Posted by The Real Don Johnson on Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:45:33 PM
I am beginning to fear greatly the harm that this man, our president
can do to our country. Please, inform yourself, and don’t be afraid to
hear a view what may be contrary to what you think is going on.
Listen to the dreaded "Right Wing Talk Show" hosts such as Rush
Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Dennis Pregger, Hugh Hewitt and others. You
might find them to be quite informative, and actually concerned about
the fate of our nation.
I took my first look at the "Stimulus" bill the other night, and have
intentions to dig into it deeper. From what I see so far, and with
many years of working as a Government contractor, I can see that we
are in for one gigantic mess. First of all, the money is to be doled
out to Government agencies, and all of the red tape that’s involved.
My first concern is that we will have a bunch of opportunists, both in
and out of the Government, lurching for the easy pickings of a massive
pot of gold, much like the gold rush days. Those that can work the
system (and believe me there are many), will prey on the easy
pickings. The Government will not have enough employees to handle this
massive flood of new "opportunities", and will have to go on a hiring
spree, as well as re-hiring retired Government workers (this is
spelled out in the bill). So, many of the new jobs will go to those
who will administer the contracts. Under the guise of "Transparency
and Accountability", the plan also has provisions for requiring weekly
What army of federal bureaucrats is going to wade thru this massive
amount of paperwork, and to what purpose? Will it stimulate anything productive?
And what army of bureaucrats is going to enforce the abuses (real and
manufactured) that will arise from this? Why oh why was this published
one night close to midnight, and voted on the next day? This is an
worse) way to run a government.
I have seen first hand fraud and waste within one of the most
respected military labs in the country, so don’t ever get the idea
that Government can be trusted, it can’t. As Ronald Regan said,
"Government is not the solution to our problem, Government is the
There is a reason why we have the governmental structure we have. The
founders knew and understood that Government can not, and should not
be trusted. Thus they set up a Federal system with political powers
divided between the states and the federal government; three branches
of government, with divided powers; a bill of rights to assure that
the peoples God given rights are not trampled by an out of control
I have faith in this system, and it has been quite sturdy over the years.
However, we must be vigilant in protecting our liberties, especially
in times like this where executive and legislative powers are
concentrated in one party and world view, and the danger that the
judicial system could also shift in the same direction. Couple that
with the main stream media that has been in love and actively
promoting the new president, during the campaign, and now following
the inauguration. There is now talk of invoking the "Fairness
Doctrine", which would be a blatant trampling of the first amendment
of free political speech.
Yes folks, I am truly concerned about the future of this Greatest
nation on God’s Green Earth.
Get engaged. Inform yourselves. Vote. And lastly, don’t drink the cool
aide no matter the eloquence and charisma of he who is mixing it.