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Burning Questions

Updated on February 19, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

America is a melting pot of not only ethnics, race, and cultures but also of ideas, attitudes, and perspectives. But I think we all share a common ground in that we are all constantly searching for answers to our questions in life. I started thinking about mine last night and decided that it was best that I shared them here and, in doing so, gave myself the best opportunity to gain an answer to some of these haunting questions that gnaw and linger.

- Where did Reverend Jessie Jackson get ordained and what church does he serve?

- If the southern border of Arizona cannot be secured now, how will it be secured if we vote for “comprehensive immigration reform?

- How can the U S government throw away so much money on the financing of absolutely absurd home mortgages in the name of “growing the housing industry while giving everyone the opportunity to own a home” and then turn around and talk seriously about taking away the tax deduction for my home mortgage interest?

- If we are going to go to the expense of putting signs up in southern Arizona, then how come they don’t read: WARNING: We Shoot To Kill! And, how come they are not facing south?

- What’s black and brown and looks good on a drug smuggler crossing the Arizona border? (I think it is a Doberman!)

- Why is employer enforcement of the hiring of illegal immigrants down 74% under Obama?

- Why is it that the government is the answer to everything and the solution to nothing?

- If you are doing everything humanly possible in cleaning up this oil spill then why have you not asked for and accepted help?

- If Nancy Pelosi believes unemployment is such an important economic stimulus, why has she not tried it personally?

- Why don’t you have to produce your birth certificate before you can be elected President?

- Why is Congress exempt from every program that they claim is beneficial for the American public?

- If government spending is an excellent form of economic stimulus then why are tax reductions not even better for the economy?

- Why can Bill Clinton laud Robert Byrd for his service in the Klan as just a “good old boy” trying to get elected when Trent Lott can’t make a joking reference to Jesse Helms without losing his job?

- If Michelle Obama was “proud of this country” for the first time after it elected her husband as President, can you imagine how she must feel now that he has served?

- How much does the likes of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi costs the taxpayers each year? Is that an economic stimulus for it must be a large number?

- If reading, writing, and arithmetic are outdated concepts in our schools, why are they not outmoded in our daily lives?

- If I am forced to give you half of everything I produce, how long do you think it will take for me to figure out that you get less if I produce less?

- Why is it the same group who openly rejects any war, violence, or blood shed are the first to criticize the inadequacy of our military when events like 9/11 occur?

- Was Al Franken such a lousy comedian that he had to enter politics to get a laugh?

- Why is it that we still have people who believe we could have “talked” Hitler out of his actions in WWII?

- Why is the government the “best choice” to oversee and administer healthcare?

- Why is Harry Reid’s son not even using his own last name in his election bid?

- Is the $2700 a flight hour to operate Pelosi’s 757 aircraft considered a stimulus?

- Is $19,000 a month in rent for Pelosi’s San Francisco office a stimulus?

I could go on with this but I think the point is made. We all have questions and we get fewer and fewer truthful answers and more and more lies. In fact, the lies are so poor they are reaching the point of being absurdly insulting. Could it be that too many of our elected officials believe the masses are incredibly stupid?

Dr. Adrian Rogers (deceased), a former pastor and head of the Southern Baptist Convention, made the following remarks in 1984 as part of his sermon entitled, “God’s Way to Health, Wealth and Wisdom”. “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don't multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn't first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don't have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don't get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.”

Dr. Rogers was a very wise and perceptive man of God. At the same time, for all he said in this previous statement, he missed the point that the promise of something received free without any effort or work now seems to always be easily available just by the simple act of casting our vote for the right people. If one is looking for stupidity in the masses, then you only need find those who believe in this logic. Sadly, there are many who do subscribe to it and there are far too many cold-blooded politicians in our midst willing to take this approach to keep themselves and their party in power.

Politicians have taken the silver out of our money. They have removed the gold standard. They have taken prayer from the classroom and are working feverishly to remove any references to God from our currency. They tell us it is all done for our betterment as a country and a “politically correct” people. How long will it be before the Constitution itself is altered to eliminate any Christian references in the name of political correctness. If you believe for one single minute that political correctness is of the slightest concern in these insidious acts, then God help you, and we can only pray that your naïve beliefs protect you in the future.

True Americans need to start asking some tough questions and expecting some real answers otherwise we have factions in place at the moment more than willing to lead this country to the slaughter. When we are all hoeing weeds on the communal farm, we will look back on these “salad days of democracy” and wonder why we did not demand answers, why we did not demand our politicians respect the Constitution, The Rule of Law, and our heritage as a Christian nation founded in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Those who choose to join in and be a part of that direction are welcome. Those who do not can leave. That’s about as “politically correct” as I can state it.

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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela99...You are so correct. Many of those questions deserve an answer quickly and they are not that hard to answer if you are honestly doing what you say you are. It's the ones that need to lie who struggle with these. These folks claim to be "good people" when they are running for election. Then they get elected and turn into crooks. You know what the irony is...I am getting to the point where I don't mind the crooks, it's the damn Communists that scare the hell out of me! WB

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wayne, It would be nice if anyone could answer any of those questions honestly. It is a great list and I am so sick of all the deception and lies.

