“It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well disard their conclusions for something more modern, but that cannot be applied to our constitution.If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers….” Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933
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I have very little to say publicly anymore. I’ve changed my post status to make 99.9% of my posts private. When I enter a public discussion, I’m often told that I’m uninformed. So I’ve added this post with a link to Hillsdale College‘s free courses on the Constitution.. After watching multiple video’s and reading many web sources about the recent election. Videos like this one: ” who voted for obama ” My online response is to plead with people to quit believing everything the media news reports, and get educated if they want to vote.
Many of the online college courses at Hillsdale are FREE! My wish for you and my advice, is: Please do not vote just because you can. If you care about this country, vote because “YOU” care, not because someone told you how to care, or someone told you how to vote. Take a course, or just listen to the precourse discussions, and learn how our government is supposed to work. It’s the only way you can sort through the garbage spouted by politicians and their media buddies.
We had a get together last night and discussion turned to politic’s. It amazes me how divided we are. One close friend, is an Obama supporter, and gun owner. He adamantly supports Obama’s policies, see’s nothing wrong in Obama’s first term, and is very happy that he got reelected. He does not believe that Obama wants to take away our guns, or that Hillory wants the U.N. Gun ban to be enforced in our country. Nor does he believe that Obama appointing 2 or more activist liberal supreme court justices will have any effect on our futures? And this man has a Master’s degree!
I have to admit I don’t understand his thought processes. I don’t understand the minds of a large number of Obama supporters. I ended my part of the conversation with stating that we’ll have to agree to disagree, and that I’m very worried about our future, but, not overly concerned, because I figure I won’t be around to see the worse of what’s coming. My main concern is for my children and their children.
Still running dark on 922 posts, but I wanted to post these as a physical record: The water in Northern Saginaw Bay is down at least 3 ft, maybe more, regardless of what those in power are reporting!!!! The far right is my seawall. The water was 1.5 to 2 ft deep at the seawall last summer and has been as high as 4.5 ft deep on the seawall. Left and center are the muddy shorelines of Saginaw Bay, near the AuGres Boat launch. These were taken during a very calm week in NOV. 2012, with 0-1 foot waves. Also note that the river was dredged to six feet last summer and there are today, areas that measure 2 feet!!
A few things that worry me about Obama’s reelection;
Gun Control: We know that he is a strong gun controller at heart. I’ve heard that 4 hrs after the election, he reopened talks with the UN about the UN Gun Control Treaty. Obama and Hillory both support this abomination being pushed on our country.
Health Care: He will have four more years to force his horrible idea of health care on the American people, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be one of those tagged to pay for it. This this leads to another thought, that my standard of living will continue to plummet at an even high rate than the last 4 years.
I worry that the number of people who feel that they are entitled to take what other people have, will increase.
MOST OF ALL: I’m worried that We will never recover from the epidemic of lying that infects public life today. How can our voting and election system ever work, if truth is not a core function of it. How can the public vote, and make a proper decision, if all of their input is a LIE? If they are buried in LIES from the media?
There are also those inside and outside of our country that want nothing more than to see us all DEAD. With a President that doesn’t care that much about defense and wants to disarm the American people, what’s to stop them from mounting more and more attacks?
In recent days I had noticed that whenever I point my browser at Gmail, it first goes through some sort of Facebook connection? Surprise! When I deleted my Facebook account, the link between Facebook and Gmail appears to go away.