A Fantastic Idea

I realize that the possibility of this idea is based in fantasy, but here goes anyway. Did you ever notice how we are always made to choose between this or that, we never really get what we want, only partial buy in. To this day there are many absolutely ridiculous laws that are on the books and the enforcement of those laws hardly take place today, yet they remain in effect. The laws that are drafted in the present do nothing to get rid of what is already in place, only compound on what has happened in the past. The situation at our southern border has me wondering, if this law was a law for decades now and this is the first time it has been enforced. Maybe, exercising this law as it is written is only now bringing to light the massive flaw of this law. If this law was never enforced until now, then for decades our elected representatives merely sat back, hoping that no one would ever enforce the law as it is written. But now we know, and what do we do about it? Nothing, we fight amongst ourselves, never holding our three branches accountable and never expecting them to actually do what they were hired to do in the first place. Our elected representatives are merely that, representatives, they are not leaders, as we are a free country.

So, now we know about one law, but how many more are out there that have yet to be enforced? Are we all walking and driving around, going on about our day, never realizing the laws that we are breaking? I think the possibility of this being the case is highly likely, if not actually true. The laws that our nation and states enforce and have are often very different. Taxes and laws, how many are actually worthwhile, and how many are completely useless? It’s only a matter of time until another law is being enforced, that has practically never been enforced, even though it has been a law for generations.

Now, let’s take a gander at felons and other previous criminals. Did you know, that once you have been convicted of a felony, any felony, automatically you lose your rights? Not just while in prison, but for the rest of your life, is it fair? Possibly and possibly not, the thing that stands out to me when it comes to felons, is that once they do their time for their crime, they are released back into the public, they get jobs and they pay taxes. They pay taxes, yet they do not get their rights back. Their taxes, pay the politicians, yet the felons who paid their debt to society are forever punished, and they pay taxes. Taxes, I always thought, made us all equal in the eyes of our government? Perhaps not though, felons lose their right to vote and their right to the second amendment, yet they still pay taxes. I would think that being taxed would automatically grant your rights back, but not in this country. Possibly, if felons were not taxed, or if their rights were granted back to them fully once their penance has been completed, then perhaps, justice would truly be blind.

Taxes are a funny thing, if the person you voted for doesn’t win the election, then you must still pay taxes to the winner, regardless if you agree with them or not. Let’s be honest, everyone who talks about term limits knows that they will never pass. In order for term limits to be made law, the house and then the senate would have to pass it. They would be voting against their own interests. Why would they vote themselves out of a job? Instead, what if we actually had a say in what every fraction of a cent of our tax dollars were spent on? What if the person we voted for didn’t win, what if in that case, none of our tax dollars would go to the salary of the winner? Taxes, they are spent regardless of what we vote for and what we vote against. If we could actually pick and choose what each and every single tax dollar went to. We would be taxed as individuals, instead of as classes or groups. They say you can never please everyone, but why can’t our elected representatives try? Because they tax us without consent, because they pass ridiculous laws without our consent and because they appoint people to select positions and offices that we wish our taxes would not finance their paychecks.

It’s all about money, it always has been. They will never enact term limits just as they will never grant us the power to dictate their salaries. Once a felon, always a felon, but they must still pay their taxes. If we could just stop paying into parties, campaigns and other nonsense, then perhaps they would be beholden to us. As I stated in the beginning, I know this is a complete fantasy to think that this could ever happen. But the more we speak amongst ourselves, the more powerful we become, the bigger we are, the harder it is for them to enforce laws and taxes upon us. We pay for them, why do they never foot the bill?

Spend your money on what YOU want, do not expect me to follow suit. If we could ever stop paying the taxes we do not want, then we wouldn’t have to follow the laws that we do not finance.

Forgive, and Let Live

What to do when you feel that one or many of your family members may be racist, sexist, or any other number of ists, ics, etc. Recently, a somewhat popular show was pulled off the air, due to the commentary of the main star, context was not queried, only outrage on many sides. Outrage over the comments and outrage over the cancelation. What happened next was reminiscent of late, other stars and shows that were pulled completely, for ambiguous reasons. The majority of these television shows were satire that took place in a family setting, actors playing parents, grandparents and their kids. So, like we are always told, “life imitates art”, although, art is subjective. Now that television has shown us how to interact with our own family members, we know that no matter what, the minute a family member crosses the line, they are to be stricken from our lives. No number of apologies will heal the assault, that didn’t happen directly to us. We were mere bystanders, however; if we do not distance ourselves from this slander, then we may be caught up in it.

On your way home from summer school for the Independence Day weekend? Well, have no fear, you’ve been trained to rescue yourself from the actions that may offend. No matter what, you must ostracize the family members that are bullies. Who cares what they’ve done for you as a child up until this point in your life, they just said something off color. Besides, you no longer need your family by your side, there are plenty of professors that would love to take you under their wing and guide you along the next few years of your life, as long as your checks don’t bounce!

