This year is my 80th birthday. During this time, I have witnessed many worldly changes. To name a few, I have lived through several wars and conflicts, experienced live viewing of landing on the moon, technology beyond what one could ever imagine, the civil rights movement of the 60s, the sexual revolution on the 70s and the relaxation of drug laws of the 90s and 2000s and more. Today, as an old man, nothing bothers me more than the 2020 elections and witnessing of our country turning toward Socialism.
To make it clear I have a dog in the fight, I am a father, grandfather and uncle and concerned about our future generations. I am active in the Republican party and yes, some of you will read no further because you see Republicans as being a hateful group and how wrong you are! Besides being a Republican, I have many Libertarian views, I support a political philosophy that advocates minimal state intervention in the free market and the private lives of citizens. At the same time, I also support fiscal responsibility and many social programs.
My beliefs are held by lots of individuals on both sides of the aisle and yet, to many individuals are controlled by the thinking of their political parties. It’s sad, but as I look around I see herd animals. I see numerous individuals being led around and accepting as truth whatever they are being told by the media and those in power.
While a few people are leaving the Republican party, I am not leaving, and some may ask why not? In truth, the Republican party needs to clean house in our own communities, state and nation. As a party, we have made mistakes and yet we have an opportunity to restore our party. I also see a Democratic party that also needs to clean house and yes, some are also leaving the Democratic party. Unfortunately, for countless others that have been misled for years by our educational system, those in power and elites, redemption becomes more difficult.
Our elected officials are supposed to be our employees but instead, in their eyes, we are inferior. While these officials will not say it, they obviously love controlling us as if we are their slaves. They tell us what we can and cannot do and when we can do it. They are doing little for individuals and small businesses that will be facing bankruptcy due to closures, as large corporation that fill their coffers get richer.
Do these elected politicians really care for us? Hell no, they care for themselves and their large financial supporters. Look how many politicians of both major parties have been elected to office as a person of average means and became multi-millionaires in only a few years. Believe me, they did not gain their wealth by looking out for those that elected them to office. Yes, we need to clean house!!!
People young and old have become addicted to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, organizations that have become more powerful than our Congress and richer than most nations. These social media organization control our thinking and decide what we can and cannot see or read on their platforms. If they do not agree with what we post, they take it down, just as they may do with this post, we’ll see!!!!
The major printed news media and broadcast media falls in line with social media and mostly in one direction. And then there is Google, a company that most of us do our searches on, use the email systems of, or watch videos of their company YouTube. Yet, you and I allow them to decide what is good or bad for us, and we obey.
Major corporations such as Cumulus Media, Amazon, Simon & Schuster, PGA, BlueCross, Blue Shield, Commerce Bank. Bank of America, Ford, AT&T, CVS, Exxon Mobil and Wells Fargo have chosen sides. These organization revel as they support left thinking individuals and far left political organizations while telling the 50% of us on the right to fuck off – and we continue to support them.
Today, many in our elected class want to silence us and take away our First Amendment rights. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Look around folks, our elected class not only wants to take these rights away, they are already doing it.
When it is going to stop? I do not know. I am not concerned about myself or other old farts such as me. I am concerned about the future of our children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and every other young person.
While my family and extended family are, intelligent and educated, just as with yours, some have more brains than common sense. Some believe that Socialism is good – and other nations have tried it the wrong way. Some are looking forward to the FREE, FREE, FREE that is being promised. Some cannot understand that the three main goals of socialism are 1) distribute wealth equally among the people, 2) government control of society and 3) public ownership of most land. While these goals may sound attractive to them, some do not learn that fire is hot until they get burnt. They may need to learn the hard way that they are pawns and unless they are in the elite or ruling class they are looking toward a life of suffering in a way they have never experienced.
The United States of America is a country that people of other nations have wanted to move to because of our freedoms. Are we to save our nation? Are we to protect our rights? If so, each one of us better decide how and take the steps necessary to protect them. If we don’t, our future generations will suffer and we will go to our graves knowing that we allowed it to happen. I only ask that we save our nation smartly and peacefully, to do otherwise makes us know better than the philosophy we oppose.
By, Terry Weinheimer – My Opinion