Why The Obama Health Care Act Does Not Really Serve You.

I happened to be on Yahoo news earlier today and saw a news title that was very interesting to me called:  Insurers nervous over prospect of a Romney victory.  That should tell you a lot right?  From this title, it’s obvious that the insurance companies stand to make billions of dollars on forcing everyone into buying insurance that they don’t need because they take care of themselves in other ways that like outside of the “FDA” approved methods of health care.

While Insurance companies are required to take on everyone, they can still limit how much they are willing to pay out.  Now we can’t allow free market systems to work in regards to the health insurance companies.  If we don’t like their solutions, we can’t vote with our wallet and find another solution.  We are beholding to them whether we like their solutions or not.

The ultimate problem is that you can’t make the health industry a for profit business.  Their ultimate goal in the consciousness they are in is to spend as little as possible to create the greatest profits as possible.  They see spending as little as possible as finding reasons to not pay their claims, instead of promoting preventative lifestyles and procedures (anything that reduces stress), as the ultimate way to save money because the population will be more healthy and require less chronic and crisis health care.

At any rate, the fact that they are worried about Romney getting into office means that they could lose their billions of dollars of income through forced purchase of health care insurance.  As you can see, the health care providers played a larger Role than they should have in the Health Care Act.  Obama didn’t have the internal strength to keep to what is best for the people.  Let’s hope that Romney does.  Also, it is our duty as american citizens to hold our government accountable.  Voting Romney into office is that first step.

