There are few times when I look back and think, " I wish I would have.... " It is a waste of time, I know that, and yet sometimes I wish I had paid more attention to history, or had taken a couple of courses on U.S. law. Apathy seems to reign supreme these days when it comes to protecting our freedoms and obeying the law. And sadly, it starts at the very top - with President Obama and his band of lawless Chicago thugs. I know of no other President who has so pushed for his own agenda that he will side-step the law, and then when our Congress calls him or his regime out on it, they blame the people who are holding them accountable. How in the world did our government come up with the idea to sell guns in our country to drug lords from Mexico? How is that possible??? And how is it possible that the head of the Department of Justice, for the first time in our history, by a bi-partisan vote, was found in criminal and civil contempt of court, and the president's response is to help him 'cover it up' by exercising executive privilege? And then, even though it was by a bi-partisan vote, the excuse they use is that the Republican’s were on a witch hunt. Really????
The latest of course is the gutting of the welfare reform bill that was crafted again with bi-partisan support and approval under Bill Clinton (hailed as one of the most successful pieces of legislation ever written into law). This law required people on welfare to look for work while being paid by the government. Well without presenting this to Congress for approval or even discussion, the Department of Health and Human Services has said they don't like this so the states should be able to make the determination on whether welfare recipients look for work or not. Again I ask myself - and anyone who will listen- how is this possible???
Our country has never ever been so divided. What once was America is now divided by race and nationality, and a cry for "my rights" rather than "my responsibility." How is it possible that those of us who are working, and are subject to drug testing at any time, are supporting those who are not working and it is just horrible that we would expect those receiving benefits that we are paying for, to be subject to these same rules and regulations? Or how about this one; for as long as I have been voting, I have always shown the poll workers my driver’s license and signed the register. Why is it horrible to expect anyone who is voting to show that they are who they say they are?? How is that possible??? How about the cry for FAIRNESS, for everyone to pay his or her fair share, but yet according to the Center on Budget and Policy, 46% of Americans paid no income tax in 2011. The top 1% of the wage earners are already paying 37% of all the taxes. The top 5% pay 57% of all taxes. How is this fair? And again, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE???
Well that is the end of my blog entry for today, but I can assure you there will be more to come. I may not be able to do allot of things, but I can do something and for now, this is just the beginning.