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Monday, October 20, 2008

Exercise Your Rights

This isn’t a political blog, but it is ALL Things Health and the health of our nation is at stake.


In two weeks we have a very important election.  Not only is this an election regarding the executive branch of our government, but also the legislative.  I hope you have done your homework!


Let me sum up for you what I see.  But before I do, did you know that the average span of the greatest civilizations in history is 200 years?  Our great country has spanned 232 years.  Is our life as a great republic about to be over?  I certainly don’t mean to scare anyone with this article, but I sincerely want everyone to wake up and take the blinders off.  For too long we have had an attitude of, “This is America, it can’t happen here.”


We have set before us in this election socialism and democracy.  Democracy equals freedom; socialism equals tyranny.  Listen closely to what the candidates are promising you—programs or choices.


I urge you to pray and seek God in your decision this election.  Don’t base your vote on your feelings; you must base it on values and principles.


I received this recently in an email; I thought it was very applicable:


How do you catch wild pigs? You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the feeding area.


When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.  You continue until you have put up all four sides of the fence and added a gate.  The pigs, used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.


Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn.  They are so used to it they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.


That is exactly what is happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc... While we continually lose our freedoms—just a little at a time.


One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch!  Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can provide it for yourself.


In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you!!! Just maybe you will be able to determine who is about to slam the gate on America .


 "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have."—Thomas Jefferson


You must know that all these programs that are being promised will cost us ALL a lot!  They will take away a lot from all of us!


Why is it that so many are being deceived by these promises?  Sadly, if you study history you will see that there has been a socialist revolution in our country for over 100 years.  The emblem of a particular socialist society is so fitting—a wolf in sheep’s clothing!  This revolution has been ever so subtle, infiltrating every aspect of our society.  We pigs are enjoying our free corn, so much so that we don’t even see the fences being put up!  I was grieved to read an article about even a high-level conservative government official being deceived because the liberal candidate displayed steadiness, intellectual curiosity, and a depth of knowledge.  Folks, steadiness, curiosity and knowledge do NOT add up to wisdom!  As I see it, if you are buying into the socialism deception, you either, 1) have not studied the history of socialist countries, or 2) are so selfish you can only think of yourself and how you can do the least amount of work and rely on the government to give you all they can.


The election this year is crucial.  We have been on this downhill slide toward socialism for over 100 years, but we do have the power in this election to keep from falling off the cliff!  Life as we know it could be about to change.  Too many people, for too long, have been happy with the free corn, but we need to wake up and do something before the gates are slammed shut!  Think about the America you want your children and grandchildren to live in!


Listen to what Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution, had to say –


“If you prefer wealth to liberty and the tranquility of servitude rather than the animated contest of freedom, then go home in peace.  We seek neither your counsel nor your arms.  But bow down and lick the hands that feed you and may your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”


I think that says it all.


Here are a couple of must-read articles, both written almost 10 years ago, but very fitting today.


Twilight’s Last Gleaming?


Three Threats to Freedom – especially read the section on Executive Orders.


See you at the polls!


  1. Maybe we should all print this out and put it in all the mail boxes in the neighborhood--especially the residences with the "gimme,gimme,gimme" attitudes.

  2. Excellent! I totally agree and thanks for sending the link.

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