Monday, March 22, 2010


I am collecting my thoughts on what occurred last evening. I can only simply state that things are not what they seem and we have forcibly had our liberty taken from us. Once again I fear Americans have allowed freedom to be exchanged with "good feelings" and catchy slogans. Health care is not about health care, it is about taxation, revenue building, and growing government power. The size of our government is reaching the point where it will collapse on itself. It is not as though we don't have examples in our midst. Look no further than Europe to Greece, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The government cannot be the answer to all of your needs and desires without the cost of your freedom.

Large organizations only know that they need to be bigger. As a budget analyst for a large firm many years ago, I never heard a manager suggest cut backs and ways to efficiently use their resources. Managers always want more headcount. Is it odd to see that government acts the same way? Unfortunately we have leadership in this country that believes it can know what is best for all people despite years of data and outcomes that show they don't and cannot deliver on their promises.

Please read the following excerpt;

The story of the republic's fall (ROME) is one of the great lessons of history. It is one that Americans should pay special attention to; for the same permissive spirit, sensuality, and apathy have appeared in our midst today. Americans should consider the extent to which we have been unthinkingly cultivating our own destruction. "Surely, then," wrote Cicero after Caesar's assassination in the Roman Senate, "our present sufferings are all too well deserved. For had we not allowed outrages to go unpunished on all sides, it would never have been possible for a single individual to seize tyrannical power." At the end of this passage, Cicero concludes: "Here in the city nothing is left -- only the lifeless walls of houses. And even they look afraid that some further terrifying attack may be imminent. The real Rome has gone forever." [Michael Grant translation, On Duties]

This post taken from a great article by Jeffrey R. Nyquist -