Politics and the Presidency

The 2012 election push just getting off the ground. This creates a lot of anxiety among most people. The closer we get to 2012 the higher the level becomes and the more people express their concerns. To sum it up, we start finding all the lounge chair politicians telling you how to cast your vote.

Let us all get serious. Take a close look in the upcoming months. How many people will announce their interest in running for President? How many will follow though and actually start an active campaign?

Our country is a time of financial crisis. Social Security cost of living allowances have been frozen for yet another year; while congress has continued to receive annual pay increases. We have not been asked to pay more in taxes; we have been told to pay more in taxes. While we are required to cut back, they continue to SPEND out of control.  Their irresponsibility automatically becomes our responsibility.

In the upcoming campaign season, let us ask the million dollar question. Why would anyone in their RIGHT mind pay millions of dollars on a campaign in hopes to get a JOB that only pays $200,00 per year????  Do you really think that they have your best interest in mind????

“Rhetoric” is the latest buzz word in politics right now. It is used any time a politician wants to deflect an issue away from them so they don’t have to truly answer on the issue. Just the mention of the word should be cause for all to do further research on the issue in order to find the truth.

If we are to be responsible citizens, we have a lot of work to do. Be very cautious in 2012.

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Reminder to our Military Veterans

I am addressing all of our military veterans, active or other as a reminder. The day you started active duty you raised your right hand and took an oath. Remember who we were promising and what we promised.

We promised to God, our families, our country and it’s residents to fight for the protection of our constitution and protection of our freedoms guaranteed within that document. The promise included the defense of our nation from any attempt of oppression of our freedom whether foreign or domestic.

The oath we swore to did not expire when we were released from active duty. As long as there is blood flowing in our body and a breath in our lungs, that oath is still binding.

It is time for unity and more action in support of our military, aiding our veterans, and keeping our elected officials bound by their oath of office.

Our Constitution and those freedoms are under attack. Our country needs us to take more action against out of control politicians, regardless of party, and out of control media trying to manipulate the facts.

The elections are nearing. Our voices can be heard. Who is truly representing the nation as a whole, and who is representing outside interests? You must listen too all media sources to get enough facts to make an informed decision.

Let our voices be heard.

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Utopia: The Impossible Dream

What is your inner most dream? How do you think life should be? What about Utopia?
Utopia is a word we have all heard with interest. It is a dream of a perfect world, perfect society, perfect circumstances. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone had everything they want or need. All of humanity lives in peace and harmony. The disruptive additive in this Utopia is the human factor. When a human is involved, Utopia will not exist.
The concept of Utopia sounds like Heaven. That is how Heaven has been described to us. Everyone would love to live in a Utopian society. It has been talked about, written about, and films have been produced about Utopia for generations. Who would not like for everyone to have all they need. Everyone would have adequate housing, food, clothing, and access to medical needs. What a perfect society it could be. Utopia has been a human dream from the beginning of time, but the reality of Humanity makes Utopia an unattainable dream.
Human Emotions will always rule over common sense. We are all filled with feelings of Love, Hate, Pride, Jealousy, Envy, Fear, and many more emotions. Human emotion will always prevent us from forming a Utopian Society. Love may nudge us to work for total equality, while pride, greed, and jealousy will become the anchor to hold us back. “Why should the next person have what I have? I worked hard for what I have.” I hear these words spoken almost daily.
History tells us of times where a Utopian Society has been tried. The earliest settlers of America, the Pilgrims, were instructed to work hard and share the crops equally. The Company would take it’s share while the remaining portions would be equally distributed throughout. This seamed like the perfect Utopia for all involved, but it almost caused their destruction.
Everyone worked hard in the beginning in order to make things succeed, but in time the human emotions took control. “If I get an equal share, then why should I work this hard?” “I will receive the same portion regardless of what I do.” People began to slack off, the fields did not get worked and the harvest was minimal. The settlers would raid the crops in the middle of the night to get more portions before the actual division of goods. The shortage of food caused numerous deaths that almost wiped out the settlement.
The Company could not make their return on investment, so the rules were changed. Each settler was deeded a portion of land to work and the company would then take their portion from the resulting crops. This resulted in Human Pride to take over and productivity turned around. The settlers were now working hard for themselves while paying back their debt to the company. The following harvest saved the colonies.
The latest attempt of Utopia is now called “Distribution of Wealth”. This is the concept that if you work hard for what you have, the Company will take what you have and give it to those who don’t work or have anything. This concept began with the Welfare system. The Government would assist those in need so they could get back on their own again. It is a great idea, with less than desirable results. Many became too dependent on Welfare in order to take care of themselves. We now have generations of Welfare recipients. This Utopia is bankrupting our nation. Unemployment is an alternative form of Welfare. It is designed to assist in the transition after losing employment. It is now a secondary Welfare system. There is no longer any encouragement to get a job.
America’s Utopia is collapsing. We are going bankrupt. The concept of continuing to pay and support individuals too lazy to work has to stop or we all fail. The temporary assistance programs have to get back to being temporary as intended or financial collapse is imminent.
Utopia will never be established. We need to spread the message of helping others while assuring that we do not become a permanent crutch of reliance. Without encouraging personal pride, economic growth will not improve. The scripture teaches that “give a man a fish, and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”
When will we stop feeding and begin teaching?

