What’s a Constitution?

March 7, 2013

Can anyone out there tell me what the purpose of the Constitution was when it was ratified?
What does it’s words mean?
Who does it protect?
What protections does it guarantee?
Do we even need this document anymore?
If we don’t need it, who or what protects you?
If we don’t need it, who grants you your rights?
If we don’t need it, why is it still here?
Once it doesn’t apply anymore, how does it make your life better?
When it’s gone, will you wish it was still here or will you like the results better than what we have today?
Name a country with a different government that is more free! (intentionally not a question)

Whose in Charge? You.

January 21, 2013

I am trying to wrap my head around the arguments of the left.  Once I think I get that solved, I get my mind blown by the kind of crap the right is doing.  Who is in charge, I’ll tell you the left is and more importantly President Obama is in charge for right now.  He worked hard and he won, he’s earned it.  However, I want most, if anyone who reads this to think.  Think about solutions in the past that worked or did not work regardless of technological advances.  That’s right. What policies and beliefs worked and what did not work.  Regardless of what any of us think we are humans, we make mistakes.  We are not perfect and we need a guide to follow.  (Remember, the old: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana)

Next, ask yourself in today’s society, what are the problems we face?  Then, remove technology and your affinity for certain viewpoints and ask yourself, “How’s this similar to problems humans have faced in the past, how is it different?”  Lastly, find out how the different decisions in the past affected individuals, groups, societies, and finally the rulers/government.  Pay attention to whether the outcome was short or long term, negative or positive, and understand you cannot stop tragedy.  Everyone is born and everyone will die.  The question of today is:  Can we stop tragedy?  Make greater outcomes?  And maintain people’s freedoms in America the same as they are today, or restrict them less than they are today?

That being said, my next question is do you have examples?  Can you show me when what you believe will work has worked.  I don’t want knew solutions to old style problems.  Most people in debt cut their budget (reduce spending) or make more money (increase production and profits).  I don’t want you to make me a knew way of looking at expenditures in economics.  Keep it simple.

Lastly, are you considering the future?  I see a lot of people trying to make everyone’s life better as the national debt goes up and up and one person I heard actually said, “We’ll never run out of money?  We’ll just print more.”  Okay, give me examples of when that did work.   Give me examples of when it didn’t.  Oh, you can’t?  Then, why are we talking.  Ladies and Gentlemen, especially young ones please read and understand the following:

JUST BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY DOESN’T MEAN YOU CANNOT FAIL!  IT DOESN’T MEAN THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

In fact it actually means you need to be more responsible.  Just because an imbecile says that we’ll never go broke doesn’t mean we won’t.  To the contrary if you believe it won’t happen, that’s the reason it probably will.  Research countries and cultures who acted so pro-spend and restrict rights in the name of giving people more stuff they should never be guaranteed.

Now think about our current circumstances in America. Our current health care, to be implemented, how will it prevent disease?  How does it prevent death?  The new health care law is the stepping stone to nationalized health care.  But it doesn’t eliminate the consequences of disease and death.  If anything it gives the majority an incentive not to take care of their own health, because when I get really ill, the health care safety net will save me.

In my life, it never surprised me when people go to the hospital and they don’t come out healthier or their family member dies.  I was however, eternally greatful when the hospital did help or one of my loved ones was saved.  Hospitals are truly for sick people, individuals who are at a vulnerable stage of health, and acute care but if you were healthy you wouldn’t need it.  The majority of my life I was told that I would not have a safety net, would not be bailed out of jail, would not have my college paid for me, would not be guaranteed if I got an STD that it would be curable.

When confronted with a decision, I looked at it and decided what to do.  If I moved forward, I knew I would be responsible for me and no help was coming.  Guess what happened?  I either learned a lesson or I succeeded.  I’m so proud of my failures because I learned from them.  I’m equally as proud of my successes because I made a decision moved forward and I did it without ever quitting.

