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.


  1. About Democracy will quick.. We at the on set of our country we were a Republic not a Democracy ( I will go more in depth at another time) but here are some quotes from the founding fathers on Democracy and Republic. But they have turned us over time into a Democracy.

    Alexander Hamilton - "We are now forming a Republican government. Real Liberty is neither found in despotism or the or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." June 26th, 1787

    Alexander Hamilton- "Our real disease..is Democracy." July 10th, 1804

    John Adams- "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the Republic into 2 great parties." Oct 2nd, 1789.

    John Adams- "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon waste, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a Democracy yet that did not commit suicide." April 15th, 1814

    After the Constitutional Convention ended, Mrs. Eliza Powel asked Dr. Franklin what sort of Government the delegates had decided on. This was his answer. Recorded by James McHenry, an aide to George Washington. " A REPUBLIC, if you can keep it."

    This is just a few that I have found on our Founding Fathers on Republic or Democracy.

    I will have some Definitions for a later post.

  2. I hope this isn't to boring, But these are some definitions I have done research on in older dictionaries. The definitions of the words have been changed and altered so many times over the years it is hard to keep track of which is which. But I will try my best and you can take from them what you will.

    These definitions are out of a 1941 Webster Approved Dictionary and a 1863 Webster unabridged.

    Democracy- Government by the people, Collectively by elected representatives: political or Social equality. (Note the words Collectively and Social Equality) also meaning- The system of principles held by one of the two chief parties into which the people have long been divided.

    Collectivism- The socialistic and Capital, should be owned by Society Collectively.

    Socialism- An economic system based on public ownership of the means of production, distribution and communication, as land mineral resources basic industries, Railroads, Public Utilities ect. The theory or principles of such a system: Communism.

    Communism, we all know what that is. But I just want to stick with Democracy vs. Republic

    Republic- A state or country in which the Supreme power is vested in representatives elected by popular vote: Commonwealth, A community of persons devoted to some particular cause. (also meaning)- Common Interest; the Public. A State in which the Sovereign power is exercised by representatives elected by the people: a Commonwealth.

    Commonwealth- An established form of Government, or civic polity; or, more generally, a State; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united by compactor tactic agreement, under one form of government and system of Laws.( also ) the whole body of people in a state; a republic. ( a KEY WORD POLITY)

    Polity-The form or constitution of civil government by which a Nation or State is organized; the frame work or organization by which the various departments of civil government are combined into a systematic whole.
    2. Hence, the form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution.