Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Government We Created

Here a couple weeks ago I got to see Glenn Beck down in Pittsburgh. I have to give him a lot of credit; he is a man who worked his way from nothing to an intelligent political/economical analyst. He is a man who has passion, charisma and to top it off, he has no formal education. When he does his shows (radio/live/television) he has no script. So what does this mean? You go there expecting a rehearsed 'show' and you get his passion, his love for not only America, but for his family, God and the truth.

He was talking about his book 'Broke' and was talking about our current economic situation, how, unlike what people think, we aren't following Europe's economic struggle but are ahead of Europe, more so then what people think.

I never liked writing when I was in school, in fact I did everything I could to avoid it. I think, however, if you write about something you have a passion for then you enjoy it a lot more, don't tell my old English teacher that, I probably still owe her some paper that she has been waiting for. I have a passion for politics. I may get angry about what liberals do/say, but any good politician knows there is a problem, our view of how it needs to be fixed is just different.

Glenn Beck has said, many times, "Don't take my word for it, do your own research." The same goes with everything you read, don't ever take what you read seriously until you're sure it is true. How you ask? Research. Libraries, internet, anything. There is an enormous amount of knowledge out there...utilize it! I want to be proven wrong, I want you to show me proof that I am wrong. I don't want an excuse with no back, I want proof. I don't know everything, I will never honestly proclaim to knowing everything, but I want to know more. I have a hunger to learn, I have a need to read, and the more involved I get into something the more I want to know. With that being said, onto what I want to talk about.

Lets talk about the Government that we created. Some of you are out there saying "we didn't create this Government." Well, you're wrong, I'm sorry to break it to you. Every single person has a say on our Government officials. If you choose not to voice your say, then you shouldn't be complaining. However! I want to touch base on some definitions before i get too deep into the subject.

How many people out there know the difference between Government structures? If you don't, even if you do, I'm going to give you a quick break down:

Democracy - A political structure of those who favor government by their people or representative. A structure where the supreme power lies in the body of people who can elect people to represent them.

Socialism - A political structure advocating state owned industry. A economic system based on state ownership of capital.

Communism - A form of SOCIALISM that abolishes private ownership. A political theory favoring collectivism of a classless society.

Blah Blah Blah....what am I getting at? Here is what I'm getting at...Our country was formed under a Democracy. Our founders wanted to give the people control, not the government. A true Democracy is here to protect us. Not force us into what they THINK we need.

Our country was formed off of Christian morals. I understand, there is a separation of church and state. If there wasn't a separation of church and state, we wouldn't be a Democracy, because the government would have every right to force us to believe a religion. That isn't protecting us, is it? We now live in a country of conveniences. We've been made into people that aren't designed to 'think for ourselves.' We do what we are told, not what we believe in. My Grandpa always taught me that Sunday is a day of rest. And, to this day, I try to schedule my Sunday's so it is my day of 'rest.' However, no one plans ahead, no one plans their Sunday as a day of 'rest.' Sixty years ago there was no Wal-mart, there was no 24 hour Grocery stores, in fact there were hardly any gas stations open. This required people to think, a day in advance, about the things they need for Sunday. If they needed butter for their Sunday dinner, they got it Saturday. If they didn't have it Sunday, well, they made do without. I know, I'm going on a rant. Where am I going with this? Well, it's the same situation with the Government.
Our current unemployment rate is high. I understand the job rates are low, but there are jobs out there. The conveniences that the Government gives people, however, postpone them from getting a job. Everyone of those people get an unemployment check.

The reality is, however, we've separated ourselves from a Democracy to a Socialist country. How you ask? There are so many ways, where do we start? Healthcare, Social Security, Unemployment, Financial Bail Outs for corporations, welfare...and the list could go on and on. This is what we created, America. We created this Government.

There are some politicians out there that say Social Security is 'not a problem.' They're foolish. Social Security is a problem. The Government keeps draining money from that pool, throwing us further and further into Debt. We need to fix Social Security. How?...CUT SPENDING!

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to write several blogs on our country, and the different government structures. I also want to touch base on public debt, and how it's killing us.