"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Speed is not Velocity

The United Nations, once a beacon of hope to the world, is now nothing more than a farce. Let's put aside complex discussions and philosophical debates over how and when to use force against tyrannical dictators hell-bent on destroying the civilized world for a second. To you, the educated reader, what do you do with $23 million in funds? Do you feed millions of starving people? (You could buy over 1.6 million 15 lb turkeys this Thanksgiving, for example). Do you buy blankets for the homeless? Do you create a terrorism task force, complete with high-tech data gathering technology, combining the best talents from multiple nations to help squash the threat of terrorism?

All of those things would require some sort of "common" sense or a sense of morality. The UN has neither. What was the UN's great idea? "Art" in the form of a sprayed on junk on the ceiling of a building in Geneva was the latest bright idea to come from the international organization. This comes just days after news of G20 representatives dined on $500/bottle wine while discussing the worldwide economic crisis.

The fundamental problem is that people, worldwide (and sadly here in the United States also), have come to rely on the government to solve their problems. $23,000,000 might equal nearly 2 million turkeys or a new job training center to someone with an ounce of brains, but it is an opportunity to spray paint a ceiling to a government or an international agency. Over the course of the last few decades, the world has elected a bunch of elitists. These people think that they deserve fine wine, and opportunities to send earmarks back to lobbyists. They play the people to the tune of the mainstream media, while driving us over a cliff, slowly, but surely.

"Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets." -- Ronald Reagan

A speedometer is pointless without a map or a compass.

One of the very basic concepts taught in Physics, is the difference between speed and velocity. Speed is purely an arbitrary number or the amount of speed you have. It can be 55mph in any direction, and no one cares. It can be completely backwards, for example. Velocity, on the other hand, is speed with direction. You have to know where you're headed.

Lately, we seem to be more concerned with how fast we're moving than in what direction. Our government in the U.S. throws $700 billion (that it doesn't even have to spend) at the "financial crisis" without realizing that it perpetuates these types of disasters by assuming a bigger and bigger role.

"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." -- Ronald Reagan

Trying to function as a free market society with watered down policies is like running a car with watered down gasoline. You can fool yourself for a little while, but sooner or later you've got problems. Each and every time government steps in to save us, they ALWAYS do two things: 1) they fail to solve the problem, and 2) they put us further in debt.

Aren't you ready to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. and the world? Are you ready to take charge of your own life and tell government to stick to its Constitutional mandates? What would you do, for example, if ALL of your paycheck were yours?

Here's what we need to do:

1) Write your Senators and your Representative, and tell them you'd like to see a Constitutional Amendment calling for TERM LIMITS for THEM! (It's the first step towards purging ourselves of the elitist mentality and get some common sense in D.C.).

2) Tell them to end taxes on income (period). Whether they use the Fair Tax (consumption style tax) or another system is up to them. I, for one, am not convinced that Congress would be opposed to such a plan.

3) Any new tax increase, must first be applied to elected leaders for 6 months BEFORE applying it to the people. You want a tax increase? Tax yourself.

4) Repeal the 17th Amendment. It will give us a house of Congress that looks for the good of the nation, as opposed to earmarks. (Imagine about 100 McCains in the Senate...we'd solve a lot of our budget crisis right there).

5) Endless government regulations over the mixture of our fuels, the type of mattresses we sleep on, our alarm clock, our television broadcasts, and even our remote controls have to cease.

These are just a few examples of things that we can do, but the larger issue is that we simply have to put most of government out of business. We just don't need them. Stick to the Constitution, and we'll be fine. Our founders had it right. We have been moving pretty fast for the last few decades, but in a direction towards socialism. (Socialism uses 'fairness' as a cover for government control over your life). We're moving fast enough, and we have the horsepower in this great nation, but it's time to take an exit off the highway of dependency, and turn back towards independence and FREEDOM! Sphere: Related Content

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