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Is it Really Luck?

People go through life believing in luck. Some have good luck while others have bad luck. Is it really Luck? I don’t think so.
Everyone has good times and hard times. We all handle them differently based on past experiences. How we handle a situation determines the outcome. Each outcome delivers new knowledge and experience. We all grow stronger with each.
I try not to look at it as good luck/bad luck but rather a Blessing/Lesson from The Lord. The good fortune is a Blessing while our hardships are our Lessons. We are continually being graded by how we act and react to each. Both allow us to grow as individuals and be stronger and wiser as a result.
We should be thankful for our Blessings and equally thankful for our lessons.
Remember: “The teacher is always silent during a test.”

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Death of the Two Party System

The Democratic and Republican Parties have appeared to switch positions since the late ’50s early ’60s. Both Parties are now controlled by the wealthy, and the wealthy are the EXTREMISTS. They control the cash flow and manipulate outcomes. Both Political Parties have moderates; but the moderates lack the backing of the elite.
Looking at the Presidential race, it is my view that Romney and Obama are interchangeable. They are both Wolves in Sheep clothing. They avoid the true issues and continually focus on self importance.
The American citizen becomes the victim in the Political game. Right or wrong, we need a third party in order to put competition on the so called two parties that we now have. (I am not saying that the Tea Party is it, but they have made a difference.)
If we continue to allow the billionaires run this country we will continue to be the victims. If you elect a Lawyer to a position of power, they will change the laws to benefit themselves.
Obama promised CHANGE and took all of ours. If we want change, we need to change Washington. We need a new political party. We need to put a stop the the wealthy robbing from the poor.
If we want CHANGE, we have to change ourselves then we can make the changes this country needs.

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Live Well Today

We now have a New Year. Let’s make the best of it.
Yesterday is History.
Tomorrow is a Mystery.
Live today to the best of your ability to make it a positive mysterious outcome.
You can not go back and change your beginnings; but you can change your ending.
Happy New Year to All

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True National Security

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” – Cicero, 42 B.C.

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High School Principal sets Standards

High School Principal

There was a program with Dennis Prager of Colorado, along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago….what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. Even though Palin and Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod and agree with him. This is the guy that should be running for President in 2012!

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give…. By Dennis Prager.

To the
students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal,
and honored to be so. There is no greater
calling than to teach young
people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes
coming to our
school. I am making these changes because I am convinced
that most of
the ideas that have dominated public education in America
have worked
against you, against your teachers and against our
country.

First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.
I could not
care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red,
yellow or white. I
could not care less if your origins are African,
Latin American, Asian
or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on
the Mayflower or on
slave ships. The only identity I care about, the
only one this school
will recognize, is your individual identity —
your character, your
scholarship, your humanity. And the only national
identity this school
will care about is American.

This is an
American public school, and American public schools were
created to
make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic,
racial or
religious identity through school, you will have to go
elsewhere. We
will end all ethnicity, race and non-American
nationality-based
celebrations. They undermine the motto of America ,
one of its three
central values — e pluribus Unum, “from many, one.”
And this school
will be guided by America ‘s values. This includes all
after-school
clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students
based on any
identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual
orientation
or whatever else may become in vogue in a
society divided by political
correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions,
not blood, ethnic,
racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs
just cultivate
narcissism — an unhealthy preoccupation with the self
— while the
purpose of education is to get you to think beyond
yourself. So we will
have clubs that transport you to the wonders and
glories of art, music,
astronomy, languages you do not already
speak, carpentry and more. If
the only extracurricular activities you
can imagine being interested in
are those based on ethnic, racial or
sexual identity, that means that
little outside of yourself really
interests you.

Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your
native language. My
only interest in terms of language is that you
leave this school
speaking and writing English as fluently as possible.
The English
language has united America ‘s citizens for over 200 years,
and it will
unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable
reasons this
country of immigrants has always come to be one country.
And if you
leave this school without excellent English language skills,
I would be
remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to
successfully
compete in the American job market. We will learn other
languages here
— it is deplorable that most Americans only speak
English –but if you
want classes taught in your native language rather
than in English, this
is not your school.

Third, because I
regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in
this school will
reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among
other things,
that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many
people in our
society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for
church or
school. These people have their priorities backward.
Therefore, there
will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene
language will be tolerated anywhere on this school’s
property —
whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If
you can’t
speak without using the f-word, you can’t speak. By obscene
language I
mean the words banned by the Federal Communications
Commission, plus
epithets such as “Nigger,” even when used by one black
student to
address another black, or “bitch,” even when addressed by a
girl to a
girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this
school, you
will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish
between the
elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth, we will
end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem
will be
attained in only one way — the way people attained it until
decided
otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One immediate
consequence
is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and
last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away
from
politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring
you
about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual
harassment
or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to
condom wearing
and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or
primarily a
health issue. There will be no more attempts to convince you
that you
are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or
not
heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of
you
graduates this school and does not consider him or herself
inordinately
lucky — to be alive and to be an American.

Now,
please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of
our
country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will
hand
them out to you

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