Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
God versus Progressives
Isn't it interesting how a snowstorm can do so much to show the real agenda of the progressive movement? If you remember, the big conference on weather change was shortened for many American representatives by a big snowstorm because they had to get back to Washington before a storm hit.
Now another big storm is hitting Washington that has basically shut down the federal government. One of the reasons why people can't get to work is because 25 percent of the snowplows in the city are not working; therefore, the streets are not being cleared as quickly as they need to be to keep the traffic flowing. Specifically, it is keeping Congress out of session where they would shove the Jobs bill down our throats. This example shows how well government works! If the snowplows belonged to a private business whose income depended on being ready for storms, that company would be out of business! When the government runs the business, it just keeps collecting taxes even though it doesn't do the job.
Another example is Social Security, which is now paying out more than it is taking in because so many people are out of work. Medicare and Medicaid are forcing doctors to turn patients away. How can we believe that Obamacare would work any better?
We keep hearing about all the money that goes to pay for the wars we are fighting. Apparently, these people do not know that "providing common defense" is a basic duty of the government.
The bigger our government grows, the more "cogs" there are to turn. A smaller government would cost less in taxes and would work better if it were doing only those jobs that it is supposed to be doing. The best thing this country can do is to get the government out of every area of our lives except those areas that are specifically noted in the Constitution.
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.