Some Hard Facts

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

There are things that a lot of people don’t know, that they ought to know. Ignorance may be bliss, but its fees can be quite high.

Government has no money of its own. It only has what it can extract from the people by fees and taxes. As Margaret Thatcher famously said, the problem with socialism is that you run out of other people’s money. And just printing more of it doesn’t solve that problem, but only makes it worse by cheapening the currency.

The United States is, by law, a republic, not a “democracy.” In fact, the problem isn’t not enough people voting, but too many people voting. One is tempted to raise the voting age to 50. Adopting new public policies in hopes of making America “more democratic” only leads to policies derived from ignorance.

Fomenting racial discord, as a means of acquiring and keeping a political advantage, in the long run hurts everybody. Trust me: this is not how you build a stronger and more stable country. But it does seem to be a good way of opening the door for tyranny.

There is no such thing as “transgender.” There is male and female, nothing else. Making like there are several dozen “genders” can only lead to laws and policies based on a denial of reality. It has to stop.

It is not possible for any government to control everything that people do, or don’t do. If morality and conscience are not in play, the government will fail. Trying to manage everything is a good way to wind up managing nothing.

Just try getting any Democrat to admit to even one of these.

 

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

9 responses to “Some Hard Facts

  • marlene

    You’re preaching to the choir, but this choir member is glad for something I can share, and share again, until somebody gets it!

  • Erlene Talbott

    Well said. I have said these things to people many times. Even in the days of the books of the Kings in the Scripture, when the people asked Samuel for a king, he objected but God said to give them what they asked for, but He told them that a king would take, take, take, not give. They went ahead anyway, so it is clear that humans have never been very bright.

    • marlene

      Nice. I think in my old age that if I had listened to everything God said and did what He said, my life would have been so much better. But it took decades before I realized it was never going to work doing it my way, yet there remained that vestige of insanity that said ” do it again anyway; maybe it will work this time.” My point is that even good Christians have a difficult time always being good Christians. You’re right – no one is bright when compared to God.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Communist China is making a Herculean effort to control everything. Can’t wait until their government fails like the USSR failed.

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