Only Dreamers Dream

In the course of the last few days I have heard much about how we can’t pass a government budget because of the “dreamers”. A budget bill to fund the military, government employees, and their families. Not an immigration bill, a budget bill. It is, literally, the same thing as you paying your credit card, mortgage/rent, and utilities. You are witnessing the progressive democrats and their traitorous republican counterparts – like Lindsey “I haven’t found the right woman” Graham and Jeff “it’s all in the name” Flake – refusing to pay their bills unless they get something in return. I see. How about you try that logic with your credit cards……..you know, tell them, “I’ll pay the bill only when you increase my credit limit and lower my interest”……I’m sure they’ll love that. The illustrative part of this shutdown is whose interests are being served, and it’s illegals over citizens……..again.

In case you forgot, illegals are the bestest. Illegals are more honorable than you are. They work harder than you do. They have a sense of honor and goodness that you, as a decrepit, reprobate American citizen, do not have. Illegals are honest and forthright compared to you, your family, or even your kids. Illegals are highly educated and skilled, and without them some very complicated jobs would go unfilled. Illegals pay more taxes and contribute more to the economy than you do. American citizens commit crimes at a vastly higher rate than illegals. Oh, and don’t forget, illegals are more “American” in their values and opinions than the Founding Fathers. We know all of these things because Grandpa Munster….oops, I mean Chuck Schumer….and his doddering pal Nancy Pelosi told us so. They even got hard-righters like Lindsey Graham to agree with them.

Lest I forget, if you disagree with any of the assertions in the previous paragraph…………you are a damnable racist and bigot, and it doesn’t matter how many arguments you make, you’re just another Hitler with visions of gas chambers for “people of color”. There’s only one problem with all of the positive talk about illegals……..it’s bullsqueeze. Let’s take a look at the “sanctuary state” of California:

The most conservative estimates say that 30 percent of Cali’s population is foreign-born. According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are over 4.1 million – yes million – illegals in California. The estimation of how much this costs California is roughly 30 billion dollars a year. Over 55 percent of the illegal population of California cannot speak a word of English, and about 60 percent have only a grade-school education. Of the 30 billion dollars illegals cost the Left Coast, 16 billion are spent educating them, 4 billion to provide them healthcare, another 4 billion is sent outside of the state to home countries – never to be seen again, over 4 billion more dollars are spent on incarcerating illegals in state prisons, and don’t forget another couple of billion spent on “administration and services”……….and there’s your breakdown. Kinda explains why California has a problem borrowing from the rest of us to fund their fantasies, doesn’t it? And before you tell me how many taxes they pay, I’ll tell you: 3.5 billion. Now, I’m not an accountant, but out of 30 billion spent, I’m pretty sure 3.5 billion gained doesn’t cut it.

Then there’s the crime. You know, the stuff that illegals supposedly don’t commit, except the turd that got away with murdering Kate Steinle and the other one that killed 2 cops and said “I’m going to escape and kill more of those mother#*@kers”, that is. Anyway, the truth is a bit different from what we’ve been told…..I mean sold. I’ll skip to the stat that should open your eyes a bit……….38 percent of all of the murders in California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, and New York are committed by illegal aliens. So in some of our most populous states, illegals can take credit for 4 out of the 10 people murdered. I guess they contribute after all, huh?

The truth is that our “leaders” in the Legislative, and previous Executive, branches of government have spent much more money than can be covered by American citizens……..and they don’t want to spend less. They think, in the face of contrary evidence, that illegals can fund their corruption. If that fails, they absolutely know who and what these illegals will vote for – and that’s democrats and hand-outs – because that’s what they know from the S-holes……oops, I mean corrupt socialist countries, they come from.

So, if you’re a member of our Armed Forces, or one of their family dependents, or you desperately need to file and receive your tax refund, or you’re just another stupid and privileged American citizen, remember who is important here…….. it’s not you. Dreams are only for “Dreamers”, after all.

