Six Important Facts to Remember About Governments

  1. The more money you give to a government, the more power it will have.
  2. The more power you give a government the less freedom you will have.
  3. The less freedom you have the more money the government will demand.
  4. The more money the the government demands, the less money you will have.
  5. The more power the government has, the more they will demand.
  6. The more power the government has, the less power the people have.

Hence, the government is neither of the people nor by the people, but rather by tyrants who will tell us what to do and when to do it. The right to assemble or protest will cease. It is exactly the way of the dems. When they promise change, it is exactly what they have in mind. They desire to take your money, your power and your freedom.

A Much Better Compromise

I understand the Minority Leader’s concern for buckling here. There was an awful lot of pressure on those two senators. However, he should not have completely given in here. He should have made it contingent on restoring the border to the way it was under Trump. He should have required the walls to be completed. That would have accomplished something, maybe. It actually would have saved lives. Moreover, it would have exposed Biden’s open borders.

Wait a minute. I don’t think that McConnell would have liked that. If my memory serves me, he was not so much in favor of the wall. There were a few republicans who didn’t like the idea of cutting off the cheap labor.

I guess he could have used the alternative. He could have insisted on continuing the pipelines, drilling and fracking, including New York. This would have helped a lot. It would have helped to bring down the price of oil. It would have put people back to work and it would have made the US energy independent again.

Then again, the FOCs might not like that. They like us dependent on others, especially Russia and China. They might have preferred to let us default. Either that, or the dems would have done the increase in debt by themselves.

At least that would have exposed the FOCs for what they are, a bunch of power hungry characters that would prefer to allow death than to permit energy independence.

Big Brother & Waste

I was listening to an interview of Robbie Starbuck who is running for 5th district in Tenn and he brought out some points that bear repeating. I won’t repeat his words but I will rather barrow his thoughts

First he came up with a suggestion. The FOCs want to be able to look into our bank transactions. No problem… if they let us look into theirs. In return for passing the law, the law should require them to post all their bank transactions over $600 on a web site the following day.

Incidentally, most do not realize, that $600 dollars as a percentage of income will decrease with inflation for both the FOCs and for us. Today, what we pay $500 dollars for, will soon be $600. Hence, as the years go by, the snooping factor will increase. I am sure they were well aware of that when they came up with the idea.

The other thought he had reminded me of was a store that provided unsold produce to charities at no charge. It went on for a while until one day someone got sick. He sued the store and won the suit. Therefore, the produce that had been going to the charities is now going into landfills. ( I call that wasteful)

It is the nature of the FOCs. Whatever they touch produces waste. The bigger the national budget, the greater the waste. Whereas it is true that the FOCs did not directly cause the waste as above, they are really good friends with the trial lawyers. I am sure some trial lawyer made a bundle on the above.

There is no telling how much food is wasted every year because the Friends of the Criminals. The stores don’t dare donate food being as the lawyers wait as ravenous wolves waiting to pounce. The example that Mr. Starbuck pointed involved a bakery where they tossed the unsold doughnuts daily. None of them went to homeless shelters.

Speaking of which, I wonder just how much the federal government wastes. $600 would not even be noticed. Actually, the FOCs likely skim $600,000 in one month. Some of it goes here. Some of it goes there. Nobody seems to notice. No one seems to care.

By the way, has anyone noticed that Biden’s son is still working for China. It’s true. Seems to me to be a good reason for impeachment. It’s not going to happen though. Biden has a D after his name.

On the other hand, you will not find many capitalists wasting things, for obvious reasons. It is another good reason to promote capitalism.

As a side note, I vote that all people who hold public office should have to work in a restaurant for 6 months. There they will get an education far more effective than any college. They will learn such things as work ethics, profit margins and plain hard work.

For those who would like something to read, check my “about” page. I have a list there of 35 books I’ve written… all fiction.

The Cost

Biden and his FOCs would have us believe that his 3.5 trillion dollar bill will be free. He says it will be paid for by the increase in taxes for the rich.

Let’s take just a little closer look at it.

First, we will pay with higher prices at the store: the rich will want their profit. Second, we will pay for it in higher utilities. Third, we will pay for it any time we buy a car: automobiles are made by rich people who want to make money. Fourth, we will pay for it in taxes. Income taxes are not the only taxes, you know.

Finally, we will pay for it in interest rates. The rich will not pay 3.5 trillion in taxes. They might pay two trillion. However, you can bet that even now the rich have lawyers figuring ways around paying the taxes. Hence, it will leave a big debt which the middle class will pay for… again.

Oh, by the way, you can also be sure that the rich have their bribers (AKA lobbyists) at work telling the congress what loopholes they want in the law. I assure you, the rich will not pay for it. The middle class will… in one way or the other.

The truth is that they want the bill for two reasons. It will provide income for their special constituents and it will provide power for them. Also, rule number one about finance, any time someone buys something, someone has to pay. If you get something free, someone has paid for it.

Money, Money, Money

Here we go again… authorizing congress to spend more money, which we don’t have.

Okay. If that is really the way you want it. Fine. I likely won’t have to stick around and help pay it off. If I am here another five years, it will surprise me.

However, as you give the authorization away to spend money and tax us, you are also giving them the ability to control us. In a short time, they will. I just hope I don’t live to see that day.

Our forefathers fought to secure the most precious gift they could pass down to us, FREEDOM. Now, without a second thought, we just give it away. Most likely, it will not ever be retrieved. Then, instead of doing what we want, we will do as we are told. Those who have the nerve to question will be imprisoned or killed.

Just remember. This is not one of those mistakes that you can fix with an eraser. There is no way to remove it with a backspace key. It is more permanent than ink. When you see that what I say is true, it will already be too late, if it is not already past the point no return.

Remembering

You Forgot to Remember

Some of you might not yet know that I have an interest in old songs.  Something happened that reminded me of an old song.  I had almost forgotten it, oddly, because the main line in the song is:

You promised to forget me not, but you forgot to remember.

The song was very popular and I have no idea who first recorded it.  Both Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore had recordings and likely half a dozen more had successful recordings.

Its words do suggest a twist, so to speak.  Nonetheless, it has happened to me a few times.  I have promised to do something, only to forget to remember.  Then too, how about all the friends I used to know who have become faint memories.

Sometimes, I think about looking them up, but I can’t remember their last names.  I only called them by their first names.  Besides, at 72, I don’t remember so well and I had a bad memory for names in the first place.

I thought over the song and figured we have many reasons why we forget things.

First, memories fade.  To some degree, this is a good thing.  Many bad things happen to us and the memory fading does help us cope with them in the end.  Though, it does not always work that way.  My mother died when I was five and I remember every detail as if it were yesterday.  Oddly, it does cause me more grief today than then.  I won’t try to figure it out, other than it is something of a comfort to me too.

Second, memories that are handed down from one generation to the next are rarely incompletely passed along.  In the case of Israel, one generation would learn to obey the God.  Then the next generation would forget him and practice the exact things God told them not to.

Today, nations build statues and memorials.  Whenever I see a statue of someone, it reminds me of what the person did and just why I should remember him.  We also have memorials for WWII and Vietnam War.  Some of us remember.  Some don’t.  Some would prefer to forget the Vietnam War.  They consider it a dark part of our history.

Then again, I got to thinking of the Trade Towers.  It has been but 20 years and already people are forgetting.  They forget the way people jumped, knowing it was a choice of dying by fire or by the fall.  Most preferred the fall.  Each time a person hit the ground it made a distinct thud.

It is as I said, the memories do fade.  Then too it has been a generation.  The history teachers likely spend no more than a day or two about it.  The younger people don’t realize the full scale of what happened and the whys and wherefores.

Even for those who see the memorial, it does not set in the mind the way the actual experience does.  For those who don’t see the memorial, it is even easier to forget.

On the day of the event and for many days after, many promised to forget it not.  The problem is that they forgot to remember.

A few days ago we pulled out of Afghanistan.  Very few even know why we went in there.  Regardless, it was long ago.  Why should we be bothered with it today?

Let me tell you a little story and it just might suggest why we should remember.

In 1968 I graduated boot camp at MCRD San Diego.  Eventually, I was given orders to go to NAS Memphis.  On arrival at LAX, I checked my baggage and went straight back to the gate.  No one asked me for a ticket.  No one cared.  If I had wanted I could have gone to the gate without any need to travel.

You can’t do that today.  You have to show your boarding pass and ID to get to the gate, and by the way, you must also submit to a complete search.

Some say we have stopped terrorism, but we haven’t.  They have succeeded at their goal.  They have disrupted our way of living.  They have all but destroyed our way of life.

So now, my family cannot see me off or meet me at the gate and I can’t take my fingernail clippers along with me.

We need to remember.  We must not forget to remember.  If nothing else, maybe that extra line at the airport will help remind us each time we take a plane.

Incompetence? Motive? Both?

As I think over Biden’s recent decisions, certain facts have come to mind. While he does appear to be incompetent, I am beginning to wonder if there might be a motive involved, that is, beyond the standard democrat ones.

Let us face it. Virtually all his decisions benefit the Chinese. Could it be that the Chinese are the great puppet masters? To be sure, they paid untold millions to Biden’s son, and hence to Biden. Not only that, apparently, they took part in the rigging of the election. To be sure, they were the ones who communicated with the voting machines.

