Don't know and it really doesn't matter if this is true or not; it's a good illustration...
Please read the following - this is from a member of a 912 group in Westerville , Ohio
I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, "Isn't Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick." The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, "Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. They are all crooks and thieves and don't deserve all of that money." Another said, 'The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate." At this, I had had enough.
I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. "Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?" They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.
"I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?" They looked at each other in astonishment. "Why would you do something like that?" asked a young man, "There isn't anything for free in this world." They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. "I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?" In unison, a resounding "Hell Yeah" fills the room.
"Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money free bargain." I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. "I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules." Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, "What are the rules?" I smiled and said, "I don't know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you." They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, "What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man." I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. "I am serious, this is a legitimate offer." They gaped at me for a moment.
"Hell, I'll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?" boasted the youngest among them. "Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?" I asked. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table. "Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?" I took a napkin and wrote, "I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction." I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. "Where are the keys to my new house?" he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.
"Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys." I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumb founded.
"Are you out of your freaking mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?" the young man appeared irritated. "You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement." Was all I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. "You can shove that stupid deal up you're a** old man, I want no part of it" exclaimed the now infuriated young man. "You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master." At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.
After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. "What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it unto you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom." With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. "This is the nature of your new health care legislation."
I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation and was surprised by applause. The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, "Thank you Sir, these kids don't understand Liberty these days." He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, "You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab." I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.
Use reason, it is the closest you are going to get to Godly conduct
Clifford A. Wright
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
READ THIS ABOUT OUR SS CHECKS
Friday, April 09, 2010
Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando
> Sentinal has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is
> that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgements
> made that impact each one of us every day.
> It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
> 545 vs. 300,000,000
> EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST
> HAS scriptED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY
>THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.
> Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
> 545 PEOPLE--By Charlie Reese
> Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and
>then campaign against them..
> Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
>against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
> Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation
> and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
> You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
> You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
>The House of Representatives does.
> You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
> You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
> You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank
> One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme
>Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are
>directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic
>problems that plague this country.
> I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that
>problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated
>its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally
> chartered, but private, central bank.
> I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
>They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce
>a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing.
> I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
> The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter
>what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to
>determine how he votes.
> Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that
>what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common
>con regardless of party.
> What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive
>amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of
>a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating
> deficits..... The president can only propose a budget.
> He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
> The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
>responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
>approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?
> Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority
>party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve
>any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass
>it over his veto if they agree to.
> It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace
>545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence
>and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic
>problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When
>you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power
>of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is
>what they want to exist.
> If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
> If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red
> If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because
>they want them in IRAQ
> If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement
>plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
> There are no insoluble government problems.
> Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom
>they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts
>and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power
>to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all,
>do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied
> mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation,"
>or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take
>an oath to do.
> Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
> They, and they alone, have the power..
> They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who
>are their bosses.
> Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
> We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
> Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
> What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is
> up to you.
> This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
> Be sure to read all the way to the end:
> Tax his land,
> Tax his bed,
> Tax the table,
> At which he's fed.
> Tax his tractor,
> Tax his mule,
> Teach him taxes
> Are the rule.
> Tax his work,
> Tax his pay,
> He works for peanuts
> Tax his cow,
> Tax his goat,
> Tax his pants,
> Tax his coat.
> Tax his ties,
> Tax his shirt,
> Tax his work,
> Tax his dirt.
> Tax his tobacco,
> Tax his drink,
> Tax him if he
> Tries to think.
> Tax his cigars,
> Tax his beers,
> If he cries
> Tax his tears.
> Tax his car,
> Tax his gas,
> Find other ways
> To tax his ass.
> Tax all he has
> Then let him know
> That you won't be done
> Till he has no dough.
> When he screams and hollers;
> Then tax him some more,
> Tax him till
> He's good and sore.
> Then tax his coffin,
> Tax his grave,
> Tax the sod in
> Which he's laid...
> Put these words
> Upon his tomb,
> Taxes drove me
> to my doom...'
> When he's gone,
> Do not relax,
> Its time to apply
> The inheritance tax..
> Accounts Receivable Tax
> Building Permit Tax
> CDL license Tax
> Cigarette Tax
> Corporate Income Tax
> Dog License Tax
> Excise Taxes
> Federal Income Tax
> Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
> Fishing License Tax
> Food License Tax
> Fuel Permit Tax
> Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
> Gross Receipts Tax
> Hunting License Tax
> Inheritance Tax
> Inventory Tax
> IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
> Liquor Tax
> Luxury Taxes
> Marriage License Tax
> Medicare Tax
> Personal Property Tax
> Property Tax
> Real Estate Tax
> Service Charge Tax
> Social Security Tax
> Road Usage Tax
> Recreational Vehicle Tax
> Sales Tax
> School Tax
> State Income Tax
> State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
> Telephone Federal Excise Tax
> Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
> Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
> Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
> Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
> Telephone State and Local Tax
> Telephone Usage Charge Tax
> Utility Taxes
> Vehicle License Registration Tax
> Vehicle Sales Tax
> Watercraft Registration Tax
> Well Permit Tax
> Workers Compensation Tax
> STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100
>years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We
>had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world,
> and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
> What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
> I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU
>can help it get there!!!
> GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!
> ps Please do the right thing and highlite
>and delete any addresses you received as you pass this message along.