“A nation that cannot control it’s borders is not a nation……” – Ronald Reagan

 

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Tired Of Winning

Donald Trump told me that I would be so tired of winning that I would beg for it to stop. Well, he was right……the problem is that it’s The Left that keeps winning, and yes indeed, I’m begging for it to stop. I have previously opined that the Republican party is dead, and since the inauguration, my hypothesis has been proven correct. No matter what the issue, Republicans in Congress have done everything in their power to do absolutely nothing.

Have we repealed and replaced Obamacare? Have taxes been simplified and lowered? Other than the barely-squeaking-by appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, what has been done? Oh, I see……they passed a trillion dollar bill to continue to fund the Government until September. No tax cuts. No border wall. No defunding baby murder. So…..let me get this straight, the weak and logic-less Left got everything they wanted in this bill, and the voters that elected Trump got a giant sh!t sandwich.

Of course, I’m being told by the Vice-President and others that this was a “victory for the American People”…….they’re just leaving out the fact that those “people” are the ones that voted for Hillary Clinton. With their jobs (un)done, now it’s off to another month of vacation for our elected representatives! How nice. This is the reason I wanted the crappy Ryancare bill to pass……because I knew that if they could derail Trump’s first corrective legislative attempt, they would continue the pattern for the next four years.

For some dumb reason, the Republican Party is desperate to be loved by the media…… if only they could be “liked” by hacks like Jake Tapper and Mr. Maddow, then all would be well. Paul Ryan, the “Saigon Songbird” John McCain, and their tushy-tickling pal Lindsey Graham all just love getting some face time on CNN or ABC, and they’ll sell their black little souls in order to get it……..even if it means doom for the rest of us. What they, and the rest of the Repubs, fail to grasp is this – they’ll never “like” you……ever. They don’t seem to understand that The Left is The Media, Big Education, and Global Crony Corporatists…….the Democrat Party is just the political arm employed to work on their behalf.

Many of you may be thinking, ” we need to get rid of these guys”……….and you’re right. The problem with that is this: Whomever replaces them, whether there is an “R” or a “D” next to their name, will do exactly the same thing. Why? Because the donors and special interests that fund them are exactly the same. The elected members of Government have officially decided that they are representatives of their financial backers, not their voters and constituents. Until guys like George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg and his Hollywood pals, and all the Global Bankers that fund them – are cut out of American Politics, I fear that the ever-regressive march of Leftist Loserdom will continue.  President Trump…….remember whom it is that elected you, and veto every bill, including ones funding the Government, until Congress gets the message. To steal the mantra of the Intolerant Progressive Left ……….”Shut it Down!”.

 

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

What Is It Good For?

Enough is enough. Russia did not hack voting machines and put Trump in office. Russia did not turn blue states into red states. Russia did not vote out Democrat Progressives in over 1000 legislative seats and put over a dozen Democrat Governors out on the street. Russia did not vote Democrats out of a majority in the House and Senate.

If Russia did hack anything, it was John Podesta, Huma Abedin, and Hillary Clinton. The interesting part is that the blind partisans claiming Russian “interference” cannot address what exactly that means. Are Podesta’s emails fake? Are Hillary’s? Have they denied the unethical and criminal behavior exposed by Wikileaks? Nope.

Who knew that when a criminal is caught, it is actually the fault of those that exposed the crimes, not a result of the crime committed by the criminal! The issue is that the hard left is more angry at the people responsible for exposing their crimes than those that committed them.

Now the CIA,  under John Brennan’s  leadership, is acting on American soil to undermine an election. Brennan is an Obama appointee that keeps a prayer rug in his office and refused to be sworn into his office on a Bible. Did you even know that? Did you know he wants to “brief” electors before they cast their vote, yet has refused a request by Congress to appear and give them the same briefing?

What about idiots like fired and disgraced Keith Olbermann? He reads a teleprompter (while pretending to be so-outraged-I’m-yelling) on a webcast calling for “extreme and drastic measures” to prevent Trump from taking office, “by any means necessary”. Is that not a threat? Is it not stoking the nuts in an attempt to provoke a violent act? I opposed Obama from the moment he announced his candidacy. I argued with Progressives I knew that he was shady and inexperienced, a leftist radical that at the very least would run us into debt and at worst turn America into a weakened, globalist European-style soft tyranny. Well, I was right about him, yet I cannot find any examples of mainstream media figures and outlets calling for “extreme and drastic measures”. I do not remember the CIA attempting a coup on the American public through lies and misinformation.

