I find it amazing how many people get so wonderfully patriotic on the 4th and immediately forget about it on the 5th. We should remember every day what it means to be an American and what this country stands for and against. We used to stand for exceptionalism and hard work. We used to stand against tyranny and socialism. We used to stand for equal opportunity and a chance to succeed or fail on your own merits. We used to stand against the government taking our rights. We used to stand for the little guy that made it by hard work and determination. We used to stand against big business and big government interfering on our lives.
Where has this fire and passion gone? Are we so thrilled with stimulus checks written against our children's future. Are we happy to allow trillions and trillions to be added to the backs of our children just so we can have businesses to big to fail? Do we really need to be the world's policeman on our dime at the expense of our economic survival? Our Founding Fathers would puke at what this nation has become with big government in every aspect of our daily lives. They believed the government that governs least governs best. Where is that sentiment today?
It doesn't matter what party is in office because they only have one aim, to stay in power. They don't care what it takes to do it and they sure and the hell don't care about the people that they represent. The current crop of career criminals in Washington, is only stealing our hard earned dollars faster than the last group. They aren't shy about their intentions and they keep telling us that they won't be happy until We the People are under their total control.
You want to impress me with your patriotism then get out and vote. Stick stake in the ground and say enough is enough. Declare your believe in the American Dream and stop the nightmare in Washington. I love and served this country all my life and I am not going to let it go down without a fight. We as a nation need to grow up and start making hard decisions about what we can afford. We need to cut federal programs and some are really going to hurt, but if we don't start cutting then there will be nothing left to cut when it all collapses down around our ears. I don't want to see the Great American Experiment fail because we were too scare to touch a few third rails.
How much is too much? I am for a deficit reduction tax, but it comes with a balanced budget and no way for Congress to divert the money. I say we go to a flat tax for every American over the age of 18. If you can vote then you should pay for the opportunity and put some skin in the game. If you are voting and paying taxes then you are less likely to vote for more waste and government give aways. That is why the Founding Fathers set up the tax system as they did, but we let the progressives sell us a bill of goods in the early 20th century that we haven't shaken yet. Now is the time to rise up and say you don't vote unless you pay the flat tax, period. This means you have a say how your dollars are spent and I willing to bet a lot more people turn fiscally conservative.
Happy Birthday America! Now lets make this country great again.