      As far as the opium fields go I read that the Afghans president's brother owns many fields and that is why he has become uncooperative as he doesn't want those fields burned. I am not sure of this whole story but thought I would add it to the mix.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @50Cal...Your dead nuts on, 50...behind every good war there is always the element of greed and the wonder of who is really in control. We could have spent a lifetime in Vietnam or for that matter Afghanistan and never accomplish a damn thing if we tie our own hands. I can understand there may be a "legal" need for an opiate source but I cannot image everything growing over there is bound for a "legal" use. Thanks for the comments 50. WB

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Wayne a lot of folks here stating their mind, so I'll add mine. The greater reason for Afghanistan isn't so noble as it is a major purveyor of opium and McCrystal was ordered to cease burning the crops as they are a mega buck source to fund CIA, Mexico and a US market for big pharma. It is much the same as the money laundering game of opium in 'Nam, the Golden Triangle I think.. Drugs and enough money for all the rich to get more.

      The Medicare appointment was held until congress was out to dodge the vetting process of a guy who admits he is a poor choice, but took it anyway, we're screwed 50

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Joni Douglas....Thank you, Joni. As of yesterday we can add one for Obama inquiring as to why he would put a devout and professed Marxist in charge of Medicare? WB

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      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Oh boy, this could be the never ending hub with all the questions we have that never seem to get answered. And pop is right. Remember what happened to an ave joe for asking the president a question he wasn't prepared to answer. And TV station that dared ask the VP a question that wasn't prepared in advance. I worry about stuff like that too Wayne.

      Great hub!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Tom Whitworth...Tom I'll settle for less answers than that. Hell, we don't get any answers as all. We are simply told how stupid we are! WB

      @eovery...So are ya tell me that the government doesn't create jobs, pilgrim? Well, so much for Obama, Reid, and Pelosi's thinking! Thank you for the visit! WB

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      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I have a good friend from Greece. He says almost all jobs are government jobs there. The people do not work at all. And see where they are today.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      Great questions if you find one political figure with cogent answers to even half let me know and I'll support them for president in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Bpop...Can you imagine how bad it would be if we didn't have transparency in our government. Hell, I'm not even sure we still have a government! I think they may be called "Party Leaders" now. I cannot think of a time in history in this country when it has been worse...even during the depression, in terms of government distrust. WB

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      8 years ago


      I am sure you have noticed that nobody ever answers questions anymore. Press Secretary Gibbs avoids answering questions all the time. Obama never allows himself to be put in a position that isn't scripted and controlled. No pesky questions for him. I am sick of the idiocy and the evasiveness of this administration. Their goals for America are anti-American in my book.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      LJ....You must be correct. There's probably a course a politican can take on how to answer questions or not! Most of the ones I listen to never answer the question they are asked, they just try to change the subject that benefits them. Thanks for the read! WB

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      8 years ago from Texas

      It would be interesting to hear the answers to these questions from the people on the hotseat but unfortunately these people have been asked these questions more or less time and time again and they know how to do their political hat dance around the issue. Great questions, but Im afraid they will never get answered. As for Rev. Jesse Jackson I think he did one of those at home programs to become a self appointed Rev. Same with Al Sharptin. Cheers.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @HP Roychoudhury...HP, I do not disagree. I just get wrapped up in this struggle we seem to be in to hold on to our core values. The vast majority of Americans who believe in the democratic freedoms we fought for and enjoy want the same freedoms and quality of life for all people of the world and want to see them have an opportunity to gain it. Unfortunately, we have a lot of folks hard at work in this country to redistribute everything into a socialist agenda. Once we are in that world, there will be no getting out for us. So please do not take my remarks to mean that I do not want the best for all people, I do like so many Americans. Thank you so much for pointing that issue out and thank you so much for reading my material. WB

      @sheila are as always precisely correct! Thanks for stopping by! WB

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      Maybe we should declare 'politics' a bad word and that would do away with political correctness. And yes, those politicians think we're stupid. Right now they're betting we won't remember this year by the time we vote in 2012.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      America, particularly the United States is a great nation of the Globe built by its citizen by the period of about 250 years of hard labor, and wise application of intelligent discoveries. You are right to say, “The Rule of Law, and our heritage as a Christian nation founded in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. But the greatness of the nation demands that America should not think only for the Americans but also for the people of other nations as well. After all we are all citizens of the Globe and American citizen have shown to the World how a nation is build up. I am not an American but I do believe “The great nation must survive with its greatness”. The nation would think of humanity as a whole in the pursuit of happiness. For the cause of safety and happiness of peace US is fighting in Afghanistan to stop the reoccurrence of 9/11.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @rkhyclak...So true, Bekka. In my lifetime, I have never felt as threatened as I do today. This is not the way I want to live out my years. WB

    • rkhyclak profile image


      8 years ago from Ohio

      I'd like to hear the answers to those questions as well. Your last paragraph is perfect. American needs to get back to her roots and fast if we're to survive!


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