Common Sense Path to Utopia


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Your next door neighbor beats his wife several times each day, and throws rocks through your window every evening. Each rock has a message painted on it that makes it quite clear he hates you. Being the moral person you are, you counter by sending him a month’s salary, with a note attached telling him to buy his wife some new clothes.

A group of angry students arrives at your home on a daily basis carrying large photos of your closest family members. When the mob is ready, it burns each photo in your presence, while shouting profanities at your frightened family members. Of course, since the burning photos don’t actually harm your relatives, you set up tents on your front lawn so the mob does not get rained on, and hand out cold water so the mob can hydrate.

You invite a member of your social club to your house for dinner. Instead of bringing a house gift, she carries a sign reading, “All your kids look like Lucifer and must burn in Hell fires.” You are so outraged that you get back at her by preparing a cold meal.

Despite the fact that you and your spouse are working two jobs without benefits just to make ends meet for you and your two children, when your neighbor tells you he was just laid off from his job, you and your spouse immediately decide which one of you will begin to support his family. After all, you are good, moral folks.

When you discover your local sanitation workers must deal with heavy lifting and rats, you cash in your life savings and start a lobbying group to march on your state capital. You are successful in convincing the government to establish a new Community College in your area, awarding Associates Degrees in Pottery Making to provide the sanitation workers with opportunity for improvement. Your friends, neighbors, and family members are so proud of you that they volunteer to pay all tuition fees.

Sound asinine? It is. Now, we should discuss American Foreign Aid, First Amendment Rights, Welfare Taxes, Miranda Warnings, and Socialism.
 
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  1. Great post - and well said :)

    PS... If I say the Angels rock and the Red Sox suck, does that make me a God-fearing geologist with a Commie streak :)~

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    1. Mark: Hold on a minute. The Sox can lose three games in 19 innings. Can the Angels do that?

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  2. I am a little slow, it took a while to see where you were going, but you got there very well.

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    1. Josh: I must be a little slow as well. Things that seem so obvious to me are completely overlooked by American voters.

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  3. Well said, JJ. I wish more people could draw the line from A to B and see this is exactly what we are doing. Instead, so many people become outraged when you suggest that we STOP doing any one of these things. It simply isn't politically correct. It may not be, but it is stupid. As you point out when you make the argument "close to home," if you wouldn't do it when it is up and close and personal (because it is clearly emotional unbalanced and unhealthy behavior), why do it as a nation? Is it more healthy or balanced? Is it more wise to spend other people's money (aka taxpayer money) irrationally??? Clearly not. The only difference is that the entity doing the spending is one step further away from the spending (apparently, it's not "personal") and they money is all one step further away (making the old adage true about it being easier to blow other people's money).

    The only cure for this that I can see is that every voter pull up the voting history of their representatives and see how they are voting on these critical issues. If their representatives are voting to send our dollars to pay for this idiocy and take our rights, it is time to change the way you vote. The only way to fix the system is to know how the current people in the system are voting on legislation. It is time for the American people to get informed. Vote people out who are voting away your tax dollars and your liberty. Until that happens, NOTHING is going to change.

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    1. Robin: Exactly! I never liked politics, but I also never saw my country reach the point where citizens cannot even discuss our problems without being slandered or abused. We have little choice. We either stop playing party politics or lose what America once represented. The only real power is knowledge.

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  4. Great analogies, JJ. Sending billions to countries who want to annihilate us just doesn't make much sense.

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    1. Jennifer: I just don't understand the concept. If both parties wanted to solve our own poverty problem, just use that foreign aid for America's suffering citizens. I do understand humanitarian aid, but only to humans, not corrupt governments.

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  5. What a thought-provoking piece! You really should consider going into politics.

    Julie

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    1. Julie: I don't think I am allowed. I try to be honest.

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    1. Milo: Thank you very much. At least I try to think.

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  7. You already know how much I love this.
    I just wish nobody ever had to point this stuff out.
    What ARE we going to do with so few who really get it? Or care enough to point it out?
    I refuse to be totally fatalistic, but some days are harder than others!

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    1. Jasmine: I agree that we must have hope. I still maintain that as soon as the poor economy hits the wealthy supporters of government dependency in their purse strings, we will get common sense back into government and these things will turn around. As they say in New Hampshire, "God willing and the creeks don't rise."

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