If you look at the 2008 electoral map you will notice most of it is RED. Click http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/campaign08/election/uscounties.html . I would like you to note that by geographic area the country is mostly conservative. I would also like you to note that the parts of the country that actually produce, food, energy, and most products are located in the Red areas, and the that the blue areas are located around the edges (east and left coast) and in the big cities. These areas are geographically small and isolated. If we end up having the liberal/progressive crazies keeping up their onslaught of socialism, the red areas have a pretty good hold on the parts that make society function on a basic level, again food and fuel. I am not suggesting we acutally use this to our advantage, yet, but it is a very interesting observation. No food, no fuel, no power. Just a thought.
I have finally come to the conclusion that all this banter in Washington over taxes, bailouts, health care, etc. is basically about our country turning into a democratic dictatorship. The party now in power wants to control everything you do, your business, your health, your children's education, and your money. They realize that the money is key to control of everything else. Mr. Obama wants to take money from those that have it, and set up a tax system that forces you to do what they want to keep them from taking every red cent. Then take that money and give it to the people with less money, and therefore power, to buy their votes for the next election so they can stay in power.
The left is scared of the people in this country that have money (power), influence (power), access to the free press (power), and of course guns (power). The left is terrified of religion because it is another form of organization, and because it replaces the government as the seat of all that is good and powerful. A Higher Power is terrifying to them, since people that believe in that Higher Power are not scared of being defiant of the governments power. The Tea Parties scare the bejeezes out of the left because it is people organizing with out the great community organizers help. I believe that the next round of elections will be tough on this country but we need to split the power base in Washington so that nothing can get done. It seems to work better that way.
I wish I could take credit for this great piece of work and thoughts, but alas I can't. It came from a message board on Yahoo. Please read and contemplate. This is from Jack in Massachusetts
Obama could not fix this economy if China forgave our whole national debt...His very being as president is to destroy the rich and corporate america so he can tax them to death, where as such new tax will let him create more government and social programs geared for the millions of poor minority folks in this nation.Obama could care less about middle class white america. His presidency is geared for one thing only, take white middle america down and raise poor minority folk america UP. He is an equalizer an chief, not a commander an chief.He envisions a one class wealth system in america. Well, it is up to you now white america. Obama has declared war on you, on your christianity, on your pay checks, even on how and what you should think. There was a little german paper hanger 70 years ago that no one believed during his reign could so turn up-side down a country called germany, then subsequently the world.No, Obama is not Hitler ( although he hates the Jews) but, he is just as dangerous. Freedom is exactly that, Freedom. Look the word up.Freedom is to speak and think as you like, it is to dream for a better life, or just be a lazy fk and sit home collecting welfare, while teaching your children how to grow up and get on welfare also..We now have achieved a forth generational family welfare structure for millions of americans. But for those that would say FREEDOM is the people that dream and work for a better life, then they must destroy their dreams to pay for the latter who choose to sit home and collect from the very government that buys their votes with SOCIAL bribes, by taking the very FREEDOMS away from the people they help. Those people are sick and demented that plan this act of moral treason.There is NOTHING and I mean NOTHING worse then giving people just enough food stamps, just enough welfare money, just enough fuel assistance, just enough housing rent, just enough medical care to let them sit at home in an existence that stole the FREEDOM and the chance for the AMERICAN dream away from them.Oh yes, by doing so you ensure millions of loyal votes for the democrat party, and yes you can pretend how you helped poor america. But in the end your true motive was sinister not compassion, calculated not not sincere. You were trying to ensure a democrat voter base for your party, by taking away the one FREEDOM that every single person in life needs to feel.Necessity!When you take necessity away from poor america, you take their FREEDOM away, for only through necessity do you strive to achieve the very things you need. That is the greatest sin of the democrat party. You rob people of their need to survive, for you give them just enough to do so and expect your thanks at the ballot box.There is a revolt coming, a revolt the likes this nation has never seen. Business are going to re-incorporate overseas, The rich are going to so diversify their holdings into so many sub-entity's that your knew tax increases will fail. Employers are going to cut way back on employee's because of your carbon tax. Farmers just might stop growing crops for one year, that along by in itself would destroy america.Another words democrats, czars and obama, the people are going to rise up against you. In the end, obama will have single handedly destroyed america from with-in after 4 years. And yes in 4 years the media will blame it on President Bush.
