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Obama – Forgetting About America

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

The sad thing about this song is that this song tells the truth. You realize that if McCain and Palin would have been elected we wouldn’t have senators buying off votes for the single biggest bill in the last 50 years. We might have some bribes for little bills that don’t realy affect anyone but the state that wants them, but it wouldn’t be on a bill that is going to ruin America for our kids and grand kids. Sure we need health care reform, but we don’t need the government controling the entire health care system. If the U.S. government wants to reform health care and loser cost for the American people then they need to just put stipulations on how much can be charged for health services. They need to cut down on malpractice lawsuits. They need to stop the drug companies from raising prices to where the average American can’t afford them. What we need is a government who helps American citizens not one who wants to control them. I’ve stated in my other articles how I feel about government control. We are suppose to be a free country, but at the same time the government dictates what we do everyday. Where is the man that ran for office who was supposed to bring change and listen to the American people?

Another thing! What ever happend to the redistribution of wealth? All Obama has done since he got into office is hand money out to the leaders of corporate America, and line their pockets even more. If a corporation can’t keep doing business the way they always have then they need to either fix the problem or go bankrupt. The tax payers money is not for saving some rich mans company from bankruptcy. If they can’t run their company then they need to step down or close down, and let someone who can handle doing what needs to be done. If GM and Chrysler would’ve went under then someone with fresh ideas and determination to produce something better would step up. I fully believe in America and it’s people that we have enough brilliant young people who will step up and create new companies which will create new jobs, and we don’t need the president giving away tax payers money to save companies that haven’t moved ahead with the times or are to greedy to take a pay cut in order to save their own jobs.

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Dumbocracy: Adventures With the Loony Left, the Rabid Right and Other American Idiots

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Dumbocracy: Adventures With the Loony Left, the Rabid Right and Other American Idiots, Marty Beckerman, 2008, ISBN 9781934708064

The author spent four years visiting with political extremists on both sides of the spectrum. These are people who believe in nothing less than total victory for their side. Most Americans are moderates on the issues, but, for instance, pro-life and anti-war activists still see things as very black and white.

Beckerman discovered a lot of interesting things in his travels. Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women, compared American housewives to the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps. Those on the Right blame homosexuality for the destruction of American society, but just over half of Americans think of homosexuality as an acceptable life-style. Texas A&M University requires that all faculty members celebrate and promote homosexuality.

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact.–Ann Coulter. The American Institute for Philanthropy has ranked MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) as one of the most corrupt and least effective charities in the country. In 2006, the California Supreme Court allowed authorities to break into citizens’ homes anytime–without a warrant–to check their blood alcohol levels. A legislator in Missouri compared biology teachers to terrorists, for teaching evolution. Environmental activists have demanded control over citizens’ home thermostats, threatened to spy on those who do not recycle and suggested that governments should intelligently reduce human populations to one-sixth their present number.

In 2006, the Bush Administration joined with Iran to ban a gay-rights group from addressing the United Nations. In 2004, Canada officially banned criticism of homosexuality, which is now punishable by up to five years in prison. Also in 2006, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that forcing drug suspects to consume laxatives, in order to find drugs in their digestive tracts, is not an unreasonable search. In the 1990’s, a Republican member of Congress proposed mandating the death penalty for all drug dealers. When his son was convicted of growing thirty marijuana plants, he received community service, not a lethal injection. Neither side has a monopoly on hatred of free speech.

This is the sort of book that will be thrown across the room by True Believers on both sides (sometimes those are the best kind of books). For everyone else, it is an excellent, and eye opening, look at the state of politics in America. It is very much worth reading.