Why Doesn’t The Government Want You To Be More Independent

Fergus Mason
By Fergus Mason October 3, 2019 07:53

Why Doesn’t The Government Want You To Be More Independent

Watching the Democratic debates over the last couple of months, it’s amazing how all the candidates are talking about having the government do more for people. Whether it’s Medicare for All, canceling student debt, handing out more money in welfare or just letting people stay in the country after they crossed the border illegally, politicians want the government to give us all more help.

Well, unless we’re preppers. Then it seems like the government switches to being as obstructive as possible. Politicians at all levels, from town selectmen up to Congress and most presidents, do everything they can to make self-sufficiency difficult.

Obamacare was the last administration’s flagship policy and it basically made it illegal to not have health insurance. There are arguments for that, but if you want to pay any medical bills when they happen, shouldn’t you have that right? Many towns have local ordinances against keeping livestock, even if it’s just a few chickens to give you eggs and occasional meat. Zoning laws can be – and are – applied to limit what you can do with your home. Want to drill your own well? You might need to allow (and pay for) inspections. And don’t forget the constant attempts to limit what sort of guns you can own.

The argument for all these laws is that the government can do things better than you can, so you should turn responsibility over to it. You’re just a citizen; you don’t know enough about health to make insurance decisions, so you should let Bernie Sanders bring in Medicare for All and the government will take charge of your health. The eggs from your own hens haven’t been through federally mandated inspections, so you shouldn’t eat them. Did the town health officer check the water from your well? And what do you need guns for? The cops will protect you from bad guys.

Well, what could possibly go wrong? I guess you could ask the residents of Flint, MI how well the government did at giving them clean water. What if you live in a rural area and the cops need an hour to respond when you report an intruder? And go take a look at a meatpacking plant then tell me government-approved food is safer for you.

It’s very obvious that there are plenty of things we’re better off doing for ourselves every day, and a whole lot more we can do for ourselves if we need to, so why won’t the government get out of the way and let us do it? This really puzzles a lot of people, but that’s because they’re looking at it from the wrong direction. The government doesn’t really care what’s best for us; it’s thinking about what’s best for the government.

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The thing is I’ve been calling the government it, but really I should be saying them. The government is made up of people, and being the government is their job. If you’re a lawmaker the chances are you really like your job. You get special privileges and a pretty good income. You’re respected. Maybe most of all, you have power. If you have an idea and you can get the votes for it you can turn it into law, and everyone has to act the way you think they should. That’s a heady brew.

So, if you’re in government, you want the people to respect and obey the government. The best way to do that is to make them rely on the government.

Think about it. If people are self-reliant, and the only contact they have with the government is when lawmakers demand money from them or tell them what to do, they’re not exactly going to see the government as their friend, are they?

The only way to govern a self-reliant people is to do it lightly. Only pass laws when it’s absolutely necessary. Give people maximum freedom about how they live their lives. Keep taxes at the bare minimum needed to pay for things only the government can do. There are things only the government can do, like national defense, but despite left-wing complaints about our military budget we don’t actually spend very much on defense as a share of government spending.

Do it that way and most people won’t resent the government – but there’s a problem. Doing it this way means having a small government, and that means there won’t be many of those nice government jobs that give people access to privileges, money, and power. I don’t care about that. You don’t care about that. But all the people who work inside the Beltway care about that.

No, they want big government, because that way there are more jobs for them, their families and their friends. And the only way to get the people to accept a big government is to make as many as possible of them depend on it.

The government has two ways to make people depend on it. One is to stop them doing things then make the government the only source of those things. Law enforcement is a classic example. The government says you don’t need guns to protect yourself because the police will protect you. That’s rubbish, of course. If you hear breaking glass at 3 am you need a gun to face down a potential intruder, and you need it right there – not on a cop’s belt outside a Dunkin’ Donuts 17 miles away. So if you can’t have a gun you’ll be worried about intruders, and all you can do is vote to pay more tax, give the police department funding to hire more cops, and hope that one of them is close enough when you need protection.

That’s one way to make people dependent. The other is brutally simple – money. This country has massive financial inequality, the worst in the civilized world, and most of it’s been created by politicians. The slow, kudzu-like growth of government bureaucracy has made it harder to start a small business or be self-employed. The government likes order, predictability, big corporations with HR departments full of liberal graduates. They hate the chaos created by startups and entrepreneurs – but it’s that chaos that drives innovation and creates wealth.

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So government policies help keep people poor, but that’s OK because the government has an answer for poverty. They’ll just take money from the people that have it and give it to the ones that don’t. That’s mostly what our government does now – move money from people who earned it to people who didn’t.

Mostly? You think I’m exaggerating? Nope. When you pay tax you get told the money’s needed for education, for transport infrastructure, for defense. Don’t believe it. Just 1% of federal spending goes on K-12 education. Only 3% goes on transport infrastructure. Even defense only gets 18%.

A staggering 69% – over two thirds – goes on entitlement programs. Medicare, social security, welfare, food stamps – that’s what most of your tax goes on. Giving people things for free, but never giving them freedom. Because if they had freedom they wouldn’t need the government, and we can’t have that, can we?

Henry Kissinger is famous for saying: “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”

Some people think that in the 60s US strategy started to deliberately destroy family farming in the US and abroad and eventually led to 95% of all grain reserves in the world being under the control of six multinational agribusiness corporations.

What are your thoughts on this?

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  1. Wannabe October 3, 13:14

    Slavery that is what is boils down to. The Bible tells us that the borrower is slave to the lender. Might be a bank, private individual, or handouts from government the concept is all the same. The Bible also says to owe no man anything but to love. So try not to borrow if possible.

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    • DD October 3, 16:45

      Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements. We have paid into both programs (forced to pay into that) throughout our working years.
      I am sick and tired of fools like the author of this article and most of the greedy politicians calling this an entitlement. It is our money that the government aka greedy politicians has taken from us

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      • Bandit 4517 October 3, 21:58

        I agree in total. Politicians have lumped welfare and “free” stuff with Medicare and Social Security and called it all “entitlements” so that they can control who gets what. We have worked all our lives paying into both Medicare and Social Security and to have it is what we are entitled to, but to have other “give away” programs lumped with our earned money the government was supposed to save completely separate from any other funding program and then doing exactly what they said they wouldn’t is just another lie.
        Now, with all the give away programs, they are stuck and can’t just fund those programs. Something is radically wrong with the whole system and we need to revamp it completely

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      • Rivahmitch October 3, 22:02

        Semantic issue here. I’d say that they are entitlements becasue the recipients are entitled by reason of having paid for them. The other kind (WIC, EITC, housing, etc) are welfare. The recipients have not paid for them and are NOT entitled to them.

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      • Entitled retiree October 3, 23:20

        Never say social security is an entitlement. I paid, as did any employer I had, from when I was 16 until I retired at 67. Give it all back so I don’t have to feel “entitled”.

