“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” —Benjamin Franklin
Sometimes it’s really difficult to write day in and day about political happenings, in fact, I think it impossible to do so. As I leaned over my keyboard browsing the internet, one story after another would catch my eye but not keep my attention. Trent Lott resigning? Yawn. White Women going to Africa for sex? Hmmm. Huma Abedin satisfying Hillary’s taste buds? Already talked about it. In fact, the big news story is that Dick Cheney is having heart problems again, and unless your a fanatical liberal breathlessly waiting for Dick Cheney to die, it’s just not news, at least not since the fifth or sixth time he’s had heart problems.
But December is usually a tough month to write about politics. People have a tendency to not care about what’s going on in the world this time of year. We are focused on Christmas gifts, family coming to town, good cheer, and while it’s still available in specific locations the birth of Christ. It’s a lot harder to keep focus, and believe it our not, many politicians actually have enough respect for the season that we don’t have to hear about their new proposals. Either that or the Michael Newdows take up all the news with their Christian hatred.
I want all you Christian/neocon hatin’ Muslim terrorist lovin’ Liberals to pay attention to this story of a teacher in Sudan who may get forty lashes because she let a student name their teddy bear ‘Mohammed’. Nice way to present the so called Religion of Peace isn’t it? Ignorance of the Muslim religion is not acceptable, and these people are easily offended. Perhaps that’s why Liberals are so in touch with Muslim extremist because they are both so easily offended.
While being bored with all the news stories out there I realized that it’s been a while since I hammered out a Brain Bullets for the enjoyment of our readers. So here you go
One of the great misconceptions that Liberals have about Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is that the government ought to provide equality to every man, woman, and child. They believe that if one be miserable, all should be miserable. That one man shouldn’t have while another suffers. That he who builds ought not profit while he that does nothing to contribute shouldn’t have to suffer.
They believe that happiness should be spread equally. Though it is true that government out to treat each individual equally, this does not mean that government has to make everybody equal. Government ought not to care what a rich man does with his money anymore than it does a poor man. Nor a white person over a black, man or woman. Governments’ duty is to allow you to pursue happiness and its premise is that which you seek, you shall find.
This theory is in great trust of the people, that goodness of people is innate, and that when they fail in their duty to help their fellow man, that they be taught and not forced through laws. It’s a premise that if man cannot govern his self adequately, than how can man be trusted with the governance of others?
“I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from them, but to inform them by education.” —Thomas Jefferson
“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned — this is the sum of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson