Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Costs Of Government Controlled Health Care

Because people reply on insurance to pay for medical needs, they never know, nor care, how much it costs. All people care about is how much they will pay out of pocket. This is a lot like the rent-to-own industry, people just want to know what the monthly payment is, and not what they are paying in total. The total of that rent-to-own product is far more than the retail cost. A rent-to-own television might cost $1000 more than retail. If we had free healthcare, people would use the system even more because there would be no financial pain for abuse. Sometimes there is no choice when it comes to medical treatment, but often there is one.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Scarlet Letter: Mob Rule

In June 1638, in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne, a young woman who has given birth to a baby of an unknown father. She is required to wear a scarlet 'A' on her dress when she is in front of the townspeople, to shame her. The letter 'A' stands for adulteress. Her punishment (because adultery was illegal at the time) is to stand on the scaffold for three hours, exposed to public humiliation, and to wear the scarlet 'A' for the rest of her life. As Hester approaches the scaffold, many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, Hester refuses.

Although the Scarlet Letter was a fictional story, similar things have happened throughout history. In the past, people have been publicly humiliated for many crimes, including speech. Throughout history, speech has been tightly controlled. Even today, there are countries where you can be whipped, stoned, or imprisoned for speaking out against religion or government. When the founders of the United States created the Constitution, they decided the language for protecting speech needed to be more defined, so they added the 1st Amendment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Coup To Control The USA

A caravan, as described by the media, of 1000 individuals entered Mexico from Guatemala. This group of people from Central America marched north carrying signs. One of those signs read: “Fuera Donald Trump.” In spanish "fuera" is used when you want to talk about, dreams and wishes, even though the direct translation means outside.

This means the those in the caravan and those who orchestrated it meant this to be an in-your-face-Trump invasion of the USA. We are told these caravans happen annually, but they typically get little media attention other than to tell us about the poor little children all alone in the desert. When one of these caravans crossed the US border, Glenn Beck fell for the propaganda and actually took toys to where these people were being held. Democrats and progressive republicans even made a law to protect Unaccompanied Minors. Because of such a law they will put children, teenagers, at the front of the line to make it appear it's just a group of children. The media will spread those images all over television and the internet. This is to play on emotions and to hide what is really happening.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blacks, Crimes, and Sentencing

We have the NFL National Anthem protests about police injustice. That seems to also include minority sentencing. There is no doubt that blacks get longer sentences than whites. Pointing to racism is the usual reaction, but is that the reason? I am sure that could be some of the cause, but I suspect that's not the global reason.

We know that blacks and other minorities make up a large portion of the gang activity in US cities. I suspect that a gang member will get more prison time for possession of cocaine than someone who isn't in a gang.

We also know that crack cocaine is more widely used by blacks than whites. Crack often gets a longer sentence than other drugs because it's one of the most addictive drugs on the streets. A person can get addicted from a single use. A crack addict once told me he would sell his mom for a rock. He surely didn't mind stealing from his mother.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Seeking Life In America

When I first looked at this drawing on Facebook my mind went to the US/Mexico border. As I read through the comments, I saw that many agreed with me, while some saw Israel and Palestine, and a few saw it as South Africa, even though there is no wall.

Why would the leftist artist drawing this see Mexico as a slum area? We know Mexico has areas like Acapulco where people from all over the world vacation. We know cities like Mexico City look like most large cities around the world.

We're told everyday that people sneak into the USA to find a better way of life. What's wrong with life in Mexico? In 2016 Mexico had an unemployment rate less than 4%. That should indicate the country is thriving, especially when we look at the number of US factories that move, daily, to Mexico. In Mexico they have free healthcare, so that shouldn't be a reason to flee the country.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Symbols of Hate

Recently, we have been bombarded by news of hate symbols. These symbols have varied from Swastikas to cotton balls. Yes, you heard this right. There has been two instances of people being offended by decorations made from raw cotton, which is common throughout the southeast where cotton is one of the main crops. These decorations are enjoyed for their rustic beauty.

The use of certain words have been a point of contention. A sorority was threatened with suspension for singing along with a hip-hop song that contained the word “niggas”. This is a word I have often heard by whites and blacks since it became popular in the hip-hop music genre.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Beginning of The End of America

There has been a movement since the 1930's to change America. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democratic Party used the Great Depression to begin a progressive takeover of the country. This takeover came in the form of higher taxes and price controls.

Today, we see the Democratic Party, the ideological left, using the same tactics. Progressives, despite the name, believes capitalism is the root of all evil. They believe government should either own or place tight controls on all businesses, no matter if it's large or small. Some might liken their goals and tactics closer to those of Karl Marx. In either case, the result is always failure.