Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Don't ever ask me to explain the logic coming from Congress and the White House. It rarely makes sense and things look especially dire today. One has to wonder if we are being led by a conglomerate of commonsense-challenged individuals. There are multiple examples and the Internet is pregnant with examples.
I have been unable to trace who first wrote some of the following examples but the word is spreading rapidly. Let me point out just a few thoughts of my own as well as those found on the Internet.
You know you are being led by out-of-control leadership IF:
Your government is shipping war planes and tanks to a country that is also out of control, Egypt, who is no friend of the US/Israeli alliance.
The U.S. government has shipped deadly weapons to Mexican drug lords while proposing legislation to outlaw legal guns sales to law-abiding Americans exercising their rights under the U.S. Constitution.
The government proposes to curtail deaths by gunfire by requiring smaller bullet capacity for individual guns. Stupid! This is as ridiculous as fighting obesity with smaller spoons or cups.
Death by bullets is rarely imposed by law-abiding citizens but more likely by criminals and crazies. The government solution appears to be putting more restrictions on honest folks while letting criminals roam free and the criminally insane go unattended.
You can get arrested for expired tags on your automobile but not for being in the country illegally.
Your Government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to borrow trillions more.
A seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute," but hosting a school-approved, graphic sexual exploration class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the Ten Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the Ten Commandments.
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth-infested cesspools of a “home.”
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is often rewarded with welfare payments, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
The government's grand plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks and other free benefits.
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments (fundamental rights) to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
The rights of the Government seem to come before the rights of the individual.
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TVs, and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage with your tax dollars while you continue to struggle to pay your own mortgage — and your neighbor's.
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself with legal guns makes you "safe?"
A teenage girl must have signed permission from her parents to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
Students in public schools cannot display personal religious materials but the schools can issue contraceptives free of charge.
An 80-year-old grandmother can be strip-searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a full body and face-covering Burka is subject only to having her neck and head searched.
Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech," but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art."
Stupid government is non-partisan. It comes from politicians of all stripes. I have said many times that the American public would be better served if we solicited telephone books from throughout the nation and picked our leaders at random from their contents.
The examples presented above vividly and fully illustrate my point!
John Brock is a retired college professor and newspaper editor/publisher who lives in Georgetown County and can be reached by mail at this newspaper or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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