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        • Ozark Hillbilly October 10, 19:08

          I had this discussion with many people. My wife has a masters in English. Route word is “title” as in certificate or physical proof of ownership. So an “Entitlement” is something you own such as something you paid for like Social; Security and Medicare. Liberals are very good at changing the meaning of words to further their ambitions and they have altered the meaning of “entitlement” to include stuff the government gives you that is paid for by others (taxpayers). I do not think anyone will be successful in returning to original meaning, intent or recovering the value they put into the system.

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          • Justme October 11, 12:44

            Ozark. The Dimowits have also changed the meaning of the word marriage and are attempting to eliminate gender specific pronouns from our language. Until Lord Obunghole appeared on the scene, marriage was defined as the union of a man and a woman. Today it means the union of any 2 things. Words having meaning and changing the meaning of words empowers the left. Control the language and you control the masses.

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      • red October 4, 01:23

        SS was to be privatized in 1965. Instead, it went into the general fund. It may not be an entitlement, but how much of your money will you get back? Net Zero. You’ll be forced to take from others paying into it. That makes it an entitlement. A lot of people, farmers and ranchers, who have to pay and probably will never see a nickle.

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        • Energetic1 October 5, 00:41

          Which is SIMPLY AWFUL! Government waste and money mismanagement misused all the monies paid into SS. So now, the system works exactly like you said. Have a small generation and those before it will have their EARNED social security in question.

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      • ed October 4, 09:26

        “Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements.”

        OK….explain how Ida Mae Fuller, the very first person to collect a check, paid in around 25 bucks in tax, and collected around 25,000 over the course of her retirement years.

        No investment in the world could have done that, so the bulk of it was: Other People’s Money. She (and many others) collected it because they were entitled to do so under the SS law.

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        • dp October 4, 12:50


          that is a bit disingenuous to cite an extreme case as if it were the norm.

          most of the retirees on this forum paid in $100s per month for over 50 working years. I know that I would get paid every 2 weeks, and at least $100 went to SS payments every month even when I was still in high school working a part time minimum wage job.

          I have worked and paid these taxes since I was 14 or 15 years old. I didn’t set up the system – stop acting like it is our fault that the government stole, and misused the money that we paid in in good faith…

          If the money had been invested like it was supposed to have been we wouldn’t have a deficit today – we would have a surplus. Stop blaming the victims.

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      • Craven October 8, 12:36

        No, they are definitely entitlements.
        Unless you die within a handful of years of starting to collect benefits, then between SS and Medicare you’ll likely get FAR more back than you ever paid into those programs.
        Your retirement is being funded by the taxes of people much younger than you, who are statistically likely to be much less well-off financially than you. And no one will return the favor to them, because the system pays out much more money than it takes it.

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    • Entitled retiree October 3, 23:19

      Never say social security is an entitlement. I paid, as did any employer I had, from when I was 16 until I retired at 67. Give it all back so I don’t have to feel “entitled”.

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      • dp October 3, 23:52

        Exactly, we all paid into the system. Now our kids (not all, obviously) who we raised, want us to give up the retirement that we paid for, so that we can continue to give them free stuff…

        A bunch of selfish, self indulgent, ignorant, brainwashed, ingrates. (not all) This is why I dislike most millennials… selfish, ignorant, and arrogant.

        I don’t just want them to give it all back, I want it back with compound interest… If I had invested that money for 50 years ($100’s per month) instead of the government stealing it and wasting it, I would have a multi-million dollar retirement portfolio.

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  2. lwbuchholz October 3, 14:26

    I think the government is heading the way of communism which doesn’t work. I do get tired of the government taking my money for some program and then when it comes time to get that money back like medicare and Social security the money isn’t there and it turns into an “entitlement/welfare” program.

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    • Jabba October 3, 20:09

      The funny thing is that if they keep taking from the working class and we become destitute there will be no one left to take from…

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      • Energetic1 October 5, 00:47

        Haven’t you heard the “have Jeff Bezos pay for it” plan? Politicians are actually stupid enough to think that they can tax the extremely wealthy at extreme rates and they will gladly pay? LOL

        No they won’t. They will send their money overseas, set up their corporate headquarters in a tax friendly country and if they have to, give up their US citizenship.

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        • dp October 5, 07:10


          obviously rich people are not stupid, or else they would not be rich. There are simple ways to hide your money.

          they don’t have to put it into overseas accounts – they just put it into tax free corporations (see the Clinton foundation)

          OWN NOTHING, control everything.

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  3. ABaxley October 3, 14:36

    Social Security is NOT an entitlement! We pay into the system whether we like it or not and receive payment based on what we have “contributed” when we retire. Entitlements are unearned.

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    • Just Sayin' October 3, 19:00

      Do you plan to stop drawing out when you exceed what you paid in? What about those folks that paid in very little and draw the minimum and live until 85 or 90?

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      • Robert October 4, 00:43

        Splitting hairs , ain’t you?

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      • Miss Kitty October 6, 01:34

        Well, according to the global warming alarmists, we only have 12 more years to worry about it…I say get what you can out of it now before the world implodes or melts or whatever it’s supposed to do.

        More likely the social security system/US government will be utterly financially bankrupted in 12 years, instead of just morally like it is now.

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        • Heidi October 6, 16:04

          I think most of us won’t be here in 12 years. Even the ‘climate alarmists’ forget to mention that the ongoing climate engineering programs hasten our demise.

          And: with governments rolling out 5G without their citizens’ consent, we aren’t simply ‘guinea pigs’ any more. We’ll be disposed of whenever the ‘deciders’ decide on it. 5G frequencies have long be used as weapons and for crowd control – the frequencies and intensity of the 5G radiation determines the application of this technology (which already is extremely harmful at the ‘official’ use levels esp. as it will be 24/7 radiation you simply can’t escape.).

          I think if we don’t stand up on our feet now and talk about the ‘un-talkable’ (‘conspiracies’ which are unfortunately reality) and demand the cessation of these indeed deadly programs, we will have lost the fight and, in 12 years, only the best/most valuable/connected will survive.

          If you think, you’ll be safe in the country, you’re unfortunately also wrong about that. They do plan to put 5G antennas on your houses all over rural areas to ‘connect’ you. Think about why fluoride may be added to the drinking water, whatever comes down from the sky into he air/water/soil, un-safe vaccine mandates which are being pushed to towards everybody, etc. We are told squat about any of this from the ‘deciders’ and what we’re told are mostly pure lies. Who still trusts any of them, is so naive (I think). Politicians, media, and tech companies keep us hypnotized until we run out of room to move. I tried to share a meeting on 5 G on Facebook/CIA book but was unable to post, as it ‘harms our community standards’. Wake up, soon nobody can connect about ‘controversial’ issues any more. Make your voices heard. Push the media and your representatives to speak the truth, stand up with your neighbors and show your opposition.

