The more truth I find out about the federal government and the damage they have done to this country, the more I begin to wonder if we can really save America. 535 politicians – plus 1 in the White House and 9 members of the Supreme Court rule our country and frankly they have put us into quite the black hole. I’m talking about both parties over many, many years. This behemoth mess we call the United States government didn’t happen overnight and didn’t happen at the hands of just one party. We have massive regulations, massive federal government programs, massive federal government workers, massive debt, massive deficit and no one seems to want to reel any of that it to straighten it out and get it under control. Oh everyone likes to talk a good game about cutting spending and keeping taxes low but none of them really do it. Bush cut taxes but not spending. Obama is increasing taxes and has increased spending. Everyone likes to talk about the Clinton surplus but that’s a myth. Reagan accomplished many great things but he still didn’t cut massive federal departments like he said he would. Forget Carter, that was just some type of Twilight Zone presidency. Truth is that our federal government is wildly out of control and they could care less what we, the people think because they are no longer afraid of us and haven’t been in decades.
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny” – Thomas Jefferson
We are a country of over 300 million people being ruled by only 545 men and women. How in the hell did we allow them to turn this country into the ginormous federal government monster that it has become? Americans hate monopolies but we allowed the federal government to become the biggest monopoly in the world. We stood by and didn’t stop the insanity while it was happening. We didn’t do anything when they took away little bits and pieces of our freedoms or asked for more taxes or fees to redistribute to others. A little at a time, the federal government has eroded America and Americans. Only 51% of people pay federal income taxes in this country. That is absolute insanity! 51% of the people in this country pay for the entire federal budget which includes foreign aid, cushy pensions for federal workers, freebies for the slackers who refuse to work and keep having more babies, illegal aliens to have babies and be educated, a public education system that is worse than pathetic, free medical care for some people and the greatest military on Earth that is sent all over the world but not protecting our own borders. I could go on and on about the ridiculous things that only 51% of the taxpayers in this country pay for but you either already know or you get the point. We have become a society of sloths. Whether we are the hard-working sloths who pay the bills or the sloths who just lay around all day, that is what we’ve become.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
The big federal government growth and state dependency on the feds started under the worst president in the history of this country – Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was FDR who put the first giant federal entitlement program into place. It was FDR who started handing out federal dollars to states, with strings attached of course. Before FDR, people and states took care of themselves and each other no matter how bad times got. The federal government has done nothing but grow and grow and grow ever since. Why didn’t anyone stop it? Why did Americans fall so far from what America’s Founding Fathers fought so hard to create? There are a million reasons that I can come up with as excuses but none of them are ‘excusable’. Americans lost their way many years ago and we still haven’t found the way back. Oh sure there are a ton of people who are waking up and fighting back. The Tea Parties, conservative organizations, Independent organizations and conservative activists are all fighting for the truth and to seek the changes that need to be made but will it work? These people represent a very small portion of the 300 million people in the United States. We must reach the entire country in order to install real change before it’s too late. Can we do it?
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson
How many people do you know who don’t vote? How many people do you know who have zero clue who Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner or Harry Reid are? How many people do you know who simply watch the 3 main ‘news’ stations – ABC, NBC and CBS for their ‘news’? We have allowed the mainstream media to control the message to Americans that big government is good; small government is bad. Lots of spending is good; little spending is bad. Democrats are good; Republicans are bad. These people couldn’t wipe their own asses properly if their lives depended on it and they control America’s messaging. We have kids graduating high school who can’t read or do basic math – they are our future. We spend billions on public education every year and we have one of the worst records on education in the world. We have unions continually bullying states for more benefits, higher salaries and less work ethic which causes higher taxes and poor services for the people who are footing the bill. We have a federal government that has program after program overlap in which none of them know what the hell the other is doing but they’re all getting great salaries and cushy benefits thanks to taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars. And still no one does anything to stop the insanity. We are controlled by 545 men and women who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Yes there are a few who seem to genuinely want to fix this very broken system but they can never accomplish that without the rest of the yahoos that are in Congress.
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
There are a few million people out of the over 300 million in this country who want to fight to break the big government chains that oppress us. Can we do it? Have we lost everything because of the millions who would rather sit back and get something for nothing? Can we do it without the people who care but don’t bother to fight? As an Independent I have never been a fan of either party nor a fan of the 2 party system but we are stuck with it for now. The only chance in hell we have of shrinking the government is to force one of the parties to create real changes that put government back in the people’s hands. Are we so far gone that it’s impossible? Have we lost everything because so many people were busy living their lives just trying to fight for their American Dream by working hard? Do we have enough people who love America that they are willing to give up a few hours of their week to inform others of the truth and reason with people as to why big government only hurts Americans? Frankly I don’t know if they will or we can. I would bet money that many of you have been able to inform others and change the way they see things. Think about how well that would work if we had a domino effect. This isn’t about Democrats and Republicans. This isn’t about the 545 people who rule this country. This is about we, the people. This is about taking back control of the government so that they once again fear us. This is about fighting tyranny for liberty. Can we really save America?
“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” – James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877