It is obvious that Biden owes the Chi-coms big time. That would mean that Biden is a traitor: perhaps by intention, perhaps by blackmail. So, is Biden incompetent or a turncoat. It is difficult for me to determine for certain. Then again, he might be hiding his lack of loyalty behind his incompetence. Or maybe the Chinese are concealing their control behind his incompetence.

Regardless, it is a question that should never need to be asked. It is a matter which only comes to mind because of his cozy dealings with the Chinese and the utter disastrous decisions he is making.

Either way, he boldly feels he is safe in whatever he does. He always has the media to protect him. Hence, the media must take responsibility for his huge foul-ups. They helped put him in office and they provide cover for him every day that he holds office. This prompts the question, is the media in league with the Chi-coms?

The founders gave freedom to the press to protect us from the government. Now who protects us from the media. The founders never contemplated such all out sedition by the media.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO COMMUNISM

Maybe I should clarify my title. There are billions of cubic square light-years of universe out there. Perhaps on one of those distant planets, there is a form of communism, but not on this planet and not now. China is a dictatorship where some people own things and some don’t… not communism. The government that Castro set up in Cuba might have been communist in his mind, but it was not and is not communism. It is an island of haves and have-nots, not the utopia Marx preached of in his manifesto. Vietnam is drifting toward capitalism so fast that the leaders can hardly control it.

Actually, the closest thing to communism this world has ever known was in this country and long before Karl Marx. The first year the Pilgrims lived in the New World was under the idealistic thought that everyone could share and share alike. They almost died as a result of it. No one worked and everyone expected to live from the common supply of goods, which by the way were quickly depleted.

With the help of the Indians (Native Americans if you prefer) they manged to recover. The following year, they went to capitalism and reaped enormous proceeds, to the extent that they share with the Indians.

Every place communism has been tried, even before there was communism, it has either failed or was transformed into something else. Had the USSR not transformed into something else, the people would have died of starvation. They would have anyway had the US not come to their help. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Ruskies were starving. The government owned the farms and they had no idea how to run them. The US felt sorry for the people so they sent in tons of wheat. The problem was that it also helped the Bolsheviks. Something similar happened in China, hence Mao went south to the Indochinese Peninsula for food as well as expansion. That is how we ended up with the mess we called the Vietnam War. Mao needed rice and Indochina had a lot of it.

Nonetheless, Mao’s Communism morphed too. The Utopia that Mao promised never arrived. The world he did provide for the Chinese is one that no one wanted but a few elite. The rest will run at the first chance but the elite won’t let them. They would not like it if they had to work the farms themselves.

And so it is, many have promised it, but none have delivered. The Utopia promised by Marx has never come about. Those with a brain in their heads know it never will. Yet, the promise and temptation draw many into its clutches. Those who rush into the dream only find out it is a nightmare, one that is inescapably.

To be sure, it is nothing more than more than a tool for tyrants… tyrants who kill by the millions and tell all what to do and think.

Compromise: Good or Bad?

Our national history is full of compromises from the beginning. Indeed The constitution has its share of them. The small sates believed the representation should be by state. The large states believed that representation should be by population. So, they compromised. The House is representation by number. The Senate was representation by state.

Perhaps the most well known compromise was about slaves. The south wanted the slaves to count in the census but they did not want them to be represented. The North threw a fit. First, they wanted the slaves to be represented, but if they weren’t, certainly they should not be counted on the census. So they compromised. Slaves were partially counted on the census but were not represented.

When I learned about this compromise, I found it disgusting, even though my family is from the south and most of them would not have agreed with me. I always found the concept of slavery revolting, though it began long before any white man set foot on this continent. And just for those of you who like to poke fun at the Bible, Abraham owned slaves…apparently many of them. Then again, the Bible does not record the history of perfect people. It just records the history, the bad right along with the good.

Then there was The Missouri Compromise. When I found out about it, I didn’t much care for that either. However, it did seem to be a way of keeping the nation from splintering but for a small time. The problem of slavery was a big one that simply did not seem to want to go away, no matter how many compromises.

Ironically, after a few more decades, the problem would likely start waning. With the industrialization, the slave would have become far less profitable, if I might use the heartless term. Steam had already come into its own with trains. It was only a matter of time before the tractors would replace the manual labor. Slaves would have been more of problem than an advantage.

To be sure, in some instances, it is more difficult to speculate about the past than the future. Maybe no one would have industrialized farming if they already had the slaves to do the work. There’s no real telling. All we know for sure is that the Civil War broke out and hundreds of thousands of men died on both sides. Eventually, the compromises failed and the war was inevitable. Besides the disagreement, there were those hot heads on both sides that just wanted to fight.

