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We have the power locally to activate and implore our School Boards to change their Teacher Contracts. Every Contract has Automatic Payroll deduction and Fair Share and these items can be eliminated locally. Activate and implore your School boards to eliminate these clauses and we will destroy the machine!
The issues in today's news are Tea Party issues, American issues. They are not left or right or the property of one party or another. It is simply fiscal reality that needs to be dealt with. This past April the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees produced their annual report. What follows is an excerpt from their summary.
Excerpted from the government's summary report. http://www.ssa.gov/oact/TRSUM/index.html
With amazing brevity, Dr. Michael Berliner used the inspirational achievement of the recent Mars landing to demonstrate what toxic fools modern intellectuals are. His letter was published on August 9, 2012 in the Los Angeles Times:
“The amazingly accurate landing of Curiosity on Mars is yet another confirmation of the lesson preached by many intellectuals for hundreds of years: Knowledge is impossible, reason is impotent, there is no certainty, truth is relative, reality is unknowable, achievement is an illusion, man is doomed, and life is defeat.
“Oh, wait, that's not the lesson of the Mars landing?”
“If we don’t do it who will?” is often the appeal to get someone motivated, to get something done. But look around you and really answer the question. Who will? Sometimes I think there's nobody out there.
Take the “Chick-fil-a” incident last week. Maybe a strange place for me to make my point, after all didn't thousands take the time to make a statement in favor of the first amendment by dining there? Sure they did, and good for them and good for you if you did. But now what?
Anita Montcrief is an ACORN whistleblower and knowledgeable expert on Leftist Ideology and funding sources. In these two 9 minute videos she tells the hidden story of ACORN-Leftist corruption of our election system at the C-PAC Orlando, FL meeting in September 23, 2011. She exposes ACORN’s “wish list” which includes: universal health care, Card Check, Cap & Trade, and vastly increased power fro the EPA to destroy industry. (a tip o' the hat to Paul Saunders for this find)
That is called “The American Creed” because that is the idea of America. America is often called the only nation not based on a people, race, culture, or even geography – but that it is a nation based on an idea. And of all the passages in America's founding documents that creed is the undisputed embodiment of that idea. With those ideas as a foundation a country like ours can emerge. And we, over two centuries later, can look back on what our founders have done with a feeling of immense gratitude.
That quote is commonly attributed to Issac Newton, the famous 17th century scientist. The meaning is generally understood that we, in the present generation, see further because we have benefited from the efforts of those of previous generations. It has an all-encompassing scope in that practically everything we enjoy is because somebody before us has discovered, invented, or prepared the way. No generation begins from scratch. We, those of us in the present, did not discover fire, invent the wheel, or blaze the routes that eventually became our highways. Somebody else did that.
Civilization, technology, and this country are all gifts that we received when we were born into this nation. We have always understood the need to build on this legacy and to pass it on to those that follow. But now, just how that is accomplished is being called into question.
This didn't happen overnight, and it wasn't a plot foisted on us by some shadowy group. We have done it to ourselves. People can't even agree when it started. Some will say the 60's, others go back a hundred years, and still others say it's the inexorable decline that happens whenever any society grows lax in safeguarding itself. I'm talking about bankruptcy – fiscal, moral, and social bankruptcy. Forty cents of every dollar our government spends is borrowed money. An unsustainable practice that can best be described as a crime against the next generation. And the “American Creed” - the idea that governments are instituted to secure our rights, not the materialism of entitlements – has not been successfully taught and passed on.
You may have recognized that the title of this piece is a Bible verse (1st Corinthians 4:7) or you may have thought it was a reference to some current political campaign silliness (“You didn't build that!") The ambiguity is the point and selling government as the source of your blessings is the sin, so to speak. And it's nothing new, or particular to one administration or party. Before this we had something called “compassionate conservatism” and “faith based” initiatives. A competition between politicians to see who is the best “brother's keeper” is leaving us broke and far from the American Creed. That is what is happening. The previous administration gave us “Medicare Part D”, the current tops that with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Government becomes the Good Samaritan and we all get to cross to the other side of the street in good conscience (Luke 10:25-37)
Being grateful for the freedoms (and roads, teachers, firemen, police) we enjoy in this country was always expressed in patriotism - stepping up to defend your country, volunteering, charity, community pride and functions. Now it's been reduced class envy and paying your taxes. This has to be done because more money is needed to provide for the ever growing list of entitled benefits. The latest is free cell phones and cell service for anyone already on assistance.
It is just a continual grab for money - there is only one reason to soak the rich, and it's the same reason thieves rob banks - because that is where the money is. Money that is being deemed better spent by the government than by the people who earned it. It is as simple as that, there's no fairness or morality behind it. Even middle class homes have been targeted by some local governments, transferred to large corporations for the promise of higher tax revenues with the court's blessing. It's just a constant greedy grubbing for money by the government class (R's and D's) that thinks it's their job to spend it. Those who rail against corporations for unfair practices often fail to realize that government itself has been becoming the most corrupt and greedy of all corporations, handing out loan guarantees and out-right grants to favored businesses. A government constrained to the limits of the “American Creed” could not grant favored status on others.
We need the return of "The American Creed".
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