          With climate engineering, pathogens and more lethal toxins than used now, can easily be added to the stratospheric aerosol mix released all over this and most other countries (at least E coli already made it into the stratosphere – scientists just don’t know how). Such applications have long been admitted to by government employed climate engineering researchers like Caldeira.https://youtu.be/R4zAHKNCYtk and much of what’s being carried out on this kind of anti-human/anti-planet research remains under seal. Learn much more on the geoengineering topic at GeoenegineeringWatch.org

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          • Miss Kitty October 7, 03:29

            I take a lot of the doomsday stuff with a big grain of salt, so I’m going on the assumption that we’ll still be here in 12 years. Don’t know what shape we’ll be in, but we’ll be here.
            As far as E coli in the stratosphere, maybe it came from the toilets of high-flying aircraft …. I don’t think most birds get that high. Or possibly from some sort of powerful updraft sucking up contaminated soil. I don’t doubt the story – lots weirder things have happened.

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          • red October 7, 03:38

            This does look bad. Some conspiracies are real. Some. Most are there simply to make people who worry over things like this look stupid. AKA propaganda. Remember, the dnc is America’s Nazi Party and have been since Soros, a Nazi, took over. And that’s historical, not hysteria 🙂 niio

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          • Ozark Hillbilly October 10, 19:45

            Based on your “stratospheric aerosol mix” comment I am guessing you believe in “chemtrail” from the government using airplanes at high altitude to poison the population. In reality (where the rest of us exist) the term “chemtrail” is an idiots version of the real term “contrail” which is shortened from “condensation trail” which is the result of high altitude water (ice particles) being sucked into jet engines, heated into steam vapor and then “condensing” back into water vapor (clouds) in the engine exhaust trail. You need to refill your meds.

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            • dp October 11, 04:02

              Ozark Hillbilly,

              Cool story, bro’

              Now tell us the one about the magic bullet that killed JFK, or the one about how kerosene fires caused two sky scrapers to free fall into their own foot print as they turned into dust on their way down…

              The problem with your “con-trail” con is that we have been accumulating the evidence for chem-trails for over 10 years. This includes the governments own patents for the process, videos of actual planes spraying the chem-trails, chemical analysis of the fallout, etc, not to mention the fact that “con-trails” dissipate fairly quickly, while chem-trails spread out and form a hazy sky over an area.

              Perhaps you are confused by the various terms that the government uses to describe the process? You can look up geo-engineering, which is one of the terms that they use, and if you are interested in education yourself about the process or seeing the evidence, then I suggest this site:


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            • Miss Kitty October 11, 10:29

              If “chem trails” are just condensation, why do they linger in the sky, when CON trails dissipate in a few minutes? Even if it’s not “mind control drugs” or something of that ilk, whatever chemicals that are in the vapor can’t be good for you or the environment. We all have to breathe in this stuff, and it’s getting in the food and water supplies too.

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              • dp October 11, 11:18

                Miss Kitty,

                as I said in my post the fallout has been chemically analyzed, and the main ingredients are aluminum, strontium, and barium.

                We are breathing this crap in, getting it into the food and water supplies, etc. It’s pretty well known that aluminum is a major cause of Alzheimer’s which we see a major rise in.

                Also, a problem covering the plants leading to increased risk for forest fires, hotter burn, etc. Notice the unusual fires in California.

                Also, causes more acidic soil… Just a coincidence that Monsanto has GMO plants designed for this type of soil.

                But of course, this is all just “conspiracy theory”, and we should all just go back to sleep and trust the government…

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                • Miss Kitty October 11, 22:37

                  And trust to the almighty Monsanto to ride in on their white tractors to save the day with their “special” seeds “specially developed” for “special circumstances” which mysteriously developed.

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                  • red October 12, 05:04

                    Like the Tarahumara famine they caused? Or all the farmers who were sued–and lost–because bees crossed farm lines and took pollen from GMO soy to their crops? It’s not just Monsanto today, but a lot of aggie departments in college trying to claim they own the genetic material for wild rice, beans, everything. You own the genetic material, you either get paid or you’ll own the farm. And the DNC backs them every chance they get. niio

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                    • dp October 12, 11:43


                      I know, right? Like the poor family farmer who was trying to grow heritage crops and got cross pollinated with Monsanto GMOs from the “factory farm” next door…

                      IDK how the crooked kangaroo court could side with Monsanto and blame the poor family farm for stealing GMO seed stock, but luckily it looks like the tide is turning.

                      People are suing the hell out of Monsanto over “round-up” being carcinogenic, and low and behold “Bayer” (That evil Nazi Pharmaceutical company) merged with them just before the law suits started… lol

                      Maybe, there still is a God in heaven who we haven’t completely pissed off yet. 🙂

    • Robert October 4, 00:42


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  4. Hei Jun October 3, 14:50

    The government as it is now isn’t the people any more, it’s industries who thrive for money and power and control. They want to keep us dumb and manageable (vaccines, geoengineering, genetic engineering, nanotechnology in medicine/air/water//food, surveillance, cell phone radiation, and now 5G!)

    If you want to avoid getting even more radiated by yet another untested technology, use your mobile device less and complain at the FCC – otherwise the telecom industry gets the right to even put their 5G antennas directly onto your private home or the apartment building you live in.
    If you think living in a rural area will protect you think again, the tele industry is going into the rural areas to they want to mount antennas onto your farm house; and when 5G gets further rolled out, those 20,000 5G satellites (60 are already up but probably? Who knows) not yet pumping their radiation down onto Earth), will reach the last corner of the world. 5G has already been used by enforcement and the military (US, UK,…) for mass control and dispersion. 5G frequencies are causing brain damage if it is so desired by those who decide over the masses.

    You can help avoid this planned extension of the telecom industry’s power by filing a complaint with the FCC.
    You can leave a comment/complaint on the FCC website if you want to avoid getting a 5G antenna mounted right onto your house (or apartment building).
    You can file here:
    if you want to oppose changes to the ‘OTARD’ rule.
    You’d need to choose the ‘proceeding’s number’
    Proceeding(s): 19-71 : Updating the Commission’s Rule for Over-the-Air-Reception Devices
    You’d need to hit ‘enter’ after your first and then again after your last name when filling in the form.
    You can learn a lot from these sites (I bet you know them, but still):

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  5. PB- dave October 3, 14:57

    If you are lucky enough to have learned the basics of the three “R”s, you will be able to listen , read, and do the logic of the politicians plans well ahead of their floor votes. Even in their press conferences they tell you they are redistributing wealth, taking Constitutional freedoms, and breaking their own laws as it suits the situation.
    Where is the outrage?, HELL where is the reporting?
    Journalism used to be an honorable calling, not a political hack-job.