Whenever these actors are cut off from the very actors that they helped along the way, I wonder, will the spin off show really be that good? Television and movies aside, too often we condemn, when we ourselves desire forgiveness. Life is a marathon, not a sprint, you have to pace yourself. You don’t know what lies ahead, or if you will need help along the path. Once you put your blinders on and ignore those around you asking for help in their time of need, there is a very good chance that you may be ignored as well, only your life or livelihood may depend on it. Forgive and let live, you never know who or what you may encounter, the more backup you have the better your odds of overcoming what may seem impossible.

We Ain’t Doing S***

The border and restaurants, does anyone else notice the hypocrisy on both sides? If any private business has the right to refuse service, does our country reserve the same right? Too often the moniker “we” is tossed around on very simple platforms. We this and we that, whatever happened to “I”? Whenever anyone decrees “we”, I wonder how many are willing to forsake their individuality for what is perceived in the moment to be the “greater good”. “We” would mean in these instances that “we” demand that all of the tax dollars only go to our interests, regardless of the differing ideologies on both sides. The problem is “we” are all taxed, yet “we” and “I” have zero say in what our money is spent on. Demonstrate all you want, but just remember, that the taxes “we” pay, pay the salaries of ALL elected representatives. Oh, and by the way, our money is merely promissory notes from our government, they took all the silver and gold a long time ago. Once they took our gold and silver, they issued us promissory notes, and those promissory notes keep on getting tossed back and forth. They took our money and now the “I.O.U.s” that they issued us, have been spent against us.

The next time you hear the word “we” being tossed around as the good idea fairies aim to destroy the other side, remember, “we” no longer exist, “we” have no real money, so “we” have no real power. So, what was that interest rate you were just approved for? Instead of “we”, perhaps do something yourself, maybe your example will garner followers, demanding “we” only requires that others give up their rights, for “we”.

Pollsters and the Media

The last U.S. President and the last election cycle should have solidified our idea of honest reporting and unbiased pollsters. I believe it did, so much so that neither have recovered yet. If they expect me to even trust a fraction of what they are reporting, then they must execute the same criticism on all parties, and all administrations. When President Obama was in office, we were constantly lectured on any criticism or doubt of his authenticity was racist. During President Trump’s term so far, we are continually lectured on how he is the very definition of every slander in the book and then some. The polls, I don’t know how they are still in business since their 2016 catastrophic defeat. The polls and the news got everything wrong. Used to be the weather forecast was the only aspect of local and national news that was always prefaced with the caveat of “possibility”. However; since the favored candidate of the pollsters and the “news” lost the 2016 election, instead of attempting to publish the truth, all they do is continue to dig their own “graves”.

I do not trust any news, right or left, the polls are slanted and have been for generations. Both have been weaponized to not only intimidate, but also challenge our values and beliefs. We pay taxes and we are United States citizens, these two simple facts outweigh all of the spin and misinformation that they throw at us, in an attempt to confuse and sway our votes. The media, in chorus with the “swamp” only wish to see us enslaved on their every word and their opinion pieces. Neither mirror the population, and neither care. All they desire is their influence and power respected, without question.

Instead of voting online, we must demand our right to vote be upheld. We must vote, physically in person at the designated voting booth in our locality. The internet is no place to vote, if our votes become cyber, then how will we know that our vote counted? The paper vote, is just as powerful as our feet and money. The media and the pollsters want our vote to be virtual, in the cyber world, it is much easier to avoid transparency. If the Chinese and other hackers can defeat our supercomputers, then what makes us think that our solemn vote will be safe?

The current pollsters and the media are the enemies of our free society, go against either and they will vandalize your permanent record as a deplorable, low information or an enemy of the state. They will do everything in their power to delegitimize your vote. They are the illegitimate freeloaders that deprive the rest of us of the oxygen that they steal to lie and cause panic.

Question everything, do not believe what you are told. If you cannot prove it for yourself, then more than likely it is propaganda and psychological warfare.

A President or a King?

With the recent events down at the southern U.S. border, it seems that President Trump is the evil, maniacal bastard that enjoys ripping children from the loving arms of their parents. Meanwhile, back in the house and senate, it seems that business is happening as usual, meaning no one is there. Whatever happens at the border, it must be law, without a law an executive order only lasts the term of the incumbent. An executive order is easily undone with a new President. If congress wants to sit on their hands and blame trump, they are more than able to do just that, nothing. There is no ownership in government, only finger pointing and blame shifting. Yet, we wonder why nothing ever gets done or fixed, and we keep on voting for the same carpet baggers every time. Why, because we are lazy and we are easily fooled into always blaming the other side. While we are out here fighting amongst ourselves, the “fat cats” up in D.C. and all 50 state capitals are sitting back, counting their money.

