Growing up, if your youth was like mine, you had one parent who gave you everything and was easier on you than the other. In most cases, it seems to be that the mother is more giving and easier on the child than the father. The father is more disciplinarian than the mother is; he tends to say “no” more often. It’s not that he doesn’t care or want the best for you, he just has a different way of showing it.
There is a lot of tension in the nation right now. The government is failing, they are on a partial shut down, the deadline for the debt ceiling is looming just days away, VA disability payments likely will not go out next month, federally subsidized state programs are closing, and the food stamp program went offline when Xerox had a “power outage.”
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the 21 soldiers killed since the October 1 partial government shut down and how their families were not paid the death benefits owed them. You’ve probably also heard that a private charity, The Fisher House Group, will be paying the benefits on behalf of the Pentagon. However, there is more to the story.
The “scourge” I speak of is the Americans’ tool, the firearm. No tool has ever done so much to build a nation, defend her people, topple her enemies. Now that tool, that inanimate object, is under fire from the left, and even some on the right, as the death knell to the American way of life.
Have you noticed the smug condescending way the Democrats are acting over this election victory they just received? They are now telling, along with the media, the Republicans how to garner more votes next time. They want to help and teach conservatives how to behave and what kind policies they should have.
For those of you who don’t know, CPI means Consumer Price Index. In other words, it’s the price of goods that people should plan to pay on a national average… inflation. However, there are certain numbers left out of the CPI figures; like gasoline and diesel and comodities like milk. Why?
There is an ancient Greek phrase Molon Labe. Two words that say a lot more than you may think. Pronounced moˈlon laˈve means “Come and take them”. It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.
While I generally vote Republican, I don’t see myself as a party-line voter. That’s simply because I’m willing to look at both sides of an arguement and will vote the way I feel is right. I tend to look more to the issues at hand and try to think logically about them, while thinking morally, too.