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,..."

Rant #1 - National Health Care, I don't like it!

Its been a while since I last posted something, nearly thought I had to create a new blog, since Google and blogspot didn't recognize me for a few seconds, or so it seems. But thank goodness I'm still active.

I get to go for a walk everyday that I work, for at the very least 45 minutes. I enjoy this rather immensely, because I can work out some frustrations, think things through. This includes having imaginary arguments with my wonderfully amazing Prince Charming, discussions I would love to have with my managers at the World of Mouse, lectures I need to give to The Girl, things like that. I also get to work out things that are prominent in the news, in politics, in our country, in the world.
Today I have had several things that have caused considerable contemplation and have bubbled to the surface and I feel the need and have the opportunity to blog about.

Rant #1

This whole country's argument recently has been about the proposed Health Care bill that congress, and the president of these United States, have not completely read nor seem to completely understand. I have read many articles, listened to many theories, and opinions. I am now convinced the solution to this whole mess would be to go back to the system that doctors and hospitals used way, way back when medicines and health was first a consideration. Not quite so far back as in the days of Noah. But that is always a possibility. I am talking about the time when men and women would become an apprentice to someone who knew the arts of applying medicines, created by natural means, and help others feel better, when something ailed them.
Or maybe more recently where men and women would attend college courses and learn the applications of medicines, and the healing arts. Then they would become licensed and open a medical office and tend to ill and hurt people. They would take cash payments, they would bargain for services rendered, like a bushel of corn, oats, a couple of chickens, for seeing to people who could afford to pay, or provide a barter of sorts. The states would license the doctors. Hospitals would be cooperatives of doctors, a collective of specialties, perhaps run privately by individuals, charities or even religion sects. The national government would have no say in who could see to which patients.
If someone could not afford to pay for a doctor, then sorry they can't get service.
If you are pregnant and a healthy woman, and listen to your initial doctor visit, where you learn the steps you need to take to be healthy, such as not smoking, not drinking alcohol, not going on a white water rafting trip, horseback riding, prolonged exposure to sun, eating a sensible diet, (I am sure there is more). If those steps are followed then a pregnancy can be seen to by a midwife, where again that service would be cash based, or barter system.
If you go to the Doctor and they tell you specific things to do to become healthy, like eating a diet with vegetables, grains, fruits and little red meat, and low fat, and exercising and you don't follow this common sense, they you don't get to sue the doctor if you get sick or sicker.
The majority of the malpractice suits should really be thrown out and Doctors should be able to concentrate on treating patients.
If you agree to a treatment, and all of the facts are layed out for you in the beginning of the treatment and things go wrong, unless gross negligence is proven, then you shouldn't be able to sue a doctor. However if you don't agree with the diagnosis that a doctor gives you, and you are able to afford and find another doctor you should be able to get another opinion. If you know something is bad for you, like smoking tobacco can cause cancer. You should not be able to sue the manufacturers of cigarrettes, or growers of tobacco for you getting cancer.
Or if you know that using a particular drug, prescribed or otherwise in an inappropriate manner or if you disregard how to use a particular drug prescribed by a doctor and you get high and kill someone or hurt someone, you or your family should not be able to sue the doctor for your inability to follow the rules.

But since it is not likely that our nation's health care system is going to go to that extreme, perhaps reviewing the current insurance system and fixing the complications that are causing the most problem could be looked at. Regulations by the insurance companies should be revamped, and streamlined, giving the doctor and the patient more freedom in the kind of treatment options that are available. If doctors and other health care professionals are allowed the freedom to treat their patients to the best of their knowledge, they should be able to do so.

I do not like the idea of a national health care policy for everyone.

I particularly do not like the idea of cutting off health care for people that reach a certain age, where it is assumed they have not further worth, that their lives are not valuable.

I do not want my parents at their ages worried that if they are hurt or sick that they are going to be pushed aside, given pain killers and a scooter and left to live out their "remaining" years wallowing in pain.
I am positive that my parents have the ability to have a long active life, well beyond their 70's. If they happen to slip and fall and need a knee replacement or hip surgery or back surgery, or whatever I don't want to see them pushed aside because our President and Congress or some Health Care Czar has decided because they are 79, they have passed their "worth fullness".
If they have the ability and we, their children have the ability to carry them on our insurance policies or we are able to afford private health care insurance for them in their behalf, this should be something we should be allowed, because we choose.

I do not like the idea of the President, Congress or a Health Care Czar telling me what I can and can not do with my body.

I am not all all comfortable with the direction I see our country heading.

And with that I come to the next topic of my Rant.