Did Russia put us 20 trillion dollars in debt? Did they put over 95 million working age Americans out of the labor force, causing a real unemployment rate of over 30 percent? (or maybe you didn’t know Obama changed the way we calculate the unemployment rate, not counting anyone who isn’t collecting an unemployment check?) Did Russia pass an unconstitutional Government healthcare mandate in a 3000+ page bill that no one read?

Maybe the left missed it, but we have become weak, indebted, and militarily stretched beyond our capabilities. So their answer is to subvert an election and start a new World War with Russia, who they historically have elevated? Maybe they don’t know that Russia has more nukes and soldiers, and that unlike America, Russia fought a war on its own soil only 70 years ago that cost them millions of lives. Who are the sons, daughters, and grandchildren of these progressives that will go fight in the war they are stoking? Why do they praise and pay off Iran, ignore China’s man-made island building and region threatening, but provoke Russia?

I only wish that the Progressive Left had fought for America’s citizens and their interests in the last decade like they are fighting against them now. We are witnessing the temper tantrum of a group of people who have always gotten everything they want, and as a result of losing an election are willing to sentence millions to untold suffering……..for what? So Hillary Clinton can bring her corruption to the White House again? So foreign lobbyists and power brokers can continue to buy our government? So we can have more social engineering that we borrow from China to achieve? So we can have a corrupt Congress pass more bills that we get to read only after they pass them?

I don’t think Russia is our friend, but when it comes to mortal enemies…..America’s all full up. We are dealing with idealogues and fools who fail to recognize that they are the result of the freedom, safety, and opportunity that America once provided its citizens. Like the fascists and tyrannies they claim to oppose, they seek to limit your speech, opportunities, and freedom. After the past eight years America is faced with a huge pile of feces, yet it seems that many of these people have developed an affinity for the smell, and are desperately attempting to prevent it from being cleaned up.  What a bunch of jerks.

 

“He then gave the order to advance the standards and led out his troops, expostulating on the folly of a people which was incompetent to manage its own affairs because of internal strife and discord, but yet thought fit to prescribe limits to peace and war for others.”
  Titus Livius – A History Of Rome, 1st Century A.D.

The Republicans Still Just Don’t Get It

A quick thought here…..(as I am busy scripting the next EmpireofTruth video), The republicans, after eight years of Dubya Bush and six with Obozo, still just don’t get it. Do you know why Mitt Romney lost the last presidential election? I do, and it’s in the numbers.  Millions of ordinary folks stayed home and by default gave the Dems and Obama yet another victory. Why? Because Mitt was, and is, just plain boring. Every current candidate, with the exception of Cruz, is attacking Trump because of his comments on Illegal Immigration. What a bunch of Idiots. I mean historically, technically, and factually they are complete boobs.

Let me state this for everyone…..even those who think with their “feelings”, which is every single supposed progressive, NO NATION CAN SURVIVE MASSIVE UNFETTERED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. I’ve written this before, but in this “nation of cowards” ( Quoting Eric Holder ), we are unwilling to look at a steaming pile of horse shat and call it what it is. You cannot import illiterate, unskilled peoples that do not speak the national language, do not respect the national law, and refuse to assimilate, into what’s left of our culture and expect positive results. As long as we have a welfare state, we cannot have open borders.

But don’t tell that to Rick Perry. He’s what is called ” all hat and no cattle” in Texas. I mean, what a moron. The governor of a border state that is racked with crime and expense at the hands of criminal aliens is attacking an extremely successful businessman, with interests all over the world, over truthful, if un-artful, statements about illegal immigration.. Perry is trashing Trump while praising the efforts of the “tejanos” at the Alamo…..even though he left out the huge fact that it was an army of Mexicans from Mexico that were the attackers.

