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Letter: Our Founding Fathers, insurrection and socialism

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 am

Does the media form public opinion, or does the public opinion control what the media voices?

The founders of the Republic were wiser than most believe. Ben Franklin, like many, said we have a republic. How long will it stand? Jefferson wrote the document our government is based on. “Light Horse” Harry Lee, and perhaps others, ill advised Jefferson on what to write. Many in Washington, D.C., feel those documents should be changed.

I spoke to a leader and suggested that a national militia should be formed. I was told that this would be insurrection and would be suppressed.

The change that has taken place in the nation didn’t just happen. It has slowly taken place over the years. The reason it has happened is we have a nation of people who want what others have. This is what those like Hitler, Stalin and others used to gain power.

Many believe social programs or socialism is the solution. But history shows the results.

Oskar Johanson

Lodi

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2 comments:

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:26 pm on Sat, Sep 28, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Which one of you (Oskar or Stan) DOESN'T collect SOCIAL Security?

    How soon are you willing to give it up - immediately to stand up to the steady creep of SOCIALISM?

     
  • stan taves posted at 12:00 pm on Sat, Sep 28, 2013.

    Stan Taves Posts: 313

    Well done Oskar. There is little doubt that the slow creep of socialism has consumed our govt. Some would say that socialism is the only way forward, but those would be the fools who refuse to understand the true nature of productivity. In the past govt represented a small percentage of the nations productivity (GDP); today federal govt presides over nearly 25% -- and tomorrow? who knows. Your socialist buddies will tell you that we are moving in the right direction, but I will tell you that the inefficient nature of bureaucracies can only reduce the standard of living for everyone -- everyone except for the bureaucrats implementing the insanity, that is. Of course Barack Obama promised that "waste, fraud, and abuse" would be curtailed under his watch, thus allowing govt to function at a higher level. However, what our good president didn't mention is that the inefficiencies of govt are inherent, and that the only way to reduce the impact bureaucratic bumbling is to limit the size and scope the govt itself. It's pretty simple really: The more productive the society, the more satisfaction is felt within the culture. And it's not just a matter of "more stuff"; it's about the participation in the creation of stuff. Sure, we are a great nation and we can afford some level of waste, but when we decide to turn a significant portion of the economy over to a bunch of bungling buffoons then we shouldn't blame the buffoons who fleece us; we should blame ourselves.

     

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