Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The new "pathway to citizenship" is profoundly unfair!

“Profoundly unfair,” was the description Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz offered for the pathway to citizenship a bipartisan “gang of eight” senators unveiled Monday in their immigration reform proposal. I was struck by his words knowing he is of Latin decent and his family were, at one time, immigrates to this country. I thought, "Why wouldn't he above all appreciate helping so many obtain legal status"?

So with that question in mind I let Google do the searching and found  gov't. document M-565, "How Do I Apply for U.S. Citizenship?" Seems the requirements for folks "legally" living in the United States and seeking to become citizens are pretty tough.

Generally, to be eligible for naturalization you must:
•           Be age 18 or older; 
•           Be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (usually 5 years but less     for some individuals)
•           Be a person of good moral character;     
•           Have a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government;       
•           Have a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States
•           Be able to read, write, and speak  basic English. There are exceptions to this rule           
           for someone who:
- Is 55 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 15  years; or        
- Is 50 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 20  years; or        
-Has a permanent  physical or mental impairment that makes the individual unable to   
  fulfill these requirements.

After reading what Sen. Cruz's family went through to LEGALLY come to our country and become LEGAL citizens I can completely understand his statement now. I myself wonder how you could give a person a pass on the requirement "Be a good person of moral character" after they ILLEGALLY crossed our boarder, ILLEGALLY worked here, and ILLEGALLY lived here? The fact they have done it for a number of years doesn't suddenly change the fact that it's ILLEGAL.

Easy for me to agree the new "pathway to citizenship" is profoundly unfair!

Monday, January 28, 2013

"You are to do as I say not as I do"

I remember very vividly when I was young my mother slapping me upside the head for repeating something I had heard her say, often I wasn't quite sure what is was it meant, but it made me feel more grown up repeating her. More times than not she'd give me a surprised look followed closely by "the slap" and say, "You are to do as I say not as I do". My response was more like why did she do that, rather worrying about being slapped.


Now as an adult the familiar experience of being told, "You are to do as I say not as I do", but this time it's not my mother, it's congress. Recently Sen. Feinstein proposed  sweeping new gun restrictions limiting more of my 2nd amendment rights. Reading through the proposal it I started to get that familiar feeling as I read that all these new restrictions would not apply to any former or current law enforcement officers, nor any federal officials, including of course Sen. Feinstein.


Clear as day I could hear my mother saying, "You are to do as I say not as I do", and half expecting the feel of the follow up slap upside my head by Sen. Feinstein.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Republics Last Stand?

I have been in a bit of a funk the last few days as the pending start President Obama's second term drew close, and now in fact has begun. During the first inauguration it was hard to not be proud as the most powerful nation in the world peacefully and happily changed leadership. In many countries this is only after violence and bloodshed.  

Swearing in our first black president promising "Hope and Change", although I personally could not bring myself to vote for a total unknown inexperienced man myself, I at least admired his accomplishment in being elected.This week the feeling in the pit of my stomach only increased as his swearing in drew nearer. 

The Examiner.com reported 10 major problems with this past presidential election.

10) In a brief "follow-the-paper trail" experiment by a local news team in Florida, at least 94 non-citizens were immediately and effortlessly caught illegally voting.
9) Barack Obama lost every single state that requires voter ID.
8) Numerous reports of Romney voters being turned away at the polls due to someone already having voted with their name, and of Democrats publicly bragging about voting multiple times and about criminallysabotaging electronic GOP get-out-the-vote systems...and an overwhelming number of poll watchers reporting widespread fraud.
7) Philadelphia polling stations where Republican inspectors were kicked out (like the one with the giant tyrant-worshiping mural to Obama on the wall and Black Panthers posted out front) had ridiculous Third World dictatorship-type results: 90% voter turnout, 99% of which went for the president.
6) At least 70,000 voters, almost entirely in swing states,reported significant problems casting their ballot correctly (imagine how many didn't file a complaint) and voting machines in Pennsylvania were found consistently switching votes from Romney to Obama.
5) At least 52 Democrats were caught committing voter fraud, and one poll worker in New York was even caught telling people they had to vote for Obama.
4) In Ohio, where at least hundreds of fraudulent voter registration cards have already beenidentified and one out of every five voters turned out to be bogus, Democrats were caughtshipping in bus loads of Somalian voters who couldn't speak English and "helping" them vote.
3) In scores of precincts all across Pennsylvania and Ohio, Mitt Romney got literally zero votes--a virtual statistical impossibility for a major party candidate in any precinct, let alone over sixty of them.
2) Ten counties in Colorado went from around 50-60% voter turnout in 2008 (about average) to 104-140% in 2012.
1) The numbers just don't add up. Extensive surveys from mainstream, reputable organizations like Gallup, Pew and Rasmussen all demonstrated a huge party identification advantage for Republicans, and the only polls that suggested an Obama win (the only ones the news media would talk about) were ones that wildly over-sampled registered Democrats.
The inner sickness I was feeling was fueled by the memories or all of these occurrences, as well as many others reported by other sites. Questions like how can this be without anyone in the Republican party questioning them. How is it our own government allowed them to happen, and why isn't the media exposing them?
Was this inauguration a celebration of our republic in action, or was it the dying quiver of a republics last stand?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What isn't politically charged in our news these days?