This is not what I see from >50% of the youth today but I don’t blame them.  I hold civilization accountable.  Government isn’t accountable, which makes its arms less accountable.  Low minimum wage and high taxes make people and parents less accountable.  Which makes schools less accountable, which makes children less accountable and we all blame one another and ask in vain, “Who is accountable.”  Guess what, YOU ARE!  I AM!  The individual.

How do I do it, you may ask?  By pushing yourself.  By innovating and investing in you.  But how?  The best advice I can tell you is I can’t tell you.  You must find the how for yourself but the why and the tools you use are vital to the success of your “how”.

This is where I tell you that spirit comes from the ability to pick oneself and others when all energy is spent. This what elders have referred to as, heart, soul, passion, grit, etc…..  Whatever, you want to call “it”.  That is one part of your tools in your tool box.

The human intention, with and without its flaws gets us out of this mess.  Not what we have been doing.  Not congress, not the president, (these are offices and titles by the way not people, the people merely hold the title) the only reason they have any power is because you gave it up to them in the first place.  Take it back.  Tell them to get out of your life.  Tell them that you can spend your money and your energy better than they can.  Tell them that you can protect your life, family, and property better then they can.  And tell them you except responsibility for your mistakes and if you hurt others then you will make yourself accountable.

Think, empower yourself, act but act with purpose, reason, and accountability.  Help you friends and neighbors.  Take that help away when they abuse it.  If you hurt someone and break the law, turn yourself into police.  Keep your word and be honest because your government won’t.  Capital Hill wants you to believe that they can help protect you by deciding who is or isn’t a threat to your kids in school.  I say, take signs down that say, “No Firearms allowed”  and put up signs that say, “If you intend to do harm in this building know that you will be met with equal or greater force.  Come on in and take your chances.”  Why?  Because cowards go to places where people can’t defend themselves.  Cowards shoot children and people in the back as the run away.  Cowards commit suicide when they are met with equal or greater resistance after they have gone to far.  And finally, cowards give up when they are met with equal or greater resistance before they even have a chance to threaten your well-being.

So why are we not telling the government we are more powerful, it is because they are giving us answers to our problems in exchange for votes.  Trust me, this is merely lip service.  Many people die because they slip in the shower but the government isn’t banning slippery tubs.  The government is afraid that if you figure out you’ve been scammed, you will take your power back and they are worried about what will happen to them.

Be sane, vote them out of office.  Don’t be violent, don’t get angry be vigilant.  Start by running for local office or talk to your friends about your local representatives.  If your too busy ask yourself when that happened and if government made your life easier to get involved or if since that time you work more hours to survive because you have to pay the I.R.S.  Start two new parties and vote for either candidate.  Because all the incumbents have done is, “make you an offer you can’t refuse”.  They make you feel like you owe it to your country to vote for them because it’s patriotic to give up on old ways.  Those old ways founded this country and being patriotic does not mean that your country can’t change under your nose.  In the last ten years what this country has stood against has become the benchmark for what we stand for today.  If your a patriot, (one who shows love or devotion to one’s country) believe it or not in present time you need to be pro-spending, pro-taxation, pro-nationalized health care.  The yard stick has been moved my friends and if you agree with me you are the minority in thought and logic.  The rest of Americans can aqueous and I will be standing alone.  I’m okay with that.  Are you?

If you do agree with me, then you are on your way to more freedom.  If you don’t then do what you’ve been doing and when you wake up come back and I’ll explain to you how you got tricked.  It’s because you’re the guy or gal that gets your money taken by the grifter on the corner with the ball and the three cups.  But you are so green he just throws away one of the cups and stole your money and your freedoms (the latter being more valuable) by just getting you to pick one of the two cups for the right answer but truthfully the ball is in the third cup he took off the table.

Figure it out before it’s too late.  Listen to reason, study on your own.  Look at the issues.  Study the past.  Otherwise when you and I are on the ship and your President tells you to drill holes in the hull because it’s what’s best for everyone.  I will beat the shit out you and throw you over board.  Get it.  No, well then don’t vote and stay home.

