Some may take immediate offense to what I am going to say beginning with my title to this blog post but I believe that what I am going to say is both factual and a glaring truth begging for thought and discussion. I believe that the “Entitlement Mentality” cultivated in this country via “government handout programs” is enslaving millions and locking them in a system where they cannot succeed and become nothing more than slaves to the politicians in power, namely the Federal Government.

With my heritage, personal pride, desire for self-sufficient (that does not mean absence of God’s keeping, care, and provision), and to enjoy the self-esteem that comes from actually working to provide for those of my household and then hopefully have extra to help others, I reject this mentality. That sense of pride and accomplishment can only be realized through “work”, “ingenuity”, “enterprise”, and “venture” knowing there are risks and rewards involved in the process. It is, without question, an undermining of the psyche of any individual and their self-esteem always being on the dole with the government being your sole source of subsistence. It breeds a mentality that says, “I am entitled because ______________.” Over time it produces a generational curse that passed from generation to generation that presents the normal lifestyle as one that is always standing with a hand out rather than reaching for a hand up. It develops a mentality that seeks for ways to exploit, utilize, and milk the system for all it is worth to get what you believe you are “entitled to” for whatever reason. It doesn’t matter if it is racial, ideological, political, or something else but it destroys an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, ingenuity, and a work ethic that says, “I want to carry my own weight and provide for my household, even if that provision is just the basics.”

I long to see a rekindling of the spirit that made America great in the beginning and has held her strong for over two centuries against continual assault of those who would destroy her. I long to see a rebirth of parents instilling in their children the philosophy that “life is not free” and “no one owes you anything”. Respect is an earned commodity. Success is an earned commodity. A willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and get your hands dirty, so to speak, is essential to a strong family, community, and nation. Had we not had that spirit during both World Wars who knows what language would be the, predominate one in America today and what dictatorial government we would be under. We have dug our way out of recessions and even depressions because of a willingness to work.

When government becomes our source they also become our masters. Government never gives anything without strings attached and with the current administration the strings are more stringent than ever and will become even more so if allowed to continue. Debt enslaves, and those to whom we are in debt literally “own” a part of us. Our founding fathers wanted to see an America where the Federal Government had a limited role in the lives of the people not a controlling, overreaching, over regulating dominance. They put in place checks and balances to make this possible but somehow as we sat silently in our slumber the politicians have undermined this process and violated the very principles and spirit of the founders setting in place the means to control us. We allowed it to happen! I blame them but I also blame us. We became too complacent and did not stay informed or engaged in demanding accountability from our elected officials. That gave power, greed, and corruption the opportunity to tempt and seduce them leading to a system where much of our liberty and many of our rights were lost. We can get them back but not without great effort and sacrifice.

If we could somehow convince people the “Entitlement Mentality” is nothing more than a political tool to “enslave people” we could easily clean house. Unfortunately, when people become accustomed to receiving a handout without having to work for it something happens inside and there is apprehension to kill the “goose” that is providing “golden eggs” for them. Many have blatantly told me, “Why would I work when I can make this amount from government entitlement programs without having to.” I have had them tell me, “I may never be rich this way but I don’t have to work and get a free ride.” History has informed and warned us that when people realize that they can vote themselves money, democracy is dead or will die. We are almost there, if we are not already.

My plea is pray like never before for this nation, and the leaders to see the light, return to the constitution and rule of law, and honor God. Additionally, I plead for active involvement in every political campaign from the lowest local office to the highest in the land by every citizen. If we do not become involved and make our voices and wishes known in a powerful way, the professional political class will continue ignoring us. We will move from a Constitutional Republican Democracy to a Tyrannical Government where Big Brother controls us in every aspect and dimension of life.

What do you want? What are you willing to give to see America restored? How much are you willing to tolerate? What freedoms do you feel you can afford to give up? Answer those questions and you will know what to do in November 2012 when election time rolls around. Then by all means VOTE!

May God bless you and may God bless America!


With gas, food, and many other goods and services soaring in price, one would think that this President would at least listen to the desires of the American people, but he doesn’t. He has an agenda and his determination to carry it out regardless of what Congress says, the Courts rule, the Constitution details, and the American people desire is more than a little troubling. It is as if he has such tunnel vision and believes that he is actually smarter than all of us combined thus ignoring the facts.