A friend recently commented to me that I had become so political these days that it seemed I had changed so much over the past few months. I asked, “How so”? He told me that I seemed to have a political spin on virtually any story on the news, that I wasn't so much focused say on being anti- abortion or anti-anything specific, but seemed to have an opinion on everything.  


My response was simple, “What news worthy story in the news doesn't have a political spin”? Are we talking about our loss of rights to not be arrested and detained without do cause or process through the NDAA, the controversies over just what is in our vaccinations, our massive government over spending, the loss of our constitutional rights to like legal gun ownership or privacy issues, voting fraud at unprecedented levels, a president that goes around congress and the constitution, not have a federal budget in over 4 years, our foreign diplomats being kills by terrorist with the weapons we gave them, heck hundreds of Mexicans and Americans being killed by weapon our country gave the drug cartels.  


 I really could go on and on this line of thought as there really doesn't seem to be an end to what our government isn't trying to manipulate, transform, alter, and CHANGE. I ask you what isn't politically charged in our news these days?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's Virtually A Certainty

Clicking through the net we are bombarded by endless commentaries concerning “gun rights”, both in support and against. The bigger issue I see in the argument is not whether we “should” pass gun laws but more “can” we, legally? The second amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, just what is the Bill of Rights and how did they come to be?

During the debates in congress in writing a final draft of the Constitution many felt that there multiple loops holes were the government they were creating could someday grow to be so powerful as to be as bad, or worse, than the very government they were attempting to over throw. To appease these concerns and get the Constitution signed by all it was agreed that they would amend it to address everyone’s concerns at a later date.

They set about to close these loop holes and finalized twelve amendments to the Constitution that were to be sent out and ratified at the state level before being added to the Constitution.  After going through each states ratifying procedures ten of the twelve were agreed to by all and made part of the final draft.

So this brings us to present day, the very part of our greatest document, possibly the greatest government document ever written, is now being threaten by the very government it sought to limit. How is it that we can put into place a document to limit the power of government and then turn around and feel it is acceptable for that government to demand we weaken that document, and in a sense, gain it more power over us? How does that even make sense?

If that doesn't mess with your head enough wrap your brain around this one. If we make it ok to change the laws restricting the power of government at its request because it “makes us safer”, then what would stop them from going after ANY part of the Constitution in the future using the same argument?

You may personally have never owned a gun, nor intend to, but at some point if we allow this to happen they WILL seek to limit something you do care about, it’s virtually a certainty.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

If it works for Louisiana why not have it work for all of us?

reported in theweeklyStandard

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, wants to reform his state's tax code. Jindal announced today that his "goal is to eliminate all personal income tax and all corporate income tax."
"We are meeting with every legislator over the coming weeks to discuss the details of the tax reform plan. Our goal is to eliminate all personal income tax and all corporate income tax in a revenue neutral manner. We want to keep the sales tax as low and flat as possible," says Jindal in a statement provided by the Louisiana governor's office.
"Eliminating personal income taxes will put more money back into the pockets of Louisiana families and will change a complex tax code into a more simple system that will make Louisiana more attractive to companies who want to invest here and create jobs.
"Tax reform will remove administrative burdens from families and small businesses and improve Louisiana’s business prospects; create more business investment opportunities with increased job growth; and raise the state’s profile in national business rankings.
"The bottom line is that for too long, Louisiana’s workers and small businesses have suffered from having a state tax structure that is too complex and that holds back economic prosperity.  It’s time to change that so people can keep more of their own money and foster an environment where businesses want to invest and create good-paying jobs."