The problem is time.  I won’t be around my great grandchildren to explain to them why it is illegal for them to protect themselves or why they can only have one child or why they have to have three under their government.  The strongest force in this world ladies and gentlemen is a drop of water; it will penetrate any substance and destroy it drop by drop.  All that is required for it to do this………….TIME.  Will you help stop the leak so that freedom isn’t destroyed?  The maybe is gone it’s time for a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.

Whose in Charge? You.

January 21, 2013

I am trying to wrap my head around the arguments of the left.  Once I think I get that solved I get my mind blown by the kind of crap the right is doing.  Who is in charge, I’ll tell you the left is and more importantly President Obama is in charge.  I want most if anyone who reads this to think.  Think about solutions in the past that worked or didn’t regardless of technological advances.  That’s right what policies and beliefs worked and what didn’t.  Regardless of what any of us think we are humans, we make mistakes.  We are not perfect and we need a guide to follow.  (Remember, the old: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana) Next, ask yourself in today’s society, what are the problems we face?  Then, remove technology and your affinity for certain viewpoints and ask yourself, “How’s this similar to problems humans have faced in the past, how is it different?”  Lastly, find out how the different decisions in the past affected individuals, groups, societies, and finally the rulers or government.  Pay attention to whether the outcome was short or long term negative or positive and understand you cannot stop tragedy.  Everyone is born and everyone will die.  The question of today is:  Can we stop tragedy?  Make greater outcomes?  And Keep peoples freedoms in America the same as they are today or restrict them less than they already are today?

That being said, my next question is do you have examples?  Are you considering the future?  I see a lot of people trying to make everyone’s life better as the national debt goes up and up and one person I heard actually said, “We’ll never run out of money?  We’ll just print more.”  Okay, give me examples of when that did work.   Give me examples of when it didn’t.  Oh, you can’t?  Then, why are we talking.  Ladies and Gentlemen, especially young ones please read and understand the following:

JUST BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY DOESN’T MEAN YOU CANNOT FAIL!  IT DOESN’T MEAN THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

In fact it actually means you need to be more responsible.  Just because an imbecile says that we’ll never go broke doesn’t mean we won’t.  To the contrary if you believe it won’t happen, that’s the reason it probably will.  I am worried that if I believe government today can’t take my freedoms, then that’s when history does believe it will happen.  Research countries and cultures who acted so pro-spend and restrict rights in the name of giving people more stuff they should never be guaranteed.  I mean health care?  How does that prevent disease?  How does that prevent death?  The new health care law, nationalized health care doesn’t eliminate the consequences of disease and death if anything it gives the majority an incentive not to take care of their own health, because when I get really bad the health care safety net will save me.  In history, it never surprised me when people go to the hospital and they don’t come out healthier or their family member dies.  Hospitals are for really sick people, for disease and acute care but if you were healthy you wouldn’t need it.  My whole life when I was told that I would not have a safety net, would not be bailed out of jail, would not have my college paid for me.  I looked at it and decided what to do.  If I moved forward, I knew I would be responsible for me and no help was coming and guess what happened?  I learned a lesson or I succeeded.  I’m so proud of my failures because I learned from them.  I’m equally as proud of my successes because I made a decision moved forward and I did it without ever quitting.  This is not what I see from the majority of the youth today but I don’t blame them.  I blame civilization.  Government isn’t accountable, which makes its arms less accountable.  Which makes schools less accountable, which makes children less accountable and we all blame eachother and ask in vain, “Who is accountable.”  Guess what you are!  I am!  The individual.  This is where I will tell you spirit comes from the ability to pick oneself and others when all energy is spent is where this comes from, heart, soul, ATP.  Whatever, you want to call “it”.  That is the answer.  The human intention, with and without its flaws gets us out of this mess.  Not what we have been doing.  Not congress, not the president, the only reason they have any power is because you gave it up to them in the first place.  Take it back.  Tell them to get out of your life.  Tell them that you can spend your money and your energy better than they can.  Tell them that you can protect your life, family, and property then they can.  And tell them you except responsibility for your mistakes and if you hurt others then you will make yourself accountable.  Think, empower yourself, act but act with purpose, reason, and accountability.  Help you friends and neighbors.  Take it away when they abuse it.  If you hurt someone, turn yourself into police.  Keep your word be honest because government won’t.  Capital Hill wants you to believe that they can help protect you by deciding who is or isn’t a threat to your kids in school.  I say, take signs down that say, “No Firearms allowed”  and put up signs that say, “If you intend to do harm in this building know that you will be met with equal or greater force.  Come on in and take your chances.”  Why, because cowards go to places where people can’t defend themselves.  Cowards shoot children and people in the back as the run away.  Cowards commit suicide when they are met with equal or greater force after they have gone to far.  And finally, cowards give up when they are met with equal or greater force before they even have a chance to threaten your well-being.  So why aren’t we telling the government we are more powerful it is because they are giving us answers to our problems in exchange for votes.  Many people die because they slip in the shower but the government isn’t banning slippery tubs.  The government is afraid that if you figure out you’ve been taken you will take your power back and they are worried what will happen to that.  Be sane, vote them out of office.  Start two new parties and vote for either candidate.  Because all the incumbents have done is, “make you an offer you can’t refuse”.  They make you feel like you owe it to your country to vote for them because it’s patriotic to give up your patriotism.  No one can do better for me and my family then I can do for myself.  If you agree then you are on your way to more freedom.  If you don’t then do what you’ve been doing and when you wake up come back and I’ll explain to you how you got tricked.  It’s because you’re the guy or gal that gets your money taken by the guy with the ball and the three cups.  But it’s so bad he just threw away one of the cups and stole your money and your freedoms (the latter being more valuable)  by just getting you to pick one of the two cups for the right answer but truthfully the ball is in the third cup he took off the table.   Figure it out before it’s too late.  Listen to reason, study on your own.  Look at the issues.  Study the past.  Otherwise when you and I are on the ship and your President tells you to drill holes in the hull because it’s what’s best for everyone.  I will beat the shit out you and throw you over board.  Get it.  No well then don’t vote and stay home.

