Here are a few random thoughts on recent, and not so recent, events...
Presidential Election: We are just over a year away from our national election. I am sick and tired of my home being invaded by poll takers. I have decided not to participate in ANY telephone polls. To my mind they are meaningless and a monumental waste of time and money. Also, they are an annoyance that far outweighs any value. The only polls that count are the ones where "We the People" casts our votes in the primaries and caucuses and ultimately, in the elections.
Government Inefficiency: It was reported last year that a government study revealed that over the past 10 years, about 60 BILLION dollars OF TAXPAYER FUNDS were wasted or stolen by means of government contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of the money was lost due to "lack of adequate oversight."
Medicare pays on average twice as much FOR THE SAME ITEM as the VA Medical program does. 2.6 MILLION dollars was spent to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink more responsibly.
Government agencies bought two hundred and seventy THOUSAND airline tickets at a cost of 100 MILLION dollars were never used or turned back in for a refund.
These are the same people who tell us that they care about working people and that they're looking out for us. Here's my message to them "PLEASE STOP LOOKING OUT FOR ME...I CAN'T AFFORD IT ANYMORE!"
Media Matters: Who in the media can you trust to report the news without bias or an underlying agenda? If the news media is not reporting the truth, how can the electorate, "We the People," become well informed? How can the electorate make an informed decision at the polls? How can the electorate hold their elected representatives at all levels of government accountable?
The Establishment Clause: Congress shall make no law that either establishes a national religion or interferes with the free exercise of religion. Can anyone explain to me that if a private organization erects a religious symbol on public land, how that is Congress passing a law establishing religion or interfering with the free exercise thereof. It simply does not and, according to what our founding fathers intended, does not violate the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This equally applies to a Valedictorian saying a prayer at a commencement or a football player/team saying a prayer before a game, etc.
May our gracious God raise up leaders who truly want to serve "We the People" and do what is right for "We the People." May God bless America!