A post from my friend about upholding freedom

I want to say thank you for allowing me to voice what is hugely concerning me. If, after reading the facts I am presenting,  anyone has different facts… please speak up.
History is unfolding… and its doesn’t look good for our nation if we don’t realize that “give away for nothing” policies or reducing our personal freedoms are ruining this Great Nation… and it is happening under the illusion of “what is best for our safety”.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin FranklinMemoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin
I just pray that WE THE PEOPLE can set aside our minuscule differences and stop burying this upcoming election in “details” that don’t matter in the greater scheme of what is really important… “losing” our personal freedoms to an administration that feels it can override the people’s will and side step congress and the senate through executive orders, just because our president feels it is “best”.  It is not his right nor his job under the foundation of the freedoms established in our constitution!
Should our government protect its people by governing unscrupulous corporations, or control price savagers YES it is their purpose? Should our government keep a check on companies so they do not grow into monopolies or should our government protect its shores from invasion… yes… absolutely… this is equally their purpose.
Yet, it is NOT the government’s purpose to make choices for how you or I should live our lives or “force” us to “take care of” irresponsible individuals or those that illegally entered this country and don’t contribute to our economy and instead continue to weaken it by “taking” instead of giving back to the nation that is supporting them to be free of oppression.
The biggest fact starring us in the face is that Obama has repeatedly “overrode” the will of the “majority” of the people of the United States, the senate and congress under his executive orders. Orders he forced into law that expects its US citizens to support those illegally in this country or those who have learned to use the “system”… “repeatedly” to live their lives as they teach their children to do… through different welfare handouts. This in my mind weakens its people. It does not encourage them to use their God given gifts to expand their well being, and the well being of their children to improve their lives and to contribute to the greater good.
It is the government’s job to protect our US Constitution which was established to provide WE THE PEOPLE an environment to create opportunities for the pursuit of happiness and long-term prosperity. It is not the government’s job “to be” responsible for those that aren’t responsible for themselves and their choices, or… then make others who are responsible take care of them… that is Marxism… NOT freedom of choice… freedom of choice is what our Constitution ensures.  Removing any personal freedom of choice… we then loose our individual rights in the pursuit of happiness.  Happiness and freedom breeds true prosperity.
When you look with a magnifying glass at the truth of where our country is today we all should know by now that Obama “won’t” and “can’t” rebuild this nation into being great again… how can I say that so boldly… first and foremost because he has not lived up to his word, and what his 2008 platform was built on.  Actions speak louder than words.
His platform in 2008 was built on reversing the USA PATRIOT ACT… when he had the opportunity to reverse it, as he promised, he didn’t.  Obama, through his “give away for nothing” policies has our nation trillions of dollars in debt with his “HAND OUT” spending and it’s not ending. This is the opposite of what he promised.
The biggest concern we should ALL have about Obama is he doesn’t uphold our Constitution; he has weakened it because he has been sidestepping Congress through his “We Can’t Wait” initiative, a series of executive actions that “Obama claims” benefit the middle class through infrastructure projects and economic policy changes. He also skirted Senate approval when he appointed nominees to the National Labor Relations Board and to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointments were unprecedented because he made them when the Senate was technically “not” in recess.
Obama has changed federal policies on immigration and welfare and appointed officials “without” congressional approval. This frightens me because we have a system that built this nation into being a world leader that is continuing to be erased by sidestepping our foundation for greatness… the US Constitution. ENOUGH!
Let us remain diligent on how we relate to our government. We must insist on an “open” government instead of being brainwashed into the “government knows best” mentality that is eroding this nation.
The importance of speaking up and taking action is realizing it is time the American people hold our government accountable for upholding our Constitution… it starts with our vote… every vote either ensures our freedoms… or allows them to go by the away side because WE THE PEOPLE did not take a stand. Let us also remember that our responsibility doesn’t end with a vote… it continues by holding our elected officials accountable. Then and only then will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity turn around.
I don’t blame Obama how could he truly know how to lead when he was void of and leadership experience. I quote: “Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer”; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of “his attention”, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.” Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner, ”American Thinker”)
When I look at our president I do not see color or creed I see incompetence and an arrogance unfitting the leader of this nation. The last debate recorded such where a nation and the watchful eyes of the world viewed the same. My eyes were teared with sadness.  It is NOT too late!
WE THE PEOPLE have to look beyond the political nonsense that we are being continually blasted with. Nonsense that buries us in confusing legislation which requires the IQ of a genius to understand its counteractions. We can defend to the hilt the different policies the Democratic or Republican Parties spout yet, what is really frightening is… what has been “forced into law” through Obama’s policies. Policies that are simply warmed-over Marxism… the kind of policies that has failed over and over again in other countries for 100 of years. Let’s not follow in the footsteps of other countries that have made the same mistakes of erosion through “give away” polices. Let us learn from history and reverse this course of “giveaway for nothing” madness.
Let us stay focused on the real issue. 
DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION and our right to freedom of choice!  
We must stop our president… or any future president from overriding through executive orders the foundation this country was built on by standing up and being FOR our constitutional rights… freedom of choice!
Let’s not bury our heads in the endless debate of defending a certain political party. Let’s realize that this IS NOT ABOUT Democrat verses Republican or the reverse, it’s about retaining our freedoms by NOT giving them away for the illusion of a safely that does not exist when “freedom of choice” becomes the price.
The bottom line to what is occurring is “how” we are weakening our Constitution by allowing our government to take “care of us” when that is what our constitutional right ensures… liberty… by allowing each individual the “responsibility” to choose and be responsible for how we should live our lives and pursue happiness.  Yet, this is EACH INDIVIDUAL’S RESPONSIBILITY…  NOT OUR GOVERNMENT!
It is time for us to be responsible for the kind of government we want, one of freedom of choice or one that takes aways our freedoms.
Quite openly, I am not 100% for Mitt Romney… I do not agree with his point of view on women’s rights to NOT choose what is only between them and God… individual beliefs should remain separate from government.  This is the freedom our Constitution ensures.
However, at this stage of the game Romney is our only other choice… at least give him the opportunity to turn things around… because Obama’s path is full speed ahead on giving us more of what has already weaken this great nation and we already KNOW HE WON”T uphold our constitutional rights… his record proves it!
Our founding fathers had it right over 200 years ago.
“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” ― Thomas Jefferson
Stand up… vote for freedom! Vote Romney.
This says quite a bit..  I’ll followup more on the importance of the spirit of the constitution….. it provides the power of choice!