Currently seven states have no state income tax Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Apparently it works just fine for them and honestly seems the most fair to me. By relying on a state sales tax for revenue you are , in a sense, taxing the rich at a higher level since they typically buy more "things". While people that make less money spend less money, and would pay less yearly in taxes.
With 47% of the people in the country paying no federal taxes at all, and many of those people receiving checks for more than they paid in, doing something on a national level like what Gov. Jindal is proposing makes all the sense in the world to me. For one thing we'd ALL have "skin in the game" everyone pays something. When you have 47% of the people that don't pay taxes government spending just doesn't hit home for many, and they seem to not see the dangers of out of control government debt. Anyway it's nice to see someone out there in government trying something new and if it works for Louisiana why not have it work for all of us?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It won't make a bit of difference to the criminals anyway

I watched the interview, if you can call it that, of Alex Jones by Piers Morgan on CNN. I respect the effort that Jones puts in to defend our constitutional rights and the fight against the big banks, but I was a bit disappointed that he lost his cool, and the opportunity, to make some really strong points.

When Jones pushed the issue of the sky rocketing violent crime rate in the UK since their gun band versus the steady decline of violent crime in the US Morgan wanted to talk numbers. He asked, "how many murders with guns were committed in the UK last year"? Jones not knowing the answer off hand was informed by Piers that only 34 people had been killed by gun in the UK last year.

Jones then went off on a rant about manipulating numbers and such and it was kind of hard to follow at times. A better response have been to point out that violent crime in the UK, including murders, were up and have been climbing every since their gun ban. Taking the guns from law abiding citizens only empowered the criminals to commit MORE crimes since no one could defend themselves, they simply switched away from guns to more convenient weapons.

A recent story from the UK noted that emergency room doctors were seeing a sharp rise in stabbings with a particular size of kitchen knife. what was their suggestion, ban that size of kitchen knife, like someone bent on violence won't simply grab the next available weapon or knife.

The frustration over mast killings is understandable and looking for an answer is certainly appropriate. Anyone with trouble shooting skills knows when addressing a problem you don't so much address the result of the problem but look one step in front of it and look into what caused the issue. Some people, with more level heads, are trying this approach to this problem by looking into the mental health issues involved, violent video games and movies,  and other things possibly "outside the box" of our usual approaches. 
The approach that troubles me most, and should everyone, is the approach that has failed in every case. That is to simply look past the causes and try to take away as many options as possible from the criminal mind. This simply denies law abiding, and mentally stable, people their rights to these items. I'm not prepared to give one single constitutional right to appease these irrational people that I believe are simply exploiting these tragedies the promote their own agenda, especially since it won't make a bit of deference to the criminals anyway. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No where to go but up?

ANYONE that has known me, for oh say 15 minutes, knows exactly how I feel about our current "failure in chief" president. If you need a few more FACTS to kind of help you make up your mind here are 24 .

#1 Under Bill Clinton, the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.  Under George W. Bush, the average unemployment rate was 5.3 percent.  Under Barack Obama, things have been much worse. The month after he took office the unemployment rate rose above 8 percent and it has stayed there ever since.

#2 Under Barack Obama, the velocity of money (a very important indicator of economic health) has plunged to a post-World War II low.

#3 Real median household income has decreased by more than 4000 dollars since Barack Obama entered the White House.

#4 The United States has plenty of oil and we should not have to import it from the Middle East.  Unfortunately, Barack Obama has an absolutely nightmarish energy policy.  Under Bill Clinton, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 58 percent.  Under George W. Bush, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 116 percent.  Under Barack Obama, the number of drilling permits approved decreased by 36 percent.

#5 When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85.  Today, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.71.

#6 Under Barack Obama, the United States has lost more than 300,000 education jobs.

#7 Since Barack Obama became president, the number of long-term unemployed Americans has risen from 2.7 million to 5.2 million.

#8 For the first time in the post-World War II era, the employment-population ratio has not bounced back after a recession.  The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been below 59 percent for 35 months in a row.

#9 While Barack Obama has been president, U.S. home values have fallen by another 12 percent.

#10 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.

#11 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.  Thanks Obama.

#12 When Barack Obama first entered the White House, an ounce of gold was going for about $850.  Today, the price of gold is over $1630 an ounce.

#13 Since 2008, our economy has lost 1.3 million jobs while at the same time 3.6 million more Americans have been added to Social Security’s disability insurance program.

#14 The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today.  How much more “hope and change” are we going to be able to endure?

#15 As I wrote about the other day, it is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

#16 If you can believe it (and this really is hard to believe), more than half of all Americans are now at least partially financially dependent on the government.

#17 The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.

#18 Under Barack Obama, federal spending as a percentage of GDP (25 percent) is the highest that it has been since World War II.

#19 The Obama administration has been spending money on some of the most insane things imaginable.  For example, in 2011 the Obama administration spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.

#20 The U.S. government has run a budget deficit of well over a trillion dollars every single year under Barack Obama.

#21 Under Barack Obama, U.S. debt was downgraded from AAA status for the first time ever.

