I made a new political Banner today (above), to let people know when I would be yammering about politics, since we are now knee-deep into the political season. Kind of gives you a heads-up that I might be spewing forth with my own opinions, which, to this day are still allowed in this ever-limited-free-country we live in.
As I have said before I am a conservative, although many see most of my political viewpoints to be more libertarian in nature, and at times, I agree. However, I am very hawkish about national defense, and most of my views concerning foreign policy, war and national defense are based on a study of human nature and history, and diverge sharply with true libertarian ideology. I was much more liberal or leftist in my youth, when I was prone to think the world could be changed by sheer will alone, and when I did not take into full account the prevalence of true evil in the world. Evil is. It cannot be changed or eliminated by wishful thinking. It can be contained to a large extent, and has been, for some time by strong deterrents—that is, The United States military. One thing that dyed-in-the-wool liberals do not comprehend (among a myriad of other things) is that the world is safer, in general, because most of the world is covered by the protective umbrella of the United States military. Liberals are always pointing out how other economies in other countries are so great, but they never pick up on the fact that many of those countries do not have the extra burden of defending the world from tyrants, despots and crazies. That is our job…and we pay for it. Americans pay for our military, and our military protects other countries who have minimal, if any military force. Many countries do not even have any military today, but instead depend on the United States Military (and American taxpayer) to keep the dogs at bay.
Many very rich countries still receive huge amounts in USAID, as do many countries who are very vocal about their desire for our destruction, and some who are out and out enemies of the US. But if a conservative speaks out even once about how we should cut off USAID, the liberals get their undies in a wad and begin to call all conservatives heartless cruel mean people who want poor people to die. Liberals want to help the poor, but they don’t want to think about the poor or have the poor in their face when they help them. They prefer a “generic poor” that can be categorized, filed and shipped off via Government Bureaucracy. They want their “charitable giving” to be done in the form of taxes, so that helping the poor does not interrupt their watching the Kardashians, or Lady Gaga. Conservatives prefer, as Jesus Christ did, that we help the poor individually, so that our empathy and understanding of the poor increases. In this way a monetary gift to the poor becomes a spirtual gift to yourself. You grow, you learn. Governments do not learn or grow spirtually, because their spirit is merely a reflection of the body politic, and currently that is one of corruption and deceit. You cannot truly understand or even help the poor if you relinquish your responsibility to them by foisting them off on your Government.
Ah, but I could yammer on about Liberals for days and days, but what I wanted to say was that the Republic died today. The SCOTUS has told us that the Government can make us do anything now, all they need do is pass it as a tax.
In 20 years a Government study will find that Poop on a Stick is good for you. Shortly after that, the study will be used by the US Government to force you to buy Poop on a Stick or face a penalty. This in essence is the healthcare law. I do wonder if we passed a law based on the study that Gun owners are safer and live longer than non-gun owners, and then passed a law that stated every American must own a gun “for the good of the country”. How that would fare in the liberal circles.
It is akin to this: What if homosexuality was, indeed, found to be genetic, and suddenly there was an uptick in the number of abortions based on “sexual preference” that could now be detected in the womb? Do you suppose there would be an outrage, and calls for anti-abortion laws to be passed that ban abortions based on “sexual preference”? Strange that today the liberals will not do the same for gender based abortions. The true war on women in this country is in the womb.
In 1969, John Lennon caused a big ruckus with the release of a single called “Woman is the Nigger of the World”, to which Rep. Ron Dellums (D, California, Member of the Congressional Black Caucus) released the following statement:
“If you define ‘niggers’ as someone whose lifestyle is defined by others, whose opportunities are defined by others, whose role in society are defined by others, then Good News! You don’t have to be black to be a ‘nigger’ in this society. Most of the people in America are ‘niggers”
Thanks to the SCOTUS decision today, we can honestly say “We are all Niggers Now.”