Let me put it to you this way. If you were a bank robber, or rapist, or murderer, and you see an article in the paper saying, “hey……here in La Ciudad Mexico we have a Sanctuary City. If you come to Mexico illegally, have a felony criminal history, and cannot speak Spanish, we will welcome you! You will have access to medical care, EBT cards, and employment. All you do is show up, we’ll do the rest, Gringo!”.  Who do you think from the United States would flock to this paradise? Well that’s what every “sanctuary city” in the U.S. is doing. Sounds pretty stupid, doesn’t it? You know why? Because it is, that’s why.

Listen, I know people like to make an argument based on feeling good and patting themselves on the back. Something similar to, ” Hey….everybody wants the same thing for their family and to have a good life and what about the children….”.  It’s usually these same intellectual giants that don’t ever actually rub shoulders with illegals, or if they do it’s to condescendingly point out where their shrubs need pruning and yard needs edging.

Frankly, if you are one of these bleeding heart/factually vacant/non-critical thinking/political partisan hacks that just is absolutely set on self destruction, by all means, shut your mouth and open your wallet.

See, there’s nothing preventing you and all the extended-pinkie-finger chardonnay drinkers you hang out with from taking your money and throwing it at every illegal you see. That’s what non-government types do, you know. But my guess is that all those who so strenuously advocate open borders will continue to insist that everyone else pony up the funds through taxation and the welfare state. These same people will claim that we are “a nation of immigrants”, when those that came before did so legally and without the benefit of social welfare.

The crux of the issue is this: If you think that we the enlightened people, who have the memory-span of goldfish, no civics or knowledge of history, and no sense of the greatness and ingenuity of those that came before us, can solve the massive problems we now face with our current philosophy……….oh my.

Because there’s a reason the Chinese built a wall  several centuries ago. There’s a reason Rome fell. There’s a reason that every major civilization built borders around themselves. Because you can’t lock your doors but then leave your windows wide open.  It’s time we open our eyes and close our border, and especially time to staunch the massive bleeding from a wound that’s self inflicted. I invite you, if you disagree, to put your money where your mouth is.  Buy houses, move illegals in, pay for their healthcare and education, feed and clothe them, learn Spanish to communicate with them, and then clean up after them. Only then will I tolerate your soap box moaning about human rights and the children.

Oh……and Illegals are sending (as of a 2013 Washington Times report) over 23 Billion dollars back to Mexico every year. No wonder the Mexican government lobbies our Congress and White House to ignore their citizens illegal entry into our country. And that’s just Mexico.

Just don’t try to tell any of the Establishment Republican contenders any of this. They are all too busy promising more goodies to the non citizen,  talking about the confederate flag, being obsessed with what does or doesn’t dangle between your legs and where you want to put it, and trilling the R’s in Puerrrrrto Rrrrrrico. For the childrrrrrrren, just not yours.

  ” Just a good old boy, never meaning no harm….. Beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day he was born…..” Waylon Jennings

The Demigogic Demigods

Ahh it’s morning in America. No really, it’s 9 AM and I’ve been reading my favorite online sources of opinion and commentary about the recent “wave” election. All I can say is wow, being right all the time is soooo boring. Not to mention it also infuriates everyone around me. Anyway, I knew that within 24 hours of being the winner by default, the GOP would quickly perform an about face regarding all their empty, gaseous promises of repealing Obamacare, sealing the border, stopping travel from Ebolafrica, and blah, blah, blah. As I have reported before, these bozos are not our salvation. And to top that, the GOP has misread (again) the will of the very people who put them in office. See, nobody I know voted “R” because they think the constipated-turtle Mitch McConnell or Oompa-Loompa orange Johnny Boner, I mean Boehner, were great choices based on their actions, or lack of them, in congress. They voted for the only opposition team on the field. I find myself wondering why they couldn’t at least pretend to hear what the voters were screaming.. which happened to be, “STOP!”