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    • red October 4, 01:29

      PB, who owns most of the stock in any news media? Remember, 9,000 Tarahumara starved to death just south of our border, and the news media ignored it. Dems hate injuns. Dems favor slavery. There are a half-million slaves inthe US, alone, and they say nothing. Mexico, 8 million. Again, nothing. 3 little kks were found so mutilated, tortured to death, in north-central Penna a few years ago, and when DNA showed them to be redskins, the case was dropped. That’s common. Nothing is ever reported but what passes thru the neolib filter. Guess who the redskins are today? Us. That’s why I keep talking Hunger Games. niio

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  6. Chuck October 3, 15:55

    Its all about control, the more government, the more control. They will control what [and if] you eat, free college will be the courses they tell you to take, tell you the job you will have, how much you will make, tell you where to live, and you won’t need gas anymore because no cars. Etc

    All freedom of choice will be gone…

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  7. Scooter October 3, 16:24

    It seems like it was during the Great Depression of the 1930s that the federal government really stepped in to help citizens with their needs for daily living. The situation was desperate, and Herbert Hoover’s approach of expecting charities and churches to take care of the needy was not working at all. The difference between then and now is that people in the 1930’s had been raised and taught how to work and were grateful to have the work created by the Roosevelt administration to support themselves. Now, almost 100 years later, we have several generations who have never needed or wanted to work, and have come to feel entitled. I think it was Hoover who said that once the government gets into people’s private lives, it never gets out. That is where we are now.
    The problem is aggravated by power-hungry people (in BOTH political parties as well as wealthy individuals) stirring up people to anger, encouraging and even outright modeling of belligerance and intolerance of anybody who isn’t “exactly like me.”
    Until and unless the people of this world start treating each other with respect and tolerance and kindness and unselfishness, we are surely headed towards global annihilation.
    We can prepare to survive for awhile. But only a global change of heart will save the world.

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    • Chuck October 3, 19:26

      During the 30s we were not handing out billions to every country that had their hand out, we were not supporting 11 million illegals, and various other programs

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      • dp October 4, 00:02


        your numbers are a bit off – I believe that the latest numbers show an estimated 41 million illegal aliens, and projected to grow by 1/2 million every year…

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  8. Don Galaway October 3, 16:25

    I was right there with until you lumped social security in with welfare and food stamps. You should get your facts straight about social security. That is NOT the government’s money to dole out to undeserving freeloaders. In fact, it is money the government has stolen from those who earned it and that was taken from us for “safe keeping”. It was never intended to be used for big government’s pleasure. You disappoint me.

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    • Lisa October 3, 18:18

      Yes Dan, but after collecting Soc Sec for 10 years, I’m still skeptical I’ll get it.

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    • Jake October 3, 20:05

      On the other hand NONE of the “governments money” is the government’s money. The government has no money they have our money.

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  9. MadRiverLamb October 3, 16:30

    This is an article I wish everyone had access to. People that live in cities have no clue what is going on and this is the way our own elected public servants are going to take total control over everyone. It is sad to see how the lack of proper education has destroyed the minds of so many.

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    • Pj October 4, 21:37

      You have to remember our government bankrupted a brothel in Nevada. It went broke selling sex and booze in a state where it was legal. And they think they can take care of the rest of the country? SMH

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    • Hei Jun October 6, 01:24

      People in the city really often have no clue about much. But don’t worry, we here in the cities are already being herded like sheep by the politicians. They decide what a neighborhood looks like (nice if it’s an affluent area), if they care for it (they often don’t if it’s not a neighborhood of rich or ‘important’ people.

      5G is a step towards ‘Smart Cities’ I don’t know who thought this up. Anyway, some think even you country folk (I wish I was one of you, I used to but got stuck), will be forced to board those smart cities. With AI talking over food production, there is no reason for anybody living out in the wild, they may think. And when finally everybody has been herded into the cities, microchipped and vaccinated, smart appliances, cybercontrol and street cameras will allow for constant surveillance.

      And should there be an uprising, 5G will be right with us, on every corner, every 200F at most apart. The little ‘small cells’ that can certainly easily be used as weapons, if need be. Just like developed by the telecom industries, it’s just making us slowly ever sicker (aside from turning most of us ever more into lifeless, antisocial creatures that keep staring into screens.)

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      • Ozark Hillbilly October 10, 19:34

        I have worked for a telecommunications company for 34 years. 5G is not going to kill anyone. The whole point for small cell and pico cell coverage is to allow for broader use of the available natural spectrum of frequencies among more subscribers. This dictates the need to REDUCE the broadcast power so the closely spaced cells do not interfere with the ones next to them. This is why older 3G and 4G phones with HIGHER power levels work better in the country where the cells are large and antennas are further away. Also 5G allows a single subscriber to use multiple frequencies to upload and download data if they are idle. 4G is like using a single hose to fill a swimming pool, everyone has to wait for their turn and gets the same flow rate. 5G is like using multiple hoses to fill the pool. It ten people are filling pools they each get one hose. if only two people are filling pools the each get five hoses (faster) and if only one person is filling their pool they get all ten hoses (really fast). The other reason for moving the network out to be closer to the user is latency (time it takes data to get from user to a service and back). Self-driving cars and AI applications require short latency so the closer the network to the user the better. I like a good SHTF conspiracy story but at least get the basic facts correct when you tell one! No one in telecommunications wants to harm you or your family, all we want is for you to keep sending useless text messages and silly pictures back and forth to fund our pay checks and retirements.

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        • red October 11, 03:00

          thank you for clearing that up. I have friends who had a farm near Jessup, AR. Now they’re farming in Illinois. I warned them about the nutty laws IL has, but they inherited the farm and moved. So far, Arkansas and the hills are looking better every day 🙂 niio

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        • dp October 11, 04:20

          Ozark Hillbilly,

          I would say that as a person who is getting paid to install the new system, that your opinion is less than unbiased.

          Whether you are simply ill-informed about the health risks, or have been intentionally lied to by your employer regarding the dangers is anyone’s guess.

          I’m going with the Dunning Kruger effect, meaning that you are so woefully uninformed about the actual issues that you think that you are an expert in the field.

          You also seem to have quite an arrogant personality, as you pontificate on subjects that you know very little about…

          better to remain silent, and be thought a fool – than to speak, and remove all doubt.

          Maybe, do a bit of actual research into a subject, before immediately jumping to the “conspiracy theory” solution. Choosing not to believe something does not make it untrue.

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  10. Kay October 3, 16:32


    is not an entitlement as we put our money into it.

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  11. Dag October 3, 16:36

    I agree with everything except Social Security. I am 64 and I feel like I paid into SS and earned my small benefit.

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  12. Butch October 3, 16:46

    A great article. This has for me been clear for many years. The government has for at least the last 45 years inched itself deeper into our private lives, they have gotten into our schools, our homes and our business. They tell us how we can live, or what we can say. They even tell us what we can do with our own money. I tried to deposit some cash money into my son in laws account, the bank told me it would be 8 to 10 days for the money to post, cash money, my money directly into his account. The government wants to know every aspect of our lives. This is just a small example of the government’s interference in our daily lives. To become more independent we must separate ourselves from the government, notice I did not say our government, because it has ceased being our government. My advice to likeminded Americans is learn self sufficient habits.

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  13. Jennifer October 3, 16:59

    Great article until you called social security an entitlement program. Excuse me but we have all been paying into that fund out of every single paycheck for 40, 50, 60 or more years as our retirement program. That’s hardly a hand out or an entitlement program. Where it has gone haywire or at least in one way anyway is in the management of our money by government individuals and agencies stealing our personal retirement funds, using our personally invested money for other purposes and then re-labeling that as somehow our problem instead of their illegal behavior. It’s not a gift, it’s not an entitlement, it’s not a gratuity or any other condescending term someone wants to apply to it. It’s our personal funds.