Obama’s Executive Order Email Update

Well, I got a followup email the next day from the person who sent it about the original email being false and also adding an apology.  This is a good sign because this person wants to work from the truth, and as they say, the truth will set you free.  You have to present your position with truths and not rumors….

That being said, I looked at the additional information that was placed in the email and it was a link on factcheck.org which got my interest….

From factcheck.org..

“In June, the president halted deportations of illegal immigrants who entered the United States when they were children and met certain requirements, such as the lack of a criminal record. The change mirrored provisions of the DREAM Act — failed legislation that Obama supported and Senate Republicans blocked in 2010.

And in July, Obama changed welfare policy to allow states to modify work requirements if they test new approaches to increasing employment. Obama did not submit the policy change to Congress for review, which the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded he should have done.

These executive orders are a way for the President to get around the will of the people.  The majority of the country did not support these acts, and neither did congress, which is supposed to represent the citizens of this country…  another story for later.

If Romney gets into office, and I’m voting for him to get into office, he will more than likely use executive orders as well.  However, now I will see what he is doing and if I see the same pattern of removing our individual freedoms, then you can bet that I will be voting him out of office as soon as possible as well.

 

 

Obama’s Executive Orders Email

I just got the following email today about Obama’s executive orders:

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This should both get your attention and scare the hell out of you:
EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED BY OUR PRESIDENTS. . .
Teddy Roosevelt 3
Others to FDR NONE
FDR 11 in 16 years
Truman 5 in 7 years
Ike 2 in 8 years
Kennedy 4 in 3 years
LBJ 4 in 5 years
Nixon 1 in 6 years
Ford 3 in 2 years
Carter 3 in 4 years
Reagan 5 in 8 years
Bush (41) 3 in 4 years
Clinton 15 in 8 years
George W. Bush 62 in 8 years
Obama 923 in 3 1/2 years!

Executive Orders ….where’s the media? Where is the outcry?? Why no supervision???
If you don’t get the implications, you’re not paying attention. How many warnings do you need?

923 Executive Orders in 40 Months. During our lifetime, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders, for reasons that vary. When a President issued as many as 30 Ex. Orders during a term in office, people thought there was something amiss.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT 923 EX. ORDERS IN ONE PART OF ONE TERM? YES, THERE IS A REASON.
THIS PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED TO TAKE CONTROL AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. He has decided what is best for this country!!!
Even some Democrats in the House have turned on him. But actually very small number of Democrat Senators even question him or care. Not really surprising that he appointed “Czars” to be in charge of everything.
THIS IS NOT FUNNY, AND IF YOU VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, YOU CAN EXPECT MORE!
Remember what he told Russia ‘s Putin: “I’ll be more flexible after I’m re-elected”. This activity makes the “Rise of the Third Reich” look like a school picnic. A whole new order must prevail in Wash. DC as a result of this next election! Now look at these examples, read them:
JUST GOOGLE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER, you can read them in full
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the of all persons. Postmaster General to operate a national registration
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. (Huh?)
Just this week, he has issued a new executive order that seeks to “harmonize” U.S. economic regulations with the rest of the world. This new executive order is yet another incremental step that is pushing us closer to a North American Union and a one world economic system.
Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. . …Do you???
The American people need to understand that Barack Obama is constantly looking for ways to integrate the United States more deeply with the rest of the world.
The globalization of the world economy has accelerated under Obama, and this latest executive order represents a fundamental change in U.S. economic policy.
Now federal regulators will be required to “harmonize” their work with the international community.
THIS IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE?? THEN PROVE TO YOURSELF IT’S WRONG. PASS THIS ON??? OF COURSE . . .. . .. . ..
Just Google it!
Here’s the list of orders.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders
Here’s additional detail as of July 2012 that shows a pattern that’s downright scary.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/do_obamas_executive_orders_reveal_a_pattern.html

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So I did google it and check it out….

