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Grow up. When you are pushing 50 years old and have grandchildren, then you will have a voice on this website. Until then, you are simply an imposter, one who only thinks they have the answer to the world's problems.
Yes, I believe that wisdom comes with age. Try it, you may like it.
Go awa7 chuckflynn, for we are NOT listenning.
invoices, I was the one who had day to day contact with them. They trusted me, not the company who was sending them the bill. I was the company to them. And, I still had a conscience. I understood my employer's point of view, but could not lie to the clients I had day to day contact with. Fortunately I was never in the position to compromise my values, but the mere fact that my employer expected me to do so forced me to seek alternative employment.
Nancy Pelosi is the worst sort of human being. She is power driven. Think of her as the head cheerleader in high school one who thinks the entire world revolves around her. For, no matter her age, that is exactly how she is and how she is acting. She plays petty games, thinking, believing that she is the end all. She feeds on the power she has obtained and is in absolute fear of loosing said power. She believes, on the surface that she is doing the right thing. But....in fact, her unconscious "tells" - the stuttering, the blinking, the "deer in the headlights" look belies her real self. She KNOWS she is wrong. She knows she is covering. It is only a matter of time until her house of cards comes falling down.
I believe that our Constitution will prevail. We, as a nation, will find our way back to our founding principles, we will find our way back to God, for without him we cannot survive.
We need to see through the smoke screen and stand up for what we believe - consequences be damned. We need to be more like Miss California and less like a lemming. While I do not promote a vicious attack, I do promote standing up for our beliefs, letting our voices be heard, and being the silent majority no more.
The reason why a band-aid for your hospital stay costs, let's say $10.00 (I am not even sure that that is not a lowball figure) is because the hospital has to "make up for" the costs of the uninsured and underinsured. Let's not even begin to discuss lawsuits and tort reform.
If we want to make healthcare affordable for everyone - let's start by making everyone paying for some portion of it. Let's second with tort reform. One of the major reasons why the cost of health care is so expensive to those of us who are actually paying for it is the cost of malpractice insurance. This is not simply the fault of the tort lawyers, but also the fault of juries (you and me) awarding ungodly awards for simple mistakes. We as a society, seem to forget that doctors are human - they make mistakes. I am not saying that there should not be any lawsuits, any culpability. However, it seems to me, that we, as a society, have lost all common sense. How else would one explain a million dollar payout to a woman who spilled HOT COFFEE (not a healthcare example, but relevant) ON HERSELF!
I believe that we have the greatest health care system on the planet. That is not to say that our health care system cannot be better, that it cannot be tweaked. The answer lies not with the government. The answer lies with "We, The People." The answer lies with a free market system.
The answer also lies in the court system, of which, "We, The People", are an integral part. The very next time you are called for jury duty and ponder a way to get out of it, remember the MacDonald's "Hot Coffee" trial, remember the O.J. trial. Think about how you might have voted as a member of those juries. Our founding fathers set up our system of government so that each citizen had a voice. That voice is not limited to the voting booth. That voice extends to jury duty. The last word of the preceding sentence defines it - duty. It is our civic duty to serve on juries. When called, one must answer and bring with them all that they have learned, all that they believe, and SOME COMMON SENSE. When juries consist mainly of those who have nothing better to do, or consist of those who are making more money sitting on a jury than sitting at home, we all loose.
I was your age once, three or so decades ago. Full of life, full of myself and thinking that my ideas could conquer all that was ill in the world. I came of age toward the end of the Vietnam war. My, how I argued with my father, an Air Force veteran, on the evils of the Vietnam war. We went around and around over that subject and so many others. I argued with him because I thought I was right. He argued with me because he thought he was right. He could not understand my viewpoint, nor I his. As it turned out, on most points, he was right, even though he was drunk most of the time.
But something funny happened - I grew up. Without the benefit of a college education, I worked my way up through the ranks in my industry to a position where I am hard working and very well paid. I supported my children through my own efforts, never receiving ANY government assistance. This was accomplished by the grace of God and my own will.
