The Biggest Political Snow Job EVER!!!
The political system itself is setup to be divisive, the politicians are just pawns in the bigger game and here’s the BIG SECRET, it’s supposed to be.
While most Americans have been hearing the rhetoric and the drum beat of “compromise” and how the political parties need to work together, the reality is the system was meant to keep the parties divided. The Founding Fathers recognized that ALL Americans are different. They have different needs, different wants, different backgrounds. We truly are a melting pot and everyone understands things differently.
The Constitution was written to prevent government from accomplishing very much. It was meant to keep the government from taking the power away from the people. Let me say that again, to keep government from taking away the power from the people. More specifically, it was meant to keep government out of the way of the people. With government out of the way, people are FREE to be successful and prosperous.
Call that Capitalism, Call it Socialism, frankly I don’t care.
What I care about is that our Founding Fathers knew that the People are the backbone of this country. They knew that the people in power could also be the demise of the country. When Congress gives itself too much power and when they take too much control of the private sector as we have seen in recent years it only brings America down.
The only way to truly have a free society is for the government to have gridlock. The politicians sent to represent the people must be kept in check and their power limited for the society to not be corrupted by the whims and so called “good intentions” of the politicians.
Most politicians go to Washington DC with grand ideas about helping people and “serving” their constituents. Really they end being out for self-gain and to make a name for them self. They change their messaging depending on which way the political winds are blowing and which special interest group is donating the most money.
While many view special interests as “bad” the system was setup so that they would not be relevant. If it is too difficult for politicians to get anything done, it really shouldn’t matter who is donating what to whom.
The tea party organizers and the constitutional conservatives want a limited government and follow the Constitution but they are missing one big point. The Constitution has already been corrupted. I know that will probably stir the pot a little but that’s kind of what this article is about. Getting people thinking about government in a different way.
Most of the legislation is passed because some politician is trying to “help” people and usually is based on FEAR. They scare people into believing that the new regulation is necessary to protect them from something. Recent examples include Newtown and the Boston Marathon bombings.
What our forefathers understood that our current politicians don’t, is that you cannot regulate freedom. As soon as you regulate to help one group you limit another group. Inherently, you end up taking rights away from an unintended group. The legislation has the best of intentions but usually hurts as many or more than it helps.
I used to believe that government, Democrats and Republicans, needed to work together. That they needed to cooperate and pass laws for the people. I realized after watching the Democratically run congress the past few years that congress passes laws for congress and not for the people. If they work together they end up compromising and passing laws that pander to special interests rather than being for the people. As I mentioned, laws that get passed always hurt one group when they benefit another. That being said, I believe it is better to let the individual be the individual. Let people be personally responsible.
They don’t work together even when they supposedly work together. As they used to say in the Saturday morning cartoon, we live in a melting pot and everyone is different. That means everyone has different needs and you can’t please everyone. Some people will get ahead and others will fall behind. That has nothing at all to do with the laws that get passed and has to do with the individual and more importantly the desire and persistence that drive the individual. Some people just strive for more. Some people have figured out the keys to success and can open those doors.
We have two sides to every argument and we need the gridlock to keep the issue unresolved. That may sound counter intuitive to most people. We don’t want to solve problems? Yes, we do want problems solved but we don’t want the government to solve them. That’s not what the government is for. The government is for protection, i.e. national defense. We need the innovators to come up with the solutions. We need the people to resolve the differences.
What legislators put on a piece of paper to make them feel better like they solved an issue has no real effect on the real world.
Unbeknownst to most politicians the majority of Americans go about their daily lives and don’t care what the politicians are doing. The politicians think they are doing great and wonderful things and most people pay no attention.
A few years ago I wrote that I was upset by how low the approval ratings were of politicians because of the gridlock. I fell in line with the overwhelming majority of people in America. I fell for the snow job.
I thought that gridlock was bad. Now that I have witnessed what happens when it is easy for Congress to pass laws, I welcome the gridlock. I think the gridlock is the peoples check and balance on congress. Yes, we can kick them out of office by not re-electing them but that is difficult and they know it. Our real check and balance is to tie their hands and make it extremely difficult to pass any legislation.
“the peoples check and balance on congress”
There are a few basic fears that drive people and the decision we make. It’s not rocket science and truly marketing experts have known this for years. Politicians have known this for years as well. They use the fears against people to get money, gain power and really just get ahead of others.
If we wanted our schools to be more effective we would start teaching our children to embrace the ideas in Think and Grow Rich. The ability to plan and work together to solve problems. WE don’t teach our children how to plan, we teach them how not to plan. We incent them to only think about today and not tomorrow.
Even the simplest of parables give this lesson with the ant and the grasshopper. The ant is planning and storing food for winter and the grasshopper plays. When winter hits the grasshopper has nothing and the ant is living well. We are teaching our children to be grasshoppers.
The desire to succeed rather than the “equality of fairness”. By doing so we are training our children to be mediocre. With all the outrage over our schools falling behind other countries I would ask the question, how did we get where we were 75 years ago. America was a world leader and we didn’t have the formal education system we have today. And still we innovated and we became a world superpower.
The persistence to not give up rather than just accept failure. We need to learn from our failures and correct them. Keep trying until we get it right. Only then will be successful. It’s not an easy task and most people today just give up. That’s not the message I want my children to grow up with and it’s not the lesson we can bank our future on. We need our children to continue trying, learning and being successful.
We would teach them how to solve problems using their unconscious mind rather than spending lots of time being unproductive.
- · Government shouldn’t create jobs.
- · Government shouldn’t educate.
- · Government shouldn’t provide health care.
Government should be available to protect the country in a time of crisis and nothing more.
Government should keep the opportunity open for PEOPLE to fill those needs but it should NOT be the one filling those needs. Nor should it force those needs to be filled. To some that may sound crass and heartless.
How can we let people struggle without healthcare?
Why can’t we educate everybody?
Why can’t we give everyone a job?
The answer is simple. People don’t want to be forced to do something (go to school or get a job) or have something dictated to them (paying for free healthcare).
Freedom is allowing people to make their own decisions to do something or not do something.
As we have seen, the top 1% of wealthy people get to the top by the action they take and the decisions they make. There are numerous stories of people rising from nothing, being in absolute poverty and entering the realm of the top 1%.
They don’t get to the top because the government “allowed” them to be successful. They got there because of their determination, perseverance, commitment to reaching a goal, their planning and execution and most important their desire (their choice) to change their own life.