The information in the email is actually false.  Go here to read the reasons why….

I even followed up on the other links provided in the email, that were given in this email and even there, one can see from the whitehouse.gov link that the number of executive orders refutes what is claimed in the email….

It took me all of 5 minutes to do this.  It was worth the 5 minutes because I did find out a site to keep tabs on what any current administration is doing, and I did get a better understanding of the executive orders and how you can see where an overall policy is heading.

This also gave me even more awareness that there really is more and more of a trend that goes beyond adiminstatrions and party lines for the government to take control.  Some of the last executive acts that truly do belong to Obama, (and not the false attributions listed in the email) show the trend towards freezing assets of individual citizens.  It might not look like much now, but it is turning up the heat a notch in that pot of boiling water.

It truly is a requirement now that we become more responsible with our Government and how it is working for us.  We can’t continue to sit back and just let things happen.  We must speak with our vote.  If we don’t vote, we don’t deserve to be citizens of this country. I am speaking my vote and voting for a new administration, and will hold them just as accountable for protecting my civil rights.

Thoughts on Upcoming Presidential Election Ads

As the election grows near and I see more and more of the ads, the thought comes to me is “What to believe?”  In reality, you can’t believe any of the commercials on either side of the fence.  What you can look at is what has been done in the past with citizens under either of their watch….

Romney does have a record since he was the Governor of Massachusetts.   Obama has a record since he was the president of the United States.  Look at their records of what was passed, how often they kept to their word and what policies they pushed through.  Obama has kept his word on some of the policies that he pushed through, however I have to look at the overall effectiveness they have had on securing our rights as citizens and I must say that of the policies he pushed through, he did not protect our rights as citizens.

He had the chance to overturn the Patriot Act, but he chose not to.  Also during his term, our choice of where we get our food from has been reduced, and further attacks on our freedoms on the Internet have taken place.  I do have to follow my gut on this one and realize that my gut (Intuition) has access to more information than my logical mind.  My gut says that we need a change of administration right away, or it will not be good for this country.

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t Focus On The Abortion Issue W/ Romney in Your Determination of Who to Vote For

Ok, so I’m a female and I am 100% in favor of personal choice.  In fact the whole abortion issue isn’t really about Pro-life, Pro-choice.  It’s been labeled that way to obscure the real picture.  The real picture is Pro-choice, Anti-choice.  When you think about it, you can be Pro-life and Pro-choice. You can personally believe that abortion is wrong, live your life that way and raise your kids that way, however you can also believe that how you live your life and what your beliefs are shouldn’t be forced on others.  It’s not constitutional and it’s not what this country was founded on…  the liberty to live your life the best way you see fit and the liberty over your own body.

So having started off with that, the reason why I am still going to vote for him even though I 100% disagree with him on his stance on abortion, is the fact that that position seems to be a banner cry for the Republican party in order to garner the Conservative Christian vote.  Religion and politics should be separate and should not be a part of any political platform, or public policy….  Having said that, history shows us that even though that has been a part of many political candidate’s platforms, on a national level, it hasn’t been turned into law.  It seems like more women are beginning to get more of a clue on this one and for the sake of their sisters, realize that this is about them having liberty over their own bodies.

I digress….  So in the grand scheme of things, what is more important is turning this country around and re-establishing the mandates of the Constitution in regards to Governmental acts, policies and laws.  If everyone looks back to the McCarthy era, we can see just how easily things can get out of hand if we allow our public officials to lose sight of what they are really there for…  To protect our way of life within the constructs of the Constitution.

