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Monday, April 22, 2013

There's a train a comin' it's comin' round the bend...

As the nation reels from yet another attack on our soil in the Boston Bombings I sit and ponder what  the knee jerk reaction will be. As we saw mass shootings and chaos climb the best our countries' leaders could come up with was a plan to regulate the “problem” by punishing all the people that actually obey the laws through major attempts on gun control. With the bombings, will the response be to register your bombs? We have not seen the end of this sort of thing. I believe the next major targets will be gaming stadium's and hospitals. You cannot register evil intent or begin to understand it. But this was not the actual topic of my post today, just a mini-rant.
What I meant to ponder is the question as to whether there is any hope of waking up from this financial train wreck our country is headed for in time to jump off, for I believe the ultimate catastrophe is inevitable now.

I believe it IS possible to avert it, I just do not think Americans are capable of it anymore. Benjamin Franklin's prediction has come true, “When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

I believe that the beginning of our fall as a country began when our government, by bits and pieces, decided they could regulate morality. How they think this is possible when they can't even decide what “is” means (Clinton Scandal) blows me away.

Helping someone out used to be done by neighbors, the Red Cross and the Church. The government decided that they were doing such a great job with everything else, that they could regulate social security as well as all other social programs, but instead of good-hearted people as the back-bone, they decided to make it compulsory.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
 Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage."
(attributed to Alexander Tytler and an unknown author)

Once again I will close by saying that I am generally a pretty positive, upbeat, funny-guy. All my frustrations just seem to come out on my website. So please good reader, don't think I hate the world ;)