Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I’m from the government and I’m here to help…

In a spirit of good humor, Frank J. at IMAO offers his take on government run enterprises: (Note: Clicking on the link may expose you to coarse language and adult situations.)

“But, there are some of you, I’m sure, who aren’t yet convinced. So, as a loyal American (who doesn’t want to be flagged), I present other reasons to let the government run health care. Here are things that will present excellent examples of how government-run organizations (regardless of the level of government) operate:

The quality of public schools
The NEA funding of porn
Oil for Food
Paying farmers to not grow crops
Student visas
The IRS”
We at Zion Beckons realize that furnishing the names of all the efficient agencies in Washington is a Herculean job so we have decided to add some of our own.

Cash for Clunkers
The VA
The 42 & counting czars
And last but not least. The Department of Energy who has maintained a policy of NOT allowing new nuclear generation of power, NOT allowing complete exploitation of oil exploration and drilling, NOT using fabulous amounts of natural gas, NOT supporting a domestic coal industry, and moving our solution to energy needs to intermittent windmill generation and flashlights you shake to generate the power for LED bulbs.

All together now, let’s sing one more chorus of” “The country’s in the very best of hands….” While you may find some of the above entries amusing, it is a tragic situation. I have seen pictures of famous body builders who in their advancing age and ebbing ambition have let their buff physiques go down hill and were left with sagging skin and a generally cadaverous appearance. I have always been saddened to see their former fitness gone to seed. I am even more saddened to see a robust, courageous nation sapped of its financial strength and losing the vigor to regain its youthful outlook and the energy which built it.

As a nation, we can no longer allow the republic to fall victim to sloth, laziness, and the ennui which apparently permeates our society. It is time to say, enough! We must stand strong as individuals and fight for those values which built the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Be it in a town-hall meeting, on a street corner, in the barber shop or from a podium at a rally, the awful truths must be addressed in no uncertain terms. We cannot wait for the guy next door to speak up. Your preacher won’t intercede for you. Obviously your representatives are out of touch with your needs. Forget party labels: we are Americans and deserve to have the country we grew up in back.

Cloistered in their own little universe, our politicians have little genuine contact with their constituents. Please notice how surprised they are to find screaming grannies and aging vets stomping and ranting for equality, justice and their God given rights. Past the “deer in the headlights” look that they almost universally wear is the amazement that you, yes you, have a concept of the crimes they wage against the populace.

I do not, under any circumstances, recommend violent response. I abhor the thought that it may someday break out. I do realize also that incidents of physical response—on both sides—are on the increase. When people are ignored, shunned, put down, and subjected to condescension, they often become irrationally physical in their response. It is part of their primal nature to fight back by the most natural means available. When reason fails, they resort to fists. When fist fail they resort to clubs. When clubs fail…. You can easily see where this leads. Ed.: Please note: Granny with a Pitchforkthat would be me.

Pursuing a personal agenda is not leadership. Barring leadership at the top of our government and substituting gasoline to quench the fires of discontent does little to still the angst present in much of the citizenry. I am sorely afraid that the interval until the next election allows far too much time to achieve a prompt democratic solution to the problem. To avoid a conflict of ideas is impossible but it is our responsibility as the “sane ones” to keep it just that—sane. It behooves us not to rise to the bait offered by agitators. It is also necessary to become equipped by self-education on the issues to reasonably argue our positions. Oppressive government is deathly afraid of an informed citizenry. Look carefully at the dozens of recent You-Tube offerings of town hall meetings if you doubt it.

As the risks increase, we continue to encourage you to participate. If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. Please investigate every opportunity to make your presence felt and your voice heard. And this time, please remember to pray in advance and not wait “until all else fails.”

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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