My Daddy's Common Sense

Is common sense no more?

Archive for the month “April, 2013”

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT

Mr. President,

I happened to catch your interview after the defeat of the “Gun Control” bill in the Senate.  You blamed the Senate for their lack of courage and shamed them for the failure of the bill along with the NRA for “willfully lying” about the bill.  So you will be educated about where I stand, let me inform you that I was and never will be for “gun control.”   I know this will not set well with you; but, you are badly mistaken on why the bill failed.  It had nothing to do with the Senate or the NRA, but instead it was your fault.  You, as the leader of our country, has to bear the weight of this defeat yourself.  I will try to explain it in “common sense” terms so that those with “common sense” can understand why it failed.  This may be foolish on my part as I have not seen much “common sense” in Washington D.C. from the top to the bottom.  This is in no way meant to be disrespectful of the office which you hold, as I have always respected the “office” just sometimes not the man.

My reasoning for it being you fault and the failure of the bill is simply that your approach was completely flawed.  Most, if not all of what you wanted to change, would not have helped stop the shootings that have occurred; and the American public saw through the smoke screen you and your people threw up. They then brought pressure to bear on their Senator to “kill the bill”.  This is a direct result of you lying to the public in the past; and they have now come to the realization that you do not always stand behind what you say.  As an example,” Obamacare”, where you said “you can keep your doctor” and that rates would be reduced by $2500, neither of which is really true.  I, myself, am on my third cardiologist because of changes to the system and rates have gone up by that figure not down; the public noticed.  Then there was the ” sequester”, and your face all over the networks stating how devastating the results would be; and  then, low and behold the “world did not end” as you tried to imply.  Again, not truthful and the public noticed.  You have shall we say cried “wolf” too many times and the public has noticed; and to be blunt, they no longer trust you or your judgment.  Your creditability has been severely damaged with the public and they simply did not believe you in the “gun control” debate.  I know you will try to alibi out of these points but there are more.  What about the” video” and Benghazi?  You and your administration lied, plain and simple.  What about, I’ll take only public funds when you ran against Senator McCain?  What about the “Marriage Act”?  What about your ads during you campaign?  What about the deficit?  What about reducing the debt in half?  Every time you have failed to fulfill your statements and the public has noticed. I am critizing you and the administration, and am sorry for that, but facts are facts.

As a young man, my Mom, a strong Christian woman, taught me that “cleanliness was next to Godliness with honesty somewhere in between”.  You may not have been raised exactly as myself but surely you can see the wisdom and “common sense” in this quote.  If not, then, I really am wasting my breath and my time in trying to labor the point.

In no way am I trying to impune  your character. But, do you not see from these examples that your credibility with the public is lacking?  I am a common man with nothing to rely on but “My Daddy’s Common Sense” and upon examination of the facts I can only come to one conclusion.  It is time for you to face the music and come to that same conclusion, which is: to start being truthful even if it hurts.  After all, it just makes “common sense” to do so.

THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN AMERICA

For all of you that do not really know me, let me explain how I feel about welfare/food stamp programs in America.  Those of you who have known me for years know my position many times over.  I am a compassionate person that would give anyone in the world a hand up.  I will always try to be of service when I really see a need.  Now, having said that, please read and digest the following which I hope makes “COMMON SENSE” on the issue.

Yesterday, while out shopping with Mom, I observed a young fellow ahead of me in the line with a young child in tow.  I also happened to notice that he was using the Lone Star Card which, if I’m not mistaken, is how they now handle the food stamp program.  The state puts money in their account after deducting somewhere out of my account.  What a great country, they do not have to do anything including making a trip to the welfare office to get the funds.  We are making it way to easy with no stigma/shame attached to the receiving of welfare.  The liberals say, “they should not bear any shame” but I disagree.  If I sit on my ass and no not provide for my family, then I should be ashamed.  My “Mom” raised two kids while working for $1.41 an hour and believe you me there were not a lot of luxuries.  When my daughter was born, I had a fear of not being able to provide for her so I worked even harder to make sure she had at least the basic needs.  That foreboding feeling was what drove me to be successful.  You see, I did not want to be a failure and to be ashamed; I wanted to be a man and do what a man should do.  After all is said and done, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” for a man to do so.

Many years ago, there was a stigma attached to “out-of-wedlock births” which there is not today.  Why hell, they even plan “out-of-wedlock births” today.  For all you young people out there that do not know what the stigma was:  You were a bastard if born “out-of-wedlock”.  Do I think this stigma should be on the person as they grow?  Of course not!!!  But, since it has become acceptable in today’s world let’s look at what has happened.  The birth rate for unwed mothers has skyrocketed to 41 percent.  Now, can any of you liberal bastards out there step up to claim this is a good thing for the child, mother or society as a whole?   You really do not have to answer as we all know it only makes “COMMON SENSE” that it is bad for all parties concerned.  I think we might have just stumbled on to something here.  If there is no stigma attached to the “in-question practice”, then we get more of that practice.  Thusly, no stigma to “out-of-wedlock” births and we now have more than ever.   What a shame for our society.

Now that we have established the fact that if there are no consequences to a practice, we will have more of that practice, let’s return to the subject of welfare/food stamps.  If our conjecture works in birth control, then “COMMON SENSE” says that we will get the same results within the food stamp program.  And we have!!! We now have some 48/49 million people in America on this program.  Again, no stigma/shame, more of the behavior.  As concerned as I am about the young father who was not out providing for his family, I am more concerned that he had no shame for his laziness; and I’m really concerned for the beautiful little girl with him being taught there is no shame in living off the system.  She is being raised to feel entitled to the benefits without the sweat from her brow.  What a horrible handy cap to bestow on someone you love.  Our government is to blame for this “entitlement culture” and it should be corrected today.  After all, it is only “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

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