A Public Life

MI Teaparty Movement

It is in the local town  and city governments that the democratic principles of self- determination and representative government are most visible. Here a determined individual can affect his government. It is here that an individual can elect a trusted friend or family member to represent them.
It was once said that there are three things that constitute a full life; raising a family, having  your own business and running for public office.
The concept of public life as an element to a full life has been ignored for decades, “politics I don’t have time.” They do so at a cost to them-self’s and their community.
According to Thomas Jefferson the goal of the republic is “to make each person feel that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day.”
In that sense our federal government…

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Just Asking

U.S. taxpayers were paying to run the largest dope ring in the history of Polk County, FL.
In 2011 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office broke up the largest drug ring in the county’s history.
The Sheriff’s Office found that most of those arrested were on some type of federal welfare program.
The ring leader claimed no known means of support when it came to paying taxes put owned 4 rental houses, cars and other property.

In Michigan you have 2 people who are  million dollar lottery winners collecting food stamps because they didn’t have a job.

Here are people who claim to be down and out being subsidized by the U.S. tax payer while living high on the hog .

Or how about the time I was in a gas station and the lady in front of me is buying a 3 dollar cappa-frappa what ever and paying for it with food stamps.

What is wrong with this picture?

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this?

How many other people out there are scamming us tax payers?

How many other people out there see nothing wrong with getting free money from the Government?

What is this kind of thinking costing the U.S. tax payer?

How do we go about changing this way of thinking when we have a Government that thinks people shouldn’t have to be responsable for them selfs?

When we have a president that tells people they shouldn’t have to struggle to be self-sufficient?

I’m just asking.

Free cell phones

In 2011 the Federal Government paid $1.6 billion thats right billion to supply 12.5 million people with free cell phone service!

At an average of $40.00 for basic service that comes to $500,000,000.00 so my question is where did the other 1.2 billion go?

Is  this part of obama’s job plan.

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The problem with our education system

The problem with our education system from
A Thomas Jefferson Education” by Oliver DeMille

On the first day of school, the little boy waved to his mother
and turned to run down the bright hallway to class. His
teacher smiled and pointed out his desk. “This is going to
be great,” he thought. “I love to learn new things.” After a few fun
stories, the teacher handed out crayons and paper and announced
that it was time to draw a picture. The little boy enthusiasticallygrabbed the crayons and began to imagine all the things he could
draw: mountains, lakes, airplanes, his family, his dog, the ocean,
the stars at night…
Hundreds of ideas raced through his creative little mind.
His teacher, seeing that he had started drawing, stopped him
and said that today the class would be drawing flowers. The
boy’s mind again ran wild: daisies, daffodils, roses, carnations,
violets, lilacs, pansies, mixed bouquets, green gardens full of
rainbows of colors…
The teacher again interrupted, informing the class that today
they would be drawing a certain kind of flower.
Taking colored chalk, the teacher went to the board and drew
a green stem, with two leaves, and four identical pink petals. The
little boy, eager to please, dutifully copied her drawing.
After several attempts, his drawing looked exactly like hers.
The teacher congratulated him for doing such good work.
As the school year passed, the little boy became a very good
student; he learned to listen, obey instructions and get the right
answers on tests. His parents were very proud of him, and his
teacher was impressed with his excellent progress.
When the next school year arrived, the boy had done so well
in his classes that he was enrolled in an accelerated program.
During the first week of class, the teacher handed out crayons and
paper and announced that it was time to draw a picture. The little
boy, still in love with art, enthusiastically picked up his crayons
and waited for instructions.
After several minutes the teacher noticed that the little boy
wasn’t drawing. “Why haven’t you started?” she asked. “Don’t you
like to draw?”
“I love to draw,” responded the little boy, “but I was waiting for
you to tell us what the assignment is.”
“Just draw whatever you want,” the teacher smiled and left the
little boy to his creativity.
The little boy sat for a long time, watching the minutes tick
off the clock and wondering what he should draw. Nothing came
to mindFinally, in a burst of creative inspiration, he picked up his
crayons and began to draw:
A green stem, with two leaves, and four identical pink petals.9
The story is indicative of an entire generation of American
education, which has been called “the cloning of the American
mind.” Fortunately, the tragedy is not complete because many
parents across the nation are reaffirming their role in educating
their children.

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, “The philosophy of the
schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government
in the next.”

distinguish between right and wrong

I once heard an ex-congressman discusseing the shortcomings of our government and said our government is riddled with
dishonesty and corruption. Nobody in the audience tried to deny it.
Our government, according to this ex-congressman, is
spending its way into bankruptcy, re-electing itself by promising
unearned handouts, crippling industry by taxation,
socializing us beyond our means, sapping the self-reliance
of individual citizens by training them to be depend on government,
and otherwise progressively undermining the
American system of free enterprise.
There is no need to identify that ex-congressman. I have
heard the same speech before, not word for word but idea for idea.
Every such talk elicited thunderous applause.

Many important problems beset society. It is common
knowledge that there is corruption in our national, state and
local governments. Every dishonest decision a person
makes gives his tacit support to rackets, graft and dishonest
leadership. What is needed is a majority of persons who
habitually distinguish between right and wrong and use
their consciences to move in the direction of right.
Once I rode downtown with someone. I was in no
hurry, but the driver was. Suddenly he saw a chance to save
two seconds by squeezing between two fast-moving cars.
“That was tight,” I said.
“Was it?”
“Didn’t you see it?” I asked.
“No,” said the driver. “When I see a tight squeeze coming,
I close my eyes.”
Needless to say, that was my last ride with that driver.
Whether we like it nor not, we are being taken for the
same sort of ride every day of our lives by irresponsible
and dishonest local, state and national leaders who do not develop personal integrity of the sort demande by life.
There is no use ignoring the situation, we face many
crises. Our leaders are constantly squeezing through tight
places, and encountering potential disaster.
They are doing the driving, and we are passengers who
can’t get out.

Society is sitting on a pile of nuclear bombs while sinister
strangers finger the trigger mechanism. People are
struggling toward financial security while inflationary
forces and “deficit drain” suck the wealth out of their incomes
and savings. People are trying to succeed under the
free enterprise system while fuzzy-minded radicals use acts
of terror and threats of war to meddle with our form of
government. People are trying to vote intelligently while
dishonest politicians sacrifice the public’s future welfare to
favor their own political ambitions.
There is no sense pretending that such things are not
happening. To ignore them is to hide our heads in the sand. There also is no sense
in thinking nothing can be done about it either. Something
can be done.
What, precisely, is being done?
Our leaders are making emphatic statements and accusations
to those people who already agree with them. That
is as much as most leaders are doing. Most other people, as
a matter of fact, are doing much less. They are taking mental
sedatives: watching television, following the sports
news, going to vacation spots, conducting business as
usual, fiddling while Rome burns. To quiet their fears,
other people turn to literary sedatives: learning to cultivate
happiness, overcome fear, be number one and acquire excellence
along with peace of mind.

Charles Krauthammer on ObamaCare

Charles Krauthammer on ObamaCare.