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Re-elect None Of Them

September 29th, 2013 . by Cary

Time to clean house, eh?

“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.”

–Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21, 1787

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Chat ya later…

cary

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The Price Was Paid

September 26th, 2013 . by Cary

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.”

–Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776

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People ask me why I am so adamant about the Rights and Responsibilities of the citizens of this country. They ask why I am so fired up, after all, the government is going to take care of everything, right?

It’s because while I served, I didn’t pay the ultimate price – but I know plenty who did. Who still are willing. Who have, recently.

And, frankly, it pisses me off that MORE citizens aren’t upset that the government (I don’t care which administration, they are all doing the same thing now) is acting like they don’t have to answer to We, the People anymore. It pisses me off that it appears that so many “citizens” of this country aren’t taking the ultimate payment for freedom seriously – in fact, they seem to take it for granted.

I know too many who have paid dearly for me to live freely to take their payment for granted or lightly. It’s the least I can do – keeping their payment in the forefront of my mind.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Sunday Afternoon Patriotism

September 22nd, 2013 . by Cary

How strong should the government be? IT has been said that a government big enough to take care of your every need is strong enough to take away everything you have.

“[T]he government must be a weak one indeed, if it should forget that the good of the whole can only be promoted by advancing the good of each of the parts or members which compose the whole.”

–John Jay, Federalist No. 64, 1788

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Seems to me the government think it’s already strong enough to start taking away that which it does not have the authority to give in the first place.

“It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights.”

–Benjamin Franklin, Political Observations

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Remember that our rights are given by God, not granted by any body of men. In spite of what the anti-theists will have you believe, this country WAS founded by men who knew that their blessing were bestowed by God. The COnstitution and the Declaration of Independence both mention this fact very plainly, while also restricting the governmental form being founded from forcing or restricting any religious teaching. If the founders had fully understood, as we are coming to understand today, that islam is not a religion but a quasi-governmental form in and of itself, they would have put a restriction on it – or would they? Why doesn’t the government now in place outlaw the set of laws (sharia) that rule islam? For fear of restricting a religion? But, if there are laws that control you away from your worship, is it really a religion, or is it a government? I’m pretty sure it’s a government, with it’s own courts and codes. It cannot co-exist with an established representative republic, without one being pushed out by the other.

Biggest problem I see here is that the American People are too polite to push back. Let’s see what happens if/when an islamic no-go zone is introduced in an American city.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Monday – Pruning Time

September 9th, 2013 . by Cary

“The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.”

–Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Spencer Roane, 1821

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You know what’s really sad? There are 535 “representatives” in Washington, DC who ran for office, are running for re-election, or will be running for re-election on the platform of “Reducing the Debt”. Problem is, it’s the fox guarding the henhouse – these same “representatives” are the ones who GENERATE the debt, in the form of creating offices, departments, czars, programs, benefits, and whatnot. None of them have yet to remove an office, department, czar, program, benefit, or whatnot in order to demonstrate their willingness to reduce the debt and, consequently, the size of the Government machine and the not insignificantly onerous rules regulations and requirements mandated by these areas on businesses and, therefore, the economy. No, they want to see MORE government, not less. They think We, the People, need to see more government in order to know that we are getting enough bang for our buck.

I would be quite happy to have less bang, less buck taken from me, and less government interference in the economic engine that is the Free Market system of the United States.

Not just the current administration, either – I’m looking back at nearly one hundred years of uncontrolled government growth. We can’t support or sustain this much longer without a crash waking us up, shaking us out, and breaking a lot of households. It will be devastating. Just imagine what happens when all the welfare recipients (deserved and un- alike) realize there are more of them than there are of the providers – and the benefits are no longer coming. That will be an ugly day.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Never Weaned

August 30th, 2013 . by Cary

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“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

–Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, 1766

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In other words, don’t allow the generosity of the taxpayers become a teat from which no one will want to be weaned.

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