~C. S. Lewis; English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
Let me first indicate my political bent. I am a bit to the right of center on national defense. I believe in God, but don't try to force my values on others, as the Constitution states there is separation between Church and State. I look out for my family first, but I don't say-"the hell with everyone else." I don't like paying taxes, but realize that it is necessary for the common good. I'd like my family to enjoy life, realize their full potential, be active and productive, be flexible, adapt to stress and not scapegoat others, have the opportunity for affordable higher education, avoid unplanned pregnancy, contribute to the community, and be good Americans and support all American citizens. I'm sure I've left something out, but you probably can tell where I'm coming from.
I think I have something to say about the state of our nation, as we all should. Unfortunately, there are those of us who would like to herd us into becoming followers by using the media to get out propagandato the public and keep repeating it loud enough and long enough until the public believes it to be fact. What I'm trying to say is-use your common sense and critical thinking ability to question the motives of those who are hired to influence us all and not to accept the premise of their arguments just because they have a microphone or printing press. For example: Today, and in recent times, political parties have grown so far apart on issues that it seems there are few middle of the road Democrats and Republicans.Rather, there are Conservatives and Liberals who refuse to compromise on issues that concern all of us.
Whatever happened to the "common good"? Just a few short years ago a housing crisis threatened the international monetary system. Almost every economist supported the action taken by our government to prop up the financial system. The cost-trillions of dollars of taxpayer money. This action pushed our national debt from intolerable to endangering the future of all Americans. Media personalities have somehow misdirected the blame for our plight from greedy and fraudulent banking practices of "the best and brightest", who made millions and millions in fees to the shoulders of civil servants and retirees!!! If the housing crisis, perpetrated by the greedy, who knew they were OKing mortgage loans to those who could not repay, we would still have a debt to be confronted, but not such a colossal one.
These same Media propagandists claim that Presidents Clinton and Bush and Obama are at fault for suggesting that the dream of homeownership somehow forced bankers to make loans. As of yet, I have not learned of any executive directive, or congressional law that forced bankers to approve loans to those who could not qualify. This is what I mean, when I say read between the lines and follow the money. Try to discern who will benefit when you are being herded to vote a certain way. Who can afford to own a radio station franchise. There are some of us who wish to hoodwink a majority, so that we vote ourselves out of our own American birth rights..., while they purchase a larger fleet of private jets for themselves. I'm no socialist or communist, but I do care about others besides myself. We all need to stay vigilant.
"READ BETWEEN THE LIES"
YOUR FELLOW AMERICAN
The Immoral Minority (Ha)