Thursday, July 02, 2009
It’s Time To Stop Paying Our Extortionists
With the Fourth of July looming celebrations of freedom can no longer be made with a straight face. Make no mistake we are not free. We simply pay and pay as our out-of-control government ratchet ups their extortion, making virtual slaves out of all hard working Americans.
We’ve lost nearly all of our privacy and gun rights. We can blame most of that on a failed Drug War as we are forced to pay even more through government extortion schemes such as robot traffic enforcement cameras, taxes on energy use and even basic health care benefits.
Government will never control itself. That’s our job as citizens. We must control the government. So far we have failed miserably in our duty to keep politicians and their bureaucrat’s hands out of our pants.
We have allowed government to strangle our employers out of business and that has robbed millions of us our jobs and daily bread. What they have not taken from our employers they have taken directly from us.
Why must Americans pay for the health care and educations of millions of illegal aliens? Socialist politicians see the illegal aliens as future supporters of Socialism. These un-American politicians will never vote to cut the freeloaders out.
Imagine an American where government has been shut down at every level for weeks and months at a time. A government with no handouts for crooked contractors, illegal aliens or politicians junkets to expensive foreign lands?
Imagine and America with lawmakers that must live on the economy they create and protect instead of the whopping salaries and per diems they vote for themselves?
Our lawmakers were never intended to be full time professional legislators. It was intended they meet, make laws and budget government then return to their districts. They should be working in their own professions like the rest of us. Instead they don’t have a clue what their constituents lives are really like.
I have heard a lot of sharp rhetoric about taking up arms to fight this despicable government tyranny. We can do so much more without resorting to any violence. We can fight by simply refusing to pay their extortion.
As we think about the actual reasons we celebrate the Fourth of July we should use the only muscle we have to stop feeding the monster. If we cut of the monster’s cash supply they it be forced to downsize. Don’t feed the monster!