So, this previous administration failed to do that.  It’s time to try a new administration.  Romney should be too busy turning things around than to focus on something that doesn’t move the country towards a stronger Constitution.  If he does waste his time on that, then he should be impeached and not allowed to complete his term, by the will of the American people.

It’s time to strengthen our own resolve and be accountable to ourselves.

We have a democratic government (or rather a democratic republic).  As such, if we don’t like how our government is representing us, it is our responsibility to be vigilant and continuously hold our Government accountable to represent us and our rights at all times.

One of the great things with the Internet, is that it allows the free flow of information.  It is one of the last forms of media that do.  The TV networks, radio networks and newspaper are all owned by conglomerate corporations that have their own agenda and will share only what they want you to know while they give you the illusion that you have unfettered access to information. the vast majority of radio stations out there today are owned by a single corporation, so we hear what they want us to hear.

The Internet isn’t owned by anyone per say, and as citizens, we will have to keep it that way.  There are movements by major corporations to have more control over the internet, which amounts to being able to turn traffic on and off to specific websites, or affect the traffic going to specific websites they deem to be “competitive”.  Again, it’s wanting to control the flow of information so the population isn’t really able to make an informed decision.  This ultimately takes away our choice.  One of the things I see the current administration doing is promoting a more closed government.  If the government is doing anything behind our backs in the “interests of national security”, then we are buying into the fear mentality.

If we are a strong nation, and want to maintain the principles of the constitution, then an open government is the only way to go.  Clear transparency is the only acceptable route.  We as a country, as citizens, will not be able to make informed decisions of who should be running things if we do not truly know how things are.  The age old adage of “the truth will set you free” has never been more true today than ever before.  We are moving away from that truth, and despite the current presidents claims of “having a more open government” it isn’t really the case.  He is promoting another agenda that doesn’t include you and I in the equation.

Again, I have to use my vote to do my civic duty and let the current administration know that they failed at their duty, and they have to leave.  I will hold the Romney administration to the same standards should they fail to live up to their duty as well, which is to put the American people first and foremost through integrity and within the constitutional framework that this country was based upon.

 

 

We Don’t Have to Rely on False Stories for this Presidential Election, The Record Speaks for Itself.

So I got the following email today…

Forward this as received, but without comment.
DO NOT ADD A SINGLE WORD
Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.
From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11 : 48 : 04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.
NOW GET THIS !!
‘Senator Obama replied :
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”
(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
Obama continued : “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ……”
When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.
“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America ”
Yes, you read it right.
I, for one, am speechless!!!

Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post
EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEEDS
TO READ THIS, SO KEEP IT GOING ! !
SAVE AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE ! !

It turns out that this email is not reflecting what really happened and was not taken from his words, but was taken from a satirical article by an author…

In any regards however, one does not need fabricated articles to know what is really in the mind of the current president.  He now has 4 years of action that we can draw from.  Right now, policies that he has put into place are taking this country over the cliff.  The good news is that we don’t have to continue down that road.  What we can stop the current momentum by voting in another candidate into office, and hold this candidate accountable for their actions just as much as we are holding Obama accountable for his actions.

It is time for the citizens to take their government back and not allow themselves to be patronized that the government knows better, because it doesn’t.  You know what is best for your life, and that is what this country was founded on.  The more and more we let the government determine our rights, freedoms and lifestyle, the more creativity, ingenuity and free spiritedness we lose.

I’m not voting for Romney because I agree with all his policies…. personally the Republican party should have done this country right and voted in a better candidate to go against Obama, but this what we have for now and what we have to choose from.

Let’s hold Romney accountable for reversing this health care act and the patriot act as starters.  The more freedoms we have, the more prosperous (truly prosperous – without being morally bankrupt) we can be as a nation.

 

 

Why Ultimately I Can’t Vote for Obama

After the 2008 election, I began looking at the big picture from a different angle.  That angle was looking at how this country was coming under greater and greater government control.  I recently answered an email sent to me about donating to his campaign, and I politely replied why I couldn’t do such a thing.