A king can decree edicts, a United States President can only enact what passes the house first and then the senate. Instead of our elected leaders demonstrating, filibustering and appearing on “news and entertainment” shows, children are being separated from their families. So, again, what is it we desire, to be ruled by a king or do we vote for what we believe in, do we vote for a person or do we vote for action? If our president rules via executive order, then why do we need the other two branches of government? If our government is deadlocked, then perhaps the wrong people have been elected on both sides. Regardless of your political affiliation, if action is what you desire then action is what you should demand from your elected representatives. If your representatives cannot fix it, then why should the president? They only do what we make them do.

The Value of a Dollar

Immigrants, living wage and the rest of us. Do we really know and understand the value of a dollar anymore, or do we just go from creditor to creditor, hoping that we can constantly maintain the juggling act of keeping up with the Jones’s? Petitioning for a $15.00 minimum wage and attempting to constantly make the federal government dictate what we can be minimally compensated. Prior to the government having a say in what is fair, people seemed to work harder and save more for what they needed and wanted. I think that we as a nation have forgotten the notion of making our own way in the world. It seems that only American citizens demonstrate for the $15.00 minimum wage hike, meanwhile immigrants both legal and illegal, continue to go to work for any wage. Are we really that spoiled in our desires? Have we truly forgotten what it takes to make it in this world? Interest rates are always discussed to signify trust and reliability. Instead of buying things, all we must do now is qualify for a great rate and only a lifetime of payments makes it ours, one day. We all must take out loans, but it’s the frequency, length and amount that makes it harder and harder to make ends meet when every payday all you do is make payments to your creditors.

Hubris makes up the majority of the debt and bankruptcy in our country today. The idea that you must be paid at a certain rate or that you will only do certain jobs make it easier and easier for companies and corporations to “only hire the best and brightest” when it comes to flipping burgers. With our failing infrastructure, roads and bridges, there is plenty of work to go around and plenty of money to be made. However; if you will only work for a certain wage or higher, your job prospects just got that much smaller and much more competitive. The value of a dollar has been replaced with your trust and history of paying off your loans. Without credit, money is much more valuable. Those who live debt free, are a fraction of the population, much like a virgin wedding, what used to be normal and accepted has become highly desired and sought out.

We rush to trash our innocence as children, just as we apply for loans from our smart phones. Whatever it takes to get the latest and greatest. If more Americans were willing to work, more willing to prove their reliability and fidelity, then that would be what determines who gets paid what. If you’re not willing to prove yourself in any endeavor, then why should you be compensated at a higher rate? There is no need to turn up your nose at what your hubris tells you is beneath your consideration. The more you prove your worth, the more you will be compensated. All you have to do is show up on time everyday and do what your told, with a smile on your face and intestinal fortitude propelling you along your way.

Children no longer work in the summertime, so why would their parents do whatever it takes to take care of their families. Homelessness is not an indicator of economics. If you want a job, then you must be willing to work.

Baby Killers

When the troops returned from Vietnam, they were met with vitriol, malice and terrorism. They were spit on, called “baby killers” assaulted and accosted. The veterans of Vietnam were slandered back then and even today. Why else would the idea of a Vietnam veteran conjure up images of an alcoholic, drug addicted, homeless miscreant? The criminals back then were the hippies, the politicians were their slaves, and the idea that the cultural and sexual “revolution” of the time was worth more than the Americans returning from a war. Those hippies have become the leaders, shareholders and stakeholders of today. Universities, academies and schools now churn out the same message to our children. Their ideology is the west is horrible, they spew lies about the west ruining poorer countries. They also refer to our founders as conquerors and the natives as the victims of white genocide and violence. They refer to us as xenophobes and every other ism, ic or slander they can create to label us the criminals of the world.

Funny how the term “baby killer” has been now used against those same hippies of yesteryear. If you refer to someone as a baby killer now, more often than not you are speaking of abortion. Abortion, however; with their supporters refers to mental gymnastics, litigation, legislation and “science” only translates to “cells” which in fact are living. When they hear the term “baby killer” suddenly, they seek to hide from the “right”. They say that it is a woman’s right to receive an abortion, with no consideration for the infant, who has no voice, so in their mind, has no rights, much less the right to live.

They scream and shrill during history lessons, referring to their idea of a white genocide or white violence. Removing and killing the natives that inhabited the land. Yet the Cherokee, killed off the other tribes to conquer their land, and so on and so on. They are conquering us, through our children. They kill their unborn children and they attempt to brainwash our children. They cannot succeed on their own merits, they are vampires that jump from host to host, only to continue their gruesome feeding frenzy.

Perhaps the Native Americans were xenophobes, by the logic of today. The same people who spit on our returning service member are now legislating tax funded baby killings. So, who were and who are the true baby killers?