Regardless of what happened before, the war settled it. The slaves were free, though hardly any of them had any idea how to make a living. Black men and women could not read except for a few rare ones. The Northerners who were sent south for the reconstruction took advantage of that. They paid the Black man to vote, six, seven, eight times.

I think most reasonable people would find that a bad thing. Certainly those in the south did so they used a poll tax to discourage it. The north soon prevented poll tax, even though it was already legal in several northern states.

Later the south came up with a literacy test. This too was dropped by force, though I suspect it would be a very good idea. First, people that vote should know how to read. It does seem to be a simple requirement for such an important thing. Moreover, I suspect the schools would do a much better job of educating our youth, both white and Black if it became a requirement for voting.

Perhaps the worse thing that came out of the restoration of the south was the KKK. As so many such things, it began as a good thing. The carpetbaggers came down from the north taking anything and everything they could in the name of restoration. The south countered the only way they knew. After a few decades the KKK got our of hand and they had to send the FBI in to tame them, although they remained right up to the 1980s. And by the way, most of them were democrat. And by the way, it started out that their fight was not with the African-Americans but with the carpetbaggers.

And so it was, a couple small compromises made to keep the nation together almost caused them to separate. If the south had been more industrialized, indeed the US might today be in two separate parts.

There was another casualty of the whole thing. The Tenth Amendment, the one that reserves rights to the states and to the people. It has become very weak; even to the point that it is hardly brought up any more.

And now, today, the word compromise is all to often heard. When the FOCs want something, they ask for compromise. When the Republicans want a compromise, the FOCs simply dig their feet in and say no way. And so it is that every year we compromise a little more. Eventually, there will be no more room for compromise. The FOCs will have all they wanted and they will have gotten it all by compromise.

All the FOCs want is power. When they have it all, we just might want to bring the KKK back. The problem with that is that it will likely be too late. The FOCs will have all the guns. They will have used some kind of compromise to take them.

Police, Fund or De fund Them?

De fund the police. They are all that is bad about our country. It is one the mantras throughout the land for months now. Then something happened. The FOCs found out it was poling badly for them. Some poles suggested that as many as 80% of the nation wasn’t buying their absurdity.

The FOCs really don’t mind it if you don’t believe them. Normally they just repeat the lie until it becomes a fact. Consider global warning, or climate change or whatever they call it today. Al Gore made a very impressive presentation on how the world would flood in ten years. D. C. and Florida were going to be under water.

People, real scientist with heads on their shoulders said it just wasn’t so. Every time that happened, they were beaten (figuratively) about the head and shoulders until they stepped in line. It worked. The world flooding became fact…until it wasn’t. Now, fifteen years later, there is no massive flooding. If the ocean level rose at all, it is barely measurable, and it was likely caused by other things.

Except for a few people like me, the failure of the prediction is ignored. As a prophet, Gore is an outright failure. According to the Bible’s requirements for a prophet, he lacks the credentials. All of God’s prophets are 100% right or they are not God’s prophets. Gore was not only wrong, he was drastically wrong.

Yet, he is still held in high esteem by those who worship the mother earth. They ignore his failure. Every thing he teaches is still held as undeniable fact. And yet, today, we can see it was a boldfaced lie and never had any truth to it.

And so, again, the FOCs tell the lie over and over that the no good police must be done away with. This time however, it fails to become fact. People are losing businesses. Women are being raped. People are being shot and babies are being killed. Guess what? De funding the police was a great disaster.

The FOBs don’t mind the damage. They just don’t like press. So, they blamed the idea on the republicans.

Now that was really smart. They tried to cover up one lie with another. Usually that sort of thing works for them. They have had enormous practice with it. They meet behind closed doors and come up with a lie. It doesn’t have to be believable. They just have to be able to sell it. The secret is simple. They all say the same thing until it becomes fact.

This time it went over like the proverbial lead balloon. After all, we are speaking of the lives of thousands. When the basketball hit the ground, it didn’t bounce. People realized the lie for what it was and the FOBs realized they were worse off than before.

Now they have come up with their own idea of funding the police. They would fund them with federal tax dollars. That has politician advantages for them in may ways. Mostly it makes the FOCs appear to really care, which they don’t. They are now solving the problem, which they are only making worse.

Moreover, it helps them as controllers. Anything they fund, they control. Before the police were funded locally. Now they will be funded federally, which means the FOCs will control them. That is better for them, worse for us.

In other words, it is a power play, plain and simple.

They already are taking control of our schools and medicine(Obama Care) in a central authority. If they have their way, they will soon control law enforcement centrally as well. Eventually, their hope, control it all under one central authority. Then, effectively, the states would have no authority.

Before we permit the federal government to fund/control the local police, maybe we should think again.