Thursday, April 17, 2008

People Need To Know When To Say Enough................

I am tired of seeing different agencies taking away our freedoms. This has been an issue with me for a while. I decided to write about it when I read an article from the Associated Press about airports using full body scanners. Here is an excerpt from the article.

" NEW YORK (AP) ― Airports in New York and Los Angeles are the latest to use body scanners that allow security screeners to peer beneath a passenger's clothing to detect concealed weapons."

I am sorry but that seems to me to be an invasion of my privacy. It just seems to be getting worse and worse. I am openly and intensely against The Patriot Act. Which takes away several of our Freedoms. They try to justify it saying that they are trying to get terrorists. Any person who agrees with or is in favor of the Patriot Act needs to be reminded of something on of our Founding Fathers said.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Speaking of the Founding Fathers, I think that they would be turning over in their graves if they could see what their dreams and blood led to. The government they created knew its limits. They had just got out from under the thumb of the oppressive British Rule. Now we are letting that happen again and people are stupid enough to let that happen. I mean it is just ridiculous how stupid Americans are to let their government do this. Any candidate who is elected in November will only make it worse.

It is also ridiculous on all the taxes that they are trying to pass. It will be worse if your Democratic Candidate wins. I know in California they want to add a nine cent tax for every gallon of gas you buy. Because we aren't paying enough already. They want to tax your grocery bag. But wait they will sell you a reusable bag for ten bucks. Give me a break. They want to add a tax to your electronic purchases through itunes and other sources. Do they really think that this will help our struggling economy. To take more of our money. The cost of living keeps increasing, the wages stay the same, and taxes are increased. HUH? Doesn't make sense. Then they go and blame the war solely for the economy. While the war was a bad idea and has turned out terribly there are much more reasons for the bad economy.

We need a return to a limited government. It is funny when I hear people comparing Obama to JFK. I'm sorry but didn't JFK say: "
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Not What kind of government program can we launch so you don't have to get off your lazy ass to live. It is amazing how much things have changed. If it were today JFK would be considered a "Conservative." Sad huh? In todays world true conservatives get pushed to the side because the world does not want them. There are few of us left. If you think you are a true conservative take this test:

  • Do you agree with the direction of the Bush administration?
If you said yes then you are not a true conservative.

I am also tired of when certain groups don't like something they go and want a "Constitutional Amendment." Again Give Me A Break. I love it especially when I hear "the government is trying to have more control of our lives so lets have a constitutional amendment to _______." Christian groups are especially bad at this. They think that everything they don't agree with should be illegal. Abortion while I don't agree with it, the Federal government should have no say in whether or not it is allowed. I believe the same with Most of the issues that the Evangelicals have.

It is funny I began writing this post because of body scanners and it just took off. Let me leave you with something you have probably read recently.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin


Mike said...

California is the worst state in the country when it comes to taxes. something like 85% off our school tax dollars goes to Administration. STUPID, by the way Im for outlawing plastic bags alltogether and I am for a 40 dollar per pack tax on cigarretes. The money saved on socalized health care would be worth it alone.

Evan said...

Are you for socialized health care?

Because that is one thing that scares me to death in this election. If it happens it will be a step towards what we have been fighting for years. The problem is right in it's name "Socialized= Socialist"

Evan said...

Also I agree about the California tax being the worst. And if you outlaw plastic you still have to have something for people who aren't as well off. Also I can't in principle get behind a tax that high for anything. Cause where does it stop?

Anonymous said...

Great article, Evan. You're right, evangelicals are the worst. They need to get their heads out of their butts and see things the way they really are. Ol' Ben Franklin was right.