Lately I’ve been finding it hard to jot some words down on the blog. I’ve been wandering around in my mind finding it difficult to string together anything that could be construed as a coherent thought. The truth is I’m tired. I’m tired of both Republicans and Democrats stealing my liberties and my property to expand the size of government and the role they play in my life. I’m tired of the next crisis they will use to drive us deeper in debt and regulate us more. I’m tired of a tax system that takes money from my wife and me and redistributes to people who don’t pays taxes. I’m tired of an uninformed electorate who has no desire to educate themselves on the issues. I’m tired of an overregulated free market that stifles growth and limits opportunity. I’m tired of politicians making empty promises they have no intentions of keeping.
I’m tired of our public school system and the terrible job they’re doing in the education of our children. They’re more concerned about teaching our children how something makes them feel than how to apply critical thinking techniques to solve a problem. I’m tired of fringe groups waging a war on our traditions and a government that’s more than happy to acquiesce to their unreasonable demands. I’m tired of a corrupt mainstream media whose actions during this last election were absolutely shameful. I’m tired of our constitution being ignored by the same politicians who raise their right hand and swear to defend it and activist judges whose rulings embolden them to continue to violate it. I’m tired of “Christmas” trees being called “holiday” trees.
This is not the America that stepped up and defeated the Germans and Japanese in World War II. This is not the self-reliant people our grandparents and great grandparents were. This is an America that has traded its liberty for security, independence for dependence, and greatness for mediocrity. This is an America in decline and we the people have front row seats. For many it’s a heart wrenching thing to watch. They’re beginning to see the inevitability of the economic collapse that looms on the horizon. I believe there are two types of people, those who know what’s coming and those who don’t. I told a friend the other day that I feel like I’m living in the Matrix and I can see it for what it is. So many cannot and they won’t until the system collapses in on itself. And no matter how much I write about liberty and freedom, it’s never going to resonate with most of these people because they’re ok with this new America. They’re comfortable with the expansion of government and the increased role it plays in our lives. They don’t want to hear about liberty and freedom because they believe human beings cannot be trusted with the notion of self-governance. They believe people need to be managed…regulated.
This is the way it is folks and no matter what I do my words are not going to change their minds. Not even a life changing event would change all their minds. The fact is we live in an America where there is a large segment of our society that’s not only ok with tyranny, but they’re actively promoting it. How did we reach this point in America? We were once a nation that championed liberty above all else. So for the last few days I’ve been wandering around in my mind searching for answers. Asking myself what can I do to make a difference? This is no longer a tactical question, it’s a strategic question with the big picture in mind. Because clearly what I’ve have been doing for the last few years has failed, so maybe it’s time to reexamine what exactly I’m trying to accomplish. Maybe it’s time to try something different. Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living. I’ve decided to take his advice.
Liberty forever, freedom for all.