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Truisms

Gotta Bottom Out First

by on Jul.22, 2015, under Consequences, Truisms

Much like with a drug addiction, our state and our nation will have to “bottom out” before people will wake up. And as you know, not everyone learns their lesson from “bottoming out.” Some never learn. In either case, it’s just a matter of how bad bottom is. I fear we have way too many people who think the socialistic government can continue without consequence.

Come to think it, has any country come back to freedom and individual accountability from a socialistic malaise?

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“That Can’t Possibly Be True”

by on Jul.21, 2015, under Truisms

Part of the problem is that evil is so evil that normal, rational, decent people can’t believe anyone could possibly do anything that heinous. “No one would lie over and over like that.” “What doctor could ever do an abortion like that?” “Who would destroy a friend’s life to cover up his own stuff?” “Why would anyone want to destroy America?” “Who would dare trample the Constitution like that; you’re exaggerating.”

Evil exists. And it’s hard to understand. But, for your own good, wake up. Get a grip. Evil won’t stop on its own. Good people must stop it.

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Wow, I’m Impressed

by on Jul.21, 2015, under Truisms

The government in general and Obama in particular can get much done when they put their minds to it. And with the media at their sides, they are virtually unstoppable.

Problem is, none of what they got done is good for the country. Oh, they make many special interest groups and other minorities happy with worthless platitudes and free stuff. But the cost to the system as a whole is crushing the system as a whole.

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There are Good Guys

by on Jul.16, 2015, under Principles, Truisms

And there are bad guys.

This distinction is important. But we’ve been blurring it over the last X years. “Why do you think we’re any better than them? We did slavery, and Jim Crow, and confederate flags, and gay bash, and on and on.” OK, so no one’s perfect. In the balance, I think the U.S experience has been, and could continue to be, exceptional. On any front you want to discuss, I’ll be glad to argue that the American approach is better.

There really are good guys and bad guys. And if we don’t include that in our mindset, we can make terrible decisions.

For instance, the U.S. is a good guy. Iran is a bad guy. Iran vows to wipe out Israel in its constitution! It’s clearly been supporting terrorism (e.g. Hezbollah). If you can’t even agree to that, there’s no point in trying to convince you of anything else.

If you can’t or aren’t willing to judge good and bad, there’s nothing that can be done.

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Yes, I Wish He’d Failed

by on Jul.15, 2015, under Do the Math, Truisms

Remember when Rush Limbaugh got in trouble for saying he wished Obama would fail? Well, Limbaugh did not get his wish. In fact, Obama has been miraculously successful at getting done what he wants to get done. Should what he wanted to get done surprise anyone? Not in the least. Some of us knew he was a radical leftist from the get-go. All the clues were there for anyone paying attention to see. If there was any doubt that this country was headed toward socialism (and worse), there is no doubt now. We took a very hard left with the Obama administration.

Few of us will be around long enough to see this all play out, to read the history books of the next century (assuming history is not re-written). I fear for my grandkids, and their grandkids. Nasty things happen in socialism, communism, fascism, etc. I’ve seen the pictures of the kids faces.

God help us all.

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Hard Times

by on Jul.01, 2015, under Character, Principles, Truisms

In more negative moods, I can see quite clearly that the U.S. is bound for hard times. I can convince myself that we’re headed for third world status.

If that’s true, here’s an interesting article, “10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times“. It’s more geared to personal hard times (loss of loved one, job loss, etc.), but I think it will help in a bigger “bad times” sense as well.

Don’t forget your Faith. There have been plenty of times in human history when Faith was all people had.

Look throughout history. How can anyone not see that “government” is nearly always the problem, the oppressor? The U.S. governmental experiment, as documented in our founding papers, was truly a one-of-a-kind attempt at forming a government for and by the people. And it worked for a while.

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Full-on Persecution is Near

by on Jun.29, 2015, under Consequences, Do the Math, Truisms

Full-on persecution of Christians in the U.S. is coming. Already “we” applaud Bruce Jenner for being himself, but can’t let Tim Tebow express himself. Gay marriage is in, and Christian opinion on the matter is marginalized. The First Amendment has been chipped; don’t expect it to take too long to bust it up entirely. Tax-exempt status for churches and other religious-based nonprofits is among the next targets. I don’t know about “the end of times”, but I can see the end of the American experiment from here. And it’s just sad.

You see, the government cannot abide the notion that there may be a “higher authority” for right and wrong. Who are you, or Who is Your God, to say what is right or wrong. Make no mistake, the government will tell you what’s right or wrong, and you will be made to care.

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Look at Detroit

by on Jun.04, 2015, under Do the Math, Principles, Truisms

If you want to see where 50 years of leftist utopia crap takes you, look at Detroit:
http://louderwithcrowder.com/detroit-ruins-crowder-goes-ghetto/
There are those pushing policies that would take the entire country this way.

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Science vs Pseudoscience

by on May.08, 2015, under Logic / Fallacies, Principles, Truisms

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe publishes this helpful chart:

science-pseudoscience-chart

I would add a “for instance”:
Science: Earth Science/Climate
Pseudoscience: Man-driven Climate Change (ala Al Gore)

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Minimum Wage

by on Apr.17, 2015, under Truisms

If you want more than minimum wage, have more than minimum skills.

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