I am going to start a new food movement, watch out Southern Foodways Alliance. I believe that the vegans are causing global warming. What happens when you eat only vegetables, especially beans, same problem as cows, who eat only vegetables. In addition, what happens when you kill plants to eat them. They are no longer able to remove the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. So I am proposing that we approach this from a liberal point of view. Step 1. Start a movement to have only synthetically produced food available (anyone remember Soylent Green). Step 2. Tax all vegetables and all other produce ( this would be akin to a carbon tax) and have a progressive tax that the more you eat the more you are taxed. Step 3. Try to convince us that this will save the world and that anyone that is against this movement is a NeoCon.
Sounds crazy doesn't it? Well this is what is happening in Washington right now with the energy, health care, economy, etc. Google the movie Soylent Green and find out that 36 years ago someone was prescient enough to see that big government turns out to only be interested in self perpetuation, and Orwell's 1984 is not so far off either. I believe I am going to have a large steak and baked potato (I am an omnivore!!!) and a large does of the cure. I think the bureaucrats in Washington would legislate much better if they started their day with a fifth for breakfast, maybe they would be asleep by noon and cause us less trouble.
I just love the news we have received today. Republican Governor Mark Sanford went "hiking" supposedly on the Appalachian Trail, which turns out to be code for Argentina, and we can only guess what "hiking" means. He disappearred from the face of the earth, reappears in Atlanta and then goes on to tell us that he "disappointed" and hurt a lot of people. HUH?????????????? I guess he just forgot what the cost for this would be to his sons, wife, and constituents.
I don't understand what it is with people that attain positions of power. I think that they believe they are above morality and that they won't ever get caught. Well lets see, Clinton, Edwards, Kennedy, Guilliani, McCain. What is it with these folks? Does power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absulutely?
Please give me a politician that can keep his pants zipped, follow through on his rhetoric, and walk the walk (including following Christian teachings) and not just talk the talk. And I mean walk the walk for a lifetime not only when convenient. I believe we should insert a morality clause into the constitution that forces politicians to leave office if they are so inclined to venture too far afield. I do believe in redemption, but would rather have good examples for my children. My teenager looked at me and said "at least it wasn't a man". What is this world coming too?
I do pray for these people, and hope they find their way back to the right path.
I think the latest healthcare issues are very interesting. I read an article that pointed out that the party in power referred to the "uninsured in America", not "uninsured Americans". I guess that is so they can claim they always meant to insure the illegal aliens, that just happened to come to the US, don't pay taxes, but will probably be counted in the next census run by Mr. Obama and ACORN.
I don't believe that health insurance is a inalienable right, just as having an EBT card and getting to eat steak, while all of the people paying for that EBT card eat hamburger and store brand foods. I think if healthcare is going to be fixed we need to fix the whole damn thing not just the feel good parts that buy votes for the Dems.
Here is my suggestion.
1. Limit malpractice suits to a reasonable level, like $500,000 if the Doc cuts off the wrong leg. (will drive plaintiffs bar crazy, because yachts will be out of the price range with these small settlements).
2. Replace Medicaid with a system of free clinics owned by the government and staffed with left leaning doctors, or better yet PETA people. (Oops I forgot to include free vet clinics in with it).
3. DO not provide medical coverage to illegal aliens unless they pay up front, and don't let babies born to illegals in the US become citizens. (I don't understand how someone here illegally should have the rights of legal citizens).
4. LEAVE me the hell alone about my private health insurance that cost out the tail. Anyway about 1/3 of that goes to cover all the damn people in items 2 and 3.
5. If you insist on universal coverage, let anyone that wants to "opt out" and sign a waiver saying they don't ever want government help, and let me keep my private insurance, and let that develop into a better private healthcare system with on burden from the dead beats.
6. Send all the folks that want universal healthcare to Canada, where they can end up dying waiting to have an ingrown toenail removed.
These guvment people drive me crazy, we need the country run by a bunch of practical people not a bunch of lawyers that could not even cut it as lawyers.
What is this country coming too? Now we have the guvment telling our capitalist (well used to be) companies how much they can pay their muckatemucks. This is pure and simply SOCIALISM. Here is how it works. The guvment is now controlling the banks that will control the money that can be used to bail out the car companies, that can employ the unions (oops, I forgot the unions know own the companies, and control the congress), that will now produce electric cars, so that the oil companies will not have anything to sell, so that we will have to buy more electricity, so that everyone will have to pay higher energy taxes after the cap and trade for carbon emissions, so that we will have to go on welfare, so we can't pay our mortgages, and the we can be all housed in guvment housing (that the chinese own), and buy our groceries with the EBT card, all of this happens after they confiscate our guns because they might get used in the mexican drug wars. This country is going to HELL IN A HANDBASKET, and we are letting it happen. I guess I am going to have to start producing the cure on a commerical basis and barter for my guns and bullets, after I have a touch of the cure.
My new Moto is "Don't Tread on Me!" lookup the Gadsden Flag.