Testing My Conscience

February is Black History month in America, and a good occasion to learn more about the plight of slavery in our past. I have not undertaken a study of black history because I have a burning desire to do so, but because when I went to the library to find reading material, black history was featured rather heavily on the shelves. Usually, I pick up four books at a time, but this time I opted to take three. Two of them are definitely black history, the third is about the coming new civil war in America.

The first title I read was “The Next Civil War,” which I rated three stars. The author, Stephen Marche did a skillful job of detaining the difficulty we would have conducting a shooting war with our neighbors. The difficulty comes from all the laws that are of the books to give the government power to put down any future insurrection. Marche spends the entire first chapter on a civil war. His next chapter deals with assassinating the president and how the many attempts too do so have been thwarted by the Secret Service. The last third of the book deals with the evils of global warming.

In the second book, “To Rescue the Republic” * * * * * by Bret Baier he tells the story of President Ulysses S. Grant and his two terms trying to unify the country which was split by secession of southern states from the Union, and insuring the six million newly freed slaves the lawful rights provided by the constitution. He called this program “Reconstruction.” To that end Grant placed Federal troops in the Southern States to enforce those rights. He was not very successful at either of his goals. Immediately after Grant left office the new President Hayes removed the troops from the south, and let the States cope with the problems themselves. Hayes believed the Constitution gives the States the right and the responsibility to govern their citizens without interference from the Federal government.

What impressed me was the similarity between the election of Hayes and our own election in 2020 when Trump and Biden went after each other and claiming a stolen election. There was a slew of accusations by both parties of gerrymandering, and vote count fraud in 1876-77 election. What I learned was that the South did not treat the freed people any better than they treated them as slaves.

The third book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” by Isabel Wilkerson is a real eye opener for me. Ms WIlkerson does a skillful job of narrating “The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” It seems that after many years of freedom, the former slaves decided that their treatment was so unbearable that they fled from the South to the North. The conditions they endured on jobs at plantations was the same or even worse than is was as a slave.

So many times while traveling from one end of this country to the next, I have passed through towns in the remotest, most obscure places, and found sizable black populations living there. My question was always, “how in the heck did they get here, and why.” This story chronicles the living conditions former slaves were being forced to live under. I also hear the term “Jim Crow” bandied about during political debate between blacks and whites. The black debater will always accuse the white of using Jim Crow tactics. The story told is that Jim Crow was most likely a fictitious character used when referring to laws and treatment invented by lawmakers to deny blacks their rights while appearing to fulfill the Constitutional obligations.

Even though I have only read a hundred pages of Wilkerson’s book I have learned a lot about the plight of blacks in their fight for equality. What baffles me is why blacks insist on demanding reparations to correct these past sins. I agree they were not treated very well during the period 1865 – 1970, but that is the past, and now we have a new era of laws, and fifty-two years of education and indoctrination to overcome past grievances. I agree that whites mis-treated blacks horribly back then, but compare the treatment they get today to what is was and realize that treatment is exponentially better than is was back in the good old days.

The bottom line is that I am happy that I opened my mind and chose to read some Black History.

Approval Required?

Yep, he is in charge. It is his problem. He and his administration have been on it since day one. I don’t buy it at all. If he has been on it since day one, then why are the people of Louisiana begging for him to approve a measure that might prevent the ugly oil to breach their pristine beaches and estuaries?

“We want to make sure that what we are doing is the right thing,” he responds. We don’t want to throw money at a problem that doesn’t work.

In my fifty plus years on the job, if we had a plausible solution to a problem we tried it. Sometimes it cost a fortune, at other times it cost zip.  The cost usually didn’t mean squat if we were unable to ship product and our customers were waiting. The management gurus all preach “don’t be afraid to fail. Or, if you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough.”  The trick is to develop a record that has better than a 50% success rate. If you do that you are trying and succeeding.

Because POTUS lacks any real job experience, he doesn’t have a sense of urgency when it comes to solving real problems. His focus is directed toward creating a new “World Order.” One in which “we the people will be slaves” to the third world nations that are still trying to learn how to read.

When the Pilgrims landed on the shores of North America, they had very little in the way of resources. They did have brain power. Using their brains, and energy, they built a country called the United States of America. Historians will claim that they built the country on the backs of black slaves brought here to work against their will. That did happen, but I believe the USA would have happened even if slavery never existed.

Slavery to Slavery?

