Monday, January 08, 2007

It's the new year and it's the "Same as it ever was."

Same as it ever was

like the man said in the song

Same as it ever was.

One of the truest statements ever made in song. Look at Israel's rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall, and what do you see? America, America and here we go again. Now the Demo's control congress and they will be careful and argue about tax cuts and taxes and other was to get your money or at least control of your money but probably won't do much about it till they have the white house behind them. (They have less than the 75% that might be required to override a presidential veto.) So more bluster and blow to put us deeper in the snow. I supposed it would be too much to hope for. A core of congressional people who actually look beyond party noise and look to the people's need and desire. Should for some reason some politician read this, what we want is less government and more purpose in what is there. You are not my nanny and you do not need to feed me with a copper and lead spoon. You should not allow people like some of the people recently elected in my home state to serve as they represent that which is broken and not that which desires to save and improve. I don't want a free handout nor do I want to fund such a thing. If I desire to render aid to someone on the street, I will do so. If I do not wish to aid them I have the right to choose to not render aid. Don't you worry about it because God will take care of me for it. (By that I mean the Creator may take me to task for ignoring one of His own.)
Who knows what the baby in the womb might become, a mass murderer or the developer of the cure for (pick your favorite disease and put it here). Or that child may grow up to be an average person who does their best to get by and never accomplishes any great thing in the eyes of the world. You don't know and neither do I, but they deserve the chance.
I've got to tell you, I voted for the president, though he isn't the best person for the job. The alternative looked like suicide to me. Kinda like Fast Eddie and the (former) fascist. The rallying campaign cry was vote for the crook, it's important. I did because the alternative wasn't much of a choice. Now don't get me wrong. I think W is adequate as a president, but he isn't a Ronald Reagan. (Who I think history will call the best president of the 20th century) I don't think we have had a really good president since Washington anyway. He impressed me as having a vision for the future where government responded to the needs of the people without taking over the lives of the people. In that regard FDR and his social programs (possibly stolen from Huey) did the most damage to the country in all of history and set us on the path to socialism. Oh for future vision I cry and see only the darkness of involuntary servitude. Free the people America, make them truly free.

But enough from the soap Box.

In case you are wondering, I don't support either of the two major parties and the smaller parties scare me just as much. I am an independent in the extreme I guess. You keep guessing too......

Same as it ever was.


Gravy JMM said...

when did the term "soap box" come into fruitation?

GB Hoyt said...

soap box came into use sometime in the early 19th century when open air public gatherings like the cane ridge revival were popular. If a preacher or politician were speaking, about the only podium for them to have would be soap boxes used to hold soap on the wagon trail.

Letting the days go by (let the water hold me down)

Gravy JMM said...

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?