also serve to boost my opinion on my previously published immigration article. So, I won’t touch too much on that).
He was living in the States since he was 2 years old and failed to divulge his citizenship upon arrest. As I have said before, the solution to the ills of our society will begin when we accept accountability. I assure you the rest will fall into place. He wanted the fruits of the United States; he has to face the penalties if he can’t live by the laws in place to protect us. President Obama and anyone else who feels this is an unjust sentence needs to back off and let our state handle its own affairs. I agree with the pundits and commentators who feel that Congress should be the one body allowed to bind us to any document or treaty. Especially by the United Nations. He came. He saw. He killed. He’s gone. There has to be repercussions or there can’t be order. And while this article could go on and on about the debate this country has when it comes to foreign CRIMINALS, this just serves as a lead in to what I have wanted to write about this week. Our country is, with ever increasing speed, headed toward a country that is as far from independent as the Founding Fathers had envisioned.
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word ‘independent’ as ‘not subject to the control by others’. It also has an entry that uses ‘not looking to others for one’s opinions or for guidance in conduct’.
If you take a look at those two definitions closely, I think they represent what Jefferson, Adams and Franklin were thinking when they presented the Declaration of Independence. We have to be free and independent from any outside source when it comes to the benefit and well being of our citizens. This isn’t about me being a Texan and wanting some sort of Wild West justice. This is about the decisions our government makes regarding this country and why they make them. I think those two definitions pretty much are saying the same thing. To look for others’ opinions to dictate a path is, by all intent and purposes, being controlled by others. We are no longer a true independent nation. An increasing trend is that our country and its leaders are more concerned with our reputation and the opinion of other countries than about the welfare of our own citizens.
One needs look no further than two nations we have become so closely intertwined. One is China. I want to revise that. The human rights suppressing, state controlled, communist China. I’ve written about our jobs going overseas and the impact it has on our economy. I also listed our government as a major chief instigator in this issue. But, if you take a closer look at the bigger picture and consider the grand scope all of things, one could surmise there’s may be an underlying reason why our government isn’t in a big rush to keep our jobs in this country. Debt. Good old fashion fear is a reason I cite. China owns almost 10% of our total debt. In addition to the $65million we continue to give them in aid each year, they rake in the massive profits that we, as Americans, continue to pump into their economy. It would be more, I presume, if it not be for the U.N. sanctions stemming from their peaceful handling of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy students in June of 1989. To be fair, the U.S. isn’t alone in this. China rakes in billions of aid each year from the IMF and other places and there are countries that limit their contact with Taiwan. China is bulling their way to the top. Watch it.
The Obama administration (and prior ones, as well…this problem has been gaining steam for some time) has allowed China and its leaders to come here and flaunt their increasing influence over our decision making process. To put it into perspective. While China continues to put its hand out like a needy, underdeveloped nation, they rank second, behind the U.S, in the world with the most billionaires. China’s economy is the fastest growing. And the U.S. will do whatever it takes for their Don to be happy and not place us in the pickle it can on a whim.
Another country influencing us is Mexico. Being our neighbor to the south, Mexico has reaped the benefits of our bountiful economy for quite some time. On both sides of the border. There are over one million Americans living and working in Mexico. The U.S. is Mexico’s largest trading partner and is America’s third. Who do they follow?? I was surprised, and not sure why, but Canada is our largest. But the second?? You guessed it, The People’s Republic of China. And with the massive immigration debate that will never end, the U.S. and the Obama administration find themselves being forced (although self imposed) to make decisions based on winks and nods and not in the best interests of our citizens. They have let Mexico’s President come into our country and tell our states that their laws are not right. That illegal immigration is a right of the Mexican people. Obama finds it easy, as well, to make jokes about the issue right there at the border. Other than trade, the reason is vividly clear: Votes. Again, as written, Latinos are making up an ever increasing voting demographic. Can you imagine the dent the President and the Democratic Party take if they take a stand on the side of the States and their own law abiding citizens? I venture to guess.
With the completion of another July 4th holiday, I took a moment to think if our society really embraces what it is we’re celebrating. We fought for the freedom to make our own decisions. And we have to face the consequences and the benefits of how we run our country. I even get the feeling we don’t recognize the day for what it is. It’s Independence Day. I can’t count the times over the years that I’ve heard the same people whine about the freedoms we have only to gripe louder when made to work on this holiday. I say lose the term “The 4th”. It forces the meaning to be relegated to a date on the calendar. We cannot ignore what it was the Founding Fathers were doing in forging out great country. When in doubt, we have to stand alone. Independent. Call July 4th for what it is. Independence Day.
In closing, it’s time to take a look at those leading us into the future. We continue to benefit those who infringe on the Creator’s gift upon us; Inalienable Rights. The presidential race is getting ready to heat up, we have issues in Congress that are festering up to the point of drastic laceration and we can’t find a formidable solution on immigration or our march towards insolvency. Look at our independence as you would your own house. How many people would you allow to influence the decisions you make involving you and your family? Especially if they weren’t in their best interests and well-being.

Until next time…..

P.S. One last thing for those in D.C. and the cheap seats, Don’t Mess with Texas.

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