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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Party Is Over


I haven't found anyone who is out of work, on government programs, losing their house, etc., that thinks they are in their financial circumstance because others in the society have more than they do or earn more than they do. I am sure those folks are out there and can be found if there was some reason they needed to be identified. Our president has made great efforts to get this group, who have less, to blame and covet the wealth this more successful group.

I don't have any idea how successful Obama is being in this divide and conquer campaign.

Certainly many have rallied around his cry of how unfair it is that some have more than others. The liberal press is doing their best to sell his story. It seems that the Obama believes he can continue to divide the American voters and win another four years in our house. Our value system has become so warped. Who can know if his scheme will work yet again? Current polls indicate it just might.

To a larger picture and that is how do we change the way this government governs? The ways the elected people have changed our government into a self-serving fraternity has happened slowly and out of view of most citizens. Do we believe that IF Romney becomes president and the majority of the good-ole-boys in office stay in office will they govern any differently? We hope so…. BUT what have been our past examples? What have we seen?

As long as there are any of the old guys and gals left in office they will teach the newly elected how to make the system work for them. The principled ones with a simple set of moral values will not be swayed and the rest will.

It’s a little scary to think we need to replace almost all of our elected representatives. Some of them are names we have known since early adulthood, guys that have 'brung - home' the financial bacon back to the state they represent. Not only would we have to find others we think are worthy of our trust, we would also need to replace the key GOP leaders in our respected states. BIG job.

Usually we don't act till until the crisis get right on our dinning rooms tables, staring us in the face, screaming wake up….. Until the crisis reaches that point we simply deny how serious the problems really are.  Are we there yet? Look at the polls and see the numbers of citizens who think Obama is doing a good job with the economy and has high approval ratings. I realize how out of touch I am with these voters. I look at these numbers: 15% of the US population lives in poverty •  44% of those 46.2 million poor Americans are in "deep poverty," which is half the level of the poverty line, defined as $22,811 for a family of four.

Can these unemployeement numbers come from this country? This is what is expected in third world countries. Just consider that more than 45 million Americans are in the food-stamps program, which is 15% of the population, compared with the 7.9% participation from 1970-2000. Food-stamps enrollment has been rising at a rate of 400,000 per month over the past four years. In August -2012, nearly twice as many people went on the food-stamps program (173,000) than managed to find a new job (96,000).

So many think Obama is doing just fine with the economy while there are more than 11.2% of the labor force is out of work, if we include the 7 million people no longer seeking employment. This number (over 17 million workers) is unchanged since 2009. Nothing has improved and full-time employment remains 1.4 million BELOW its 2009 level.

No matter where in these numbers I look I cannot find the  American Dream anywhere. I don't want to recant how we have come to this but know that government (as we know have come to know it) through social programs, federal regulations, unions, and  international agreements has destroyed all the jobs most of these unemployed did in yesteryear. These jobs are gone and this group of low skilled, poorly trained, and poorly educated are now relegated to poverty, and the ones who are left with jobs are supporting them. This won't work much longer because the working folks are having a hard time supporting themselves and families. Nor has this group of workers been able to support them throughout the last decade. So government, in it wisdom, has borrowed the extra money needed for their support as well as other questionable government activities.

Simply, you can't know that you don't know something that you don't know. Most voters get 'news' from sources who either don't know something and think they do or they have an agenda that is designed to mislead. They pass this on through the media outlets and the mislead now think they fully know and understand what is at issue. They now know what 'IS'  and never question the issue again. So should the misleading be exposed to them at some later point they simple dismiss it. Lying and misleading in politics is the most used and overused political part of any campaign.

When a society loses its ability to ferret out the lies in political campaigns, society loses its freedom. It loses its way… It is then and only then that government can step into this vacuum and begin to direct and control the citizens. Is this a done deal or is this still hiding just over the horizon.

Where are we today in this transition from a government for and by the people to a  dictatorial form of government? We have a president who is more than willing to by-pass congress using executive orders granting government greater power over citizens lives. We have a congress who is more than willing to take more and more money from business and working people to use any way they see fit. 

The American voters have participated in this political transition and have condoned this behavior by our government through electing and reelecting the same group of officials over and over. We have lost the ability to recognize the political lies and deceits. There is a growing group of voters that are trading their votes for government handouts. Either way it is a sad commentary.

2010 election was our step forward. A first step in the taking back of our government. The battle in this campaign is not with Obama and all  the problems he has caused but with the ignorance in the population  at large  and the liberal media. (watch the video below)

Below is the wrap-up paragraph from a speech of Patrick Caddell on September 21 at Accuracy in Media's Conference --Obsmanation: A Day of Truth

 The fundamental danger is this: I talked about the defense of the First Amendment. The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power.  When they desert those ramparts and decide that they will now become active participants, that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know,  they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people. 

And it is a threat to the very future of this country if we allow this stuff to go on. We have crossed a whole new and frightening slide on the slippery slope this last two weeks, and it needs to be talked about. (He is referring to the news releases in support of the President stories about Libya.)

We have seen the media wrap themselves with the flag and champion causes and cover-ups for this administration while campaigning for the current president. We have seen the press misrepresent Romney and his ideas and goals without any effort to understand them. The media is the core element the elite political class uses in its efforts to deceive and direct uninvolved voters as to who they should vote for and what information they should have. They are the voice of the political class. With the help of the media liberals have sold the idea of government being the most able to decide what is best for the voters, who should be taken care of, and where and how all resources should be allocated.  Without the media the liberals would be relegated to a small third party with exhausted socialist ideals.  

The Tea Party cannot educate all the people who may or may not vote. Theres are simply too many in numbers. But we know and we can encourage voters who have given up on government.  People who government has disenfranchised. People who feel betrayed. In a way we understand this voter. Their feelings resonate with our own. Often time these very voters make the  difference and few understand that their choice in not voting becomes an indirect vote for the incumbent.

So much to do and so little time. The first debate is Wednesday night. Obama should be his brilliant self and Romney must find the skills to deliver a conservative agenda that will be understood along with a clear message as to the financial and international dangers this country is facing. Over the course  of these debates Romney will win or lose the election. I believe this, many people I know believe this and hopefully Romney knows this. It was in such presidential debates that Reagan won the election by beating Carter. By the time the third debate was over the polls had moved twenty points from Carter's lead to Reagan leading. Annuit coeptis….

In our hands the pot has been shaped. Romney must now fill the pot with conservative ideals and invite the nation to grow the fruit. 

Below is a video of Pat Condell. I don't know how many readers know Pat. He lives in England and writes and talks about the impact of the liberal government that has been in control of England for over a decade. I attached the video to this article because I feel this man's directness and passion is what is so sorely needed during these next four weeks. When I watched this video I wondered what would happen if Romney was as direct and as passionate as Pat for the rest of this campaign.  What do you think? 

Ron

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Pat Condell


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