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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I was discussing the so-called food safety bill with a neighbor the other day. He thinks I have a bad attitude.
Check out this post from The Atlantic Wire. Then read the comments at the bottom of the page.
The debate about most new goverment programs can be summed up by the opposing comments of two posters,  Justsaynotorelegion and dreadnought.
I don't think you even need to read the details of new bills or new government programs as you know they will all contain three things, an increase in taxes, an increase in regulation, an increase in bureaucracy, and are designed to accomplish two other important goals, 1. a loss of your personal freedom, 2. a benefit to some large company-most likely a long-term means to eliminate competition.
We got into this argument at coffee time during the debate of the heathcare bill. My uncle was slightly offended by my cynical outlook.
Of course I was right.
I developed this outlook during the previous administrations both Democrat and Republican.
My second complaint of the day is about the "useful idiots," who support these new plans.
There has been some serious indoctrination of people under 45 years of age. Some serious changes in the face of education must have happened in the 1990's.  While the new "progressives" claim to have thought this up all on their own, they all have the same thoughts and ideas. For example, all religion is equally bad, the Palestinians are oppressed, the USA was always an evil nation, anything that a fake black president does is good, all conservatives are bad and we should be nice to people who swear they are going to kill us and be mean to people who want to be our friends.
I suppose a lot of this comes from the moral failures of our conservative leaders, but it also comes from the reinterpretation of our views of historical and current leaders. We must believe that everyone has a secret sin. If that sin is something considered an acceptable sin, then that person has depth of character, if the sin is currently unpopular then the person is a fraud.
I'm kind of going off on a rant here and people don't really like to read them. Plus there are a million other rants on the internet so you don't really need to hear mine.
It is not like there is anything you can do about it.

I will add one other pet peeve. Those law abiding folks who say "if is for our own good." They get all law-and-order on you. And say things like, "if you follow the law you have nothing to worry about." A statement which is total BS when you consider what the laws have become. A statement which is pretty much UnAmerican when you look at history.


  1. To rephrase a comment I just made over at "Woods Runner's Diary" - If ignorance truly is bliss, the world should be overrun with incredibly happy people!

  2. The laws we have pretty much cover everything needed already, and have for a long time. As long as we have a governmental system run by lawyers, they will keep making more laws. That's how they make their money. Look at all the "class action" ads on tv now. Soon the lawyers will be in the majority and there will be laws passed making it mandatory to sue someone at least once a month.


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