Friday, December 17, 2010

Give me liberty, Or give me Death!

As I said in my last post, prove me wrong. In my last post I said the Unite States was formed under a Democracy. I was wrong and shown that we were originally meant to be a Republic. I want to include quotes that were given to me by a very intelligent and good friend of mine:

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 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."

So I want to add the definition of a "Republic" since I've been corrected.

Republic- A state or country in which the Supreme power is vested in representatives elected by popular vote.

I have a lot on my mind...a lot of things that makes me angry. Unfortunately, there are not enough people that are angry and want change. Not Obama "change" but real change. Going back to the fundamentals of America.

I saw a commercial today that disturbed me...more so than disturbed...but enraged me. The beginning of the commercial said "Show how much you love America with the three greatest presidents!" Thinking Reagan should be in that group, I was wrong. It was a commercial for Chia Pet Presidents and this group had George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama... I'm greatly disturbed and extremely worried that we're listing this man as a "greatest president." Throwing him into the "Greatest President" group is like throwing Bernie Madoff in the "worked hardest for his money" group.

I've been really upset about our Country's current economic situation. You know, our current 13.8trillion dollar deficit??? ( It was said to me a couple weeks ago that we would get out of debt if we started taxing the rich. Lets understand something, America, You can't increase revenue by a little bit, cut spending by a little bit and expect a big result. Just like two wrong's don't make a right.

So, with that being said, one of our problems in America, and I won't say biggest cause there are a lot of big problems, is Social Security(S.S.I.). What is S.S.I.?

Social Security is defined like this: A Comprehensive federal program of benefits providing workers and their dependents with retirement income, disability income, and other payments. The Social Security tax is used to pay for this program.

I dislike Social Security. I think the program is great...I dislike the requirement to pay into it. It should be the choice of the American Citizen to pay into it or not. If they choose not to pay into it, then it isn't the Government's responsibility to make sure people have a proper life when they retire. It is unconstitutional, it's socialist, its a Money Pit. Now wait, it's not a Money Pit because the money continually goes back to the people. Wrong. It also goes to the Government!

On August 14th 1935, the Social Security Act was signed. How many of you knew that Social Security was at first a hoax? The average age of death in 1935 was 59 years old. You were not allowed to collect benefits until you were 65. Not everyone that paid in got their money! Hrm... Now, 2010, the average age of death is is 77 years old. Everyone is retiring and getting money, the way Social Security was intended.

The problem is, however, Social security is a Ponzi Scheme, a pyramid scheme, whatever you want to call it.. The Government is constantly taking money out of the bank. There has never been a situation where the Government just left the piggy bank alone. They relied on this money, now they don't have the money to pay the people because the Government can't manage their money.

Let’s take a look at social security itself. Again, very few of us disagree with the original premise that there should be some form of savings that would keep destitution from following unemployment by reason of death, disability or old age. And to this end, social security was adopted, but it was never intended to supplant private savings, private insurance, pension programs of unions and industries. - Ronald Reagan "Speaks out against Socialized Medicine" 1961

Ronald Reagan knew in 1961 that social security was a problem. Social Security was a problem since the first check was issused. The first person that got a check. Ernest Ackerman who retired one day after Social Security paid 5 cents into Social security and his first check was 17 cents.

This whole topic goes back to how we live in a lifestyle of conveniences. The Government makes it so we don't have to work, so we don't have to do anything and be ok. Welfare, unemployment, all of these are conveniences that allow America to be 'lazy.'

So, lets talk about how to fix Social Security. The best way? Take it out of the hands of the Government. Let people have the option to pay into it, and not allow anyone to have access to that money unless they are retired or meet a certain criteria. Do not allow this loose 'requirement' to get S.S.I. Therefore, if you're fat, you can't claim S.S.I. if your'e an alcoholic you can't claim S.S.I. And if you don't think this happens, then you need to open your eyes. Look at the people abusing a 'handicap'.

Ronald Reagan said "Social Security is a problem I've been fearing for 30 years." People knew it was a problem before it even started yet here we are still paying into this imaginary 'trust fund.'

This, America, is the first step to restoring America.

1 comment:

  1. You have good incite. Keep up the fight, this place is worth fighting for.