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    • Jake October 3, 20:08

      On the other hand NONE of the “governments money” is the government’s money. The government has no money they have our money.

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      • lisapaintergirl October 14, 23:45

        It’s funny how the word “entitlement” has come to mean the exact opposite of its true meaning.

        Jake- you are right. You are entitled to it- you earned it!
        It’s the welfare and food stamps that should be named appropriately as “hand-outs”.

        Some FEEL entitled to things they have not earned; that is not what SS contributors are. They ARE entitled to it.

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        • dp October 15, 03:20

          There you go. I paid $100’s per month.

          So what if that money went to pay WWII veterans? they earned it too. i did n’t ask the federal government to steal my money.

          The whole system was built on debt…. we paid in over 30% of our income in good faith. Hitlery Clinton, and other politicians stole the money… is that our fault?

          Stop blaming the victims. We paid into the system. We did our best with what we had to work with.

          I am sick of being blamed for this fiasco while the true criminals walk Scott free.

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          • dp October 15, 05:16

            You damned millennial’s seem to think that the Internet and smart phones were around forever…. That is what is so frustrating.

            We built all of this that you take for granted now. When I was a small kid we didn’t even have a TV. Color TV was a big deal when it came out.

            You want to act like we all grew up as the same kind of spoiled babies that you are now??… none of this shit existed when we were kids. We built the Internet, we invented computers, video games didn’t exist…

            and, you want to deny us the retirement plan that we paid for??!!??

            You want to destroy the framework that gave us the freedom to create all of this???? You want to vote away the freedom that we managed to pass down to you???

            You want more government, when we did our damndest to give you freedom?????

            You selfish little ingrates. Get off of your lazy ass and build something better.

            If you vote for socialism then you deserve what you get… thank GOD that I will be dead in a few years – and I wont have to live through that…


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            • Craven October 15, 10:10

              I’m not a millennial, but I’d just like to point out the irony of a boomer complaining about socialism while arguing that he’s entitled to a federal welfare program that is being funded by people who are statistically much less well off financially than he is.

              “Get off your lazy ass and work to pay me my retirement welfare”!

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              • Trailblazer October 15, 17:58

                I’d like to point out that Social Security is not a welfare program. I paid into Social Security for 50 years I also paid taxes that are used for welfare programs. So yes those who don’t want to work or help themselves are living off of our tax dollars.

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              • dp October 16, 04:50


                Well said…. we failed you.

                We should have made you children into men and women. Instead we allowed the forces of Babylon to brainwash our children, and to turn you into selfish, brainwashed, lazy, whores and punks.

                You were given everything… what you needed was a firm hand, a real education, a real home life with a mother AND a father, and a good grounding in morality and self sufficiency.

                You are an ignorant product/child of the CIA cultural revolution. Most of your generation were raised by single mommies or in otherwise broken homes…

                Selfish fools, who had no chance as children against the brainwashing of public school, but…

                today you have a choice.

                stop blaming everyone around you for your problems, educate yourself, seek God, and try to create a better world.

                I’m not saying that you are wrong about the fact that today’s generation is paying the SS checks for the previous generation… I’m saying that our money that we paid into our retirement was stolen by the government.

                Instead of blaming the government, you blame us. We are sick of it. How ignorant can you possibly be???

                We paid 30% of our income for 50-60 years, and it is not our fault that it was stolen and misused by crooked politicians. Our SS retirement checks are not welfare by any stretch of the imagination.

                Do something useful instead of being a whiny little bitch (useful idiot)… Redirect your anger at the actual criminals, because right now you are just being a tool of the ruling class that caused this problem.

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  14. DrBill October 3, 17:12

    Well this is fairly standard libertarianism, which certainly has merit for some people. I know people who live off the grid, mostly successfully, and I admire and to some degree envy them.

    However, most people I know do not really want that sort of lifestyle. I am among them, enjoying the astounding accomplishments of great artists, scientists, engineers, writers etc. I consider that collective modern civilized humanity is among life’s culminating creations. Living in an advanced society like 21st century America is a tremendous and lucky privilege.

    In order to keep a decent, caring place for my fellow people in this amazing culture, I do believe that the ‘liberal’, if you will, attitude of mitigating poverty (and particularly its effects on children who are not born into privilege) makes our humanity enhanced by working towards more equality of at least opportunity. Slavery was actually a condition imposed upon peoples in our great country’s earlier days, about which we (our ancestors, or at least mine) fought a brutal war followed by another hundred years of legalized repression of slaves’ descendants. Equating taxation WITH representation, with slavery, is a huge stretch, even for a libertarian!

    The eldest son of a Texas friend of mine who was ALSO a US President (nicknamed ‘W’), also a Republican, spoke of a kinder, gentler nation, and with his wife’s encouragement, used the phrase “no child left behind”. Although I have never been a Republican, THAT is representative of a decent attitude towards those less fortunate than those of us who grew up with opportunity to excel and fully participate in our society. Or not, as some of my acquaintances have done, again to the at least partial envy of some of us.

    One might mention that the federal budget contains three components of approximately equal amounts- discretionary spending (social programs- now largely welfare), fixed spending (largely military and governmental operations) and interest on the debt. The figure of 69% for social programs is suspect (requires some nonstandard accounting classifications of spending, taxes and interest), although it has been increasing over the decades since the New Deal and Great Society came into being under FDR then LBJ.

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    • Dag October 3, 20:10

      My father was Republican all his life and we were taught to assist the poor. However, not when they refused to help themselves after being assisted. We were poor but never took a handout from anyone. We planted a garden and fed ourselves. I wonder if any people out there these days even knows what it is to truly give and get your hands dirty

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      • dp October 4, 00:14

        Granny was stanch conservative republican right up to the day she died…

        She’s voted democrat ever since.

        An old joke I know, but this voter fraud, the glorification of immorality, and the deliberate dumbing down of citizens via the public school system is how they steal our republic and our freedoms.

        Our way of self governing is only suited to an educated, moral, and industrious people.

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    • Miss Kitty October 4, 10:47

      To address the comment about being on the dole equivalent to modern day slavery; if you receive free food, free medical care, free (or cheap housing), and an “allowance” for not working, won’t you be more inclined to vote for people who will continue your free ride?

      What it boils down to is vote buying, so these politicians can remain in power, which begs the question what they’re actually getting out of it. Bribes for pushing through programs favoring certain industries? Jobs for themselves or their families in the private sector (or with foreign government utilities – yep, I went there!😼)

      Follow the money to find anybody’s motivation.

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  15. greenlady October 3, 18:42

    Apparently, Republicans believe that our taxes should go to benefit the wealthy, and Democrats believe that our taxes should go to benefit the people paying the taxes. Somehow, I have missed the point of how using our taxes for the people paying the taxes makes the people slaves. How does having safety nets make people less independent? I appreciate my medicare, and I’ve appreciated being able to get food stamps occasionally over the years when disasters struck the family.

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    • Don Galaway October 3, 23:11

      Spoken like a true liberal. I don’t begrudge limited assistance for those who actually need it, but I have a real problem with those who won’t work when they are perfectly capable. Then there’s the political scum who want to give money for student loans, which they agreed to repay. If you can’t afford college and don’t want a college loan, don’t go to college. That’s not the end of the world. Hey, I have a big mortgage payment. Maybe I won’t pay it any more. How do you think that would go over? And we won’t even get into illegals getting money, housing, drivers license and even voting rights. I don’t know why I’m bothering to try to explain it to a liberal.

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    • dp October 4, 13:05

      That’s not true, and you know it – or at least you should. The middle and upper class pay the taxes, and seldom get welfare, section 8 housing, food stamps, etc.

      It is the poor, who pay almost no taxes, and often get earned income credits that offset what little they pay who get those free benefits.

      The house democrats are working to give better health care to illegal aliens than what our combat veterans get…

      None of that is “spending the taxes on those who paid them”, and it is not charity when someone steals your money and gives it to someone who never contributed anything to society.

      That is the problem with you liberals… you are very charitable people with other people’s money. You get to feel good about yourself for your “helping the poor” while other people pay for it.

      Welfare is theft plain and simple. If I work and I don’t pay my taxes they come get me at gun point and throw me in jail… that is not charity, that is theft.

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    • Justme October 9, 18:28

      Apparently you have your head up your ass so far you will never see the light of day. The wealthy pay 90% of all taxes collected. Try using the facts when you present an argument, otherwise you are just spewing Propaganda. Name one Republican who stands for using taxes to only benefit the wealthy. Name just one. You can’t do it. You say that you are old enough to be on Medicare yet your post indicates you’re about 16 years old at best. You may have grown up but you never achieved maturity. And oh yeah, I’m not a repugnantcon. I’m apolitical.

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      • red October 9, 22:31

        Sigh. The wealthy pay, then get it back by taking if off their taxes. That’s how its set up. When W was in office, the dems saw all the money going to charities, and changed the law to 5,000 minimum before you could take it off your taxes. That serves only the wealthy because the dems are the party of the millionaire, the elite, the privileged wet diaper crowd.

        You’re right! Not one friggen Repub stands for making the poor pay anything. Stopping and reversing taxes on the wealthy means more money stays in the country, not invested where it can’t be seen. It means a lower jobless rate (like we see with every Repub in office).

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      • Texasprepper October 10, 04:32

        Justme, you’re not apolitical, you just don’t have the courage or the wisdom to pick a side, so you snipe at both.

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        • dp October 10, 07:54

          Texaspreeper, That is not true.

          The man speaks the truth.

          I am Republicant but I recognize that there is a strong constituency that believes in or constitution…. I love that.

          They see that the bi partisan climate is just two wings of the same bird. good for them.

          The truth is that the dems are a rocket train to hell, and the repubicants are a slow train to the same hell.

          I choose the republicants because maybe we can put the brakes on a slow train, and turn it around.

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          • red October 11, 01:54

            You vote, you choose between a rock and a hard place. But, better a RINO than any dem. Dems are like mole rats and their followers lemmings, racing up that mile high cliff of lies to throw themselves off the top, bounce on their heads, then run back to cheer that newest lie they’re fed. niio

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        • dp October 10, 08:27


          I don’t know that that is true. These kids just seem very independent minded, but confused. I chose librarian for years. I didn’t know that I was just dividing the conservative front.

          I was young, and I thought that I was making a stand.

          Little did I know that he conservative side is a bunch of independent thinkers that are like herding a bunch of cats, and that DEMS are a bunch of BORGS that work in lock step against us.

          DEMS are the ZOMBIE apocalypse. They are the hive mind.

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        • JustMe October 10, 13:52

          Texass Goatroper. . I’m my own man. I dont cowtow to any party or group. Unlike your gutless cowardly spineless pussified ass, I make my own way in life without needing someone to hold my hand. Birds of prey have 2 wings. A right and a left and they use both of them to capture and eat their prey. Your govt school education is glaringly obvious. Tell us what it’s like to be prey sonny boy. Now Go stand in line to receive your next set of marching orders you loser.

          JUSTME. An independent thinker, your biggest nightmare.

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          • red October 11, 02:39

            JustMe. You remember the show, the Adams Family? Right now I’m having a Lurch moment. When you come in as family, you show genius. You’re bright and readable. When picking a fight? Be family. Texas is not like that. He’s got his ways, as you do, and dp explained himself in the same great way he always does. Peace.

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  16. Trailblazer October 3, 19:42

    Looks like someone made a grave mistake lumping Social Security into the entitlement category.

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  17. KeepGubmentSmall October 3, 19:49

    None of us are helpless or at the mercy of the government. But the majority of us are just uninformed how the government has co-opted the private sector into funding it to grow beyond its enumerated powers. For 15 years, law-abiding private-sector Americans have been exercising their lawful power of the purse. EVERYONE who works in the private sector has a responsibility to discipline their payroll department, with a lawsuit, if necessary, to stop them from engaging in constructive fraud to steal your money. StopPayrollTaxFraud.com is a simple, one-page website, that tells how the fraud has been working since the 1940s. You are MUCH powerful than you realize if you will get informed and act, like several hundred thousand Americans already have for the last 15 years.

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  18. IvyMike October 3, 23:52

    All of the SocSec taxes I paid over the years went to make payments to those already retired. It is not a retirement account. I now get 1400.00 a month from all you youthful smooth skinned people who still work. The system was actually designed to keep worn out old people alive the 2 or 3 years they had left after age 65. Now us old effs live forever, with a little responsibility and foresight and a lot of hard work I have entitled myself to a 20 year vacation at your expense. Life is good, if the damn Government will just leave me alone…

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  19. red October 4, 01:19

    Historians call it the Wiemar Republic. Lenin gave instructions in the Communist Manifesto. Create so much trouble, people have to go to the government for help. Slowly take away rights, or add laws that curtain rights, and before people know what’s happened, you own them. Then, all duly elected and happy, set up the government you choose. FDR came close to it, taking over all welfare programs set up by the former administration and expanding them. You don’t need to tell people what you plan, just pretend it’s a secret. “We have to vote for the bill to see what’s in the bill,” Pelosi, D-Nazi. Hitler gave the socialists what they demanded, a communist government, but not along Bolshevik lines, but hard-line, as his bro, Stalin, was doing. BTW, Hitler gave millions in aid, troops, weapons, and so on, to help Stalin wipe out the Bolsheviks, then tracked down and eliminated Trotsky and other leaders for Stalin. The dnc/kkk=nazi party is at times forced to take a few steps back, but there are plenty of opportunities to regain and go on. When the KKK, pretending to be conservative Christians, couldn’t connive voters they were really helping conservative politicians, the Nazi were next. they failed, as well. then out came the shooters. Now, we have to watch for bombers, terrorists the dems invited into the country. Sell-outs who don’t mind helping terrorists, as the Clintons did, for a few dollars. Obama, the Kennedy neonazi klan, and so on. niio

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  20. Texasprepper October 4, 03:09

    You’re talking about stuff the government is doing and forcing you to do as if it was legal. Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Federal welfare as currently administered are unconstitutional. Every aspect of Socialism is unconstitutional. Conservative Preppers need to be more politically active.

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  21. dp October 4, 05:01


    everything that the “government” is doing to you is perfectly legal. I’m not going to start a legal education blog in the comments of this awesome website.

    political activism without education is pointless and counter productive. You are not a sovereign living under a constitution in a republic – that was stolen from you generations ago.

    You are a 14th amendment debt slave living under a corporation which is masquerading as your lawful government.

    Research “your straw man”, and look at what websites such as “you are law” have to say about this…

    Then talk to me about your “God Given Rights.”

    “So, you say you want a revolution…” You can’t have one which is successful based on ignorance and make believe…

    No offence intended – I believe you to be a well meaning patriot.

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    • Texasprepper October 5, 19:18

      Not constitutional by a long shot. I agree we have not been a Constitutional Republic since at least 1933. Corporate conspiracy talk in not productive. Our God-given rights are immutable.

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      • dp October 6, 05:32

        Any time that a person brings up the “CONSPIRACY” bullshit – I already know that they are either clueless, or complicit.

        The “comperacy theory” was created by the “clowns” Meaning the CIA to discredit the patriots that said that the JFK single bullet fiasco was complete bullshit in 1962.

        Well, we all know that the “Conspiracy Theorists” were right all along.

        19/11 came along, and the “conspiracy” bullshit was run on the American people once again.

        Any tie that I hear a retard claim that something is a “conspiracy” I already know that they are too lazy to investigate the facts.

        Conspiracies happen all the time… Just look at the conspiracy of the Bilberburg group planning our future…

        No offence intended, but you need to do some actual research – because you are retarded, and completely uninformed. The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (WASHINGTON DC -That 10 square mile city state) is a CORPORATION.

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        • Texasprepper October 6, 13:41

          Still not helpful. I see no evidence of your claim and I see no solutions. What I see is more akin to the Socialist Agenda that has gripped the Democrat Party since 1900.

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          • red October 7, 03:18

            Texas: Agreed. but go back father in history. Jefferson was a socialist. That’s where the plantation mentality began. The dems have hated this country since they lost the right to own humans like cattle. Even today, they want open borders. When one is in power, the price of a slave in the US drops. $98.00 for a man, under BO. A child was more. Free the slaves and other sites had it posted. Because of the dems, we do not dare allow convicts to vote. As it is, we have so much voter fraud it’s gross and disgusting, but that came from Jefferson, as well. It’s the party and it needs to go. All ungodly liberalism and all ungodly conservatism because both stem from the dems. Do you know how frightening it is for a Native American to hear his kids say they like the dems? I could start puking like I needed the exorcist. niio

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            • Texasprepper October 8, 01:58

              One of the principle architects of the Constitution was no Socialist. Plantations had been around for generations prior to the Revolution. You have a lot of convincing to do before I believe that Jefferson laid any ground work for voter fraud. I’d love to hear your rational for hating Conservatism. My guess is that you misunderstand it.

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              • red October 8, 21:15

                If you are writing to me: I don’t know where you picked up that I hate conservatism because all of my adult life I’ve risked my life upholding it. I make that pretty plain in all of my writing. Before you judge, show me your scars.
                No, at the time of the writing of the Constitution, Jefferson likely wasn’t a socialist. At the time of. He was a young idealist, and was willing to give up life, liberty and his honor for the nation. You need to understand, people change. When his wife passed away, he threw away God. He was a firm believer in meritocracy, something liberals tout. Dirty politics began with him and continue with his party. http://mentalfloss.com/article/12487/adams-vs-jefferson-birth-negative-campaigning-us
                Jefferson as a socialist http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196425
                As an elitist, he did not want any to vote but property owners. He changed that later to buy votes. My ancestors in Penna were voting. He didn’t care for that, either, and set the agenda that native Americans and any of mixed race were savages. Never mind we lost most of our men and many women fighters battling the British in the Revolutionary War. 1803, we were cut off and kicked out along with most of Native Americans who sided with America. So yes, I understand the Constitution and conservatism.
                I’ve seen bitter, angry people change to godly folks. I was one myself. I was raised in a very socialistic state in a very conservative rural area, by very conservative people. Penna votes in conservatives, then liberals and back again. Texas was a very liberal state for generations. Penna wasn’t, but has gone sour while Texas thrives again, almost as well as she did as a free nation. Like a lot of people, I say God bless Texas.
                Yes, I understand conservationism. I get it from the soul out. Do you have scars for standing up for the Constitution and conservatism? For daring to be a red nig among white liberals. Liberals put scars on my body. Do you understand that? Beatings and being mocked by liberals. Native Americans are mostly conservative. I get dizzy spells, partial loss of vision at times, blood pressure came jump into high great only to drop to low. From Army on, this body acquired a lot of scars on and in in. Broken joints, broken knee caps, joints pulled out of the socket, broken ribs. Lugs on the truck loosened, death threats.
                Plantations go back hundreds of years before there was an America. They’re a very strong socialist institution. One person is top dog who has his lieutenants, has militant outlook, and a mass of worker ants who are expected to spent their lives for the benefit of the leaders. Spies among the masses snitching on any suspected whisper of revolt. The only thing more socialist is a prison. What is the definition of democratic? The people rule. Every socialist nation in the world calls itself democratic. America is a democratic republic, not a democracy, and that’s why we’re outlived democracies. God bless.

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  22. Romeo6 October 4, 05:50

    Well as someone that is on disability and finally on medicare because of the same. It looks a lot different from this side of the divide. Oh do not get me wrong I still am not happy with it but what little I get in SSI is half again what I would be getting if I had of retired this year instead of getting SSI 3 years ago. liked to have crapped my pants when I found out what Cobra would cost me for the time until I could get Medicare. But the good thing is that I made it through the time I needed until I could get on medicare. It was like getting double the amount of what I was keeping from before. The only thing is that the pills still cost the same. One drug that I take is $10,000.00 a month. Medicare only paid it for 4 months and then they said that they would no longer cover it. Luckily I was able to get a private foundation grant to cover the generic replacement which is only $6000.00 a month

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    • dp October 5, 07:46

      I retired early from a disability several years ago. I got $600 per month then – now it is $800 per month… I am glad to have it. I paid for it every month and I may have never got anything until 72 if I could keep working, but when I needed it it was there.

      How many of you could live off of $800 per month? The poverty level is like $1200 per month.

      People who never paid a dime get free housing (I don’t get that) Free food (I don’t get that), and free money (I paid in advance for my money) I have to pay the same bills as any working person.

      I retired 10 years early, but I paid for that retirement for 50 years… There are welfare families that haven’t worked in 3 generations that continue to get a free ride…

      Why? Because they will always vote DEMON-CRAP… Meaning that they will vote for their PAY-CHECK!!!

      Meaning that they vote for socialism (free stuff without working, because other peoples money pays for it) meaning that they are communists. Meaning that they are traitors to our republic.

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    • Texasprepper October 5, 19:23

      You have made the mistake of assuming I want to do away with SS. I do not. I am simply saying that is it unconstitutional for the government to force you to pay into a retirement plan or health care. The States should be responsible for these programs, not the federal government.

