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Ol' Remus

This is one of those anonymous emails forwarded a bazillion times, ending with a plea to forward it to everyone in the solar system. Unlike so many others, this one is actually worth reading.

You know you live in a country run by idiots if you can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally, if you have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion, if an 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched, if your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money, if a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, if the Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

You know you live in a country run by idiots if children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a "home", if hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones, if the government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks to not work, if being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

You know you live in a country run by idiots if politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people, if the rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual, if you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage while buying iPhones, TV's and new cars and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage with your tax dollars, and if being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".

A few words for you

DC believes it can commit any fraud, any outrage, crush any resistance by any means and still govern. They're wrong. The US is governable if the populace chooses to be governable. It's a choice DC can't control, and it's a choice made every day. Should the populace withdraw its consent in anything like large numbers, DC isn't prepared for the consequences, nor can they be.

Should this come about the best course is to have your opinions, share your opinions, prepare and be vigilant, but stay away from crowds lest their fate become your fate. The nastier parts of DC's Cold War capabilities haven't gone away, merely turned inward against the people.


You know the country's in decline when the activist of one generation is the reactionary of the next, without changing his views. For instance, what progressive still stands for equal opportunity?

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