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By: Wayne Brown
It seems that each time I pick up the newspaper or listen to radio, I get a bit of information that turns my stomach and makes me wonder what is happening to the USA. Even far more reaching is the number of people who want to rationalize the information as being the “right thing to do”. It seems that we have lost our ability to reason for ourselves, apply logic, and predict an outcome to a given proposal. Or is it that we have become such an apathetic nation that we feel that it is much better for our elected royalty to do our thinking for us. Either way, it is a fool’s game which can only end in undesired consequences.
Vice President Joe Biden is up on the podium again telling women they only need two 12 gauge shells and a shotgun to fire off the rear balcony if someone is attempting to enter their premises. Perhaps Joe has not heard of some of the latest home invasions in which multiple parties enter at the same time fully cognizant that there are people in the house and with far more on their mind their simple burglary. Of course Biden has protection all around him, none which amounts to the firepower obviously he thinks is exhibited by a woman firing off two shotguns shells. Maybe Joe needs that kind of protection. After all, he is really in no danger of being harmed as his high level of naivety protects him in every way. Joe needs to be speaking from experience…perhaps about the subject of hair transplants and how to smile real big and act like a good ol’ boy.
Recently, in an Arlington, Texas school, a teacher shoved pencil shavings in the mouth of one of the students as a disciplinary action for his behavior. When the parent complained and the school investigated, all parties admitted that the action taken by the teacher was as described. Even the local teachers organization aka union admitted the same. The union supplied legal representation to the teacher when the parent demanded that the teacher be relieved of employment in the classroom. Through legal action the teacher kept her job thanks to the unions desire to keep all teachers, good or bad, working in the system. Obviously the school system administration is complicit and spineless to say the least. For this, we pay our tax dollars…so the federal government can decide what our children are taught and the unions will decide who will teach them?
In light of the gun control efforts currently going on, the Washington State legislature recently passed laws requiring that all residents of the State allow law enforcement officials to enter their homes and inspect how they guns are being secured. Many citizens are outraged and rightfully so as the implications of such actions are only limited by one’s own imagination. This legislation was sponsored by two Washington State Democrats. Once the controversy started after the bill was passed successfully both of the Democrats admitted that they only sponsored the bill on the floor but never actually read it. The bill amounted to eight pages…not a very challenging read.
Now, under the guise of inspecting you gun security, Washington State law enforcement officers can enter your home without warrant and in effect conduct an unlawful while reasoning that they are only checking the guns. Where does the legislation stop. Can they search your home to make sure you are showing them all the guns. Obviously they want to see where you are keeping the guns and what is to stop them from inventorying the guns and the storage site on the visit. When the order comes down to collect all the guns, they should have no problem cleaning that up in Washington State. Once again the voters have chosen an empty promise of increased security and safety in exchange for their freedom and liberty. Why not bring along Child Protective Services and let them inspect your parenting skills at the same time. Or how about a representative from that wonder EPA to check your home and make sure it is environmentally acceptable and not giving off too many carbons emissions? Where does it all stop…when all your rights are gone? That sounds like the perfect destination for desiring such a society ruled totally by the actions of an overgrown and all-encompassing government which has no interest in the “will of the people”. Maybe Joe Biden can come along and teach a course of the proper use of shotguns.
Now, our illustrious, progressive, President, fresh off his three-day golf outing with Tiger Woods, rushes back into Washington and puts on a dog and pony show as to how sequestration will harm the American people. He never points out that his bunch designed the whole thing with a built in trigger to all-out attack the department of defense and fully undermine our military abilities. He fails to mention that he was sure at the time that no one had the balls to follow through with this action based on the built in trigger. Now, he wants to hang that around the necks of those on the right and blame them for it as he parades a bunch of dressed up first responders on the stage and touts how they will be among the first to be put out of work. He never mentions that maybe he could long ago have cut back on some of his multi-million dollar vacations. He never mentions reducing the size and scope of the out of control EPA or his Department of Justice. One might remember that he stood on the stage in the last debate with Romney and outwardly claimed that “sequestration” would never happen. Now he is faced with it; something he created, and he wants to blame it on others.
Here we have a president who campaigned for the job on the basis of economic improvement and job growth and he has failed miserably at both. He has managed to spend, spend, spend, and demand more spending while establishing promises of spending cuts loaded with triggers to ‘hurt the American people”. He has bound an unwilling public and private sector to a healthcare façade that will further sink the nation in undying debt and be the singular downfall of the best healthcare system in the world today. He cries out for gun control yet has no solutions for mental illness or time to recognize it place in the crimes touted as gun violence. He cries out for amnesty and reform in immigration with no plan for border security, welfare benefits, or voter identification. He continues to beat the drum on taxation of the rich and has taken that mantra into actions which result in reverse taxation on the American people. If this president has succeed at anything and created a legacy at all, it is one of class division and societal warfare which will live long after he is enjoying his wonderful retirement courtesy of the American taxpayer.
When the wheels of government have fallen off; when common ground cannot be found; when the dissolution of rights under the Constitution take a higher precedence than our out of control spending, ever-growing federal government, outrageous national deficit and debt, there is only one place the buck stops and that is in the Oval Office. Never mind Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama is the problem. He has failed to protect the Constitution. He has ignored the basis of checks and balances. He has ignored the legal requirements for a federal budget and he has openly used his executive order to circumvent the legislative processes of this nation. Never mind his pitiful foreign policy and his never-ending cover-ups of issues like Benghazi and Fast ‘n Furious. He does not mean to give any answers and there is no one with the balls to demand them.
If this is what we have become as a people, then we are a sorry lot to say the least. We deserve everything that the aftermath of this pursuit will bring to us in the years to come. Unfortunately our children and our grandchildren do not but if all the freedoms and liberties are gone before they have a chance to experience them then how can they miss what they never had? How can they see beyond the poverty that will surely be thrust upon them as our house of cards comes crashing down on the American people leaving only the elite such as Obama and those in dire poverty with no will to break the chains and leave the government dole.
Our court systems depict a legal system in which “justice is blind” in determining which way the scales will tilt. Our world of today goes far beyond that system yet still depends upon it. In our world today, far too many of our public is blind and not willing weigh the future or the potential consequences of actions taken by those who purport to be intelligent. Never confuse intelligence with leadership. It will fail you every time. For the present, leadership in America consists of class division, elimination of rights and liberty, ignoring the private business sector except for taxation purposes, and the overall desire to fundamental transform everything that we have known as a people into a new world order in which we all forget we are Americans and simply become members of the global sheep herd.
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21 February 2013