Because even though the American People have the memory of goldfish these days, the crap keeps pouring down so frequently that we can’t get rid of the smell. It’s one thing to have a scandal or two, an unconstitutional executive order or two, and then back to watching “The Daily Show” so we can guffaw at John Leibowitz’s contribution to our decline. The problem is that with the current administration it’s punch after punch, blow after blow (calm down Mr. Clinton), and no time to catch your breath and wipe off the blood. Everywhere I look I see not only the sad, inevitable failure of our Legislature, but also the tin-horn style dictatorship coming out of the White House. I think even the ignorant and blatantly partisan are weary of the gloom that overhangs this nation like fog on the San Francisco bay.

Iran is pretty close to a nuke. The economy is still tanking. Real unemployment, you know, the way we counted it when W was in office, is huge. Race and race politics have become disgusting and frankly tiresome. The press is a joke, nothing more than a modern day Pravda propping up its bad bet on Obama. Illegal immigration is rampant and unapologetic. What was once the mess in Iraq is now the growing caliphate. The gov’t is snooping on your phone and computer, choosing what healthcare you don’t get, and punishing anyone who brings it up. My whole life I’ve heard how bad Nixon was, but in truth, and in hindsight, the guy was a saint and protector of the republic compared to what we’ve got now.

Our wanna be Demi-God in Chief is the ultimate whiny brat. My mouth actually dropped during his press conference ( where once again he took no real questions ) when the petulant man-child said, ” Well, a lot of people didn’t vote……”, Now the guy is going to channel the will of the non-voter as well as ignore the will of the voter? Awesome. Even Bill Clinton, a veritable statesman by comparison, knew to come out and track to the center after he lost congress in the 90’s. I felt like I was watching the biggest temper tantrum ever seen by a grown man on television. Other than ignorant elitists and minorities who vote for color of skin over content of character, who is behind this buffoon? Seriously, I want to know. Because if you hated Bush then you must really hate this guy.

Add to this the disturbing two years to come. Here’s my predictions: Iran will get the nuke and either use it, or threaten to with great effect. The middle east will turn into two factions, Iran and it’s mullahs against the ISIS caliphate, competing for who can blow up the most western assets. Russia and China will throw off their shaky allegiance to the US dollar, at the same time hacking our banking and infrastructure, in effect defeating the once mighty America “without firing a shot”. Our own leadership will flood the country with the disease and ignorance of the third world and then let them vote, all the while stoking the racial divide to a boiling point. Add to that Soviet-style control of our flow of information by seizing control of the internet in the name of “fairness”.

I think, or at least I hope, that some are starting to understand what “fundamental transformation” is. It’s the startling realization that we elected someone who believes that in order to re-make us, he must break us. It’s not about arguing over the old issues anymore, because that is now a luxury we cannot afford. Without the framework of our constitution, and the unity of culture and nationality, the arguments will become infinitely more serious. You know, like how will you feed your family and survive in a world that looks nothing like the one you are accustomed to. We as a people have lazily allowed the true one percent, our Imperial Oligarchs, to take from us the control of the ship. The last election was a step towards regaining the helm, but much is yet to be done. Those who we have elected, no matter what they think, are not the Demi-gods of old…..they are just Old Demigogues.

Saving us from Obama…… ooops I mean Ebola

Another beautiful day in this the greatest empire in decline. Unfortunately, I decided to start watching “The Stand” last week on one of my three streaming television apps. See, I became burned out on having regular cable about the same time Fox News was rotating their weird British Royal Family fetish awhile ago. I still need someone to explain this to me….. We spent lives, blood and treasure getting away from the whole inbred-king-by-divine-right situation. But that’s for another day. Back to my binge watching choice last week. How prescient, and not to mention incredibly creepy, it is to see slightly similar events taking place in the real world.

