fight for freedom friday...ok so it has been forever since I have posted a ffff. I'm still here...still very informed...I just sometimes get into a really bad mood when I think about how weird everything is going in our country...
...when I turn on the TV and hear our president say things like, "I think those who make $250,000 or more a year have an obligation to help those too poor to afford health care" I cringe. Of course people should help people...but NEVER should they be obligated to or forced to by the government. NEVER.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." ~Thomas Jefferson
A lot of what Obama says is really nice and fluffy. It is comforting and reassuring. But it is wrong. It really is. If the president came out one day and said everyone in the country had to be Christian. That would be wrong too. Same principle. CHOICE.
So when people ask me why I don't agree with our president, I simply say, "He goes against much of what our founding fathers stood for." and if you have read accurate history, you know there is no need for debate. I talked to this guy once through email that told me the Constitution could be intrepreted and adapted to a Socialism form of government. WHAT???? Have you read anything written by George Washington? James Madison, Benjamin Franklin? Do you know what the Federalist Papers are? I believe that President Obama has good intentions and true convictions in his belief/political system. He is passionate about his goals....but despite his good intentions, he does not represent what America was founded upon. He doesn't. When he said he wanted change. He meant CHANGE. A complete overhaul of what we stand for.
Whenever I go to Ross or TJ Maxx (I love those stores) I always see these decorative plates and framed pictures with Obama on them along with this quote underneath his picture: "Our Destiny is Not Written for Us, But By Us." I'm not quite sure I am liking that quote...although it is warm and fuzzy to hear I am sure...um...We are where we are today because of the God inspired men who debated over the whole summer of 1787 and designed the world's most influential life changing law of the land- which allowed men to prosper in and how they wished. The map has already been drawn for us, the environment of success is already here. Destiny of our future is praised and made possible by our founding fathers. In this country we can fail or succeed, we can learn from our mistakes, be uncomfortable in our poverty, try again, make better decisions, figure things out, grow financially and learn all because of the Constitution. Our destiny is ours by choice but made possible by the making of America 200+ years ago....
ok...I seriously had no intent on writing all that...
no cash for this clunker...
only cash in our pockets...
This jeep is our debt free clunker. It is used for a paper route and getting around town. It fits our family perfectly. Our insurance is cheap. Our lives are content.
Why would we ever trade in our evil gas hog car (we fill it up every 8 days or so-not so bad.) for a car that we would have to finance??? Aren't we supposed to avoid unnecessary debt? Trading in a perfectly fine driving car for a more expensive car? Ok so you get $4,500 dollars off a brand new car!!!! You are still probably in the hole 10 grand. After taxes and registration and full coverage insurance for a year...trust me...for the majority of us, we should just keep the clunker. Clunkers are cool.
Kenzie was a medicaid baby. Our income was $0 when she was born. I partially understand government welfare programs. If the government was so focused on helping those who are poor, they should take these perfectly fine driving cars and "distribute" them to those who really need them- instead of smashing them and giving the good parts to China. Yes China. Wait I thought we were on a "global effort" kick to save the planet!!!! But wait, we owe China billions and billions of dollars- in fact, China is the one financing this whole Cash for Clunkers ordeal- so we will have to save the earth later because we owe China first. China will gladly take all the perfectly usable car parts and use them in their economy like real capitalists should and the United States will continue to shovel out money to help save the earth...But China is on the earth too... It is actually a really big country on this earth. In fact China doesn't care about their carbon footprint. They also don't care about families and babies- and wow I'm not sure we want to see a nation that will kill babies become our number 1 source lender...nor do we want them to become more powerful than us...but...we have to get those gas guzzlers off the street- but we don't have any money to do it....CHINA???? Where are you??? Can you please help us????
Doesn't make sense.
Who needs cool clunkers? um well, High school students and college students who have fiscally responsible parents need clunkers. These parents want to teach their children fiscal responsibility believe it or not. "But Dad I only make $7 dollars an hour!" "Honey, let's go find you a real beauty!!!"
Who else needs clunkers? Get around town Moms need them (that would be me!) and used car salesmen and used car part lots need them to make a profit....and some of those poluting clunkers are actually really safe??? Those evil dirty outdated energy SUV's are actually the safest option on the road. They have saved thousands of lives. But who cares about human life...
We need non running clunkers...please don't smash them- so we can pull parts off them to keep our clunkers running. Some people still actually like to be frugal. Our jeep...oh our lovely jeep...such a nice car..it has really adopted the philosophy of socialism..."the collective", "every car helping every other car...so all cars will be equal"- our jeep has at least 30 parts screwed onto it, given so nicely by other jeeps. The only difference is that the other jeeps who gave their parts weren't FORCED to give them up and we actually had to buy those parts with money out of our own pockets. Both parties actually benefited. Imagine that. Both jeeps. Ours was fixed and the other profited....oh my gosh Capitalism is so messed up!
I know some people who cashed in on an Obamamobile. Be careful. Those welfare cars are not cheap. Someone is paying for them. And with the whole nation going crazy over free money- it kind of worries me. Who are we turning into? We are becoming so dependent on what the government has to offer. The Revolutionary War was not about life being fair for everyone, it was fought for freedom from an over powering government. In those days it was clear from their writings, people would rather work hard and deal with the ups and downs of life than have the government decide what is best for them. And since congress no longer believes in trickle down economics they do however believe in trickle down taxation...and trust me, at this rate, with everything passing like it is trying to do- we ALL will be paying more in taxes sooner or later- not just those corrupt hardworking rich people who make over $250,000.
The prophet and apostles have counseled us to get out of debt. Why would that not apply to government? Once you start to match up your principles with government policies- everything starts to contradict itself and you start to realize that so much of everything our government stands for is so much of everything we stand against...especially if we are rooted in morals and principles...and following the council of the prophet.
I love my clunker. I really do. I love how Chay worked so hard on it and I love how it means we are trying to be frugal and get out of debt. I love that Chay can haul his 4 wheelers with it and that I can hit a garage sale and fill up the back with found treasures like chairs and furniture...love garage sales!
so keep your clunker dang it!