It is easy to be "liberal" when one is young, unfettered and inexperienced. I, for one, have had to scratch and claw for every piece of the pie that I have. What I have, what I have accomplished, belongs to me - it does not belong to the collective. It does not belong to those who, for whatever reason, do not work as hard as me. Being an American means working for what you have, for what you accomplish. The Bill of Rights is only what it says. The Bill of Rights does not afford us with equal outcome, only equal opportunity. Again, I ask, that you read "The 5000 Year Leap". You seem eager enough to "hear" both sides. The 5000 Year Leap is a primer on all things Constitutional.
With regard to our government and President Obama - that you are actually challenging me on this website, to provide "proof" of my statements, only indicates to me that you are not really listening to both sides. If you were, you would know of the incidents of which I am speaking. If you don't know, then, if you really want to hear both sides, you must educate yourself further - not on blogs, but by actually listening to conservative talk radio.
Ronald Reagan, DID NOT, IN FACT become popular because of his ability to work effectively with Democrats, DESPITE what you have been TAUGHT in school. Ronald Reagan was effective in communicating to every-day Americans what he believed and what he wanted to accomplish. The American people took it from there. The "polls", which you place so much faith in, favored Reagan's philosophy to the extent that the Democratic Congress had no choice but to bow down to the will of THE PEOPLE.
We will reap what we sow. "We" have elected a socialist. Socialism is what we will reap.
Is this what you want? Do you want others who have not put in "the hard work" to share in your rewards?
You may say yes today. What I really want to know, is what is your answer ten years from now? How will you answer when you have children of your own? How will you answer when you have grandchildren of your own? Like I said before, it is easy to be liberal when one is young. It is not so easy when one has to support a helpless baby. Priorities rule.
Kind of like 9/11. Where were you on that day? What were you doing? Who did you call? Who were you worried about? If you cannot answer these questions, then you have no weighted opinion on President Bush's years in office. Just like I cannot fathom what Pearl Harbor must have felt like to my predessors, you cannot imagine what 9/11 felt like to me. And even that is not a perfect analogy, for the World was at war when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and the world was not at "war" when New York was "attacked.
Yet, you remain safe, in your bubble, in school, free to pursue whatever you desire. Why do you think that is? Is it just a freak of nature that you can continue your studies in relative calm while the rest of the world is in chaos? Think about it. Think about it hard. President Bush kept us - kept you - SAFE. Safe from terrorism. Do you really think that if he had have cowtowed to the terrorists that you would be where you are today? Do you really think that if "harsh interrogation techniques" had not been used that you and your family would be safe today?
You can disagree all you want with me regarding President Bush. The fact remains, that we are on this forum today disagreeing because of him.
The Republican Party is NOT currently the voice of conservatives, that died when Reagan left office. The Republican party has left conservatism. Conservatives do not have the minority opinion, they simply have the least popular opinion. Popularity as defined in the main stream media is whatever the main stream media says it is. We, the people, on this site, still believe in a higher ideal. We believe in freedom. We believe that our founding fathers had the right idea. We, the people, do NOT believe in any party. We believe in ourselves. This site is NOT a forum for Republicans. This site is for Americans who still believe in our founding fathers and what they stood for.
As far as working constructively toward a better America, tell that story to President Obama. It is one thing to say you are open to ideas from all sides. It is another thing altogether, to espouse the idea. While President Obama talks out of one side of his mouth and SAYS he is open to ideas from "all sides". he shuts down all communication with the comment - "We won."
Our duly elected President is nothing more than a ego-maniacal persona. All he cares about is himself. While President Bush has his issues with regard to big government, HIS ADMINISTRATION, kept us safe from future attacks.
I beg to differ with regard to Reagan - he - did NOT espouse "middle ground", he worked, pushed for, what he wanted, and he got it. That you believe that the Republican party has become the party of "radical ideas" and stonewall methods" only belies the fact that you are simply listening to, being spoon fed, the ideas, the sentiment of the main-stream media, otherwise known as "the left".
Do yourself a favor and get a copy of "The 5000 Year Leap", just go to Amazon.com and type it in. You'll find it. Buy the book. Read it. Them come back to this forum. I can guarantee you, your perspective will change.