- Free speech . . . that's been trampled on with the politically correct police. Freedom of the press . . . that's been corrupted. . . MSNBC and other news outlets don't even report the news anymore.
- Right to bare arms . . . that's being debated right now. Gun sales have risen dramatically since Obama took office.
- Congress can't make any law that prohibits the free exercise of religion . . . hmmm . . . refer to the first paragraph.
"Pursuit of happiness" . . . Glenn Beck has recently said, "Our constitution promised 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but it doesn't guarantee equal results." What happened to the notion of 'work hard, pursue your dreams and you can be anything you want to be when you grow up?' Can we not fail anymore in this country? Failure is how we learn! "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." What happened to our drive? Our determination? Our government started giving out stimulus checks under George Bush and Henry Paulson starting bailing out banks in 2008! The current administration has followed in Paulson's footsteps by bailing out more and more banks. Did I make use of my goverment check? Yes! But, I would have rather not have received it since it was borrowed money from China! This is supposed to be the land of opportunity . . . not the land of free bailouts for large corporations and banks! Let those that fail, FAIL! If they need to file bankruptcy, do it! That's why we have bankruptcy laws. Now, I'm going to have to work twice as hard (or three times as hard, if we keep spending) to make the same amount of money because the American people are "in debt up to their eyeballs" as that commercial says! But, VP Joe Bidden says paying taxes is "patriotic!" HA! Is being in debt to China so much that they want to replace our dollar being "patriotic", Joe Bidden?
We have become a country of spoiled brats! . . .
It starts at home and in the schools with our children. We no longer instill the value of hard work. We no longer have winners and loosers at Field Day . . . because we are all winners? Teachers are not supposed to use red ink to grade papers . . . because that might make the child feel bad. Well, when that child grows up and goes into the workplace, perhaps he will be handed a 'purple' slip instead of a 'pink slip' so that he doesn't get low self-esteem!
Those who don't work hard and make sacrifices to get where they want to be in life, but want things handed to them. And the "hand" in this case is the goverment. We are handing food stamps, subsidized housing, and checks out to the deadbeats of society. They are lounging around and taking government 'crack', while we work for a living . . . to put food on our table, pay our bills. There are people that have true disabilities and we have a right to take care of those in our society that cannot take care of themselves. There are people who have lost their job or lost their spouse and need food stamps until they get back on their feet. But, the system is being used and abused . . . it's corrupt. Now, the president, his administration and most of congress want to add to the list of freebies with healthcare! Wow, the President was not joking when he said to Joe the Plumber, "We need to spread the wealth."
We have become a country of corruption! . . .
Isn't it ironic that the Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, didn't pay his own taxes, but he was still confirmed as Treasury Secretary! He didn't even face charges, let alone jail time! We have recently learned that Red. Charlie Rangel failed to report $1 million in assets and income and he sits on the House Ways and Means Committee . . . they write the federal tax codes!! The infamous ACORN group (as well as SEIU) has been discussed on Glenn Beck more times than one can count for voter froud, embezillement and most recently for aiding a 20 year old girl to commit fellonies while receiving subsidized housing from our goverment! The omnibus/stimulus bill is full of pork and pet-projects that elected officials have brought to their home-states to 'pay back' campaign contributions and fullfill campaign promises!
WAKE UP, AMERICA!
What happened to our republic? It's being stolen from us piece by piece! If We the People don't stand up, speak up and vote down these loonies and progressives that want to turn our republic into a communist, facist or socialist state where they have the power and we the people have none, the United States of America will look vastly different very, very soon.