The bottom line is that we as a country are in a pot of water that is nearing boiling.  It isn’t there yet, but it is getting there rather quickly.  If you think back to the early 80′s and when Yuppiedom was the rage, if you think about the policies and unconstitutional acts that have been implemented gradually since then, and if you think about having them implemented all at once in the 80′s, the country would be in an uproar.

So why isn’t it now?  Think about it….  We actually are OK enough with how we are treated at the airport when we are searched by hand.  If a stranger were to do that, it would be considered sexual assault.  Have we been so controlled by fear that we sacrifice freedoms for the illusion of security?

Obama had the opportunity to reverse the Patriot Act, but instead, he kept in in place, and even expanded removing our freedoms by the institution of draconian, or unsafe search methods at the airports, and the institution of programs that allow the CIA to kill American citizens using predator drones abroad.  Now that the door is open, how long is it before it becomes a policy to use predator drones on American Soil.  The CIA have already bee able to operate within US soil, so it isn’t such a stretch of the imagination to have them to take this next step.

Again, all the government has to do is whip up the fear about there being terrorists on American soil, and then there will be more willingness to allow surgical strikes of American citizens on US soil.

That is why we need to stop this slide down the slippery slope and vote for regaining our freedoms back.  We need to vote our displeasure as well.  I will support anyone who supports the constitution and bringing back the constitutional rights of this country.  Obama has already proven that he isn’t that person, so I cannot vote for him.

Culture Crisis? – Removing Choice from Ourselves.

The whole concept about keeping the Constitution is about keeping choice.  Choice is important because it allows us to grow and expand who we are and what we can do.  Choice works both ways however.  It’s a matter of having the ability to choose what you want, but it is also the ability to experience your choices.  Without the ability to experience your choices, you will not be able to learn the effect of what your choices have on your reality, and therefore you will not have the ability to make different choices to change your reality.

Where is this topic coming from?  It is coming from an email I received from a friend that talked about a doctor treating a medicaid patient who smoked over a pack a day and was dressed in the latest fashion and had a cell phone and lots of expensive tattoos, and calling it a culture crisis.  Now because of the new health care law, this person’s health care is being paid by others through their tax dollars, as she is on medicaid.  The situation does not really allow this woman to experience the results of her choices, because she doesn’t have the opportunty to experinece the results of how she spends her money she will never learn the ability to choose anything better that allows her true freedom and not having to be dependent upon the Government.

This is one reason why we need to stop the momentum of Government to take care of people without creating a method of exchange in some way shape of form, like meeting certain criterial (work training, community service, etc.)  The culture crisis the doctor has talked about is actually beyond those receiving welfare.  I have observed many more young people today than during my time as a young adult having an expectation of receiving without having to do anything for it, or putting in the work to receive it.  I saw an episode of a reality show where a young woman from a very well off family, taking an internship and wanting to get paid more money for what she was doing.  Now this woman consistently showed up late for work and missed several days of work on top of that.  The work ethic was not there, yet she wanted the rewards.  It is becoming endemic in our society, so it is even more important to focus on allowing people to be responsible for their choices so they can break the habit of dependence and truly empower themselves.

One of the reasons I voted for Obama in 2008 was because he said that everyone needs to be responsible for themselves, however, I didn’t look below the surface because I was so not wanting more of the Bush policy (which took away a lot of our civil liberties) at the time and so I didn’t see that it wasn’t really his intention to empower people because his policies have moved people to become more dependent on the Government.  This is why I am going to vote for Romney in this election.  There are views of Romney’s that I don’t agree with however because of the situation this country is moving into, it is imperative to take action that halts the momentum of government dependency.  It is the difference between jumping out of a plane without an parachute and jumping out of the plane with a parachute with holes in it.  If those are your only 2 choices, then you will take the parachute with holes in it because at least you have a fighting chance at survival.  And that is what we need in this country today.