Therapeutic musings mixed with humorous ramblings and sometimes spiritual notations of life as I know it in written form. A diary of my heart inspired by life.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Heart of the Problem
It was a beautiful day, so my husband and I headed to the woods to do some shooting. The targets of choice was 2 liter bottles filled with water and a target crudely drawn on a piece of sheet rock. I'm sure if the liberal politicians had seen our beat up pickup loaded with guns, ammo and water bottles they would have labeled us as terrorists. Actually we were out just having some fun. Since the election and with the Bush Tax Cuts expiring, health care cost rising, and small businesses in a virtual holding pattern,our income has taken a nose-dive. Sadly we don't see much hope in sight. The benefits meeting for the company I work for takes place later this month, and I literally get sick to my stomach thinking about it. As much as our President wants to pretend health care is going to get so much cheaper, anyone with half a brain knows that just can't be true. I used to work in a doctor's office, I'm still friends with my doctor and his staff, medical care is not going to get better or less expensive. The quality of care will be so watered down, it will be like having no health care at all... I really do believe this. So I guess those who voted for Hope and Change, better hope they don't get sick and pray they can keep what little change they had in their pocket before the election. Driving home from our shooting expedition we were discussing the gun control debate currently going on. Somewhere along the way my soapbox got pulled out and I stepped right up on it. My fear regarding our government is, we can no longer trust them. We have strayed so far from where our Founding Fathers ever intended us to be, have blindly followed along like sheep to the slaughter. Washington's mentality is everything can be fixed with legislation and more taxes. The head of our government believe it is their responsibility to legislate and eliminate risk for the greater good. FYI, the greater good, is everyone but them! Yet the people they represent feel more and more hopeless and helpless to stop the hypocrisy being played out at the highest level of our nation. When we give them an inch, they will take the inch, and eventually expand the inch into a mile, until the common man feels powerless against the powers that be. Yes, killing of innocent people, regardless of the age, is a tragedy... Or so they say. Yet, everyday thousands of unborn children are slaughtered without conviction, thought or little more reason than they are inconvenient.... For the greater good? How can it be that the same people fighting to disarm the people are the same ones fighting for the rights to kill the unborn child? When I wake up in the morning and my feet hit the floor, the Constitution of the United States, does not guarantee that I will face my day without difficulty or risk. Risk is a part of living in a fallen world. You cannot legislate risk from the lives of the human race. IT CAN NOT BE DONE. When a governing body believes they CAN legislate risk from the common man's lives, it's because they have developed a god-like status in their own eyes. I do not care what kind of laws you put on the books, how many laws you have on the books, or the penalties you put in place for breaking those laws, you will never eliminate crazy or evil people from doing crazy and evil things. Every mandate coming out of Washington is just a string attached to the wrist of law abiding citizen. Washington isn't aiming to make us safer, it's aiming to make us more dependent upon them, to turn us into nothing more than just puppets on a string, leading us as lambs to the slaughter. We've watched it play out in the history books, yet we have been lulled into a hypnotic trance that tells us, it could never happen to us. It can, it will, and it currently is if we don't wake up and take the rights given to us by God and the Constitution back and as a nation get back to the basics of life and mend the moral and spiritual fiber of ourselves, our homes, our towns, our counties, our cities, our states and our nation. The state of our society has nothing to do with guns, it runs much deeper than what we hold in our hands, it runs to the depth of our hearts and if we don't get to the heart of the problem we will continue to see our Nation crumble from within.