you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the
Union address because you’ve heard it all before, plus you were just
busy with life, well… so did I. Putting the real world on hold to watch
the fantasy declaration of “utopia’s-on-its-way” just isn’t efficient.
My truck radio was tuned in though. And driving kids to and from ball
games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me to hear what
I’d forebodingly anticipated. Later, reading the President's remarks on
my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate
parents’ sore backs) that much more uncomfortable. It was all
confirmation that we HAVE heard it all before – how more government is
supposedly the answer. But the extreme hubris and naïveté that emanated
from that speech was something new and alarming.
said the nine most frightening words in the English language are “I’m
from the government and I’m here to help.” Well, last night's promise to
grow even more unaffordable, unsustainable bureaucracy confirms we need
rescuing from government like never before.
Consider all the “help” a bloated bankrupt federal government has given us…
In an attempt to “fix” our health care system, government has taken
away our health insurance and forced us to buy worse plans we don’t want
and can’t afford.
To “stimulate” the economy, government blew
a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus scheme that sunk us deeper into
such a pile of debt that our great-great-great grandchildren won’t be
able to pay it off. And our government still wants to blow more money we
don’t have on “investments” that will incur more deficits year after
To “lead” us to energy independence, government throws
billions at bankrupt boondoggle green energy gimmicks that conveniently
reward campaign donors. Meanwhile, the President stymies development of
conventional resources that we actually use and he kills a pipeline
that’s guaranteed to provide jobs and reliable energy.
“create” jobs, government has created more burdensome regulations and
requirements and sat back to watch as a record number of Americans
simply quit the workforce and gave up trying to find jobs that
government can never create.
Speaking of which, while claiming
to be concerned with job creation for American workers, our government
is trying to ram through amnesty, which will result in a flood of
foreign workers competing with Americans for the few jobs there are.
These examples prove that growing government isn't the answer; rather,
it’s the problem. It’s tempting to tune out rhetoric like last night's
naive promises that this time will be different, but we must not ignore
it! Between the hubris of an executive branch governing by fiat, to the
arrogance of believing it can spy on citizens’ communications and
unleash the IRS to harass people who happen to disagree with the
President, it’s now more important than ever for us to press in and pay
Why? Because we’re obviously on a dangerous path,
but “We the People” don't have to be “We the Sheeple” and just get
shepherded towards a fundamental transformation that’s against America’s
will. There’s another way! This nation can shine again with the elbow
grease we as individuals can provide! But we mustn’t let a
statist-leaning government dull our dedicated efforts. So pay attention.
Get involved. Understand the way words are manipulated by politicians
who practice to deceive, so that we can DO something about it. For
instance, proving he’s immune to irony, the President used the phrase
“fairness and equality under the law” at the end of last night’s
address. This is the same President who has been arbitrarily amending
his signature legislation, Obamacare, practically every other day to
give breaks to his cronies and leave the rest of us without
“connections” out in the cold. I guess some of us are less fair and
equal under Obama’s laws.
The last thing we need right now is
more “help” from big government. In this mid-term year, we need to send
new leadership to D.C. to get government back on our side and off our