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Soon after President Barack Obama’s Department of Education meddlers finished their 19-page guidelines outlawing male pursuits of females on college campi, his FDA nanny staters revisited General Surgeon’s suggested reading material before walking a mile for a Camel before Halloween 2012.
While tending to my husband who had shoulder surgery to reattach a muscle that he pulled loose, and took bone with it, one has had a lot of time to listen, learn, and think about so many different areas where our government has encroached as not only the highest authority but the bringer of miracles. Our government, from the lowest government employee at the local level to the White House has done its utmost to replace God. But God showed them He is not so easy to replace.
Consider all the hoopla about climate change. How many know why the name was changed from global warming to climate change? Does it really matter since either way the United Nations has decided that it’s the entity that can fix it? Sorry to burst bubbles but the recent flooding, tornadoes, and snow in Colorado show that governments can’t really do anything. One supposes that if they were to secretly have invented a machine that can affect the climate all over the world simultaneously…
While the effects have been quite devastating to some who were caught in those areas with extreme weather, there is a bright side, too. All that flooding has carried not only water but rich bottom soil. Then there was heat to dry up all the water but leaving all that rich new soil. Harsh conditions to be sure but the aftereffects may well be worth it in the long run. The Earth will renew itself as it has for millennium.
And the government had nothing to do with it. Indeed, the government can’t even keep up as FEMA is tapped out and even going so far as to tell homeless people their homes are livable.
Because one has been spending a lot of time away from the computer, especially on weekends, one has been wondering why John Wayne movies have become popular again, even to remakes starring people like Jeff Bridges. Hubby put forth the possibility that it is because of the anniversary of Wayne’s death recently but I informed him that John Wayne weekends started at the beginning of the year.
It’s as if we’re waiting for heroes; someone, or someones, who can fix things. But we can wait forever because it’s not going to happen; at least not in the way that some might think. John Wayne, himself, wasn’t John Wayne but an amalgamation of all the roles he played in the movies. As was Reagan, who really tried to just get out of the way of us being our own heroes.
Governments all over the world have promised to be everything to everyone… if only we give them the money to do it. Those self-same governments have failed to deliver no matter how much money they’re given but keep promising if only we give them more.
The problem is, the more we give, the less we’re able to do for ourselves what our governments are incapable of doing even if we gave them 100% of what we have. Governments have failed to win the Wars on Poverty, Drugs, and Terrorism, all of which have been going on for decades, long before anyone coined the phrases.
Healthcare? Since passing of the bill containing a massive intrusion of government provided healthcare, healthcare costs have gone up, from doctor visits to tests to insurance fees and deductibles… AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE NOT PAYING THE BILLS. Instead, they pay only a percentage (the allowable maximum amount to a preferred provider) and you’re left owing the rest.
Energy? Goes hand in hand with the War on Climate Change. The government will bankrupt us as individuals to pay for the unsustainable renewable energy that necessarily skyrockets the price of oil, electricity, and water.
There are more topics I could include to show that, unfortunately, government has reached its natural limitations. Not only has it done so but is headed down the road to ruin and, ultimately, will cause untold suffering.
We must be our own heroes again. We can’t wait for the someone elses to do for us what we should do for ourselves. If we want a government that allows us to be our own heroes, it’s up to us to put such a government in place; not the place of government to decide for itself. Or we can continue down this same road of hoping government can be everything to everyone; or hope that we’re the last to suffer. Your choice.
Elections have consequences well beyond the feel good moment of choosing the candidate you hope is going to deliver on unrealistic promises.
“Chaos” born of the rule of law?
The view from Stone Mountain of Georgia
To hear the wailing of “Big Agriculture” on the shortage of peach-picking hands in the Peach State, all was peachy in Georgia before Governor Nathan Deal signed its Arizona-style, illegal immigration-enforcement law last month.
Political Insider wailing from the state’s newspaper of record suggest that heretofore cautiously conservative Republicans lost their traditional fear of “chaos” and “disregard[ed]… the economic effects of the law” they passed last April on a mostly party-line vote.
The creation of non-union Boeing jobs in South Carolina as the firing on Fort Sumter
When Citadel cadets invited a War of Northern Aggression led by Abner Doubleday 150 years ago last April, they knew that the firing of canon balls at federal troops on a federal fort in Charleston Harbor was illegal in Lincoln’s eyes, if not the eyes of their nascent Confederate nation’s. The First and Second battles of Bull Run followed all the way to Appomattox Court House.
But who would have thought, some 135 years after the end of Reconstruction in the South, that the building of an airplane factory by a Northern firm in North Charleston would commence a third bull run around basic American rights to liberty and happiness pursuits sans union shop mandates?