#22 Since Barack Obama took office, the U.S. national debt has increased by 50 percent.

#23 Since Barack Obama became president, the U.S. national debt has increased by an average of more than $64,000 per taxpayer.

#24 During the Obama administration, the U.S. national debt has grown more than it did from the time that George Washington became president to the beginning of Bill Clinton’s second term as president.

As Barry begins his second term on January 21st, 2013 let's just hope that there is no where to go but up.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Unequipped to deal with real life.

reported by TheDailyMail:

Books aside, if you asked a college freshman today who the Greatest Generation is, they might respond by pointing in a mirror.

Young people's unprecedented level of self-infatuation was revealed in a new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has been asking students to rate themselves compared to their peers since 1966. Roughly 9 million young people have taken the survey over the last 47 years

Psychologist Jean Twenge and her colleagues compiled the data and found that over the last four decades there's been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being 'above average' in the areas of academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence.

But in appraising the traits that are considered less invidualistic - co-operativeness, understanding others, and spirituality - the numbers either stayed at slightly decreased over the same period. Researchers also found a disconnect between the student's opinions of themselves and actual ability.  

While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts. Also on the decline is the amount of time spent studying, with little more than a third of students saying they study for six or more hours a week compared to almost half of all students claiming the same in the late 1980s. Though they may work less, the number that said they had a drive to succeed rose sharply.

These young egotists can grow up to be depressed adults. A 2006 study found that students suffer from 'ambition inflation' as their increased ambitions accompany increasingly unrealistic expectations.

"Since the 1960s and 1970s, when those expectations started to grow, there's been an increase in anxiety and depression," Twenge said. "There's going to be a lot more people who don't reach their goals."

Twenge is the author of a separate study showing a 30 per cent increase towards narcissism in students since 1979.  "Our culture used to encourage modesty and humility and not bragging about yourself," Twenge told BBC News. "It was considered a bad thing to be seen as conceited or full of yourself."

Just because someone has high self-esteem doesn't mean they're a narcissist. Positive self-assessments can not only be harmless but completely true. However, one in four recent students responded to a questionnaire called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory with results pointing towards narcissistic self-assessments. Narcissism is defined as excessive self-love or vanity; self-admiration, or being self-centered.

Twenge said that's a trait that is often negative and destructive, and blames its boom on several trends - including parenting styles, celebrity culture, social media, and easy credit - for allowing people to seem more successful than they really are.

"What's really become prevalent over the last two decades is the idea that being highly self-confident - loving yourself, believing in yourself - is the key to success," Twenge said. "Now the interesting thing about that belief is it's widely held, it's very deeply held, and it's also untrue."

Despite a library's worth of self-help books promoting the idea we can achieve anything if we believe we can, there's very little evidence that raising self-esteem produces positive, real-world outcomes. "If there is any effect at all, it is quite small," said Roy Baumeister of Florida State University, who authored a 2003 paper on self-esteem studies.

Baumeister found that while successful people did have high-self esteem in many cases, it was unclear what actual caused their success if the first place. Both self-esteem and success were often influenced by another factor.

"Coming from a good family might lead to both high self-esteem and personal success." Baumeister said. "Self-control is much more powerful and well-supported as a cause of personal success. Despite my years invested in research on self-esteem, I reluctantly advise people to forget about it."

Twenge compared it to a swimmer trying to learn a turn who needs to believe that learning the skill is possible but who won't actually be aided in  acquiring that skill by their belief.

"You need to believe that you can go out and do something but that's not the same as thinking that you're great," Twenge said. Studies suggest weaker students actually perform worse if given encouragement at boosting their self-esteem.

"An intervention that encourages [students] to feel good about themselves, regardless of work, may remove the reason to work hard," Baumeister found. But if you found yourself bothered by a person always talking about how wonderful they are, remember that their future may not be bright.

"In the long-term, what tends to happen is that narcissistic people mess up their relationships, at home and at work," Twenge said. Though narcissists may be charming at first, their selfish actions eventually damage relationships. It's not until middle-age they may realize their lives have had a number of failed relationships. And even if they recognize something is wrong they may have a hard time changing.

"It's a personality trait," says Twenge. "It's by definition very difficult to change. It's rooted in genetics and early environment and culture and things that aren't all that malleable."

It's hard to blame today's generation for such an attitude when the parents raised them in an environment where we don't keep score in games so that "everyone is a winner" and "no one feels badly because they lost". Where some schools, including colleges, have quit giving good students high grades and poor students low grades and have simply went to  a pass/fail system so that no one self esteem is injured.