My Flag Flies Everyday

My Flag Flies Everyday

I got to thinking about those trillions the government is throwing at earmark projects called stimulus. I asked myself how many people could a trillion dollars really help?  I looked at three items that people spend money on: house, car, and college education.

Here is how it works out:

1. How many $200,000.00  houses can one buy for a trillion? A two hundred thousand dollar house is probably affordable for most of the population.

ans: Five million

2. How many cars valued at $25,000.00 each? Not a Lexus or Cadillac, but a Ford Focus will get you to where you need to go.

ans: Forty million.

3. How many students could spend $40,000.00 on college tuition?  This one assumes you spend three hundred dollars per credit hour and you require one hundred and thirty credits to get a degree, and live with your parents.

ans: Twenty five  million five hundred thousand.

A trillion dollars given away in this fashion would most likely stimulate the economy. Instead we will direct the money through a filter called “government.”  The end result will be that only a third will get to the consumer. The remainder will be lost in management fees. In big government management fees are more commonly referred to as GRAFT.

What BHO failed to tell the people of the USA is that his redistribution of wealth will make everyone in the country a slave. By robbing the rich to give to the poor, the result will make everyone poor.

The direction of the country toward “Change You Can Believe In,” will bankrupt the treasury. The end result is that the greatest country in the history of the earth will become  a slave to the countries who buy our debt.

Barack likes to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln freed a small number of the population who were slaves, Barack will enslave the entire country. How will that happen?

We will borrow the money from China or other countries. In order for them to loan us the money, we will have to make it worth their while. We will have to pay higher interest. Higher interest will mean that the government has less money to pay for the programs that they have legislated into law. In other words if it takes a trillion dollars to run the country, we’ll now have to add the interest to that.  Where will the government get the extra money? They have two ways: 1. Pass the expense to the tax payer by increasing his contribution. 2. Print more money to cover the bill. This means that your money is worth less than it was before. I already have trouble making ends meet on my fixed income.

Here is what the interest payment looks like on a trillion dollars:

Interest rate-percent   interest payment
2   20,000,000,000.0
3   30,000,000,000.0
4   40,000,000,000.0
5   50,000,000,000.0
6   60,000,000,000.0
7   70,000,000,000.0
8   80,000,000,000.0
9   90,000,000,000.0
10   100,000,000,000.0

In case you have a problem reading all those zeros, they are billions.

Mark my words, this country is headed for another civil war with the rampant spending under this president. Isn’t civil war another issue that Lincoln had to deal with?

Redistribution or Retribution?

My Flag Flies Everyday

My Flag Flies Everyday

Three simple letters “d-i-s” spell the difference between BO’s plan to tax the wealthy, to paying the black population for being brought here against their will. Barack Hussein Obama has done more to polarize this country than any single living human being. I read the blogs and it’s a “we versus them mentality.” It’s tatamount to playing “war games.” The liberal bloggers revel in touting the conservatives with their new found hero. The libs also love to tear down Sarah Palin, but just ask one question about BO’s past affiliations and they challenge John McCain’s time in the Viet Cong POW camp. Anyone who talks up the downfall of the wealthy is a hero. Categorically, a conservative is classified as rich. There are plenty of us who are poor, but we choose to play by the rules not play the system.

 I never heard of a Community Organizer until this election. I since have found out that organizing is an industry. They have a union (ACORN) to make them stronger. They lobby the government for more give aways. They are making the rest of us pay(retribution). The sub-prime debacle is the result of too many democratic liberals feeling too guilty about our forefathers. The Civil Rights Act, the Federal Housing Act, the Community Reinvestment Act are examples of the evil foist upon us by our liberal democratic leaders.

BO’s African family is reported to have owned slaves. BO however does not, nor do I, Nor does anyone I know. So why are we being made to pay retribution by redistributing the wealth? In the USA, the opportunity exists equally for all of us. Why is the USA still the country of choice for people from around the world? They sneak in by the droves to take advantage of our great country. Most of them come to make a living. They clean houses, cut grass, clean tables, wash dishes, cook, care for the elderly, they work, they save, they make it. On the other side of this argument are the people whom BO is pretending to care for. They are the ones who are “under” the plumber, who challenged his tax plan, this week. That plumber is the middle class. He works in a shitty environment to sell $250,000.00 worth of services and probably gets to keep half of that before Uncle takes his share. BO proudly exclaimed that he is just trying to give the little guy a chance like the rest of us.

BO send your people to school and make them learn to read and write. Quit worring about paying retribution, they are not slaves any more.

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