The problem is time.  I won’t be around my great grandchildren to explain to them why it is illegal for them to protect themselves or why they can only have one child or why they have to have three under their government.  The strongest force in this world ladies and gentlemen is a drop of water; it will penetrate any substance and destroy it drop by drop.  All that is required for it to do this………….TIME.  Will you help stop the leak so that freedom isn’t destroyed?  The maybe is gone it’s time for a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.

Zero Dark Thirty

January 11, 2013

I just went and saw, Zero Dark Thirty.  I must say it is well done and the story is compelling. One thing I noticed is that toward the end, (warning spoiler alert) when Bin Laden is killed an individual in the audience clapped.  At first I was like, “Hell Yeah!”  Then, I thought, the only thing that brought us knocking on his door was 9/11.  Other terrorist acts with his mark had been performed here in the U.S. and on the same building years before.  Had it not been for the attention and the body count we wouldn’t probably even care about Osama Bin Laden.  Did he deserve to die?  Absolutely!  But why didn’t this happen when they had him available to them in April 1993 by the Sudanese government?  (It is still debated to this day that Sudan ever actually did offer him to us but the words of Clinton and others do lean toward it being likely to have happened)

I couldn’t help but think that Bin Laden’s death by the hands of the American government brings closure to the United States, especially the victimized citizens of attacks made here in the United States.  But I take no personal joy in revenge especially if 9/11 could have been stopped/delayed and while on this side of the world and in other areas we praise his death.  While on the other side of the world people are holding him up as a martyr.  What a bunch of crap.  That he would be a martyr if you know his story it is interesting but he was no martyr, he was a sick ideologue.  A murderer, a terrorist, and even banished from his country of birth.  So if they didn’t want him why would anyone have followed this ideologue?

We need to know that while we closed a circle on our side and some feel retribution.  On the other side, a circle has just started and I have no doubt that whether it be his children, his followers, the people in Abbottabad, Pakistan or other places they will only get the part of the story that motivates them to hate us as Americans and the United States.  I only hope some day this will end but hope is not a successful strategy to plan one’s life.