This generation has been coddled and told they are special from the cradle, not that its bad to express your love for your child but you have denied them the drive you get from loosing and having to try harder, or getting a bad grade and having to push hard to get that grade back up.

They come into the real world unprepared for failure at any level and frankly they are unequipped to deal with real life.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Before we lose another generation

reported by  LifeNews :

As LifeNews reported last week, a new annual report the Planned Parenthood abortion business released shows it helped fewer pregnant women with prenatal care and the number of pregnant women it referred for adoptions declined as well.

The report also breaks down the “services” Planned Parenthood offers in addition to abortions. Planned Parenthood has always come under fire from pro-life groups for doing hundreds of thousands of abortions by providing little in the way of help for pregnant woman wanting to keep their baby or considering adoption. The new report shows that hasn’t changed.

The new document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies.

The number of women receiving prenatal care dropped significantly from 2009 to 2010, as the abortion business helped 40,489 women in 2009 — meaning almost 10,000 fewer women received prenatal support from Planned Parenthood last year than the year prior, or a drop of almost 25 percent.

The number of women getting adoption referrals also declined — from a low 977 in 2009 to 841 last year, or a decline of 14 percent.

Examined another way Planned Parenthood does 391 abortions for every adoption referral it makes and almost 11 abortions for every woman it helps with prenatal care.

A new analysis from the National Right to Life Committee’s (NCLC) education department estimates that since the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, over 54.5 million American babies have died through abortion.

With the growing numbers of "Baby Boomers" retiring out of the work force daily and going on social security and Medicare, benefits they have EARNED, what will be the economic impact of losing nearly 54.5 million potential tax payers? Adding insult to injury the current tax payers are paying for most of these abortions!

We live in a world were liberals don't want to see or hear anything in public that has to do with religion, especially when sponsored by tax dollars, but isn't it ironic that majority of the tax payers do in fact belong to a religion that doesn't support their liberal agenda? I thought we lived in a republic where publically elected officials were beholden to the majority who elected them and to represent them?

 I think it's time we let our lawmakers know just how the majority of the people feel about the slaughter of our innocent children, before we lose another generation.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What REALY needs to be "investigated"?

reported by Freedom Outpost:

It’s been nearly two weeks since NBC’s David Gregory violated Washington, D.C. law on national television by waving around a high capacity magazine for an AR-15 in the face of National Rifle Association vice president Wayne LaPierre to embarrass him. While DC police have said they are investigating, Gregory walks free. DC police chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. However, former Army Spc. Adam Meckler was arrested and jailed for having a few long-forgotten rounds of ordinary ammunition — but no gun — in his backpack in Washington.

Mr. Meckler, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that he had no idea it was illegal to have the rounds in his backpack. Yet he faced the same possible sentence as Gregory: $1000 fine and / or 1 year in jail.

Spc. Meckler was only 15 days out of active duty and still living at Fort Belvoir when he had to go into the District to turn in his medical records. On Sept. 18, he went to the VFW, which is located inside the Veterans Affairs D.C. regional office, four blocks from the White House. The Army medic carried these paper loosely and created a mess going through the scanner conveyer belt.

The next day, the Kentucky native had to return with more documents so he took his first-aid backpack to keep the papers from flying around again at security. He had used this same bag to do medical coverage at the shooting range for his job and when he shot recreationally. Spc. Meckler owned his military-issued sidearm, the Beretta M9 and a Springfield XDM, also in 9mm.

He took the Metro into the city. At the entrance of the Eye Street building, he got in line to go through the magnetometers again. When it got to his turn, he put the backpack on the conveyer belt. Expecting to be waved through the checkpoint, he was shocked that the security guard held him in place.

“The guard looking at the monitor screen had this crazy look on his face,” Spc. Meckler recalled, when I interviewed him recently. The head security guy walked over to look at the screen. Unbeknownst to Spc. Mecker, the guard saw some rounds of 9mm ammunition in the bag.

He yelled out, ‘Cuff him!’” A guard told Spc. Meckler to put his hands behind him, then slapped steel cuffs tightly on his wrists. Instead of confiscating the ammo or taking him to Metropolitan Police Department headquarters for arrest, they created a huge, unnecessary scene in the federal government building.
Mr. Meckler was charged with the crime and was forced to accept a plea deal to avoid the cost and time of a protracted legal fight. Don't you just love the way that the lame-steam media is allowed to thumb its nose at the law? How is it David Gregory wasn't "cuffed" and brought it as well? He broke the law on national TV in front of possibly millions or people, what REALY needs to be "investigated"?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

A friend shared this with me and It was too good NOT to share.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. 

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a crack house.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe". 

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.