I say this because I have decided that even though the all the talking bobble-heads and CDC “experts” are saying, “nothing to see here….move along”, I am freaked out. And personally I think you should be as well. I realize that I could be wrong, and I truly hope to be, but I am troubled by the seeemingly lackadaisical response to what could become a truly horrific situation. I’ve researched what a hemorrhagic viral infection does to you, and it sucks. I mean insides-turned-to-strawberry jam sucks. This current could-be crisis is, for me, the contagion that broke the camel’s back. As a kid, I thought tuberculosis was that thing that Doc Holliday had in the movie “Tombstone”…. an old pre-penicillin affliction that the mighty U.S.A. had conquered along with rickets, whooping cough, and polio. Oh, wait……all those things are on the surge. And according to my incompetent government it has absolutely nothing (hmm..or is it nada?) to do with swarms of illegal aliens flooding into towns and cities like water over the New Orleans levees.

And it’s not only folks who “risk everything” to come across our southern border and then not learn english, not assimilate, form insular communities, use emergency rooms as Dr.’s offices, draw public assistance, and then send it all back to the home country. It’s also the people from the middle east, north africa, indonesia, and so on who come for vacation or on a student visa and poof! vanish into the aether of anonymity. You would think that those over-stayed visa guys that flew planes into our landmarks back in 2001 would have awoken a sense of urgency in our overseers to maybe check and see if anybody else was not supposed to be here. And stow that “we’re all immigrants” crap too. No….we are all the product of legal, assimilated, Americans. Annyone who says different is sadly misinformed of actual immigration history or pushing an agenda. Like Michelle Obama recently telling a class of newly sworn in citizens that “hey, don’t worry, none of our founding fathers were born here either.” Bwahahahahahahahaha! I would laugh longer if it wasn’t incredibly sad that the 1st Lady of the United States is either a liar or a moron.

The scoop is this: You cannot dissolve your national borders, stop enforcement of illegal entry, reward said behavior with your vastly shrinking public trough, and not end up wallowing in the bygone maladies and disease of the third world. We, as a people, are amazingly charitable and tolerant. Americans give more to the rest of the world in the way of private charity than anyone, ever. But that same attitude of tolerance and charity when combined with political correctness is as dangerous as a pandemic. It’s hard to make hard decisions when you’re worried about looking like a racist, nativist jerk…… am I right?

The reason the current Ebola outbreak is troubling is because the only way to stop it is to lock down our borders, cease travel to and from parts of the world involved in the epidemic, and commie-style quarantine and detain anyone here who has been exposed. See, I don’t believe that Ebola is hard to catch, no matter what the CDC says. If it was, then what explains the thousands of deaths overseas? Is it an African custom to spit in each other’s eyes as a greeting? What strikes me as troubling is that in the middle of nowhere, where people have very little interaction with each other over distance, this thing spreads like This Can’t Be Butter. The average person in this country comes into more daily contact with others, travels greater distances, and shakes more hands than anywhere in the developing world. Hopefully the over-stayed visa Ebola Guy washed his hands after taking a leak and launching a steamer. ‘Cause he’s grabbing the same handrails and doorknobs you are.

You also need to know that you will never hear the truth about something like this being dangerous. Everything would stop. Would you go to work, send your kids to school, go shopping, and pay taxes if you were told that, “yes…. we are all potentially doomed.”? Of course not. Our Aristocratic Elite need all the good little cogs to keep turning. It’s time to demand from our politicians and health “officials” that they actually uphold their oaths and take swift and hard action to prevent “The Stand” from becoming a historical biography instead of a work of fiction. Because right now they are all joined in a chorus of “Don’t Fear the Reaper”……. and all Obama wants is more cowbell.

Copping a Feel

  Opponents of “stop and frisk” are missing the point. I guess it all goes back to our Nation’s obsession with race and race politics.  As far as I can tell, this dangerous policy has nothing to do with racial profiling, whatever that is. It has everything to do with our rights as citizens of the United States of America. If you read a lot of the founding documents and writings of our Independence, you will find many references to what should be our unalienable right….. No unreasonable search and seizure. See, along with all the other things we have forgotten, we have forgotten that we are to have equal standing under the protection of law. Stop and Frisk elevates authorities above that. Where Stop and Frisk is in place the police now have the ability to circumvent your presumption of innocence. It’s just part of a troubling trend that changes the relationship we have with these same authorities. 