God Bless the United States may we be more proactive and never retro-active again.  We have 2,977 United States citizens graves to show why this is true.

I’ve heard from all these people and am still left with questions.

If laws have been passed to deter shootings and signs are posted to tell individuals that these areas are “gun free zones” then why are there mass shootings?  Why do shooters gravitate to these, “gun free zones”?  Why is it when many of them are confronted with greater/equal force do many of them commit suicide?

If the President and Vice President ran in their campaigns for election on not infringing on the second amendment then why is Joe Biden using words like, “executive orders” with his press conference?

If the NRA thinks that guns are not the problem, why are they ignoring that a gun has to be used in a shooting to be a shooting?  Why are they pointing the finger at so many other areas, instead of just accepting some or all of the responsibility?

Here is the main area of this discussion where I am having trouble finding answers.  I know that no field or industry is perfect but if everyone who crashed a plane was trained at the same airport to fly an aircraft, wouldn’t someone investigate that airport to find out if they are training people incorrectly or to purposely crash planes?  If it wasn’t a single airport would the FAA look into why planes are falling out of the sky or just start banning planes rather than looking more at the cause?

My question is really a quandary in itself, If the mental health industry is the area best suited to handle the people at risk of causing these types of incidents, then why are so many of the patients that are already under their care committing these acts?  Are some of them (mental health professionals) incompetent or just practicing with malice?  Why is no one criticizing any of them and focusing on all these other things instead?  If they are experts then why can’t they see the potential in these individuals for such abhorrent acts?  

Finally, the laws can’t stop it, the mental health industry can’t stop it, and according to the Supreme Court, law enforcement cannot be held liable if they don’t protect me, my family, and my property, so they can’t stop these shootings.  If this is true, then why wouldn’t I take my chances with freedom, the NRA, and the second amendment?  Especially if there is a good chance it will stop the violence and result in the assailant ending their own lives with haste.

I hope to hear from you.

I expected nothing much to change after the election regardless of who won and it looks like even though I am no Nostradamus, the electorate has spoken.  The American voter wants to vote the people in that will give them the most rights and instead of focusing on responsibilities or a candidate’s record, this is what we have relegated ourselves to become.  However, Congress is the same and the Presidency is the same.  Will anything get done?  If so, what?

I think that for every benefit their is a cost no matter how big no matter how small.  For every right their has to be a responsibility to maintain that right.  You want total freedom, well, you must restrain yourself from murder, theft, rape, and other things that are not as good or beneficial for the masses.  So what benefits will the incumbent administration/congress give us?  

Here is what I am concerned about (because it is my nature) is for the benefits given who will be the recipient(s) of those benefits?  On the opposite end of that, who will be the recipient of the responsibility for those benefits?  Will it be the recipient of the benefit who has to take on much responsibility?

Will it be the none recipient who must accept responsibility?  I want to hear from others not just Americans but any one who has an opinion.  Do you feel like the Obama administration and Congress will give out more benefits?  Not just financial but other things like change citizenship requirements, using the government to directly create more jobs, or free birth control.  

Who will get a benefit and what will be that benefit?  Who will be responsible to make sure that benefit is there and what will be that responsibly?  Does it bother you or do you feel like this is long overdue?

Let me know.

We have become in America a society that relies on the help and generosity of others and does for itself less and less because we can’t or we don’t know how.  Don’t think so?

I would like to hear your arguments.  Think that the government can help you from debt, bankruptcy, ill-health, a lack of education and provide you with a better way of life than you and your friends and family can do?  Think that others are smarter than you so if they say they want to help you and give you help that it will always and should be free?  Tell me, I want to understand better about how your life works.  I don’t know much about this and am now intrigued.  I can tell you it is not likely that I will agree with you but I want to hear about you and how others can and are helping you and how you feel about it.

How has your local, county, state and federal government helped you and what is the end result?  How has a non-for-profit or a for-profit company or agency helped you?  Has this help started?  Is it currently in the process of occurring? Is it over? Did it turn out well?  Did it not?

Let me know how you have been helped.

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