"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

17 January 2015

Times have certainly changed...


...and then we got Johnson and America started it's slide into Socialism in a serious way.  Every administration since has added to the decline.

Lyndon Johnson was the Devil's spawn.  There is another, today.  Johnson's brother.  Also the Devil's spawn.   Evil.

If every human being is born an individual sovereign entity, blessed with the ability to live his life as he sees fit, should other human beings be able to band together and create laws that he may not agree with and force him to be his brother's keeper?  Shouldn't he be able to do that of his own free will, if he so desires?  Or not do it if that is his wish?

Yes, I know it started with others before LBJ.  Starts and stops, sputters and bursts...  Serious in mind but not in action.  Not on the scale of America after The Great Society.  Johnson just added the fuel to the fire that made sure that the minorities (and malcontents) knew that they were some kind of special.  That they were "owed".  They believed that shit, ya know...  Still do.  Johnson guaranteed that the idea of "equality" became a forever unattainable reality in America.  It has been out of control ever since.  The billions and billions, no, trillions of dollars squandered on free shit for people who cannot, or will not, appreciate it.  And it wasn't done with a pure heart.  It was done with a heart full of malice in order to guarantee a perpetual supply of uneducated voters to keep Democrats in office for the rest of time...

Democrats and Republicans today are one in the same.  They are owned by the same masters.  And Americans are afraid to vote for a second party.

I wonder if we will allow ourselves to be quietly herded into the cattle cars of the New Amerikan Socialism, never resisting what we know absolutely to be profoundly wrong?

What gives any other being the right to tell me what to do with my life, my family, my property?


bocopro said...

Ah, yes . . . The Kennedy Doctrine -- 1961 Inaugural, as I recall. I was a young Navy E-3 about to go to the Philippines.

Inspiring. Beyond speeches, tho, and calling Kruschev's bluff in Cuba, he really wasn't much of a PotUS.

Much like the one we have now, he didn't really WANT the job . . . took it to please his old man.

Overhyped and heavily romanticized, but he believed in our system and was a patriot.

Blue said...

I agree. I believe that Kennedy was a patriot, in as much as a politician from a rich powerful political family can be a patriot. :)

bocopro said...

The only thing that gives another person the right to dictate or regulate how others conduct their personal business is power . . . or chutzpah.

MADDOG61 said...

I'm not convinced JFK was a patriot. He went to war when he probably could have had a desk job at USN Hqs (cudos for that). But, service also looked good on a political resume. He was ill- prepared for the world of strong leaders who ran over him (sound familiar?). Failing to know his enemy, he almost got us into a nuclear war. In the Army / Services, the creed is, "Never leave a comrade behind." He left those guys on the Cuban beach to die. He started our intervention in Viet Nam without a clear goal - leaving them to die. He was too busy cultivating Hollywood relationships (Frank and Marilyn) to keep his eye on the ball. High profile with a likeable smile - just like now. A patriot (?) - I really don't believe he had anything in mind but what his father (a Nazi sympathizer / bootlegger) told him to do and how much he could "get on the side". The space race - a good idea - but, it was a deversion for his failed foreign policy (like Obamacare and coming soon, Obamaeducation). "Very pretty, Colonel. But can they fight?" He wasn't a fighter. Patriots can be fighters when they need to be.

Blue said...

Good points... ;)

T said...

@ bocopro, just because someone has the power or the chutzpah to dictate to others still doesn't give him the right to do so. That is where the personal responsibility of each individual has to come into play and to tell that usurper of individual liberty and rights to "bring it" and then fight for what is theirs. Like the man said, there is worse things than dying.

T said...

...are. Are worse things...I swear I proof read and I must be blind in one eye and can't see out the other. ;-)

Adrienne said...

Your post has been sitting in my tabs since yesterday. I wanted to give a zippy and intelligent sounding comment. I can't - because you said it all.

My motto now is to "fly under the radar" whenever possible.

Blue said...

Miss V. ... Yes, there are things worse than dying. Is and are ain't near bein' one of em. ;) Keep smiling!

Dear Adrienne... I always try to fly under the radar. I always seem to get caught, though. :)