He has ignored the warnings of European nations that have voiced their concern regarding our economic direction and is taking us down the path that caused chaos in many of those nations. He has ignored history and is pressing us toward socialism with the repeated examples of the failure of that policy. He has ignored the wishes of the American people regarding Obamacare, oil production, taxes, and spending. With the help of the Democrat controlled Congress rammed Obamacare down our throats and the bill passed with Ms. Pelosi saying, “Pass it and then we’ll find out what is in it.” Excuse me, but I would never conduct personal business that way and am highly offended when the federal government takes that approach. It was a slap in the face of the working, tax paying, voting, American citizens virtually telling us that we were not intelligent enough to understand the bill even if we were able to read it before it passed. Instead we are finding out as time passes the ominous things that are in the so-called Health Care Bill that have nothing to do with health care but designed to “control.” The ramifications of that bill alone are so far-reaching that it will destroy small business and the American way of life if allowed full implementation.

His own Energy Secretary has publicly stated that they do not want to drive down prices but drive us from fossil fuels and into alternative energy vehicles and sources. He has stated and now backtracked because of the political winds, that gas prices consistent with those of Europe would be what they desired. The President stated that “supply” was not the solution and then urged the Arab world and Brazil to increase production. Sorry, Mr. Obama but you cannot have it both ways. Either supply helps or it doesn’t and if it doesn’t then we do not need more imported oil, but you and everyone else knows we need the oil. For decades we have been hearing from the left-wing liberals and environmentalist that it would take ten years if we drilled for it to do any good. Imagine that, we could be reaping the benefits now had we drilled a decade or more ago. In fact, if we had begun drilling three years ago we would be that much closer to not being dependent on foreign oil. A glaring display of radical ideology is the Keystone pipeline that this President opposes which would bring immediate help but no, instead if we get that oil it will come via his buddy Warren Buffet’s railroad making him billions in the process.

History has demonstrated that raising taxes does not stimulate the economy it does the opposite but this President has engaged in playing the race and class envy cards to pit Americans against Americans for his personal political gain. Why should success be punished? I do not want to punish successful people. The very people who create the jobs that we so desperately need find themselves targets and demonized by this administration calling them the 1% and taking actions which will drive their business ventures from our shores to foreign lands. The progressive tax system is not only, not following the design of the Founding Fathers it is so counter-productive that anyone with a simple understanding of the Constitution and history can clearly see. Ignoring the facts won’t change it.

This Administration has ignored the real unemployment numbers by playing with the elements used to create the statistics. Why don’t we just stop counting people after a period of time and that way the percentage will be more favorable. It doesn’t help those needing a job but makes the President’s numbers look better. Additionally, why not seek to have more and more people dependent upon the federal government for their livelihood so they dare not vote out the present administration for fear that they might lose their gravy train. Please understand I am not opposed to helping someone who is truly needy but opposed to a lifestyle of dependency with no desire to break that cycle.

This would be the most transparent administration in American history according to candidate Obama but has proven otherwise. It has become the most secretive and deceptive of any in the past. Their approach would be like ignoring the check engine light on the dash of the car thinking if we ignore it no problem exists. Probably more accurate would be to disable the light entirely so you don’t see it and if you don’t see it then there surely is no problem. I’ve known people treat who their health that way saying, “What I don’t know won’t hurt me.” Wrong, it could kill you and this President and his cohorts are killing America. It is time that we, the American people who are God-fearing, hard-working, tax-paying citizens to say ENOUGH! It is time that we send a great many of the present political occupants of offices in Washington, DC to the unemployment line. Well, at least send them back home and prevent them from using Congress or the Whitehouse to do further damage to America. I really don’t care what party the culprits are in, if they are voting for things that bring harm to this great nation, then I want them shown the highway!

Mr. President, members of Congress, jurist on the Supreme Court, and judges across the land WE THE PEOPLE have had enough. We want our country restored to the Constitutional Republic our founders envisioned and enacted, with WE THE PEOPLE having the power. We are becoming involved again and hopefully it is not too late to put the brakes on this runaway spending socialism train that you have put us on and move it off the tracks and replace it with American exceptionalism and ingenuity. We want to return to our roots and allow God his rightful place in society and put the Constitution back in its rightful place as a pillar upon which our government will operate. So I urge each of you to REMEMBER NOVEMBER and vote to restore America and stop the madness.