[February 6, 2019] Army Vet looks back on his recent experience with some American politicians in Washington D.C. and discusses his observations, surprises, and expectations … and a little secret.
The Government owes you Nothing: I consider myself a fortunate person because I’m not just free to do as I wish but I’m also a FREE THINKER. Here’s my life’s philosophy; don’t mess with me, my family and friends, or my country … or you will regret that decision. My job? Kill the enemies of America and of the frightened free world. That’s it, period, end of conversation about me. But I’m no hero just because I put my life on the line for others and make our enemies fear us. That is what is expected of someone like me; a tough, old, mean motherfucker. I hear that some marginally-informed, socialist types in the U.S. have said that government owes its citizens a basic level of dignity, access to free education, free medical care, and social wellness (whatever that means). Let me be blunt, the government owes you nothing. And when the day comes they do, expect to be enslaved, your rights taken away, and your dignity crushed like the cockroach you deserve it to be. I expect nothing and receive nothing from my government; exactly as it should be in a free nation.
Giving money and power to government is like giving beer and car keys to teenage boys: Living in America is like living a dream. Yeah, that’s right knuckleheads. I’ve lived in over 20 countries during my lifetime, fought in seven of them against Communist regimes and on the high seas twice. Combat is where I come alive and my enemies know it. Venezuela, I’m proud to say, has just put a bounty of my head for $1 million U.S. dollars. Ain’t I proud? My experience and informal education on governments tells me that giving money to the government is a mistake. The more you give it, the more it wants and is more likely to take from you. The U.S. Communist party, wannabe Socialists, and their tools of the media would have you believe that only compassion motivates government politicians. We’re told they are only there to look out for us, protect us, and ensure we don’t get into trouble. The problem? Someone I hate and do not trust is telling me what is right and wrong. Giving them more resources to rob me of my freedom and hard-earned cash is a failing strategy. Even the best government is a necessary EVIL; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
People will save their government, if the government itself will allow them: Scary thinking, right?! Abraham Lincoln said these words over 150 years ago and it is as true then, as now. The problem is our government leaders, here in America think; they are our moral, ethical, and intellectual superiors. No surprise that they exempt themselves from many of the laws they pass. If you want to see an example of what a government out of control can have TODAY, just look at Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, or any of the purist Communist nations and their history. If you really don’t agree with me – no problem – just give me an ethical explanation of why the Communists killed about 100 million people in the 20th Century (not counting war dead). Know what, it can’t be done. Those who claim moral superiority are not only not superior they might even be just normal people like you and me with no special abilities or insight. And that, my friend, is the secret of government.