  

Don’t think so? Well join the armies of ignorance shlubbing their way through our society. Think it’s all about race? If so, you have fallen for the oldest trick in the book used by Machiavellian aristocrats. It’s like looking through a window into your back yard, and it’s on fire. Shift the size and location of the window, and you can shape the image you see. Maybe just the swingset’s on fire according to your new view. Sure, that’s a problem, but nowhere near as alarming as the raging inferno inching closer to your home. The issue is NOT that blacks in America are being unjustly searched. It’s that ANYONE in America can be stopped and searched.

Another defense of this indefensible stop and frisk policy is my favorite: “If you’re not up to anything, or doing anything wrong, what’s the big deal? What are you afraid of?” Take a look at how many new laws are passed by Congress every year. I’ll wait. OK…. now take into account all of the County, City and State laws passed every year. Guess what? Most people are “doing something wrong” every day. For instance, are you correctly following all of your ridiculous neighborhood covenants? Or how about all the moronic City ordinances? Is your trash in the right place? Is your car parked correctly? How tall is your fence? Microchips in your kids…oops, I mean animals? You get the idea.

Now, combine these never-ending laws with who enforces them, and for what purpose. When did “protect and serve” become “Harass, Fine, and Collect”? How many folks reading this now get all warm and fuzzy when they see the Po-Po behind them? Or safe and secure when they pull into your driveway? Ask the kid who was shot to death in California last month for having a smart mouth (“What, are you going to shoot me?”) at a DUI stop. Whoopsy. At least his friends and family can rest assured that after a lengthy paid leave this gunslinger will be back on the streets.

It’s about control, folks. And I know what you’re thinking. You think I’m paranoid. Well, just cause I’m paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get me, and you. See, while you’ve had your head down, and the TV on, thousands of new laws, EPA directives, and executive orders have been flowing out of our ever-increasing government agencies, local, state and federal. And in case you didn’t know, crap rolls down hill, and we are all at the bottom. Just like the enemies we have across the ocean herding their goats, those whose lives are spent in search of power are biding their time, counting the progress of their initiatives in terms of decades, not minutes.

At the same time the power that those who are supposed to protect us has been growing. Listen, I know we all want to think that the police, prosecutors, and judges that are our public servants are as selfless and heroic as on TV. And hey, some of them are. But there is a rapidly escalating change in how these folks do business. Due to an increasing need to raise more revenue than ever, combined with the militarization of even the most backwoods police departments, a frightening us-versus-them mentality is arising. I find it humorous that on MSNBC I’m told that the Tea Party are jack-booted thugs, when there really are jack-booted stormtroopers just waiting for their next warrant-serving or drug raid. Since when did even the smallest and most ill trained sheriffs’ departments need armored vehicles, black military garb, body armor, and automatic weapons?

What happened to the days of Mayberry? Jeez, even Sheriff Andy knew to only let Barney have one bullet. Now Barney’s got unlimited discretion to take away your life and liberty with the most powerful of arsenals. Awesome. It used to be just disrespectful to mock an officer of the court. Now it’s a crime. Don’t believe me? Give a cop the finger next time you see one….. you’ll get an education in how far your Freedom of Speech has been degraded faster than you can say bye-bye to your posterior virginity in prison.

I know we all want to feel safe. I know we all want to do what we can to have safe neighborhoods, schools, and streets. The answer is not empowering hordes of government employees, agencies and regulations with the ability to control and dictate every aspect of your life. People write laws, and people are not perfect or only motivated to have your interests at heart. The reason our founding documents specifically say that our creator (and by the way I don’t care who or what you think that is) granted our rights is this:

Rights given by our creator cannot be taken away, altered or revoked. We are born with them. Because trusting imperfect people with your rights, your safety, your security, your prosperity, and your literal liberty and freedom, is folly. And the more you cede to these imperfect people, the closer you get to wearing the yoke of servitude. And it won’t happen overnight, it will happen in inches, over the course of time. And in the end you won’t even know you’re a slave……. until you wake up in chains.