I tend to friend folks on Facebook that fit the category of people who describe themselves as “conservative.” Of course I have friended others that have the opposite point of view. It makes no difference, really. Why?
Because in my experience most folks on Facebook simply like to repost cutesy “memes.” The ones I see the most of are criticism of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. Usually they are depicted lying in their native environment of ignorance. Just pictures.
Yet, the people behind posting those pictures are at various levels of seriousness. They truly dislike the excessive expansion of government control.
The role of the governments in the USA is to provide protection to its citizens as they (THE CITIZENS) hack their way through the jungle building paths of purpose and progress. The popular cult of bureaucracy now views that role as obsolete. They believe they must build the path, protect the people, keep the people off the paths, regulate how rapidly the people may, etc.
Over the years of unfettered practice the bureaucracy has come to design a mechanism of providing benefits with hidden controls over productivity. Production is now power by the steam engine of corporate welfare.
Yet, the cartoons and complains go on, and on, and on. As a society we are adept at howling at the moon…but wait for dinner to arrive on our doorstep.
It is frustrating to watch. Too many people, far too many, bark from behind the safety of the closed front door and then cower when confronted with the opportunity to bite the mailman of bureaucracy and regulation. Too often I have heard people say “I am doing my part. See the meme I posted defaming Obama.” The president of pandering chuckles behind his golf cart, “stick and stones; sticks and stones.”
Who is willing to actually live beyond their “sticky notes” of criticism?
I have presented this idea many times, and I will continue to do so. “Actions speak louder than words.”
If a scant fourteen percent (14%) of the people of this nation, not a majority or even close to it, would embrace their inner voice they could change the misbehavior of the derelict domination of regulatory bureaucrats. How?
Stop buying! Yep, it’s that simple. Stop buying. Every non-essential could be left on the store shelves. AND OH, there are so many non-essentials.
Yes, I know the weak-willed would argue about hurting the economy and local businesses. I have heard all the arguments…at least a dozen times. But the question remains; “Has waiting, hoping, and posting memes done ANY good, beyond assisting one to believe they are doing something?”
The answer is a resounding “NO.”
With a 14-18% decline in economic activity the Congress, even the most insane among them, would begin to tremble at the prospect. As the old saying goes “money is the mother’s milk of politics.” With a little spilled milk the hall of the capital would be flowing with tears.
The time is here now, not tomorrow, not November, not in 2016. NOW! Simply say no more buying until there is less regulation. In the end the economy will be far stronger and the nation will be far more unified.
That Is The Way I See It.