Monday, August 17, 2009

Rant # 2 - Declaration of Independence

Wasn't our country founded by individuals who wanted to rule their own lives? Isn't that why millions of people come to America, to be Free?

Why does everything I hear or read from any news source, scream to me that we are heading down a path where our even basic of freedoms are being denied, it seems that soon we will not longer be allowed the freedom to choose for ourselves how we live our lives, but will be dictated to by our President/Fuhrer, or his posse of Czars.

Wait, didn't Russia try the whole Socialist,
Bolshevik, Bolshevist, C.P. member, Party member, Red, Socialist, Stalinist, Trotskyite, apparatchik, com-symp, comrade, fellow traveler, member of the Communist Party, pinko, sympathizer, Progressive, thing.

That didn't work out so well for them did it? So why do our own elected congressmen and women think they can do the same thing?

Why would we want to try to do this evil thing..better?

Why does everything that I read that comes out of Washington D.C., make me fearful for the country that I love?

Why are there not more regular American people questioning what is going on? I have yet to attend a Tea party, but am planning on it.

By the way this hasn't just begun in the last 7-8 months, this has been bubbling for quite some time....many, many years even.

Why are the different cabinet members of the President even being labeled as Czars? Does this not bother anyone?

I was reading the Declaration of Independence where is says "...that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -.."

I do not see where is it says that anyone has a right to any portion of what I worked for.

If I choose to give, then that should be my decision.

I do believe in giving of my substance to whomever I choose, whether that be in the form of service, such as giving canned goods to a food bank,
clothing to Goodwill, or money in the form of tithes at my chosen place of worship.
But if I do not, it is not the President's, Congress's, or some redistribution of Wealth Czar's place to take from me!

I don't read anywhere that says that I have any of Donald Trump's or Bill Gates' wealth. I didn't earn it, I am not entitled to it, just because I am human.
If I work hard at getting an education, or experience in a particular area and I have earned a nice income, I don't think this is anywhere for any the President, or some redistribution of Wealth Czar to decide.

If you do not work you should not be compensated for what you do not do.

I do not believe that someone who has gained something by any illegal means whether it is immediately discovered or not, (and illegal schemes are usually uncovered, eventually,) should be allowed to continue being rewarded for their illegal behavior.

If you have committed a crime, you should be punished, in accordance to the severity of the crime. You should feel remorse, but you should also have been inconvenienced in some way as to render the illegal act unpleasant enough to not attempt a revisit to that behavior or attitude. If you do revisit that behavior then another and more inconvenient, even painful punishment must be administered.

To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Whether that reaction is a positive one or a negative one, is entirely your responsibility.
Laws are made to protect humans from ourselves. If it hurts to put your hand in the fire, don't do that.

Wasn't our Government was suppose to have been established

I have not heard of a time in the founding of The United States of America, where the Elected officials have demeaned, or talked down to WE the People. I don't recall hearing our Elected officials differinciate between political party associations.

I, for one find it a bit insulting that it is suggested, and sometimes no so subtley, that we are too stupid to understand complex bills or other governmental documents. That we are too simple minded to really care where our country is heading, or too blind to recognize the signs that were posted in ages past, but in cultures very similiar to our own, and not so long ago. Why do we study history, if we don't learn from it?

The following comes from's offering of "Adolf Hitler's Rise to Power" I have not changed any of the wording in the slightest, I did, however bold portions that I found very alarming and mirrors some current American political party views.

With the assistance of party staff, Hitler drafted a party program consisting of twenty-five points. This platform was presented at a public meeting on February 24, 1920, with over 2,000 eager participants. After hecklers were forcibly removed by Hitler supporters armed with rubber truncheons and whips... Jews were the principal target of his diatribe. Among the 25 points more negative points were the abrogation of the Versailles Treaty, confiscating war profits, expropriating land without compensation for use by the state, revoking civil rights for Jews, and expelling those Jews who had emigrated into Germany after the war began. More appealing to the masses were no doubt his promotion of the popular welfare ("the common weal comes before individual welfare"), the right of the establishment of self-determination for all Germans and equal rights for their state, and the destruction of the "bondage of interest."..."

In the following quotes from the life of Adolf Hilter, perhaps substituting the word Jews, for oh let's say, non elected American Citizens, would help in understanding some of my fears and reasoning in where I fear the country is heading.

"...Soon after, treatment of the Jews (
non elected American Citizens) was a major theme of Hitler's orations, and the increasing scape-goating of the Jews(non elected American Citizens) for inflation, political instability, unemployment, and the humiliation in the war, found a willing audience. Jews(non elected American Citizens) were tied to "internationalism" by Hitler. The name of the party was changed to the National Socialist German Worker's party..."

It sure is a blessing that our government is Elected and not self appointed.

Reading further in the Declaration of Independence:
"...That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government become destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter it, or abolish it,..."


Jessica G. said...

I agree that politicians assume that the general public is too uneducated to understand bills and laws they pass. I think they just don't want us to know what they're doing.

Tipi said...

"I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but shouldn't we just take the warning labels off everything and let the problem deal with itself?"
— Anonymous