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      • red October 6, 00:48

        Texas: Yeah, but do you trust the dems that much? They rob the till every chance they get. That’s why it was never put in the hands of the states. niio

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  23. Justme October 4, 11:48

    It is very convenient to blame the government for the mess that we find ourselves in. It is just another way to perpetuate the shirking of our responsibilities. You see, we the people are the bosses in this country. Elected officials work for us. But instead of managing our employees we allow them to manage us because then we no longer have the burden of responsibility. We now trade our freedom for free things. We hand our future over to people we don’t know and don’t care about us with the expectation that that will take time out of their lives to do for others.

    What compounds the problem is that the people we are supposed to be managing select and appoint their buddies and financial contributors to life long positions of power. These appointees are unknown to us, we have no control over them but they do have control over us. They write the tens of thousands of regulations that directly affect each of us on a daily basis. And we have no input in the creation and application if any regulation.

    Representative Republic? In name only. We are a bureaucracy. We are ruled by nameless pencil neck geeks who impose their will upon us and 99% of us have no idea that this is the reality of our lives.

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    • Miss Kitty October 10, 17:36

      “We” didn’t necessarily elect these people, or not all of them, anyway. I simply don’t trust the vote anymore, what with vote manipulating running rampant in “certain” areas. We don’t need the Russians sticking their two cents in, we have the DNC.

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  24. Len October 6, 08:00

    Yes, The Constitution is the best as originally given and the best, if we can follow it. All we can now do is try our best to try to aim for it again, and most likely never will.
    Everyone is responsible for him/herself. Happiness or misery are consequences for what we do. Of course there are exceptions.
    Work is a privilege. Being independent is a privilege. Freedom is a privilege ( but never was free). Happiness follows as I follow these ideas especially when it is possible to help preserve our Constitutional way of life and those who are in honest need.
    I can say these things because I have witnessed it all. Having served in WW2, Korean war, 30 years to first retirement, learned another work with another 34 years, and at 94 still work, and wonderful to be useful. We are in an eternal life and everything we do has consequences to our present life on earth but also an eternal extended life.

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  25. Texasprepper October 6, 13:13

    I see lots of whining, but no solutions. If we don’t step up and be more politically active, we will be forced to submit or take up arms. I prefer to make changes at the ballot box. That’s how Trump got elected.

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    • Miss Kitty October 7, 03:52

      I just hope that there are still enough principled people involved in the vote counting process that our votes will indeed be counted towards the people we actually voted for. The blatant lack of accountability for equally blatant ballot manipulation in several locations makes me seriously doubt a “fair election” in 2020. People “finding” boxes of ballots that were ALL for candidate x in a tight race against candidate z? Vote “harvesting”, with unsealed, unsecured ballots being collected from the elderly by people with known ties to a campaign? ZERO chain of custody for ballots or true bipartisan oversight of tallies? You’d think we lived in some banana republic with people voting for El Capitan at gunpoint rather than the USA. And ZERO outcry from the media, except in cases where Republicans won, then it was “Voter fraud! Russians! The Electoral College needs to be disbanded… it’s an anachronism! Gerrymandering! Disenfranchised minorities! Voter ID is Discrimination! Because it may discourage certain voters from participating! Because they’ve voted multiple times already! And they’ve got fake IDs cause they’re “undocumented transient workers”.

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  26. dp October 7, 05:25

    It goes much deeper than America, and the two wings of the American political bird…

    It is a world wide problem that goes back to the ancient mystery schools of Babylon. They constantly change the names and the faces, but the game remains the same.

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    • red October 8, 05:25

      dp: take it back farther. Garden of Eden. who’s the father of lairs and neolib politicians? With Erdogan rattling the saber and striving to be named caliph, we might see WWII finally end with the beginning of WW 3. Have you watched him? So far, he has Sunni nations backing him, and Shiia as well. He wants to wipe out the world and make it in his image. And, who backs him and his plans? dnc. niio

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  27. Lisa October 7, 20:29

    Medicare for all, and getting rid of student debt is not a bad thing, it’s the government helping out the american people. They are helping those succeed without someone losing their home they worked hard for just because of greedy politicians that want to be make a fortune of of you getting sick. They want to make sure grandma and grandpa have enough money to live on and pay their bills, because we know, their offspring won’t take care of them. Its the republican government that wants you sick, poor and stupid, because then you are easily controlled.
    Read the facts and listen before you speak.

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    • Texasprepper October 8, 03:08

      Medicare for all and getting rid of student debt are unconstitutional functions of the federal government. Helping people is not a constitutional mandate. Benevolence at a personal level falls to the States.

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      • red October 8, 19:55

        Texas: Yep. More, it supposed to start with local charities. Church of synagogue, 1/3 of income to the place is for charity, and 10% of all income to the house of worship is supposed to go state, then national. In the 20s, Repubs supported houses of worship to feed and clothe, to shelter and in medical care of the helpless. NOT socialist programs that only destroy families. niio

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    • red October 8, 04:16

      You want the Wiemar Republic? That’s what politicians did ion Germany, and opened the door for Hitler to be voted in. It’s been done in hundreds of nations, always with the same results: The people who you believe are friends turn around and take off the masks. Now all you are is property. Repubs worked hard to make life better. the dems took millions of acres from Native Americans to support WW 2. After the war, then what? They handed out pennies-on-the-dollar leases to wealthy friends, leaving Native Americans to starve. Tarahumara Famine, Kids for Kash, and a host of things the dems do for money. Little kids sold to be mutilated, women sold to whore, men sold to be slaves and worked to death right here, right now. That’s the dnc/kkk=nazi party usa, and Joe Kennedy and Soros–still a Nazi–made them that way.

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    • dp October 8, 04:36


      I am assuming that you are a mellinial, and that you have student debt.

      I also assume that you have always had you way paid by your family, that you are brainwashed to believe that equal rights means equal results.

      That is not what our republic promises.

      It promises equal opportunity. We only promise a level playing field… whether you win or lose is up to you.

      Socialism is a system that promises equal results by government control – everyone will be equally poor. You take from the winners, and you give to the losers… you drag the whole society down to the lowest common denominator instead of allowing the losers to set new goals based on actually seeing what is possible if they work harder.

      Socialism is a system of losers and of decay. It is not a just system to reward people for failure. That just feeds your ego, because you stole from one person to give a handout to another… It is not charity to hand a person a fish… Love and charity is teaching a man to fish, and how to feed his family for a lifetime.

      In short… you have any real understanding of life fucked up… you bought the lie… it’s time to wakie, wakie, missy, missy.

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  28. Lisa October 8, 16:58

    I’m the conservative Lisa. I was taught before I was ten, the world doesn’t owe me a living. What I taught my children. I will say, was very conflicted when my DD needed financial help for her disabled children. I’m pleased to report, she is close to no longer needing it, and looking forward to not jumping the hoops to get it.Yes. i still am amazed when I’m paid Soc Sec, even tho I “earned” it.

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    • red October 8, 21:50

      And you’re getting a small percentage is what you should get. FDR wanted SS privatized by 1965. Instead, his party added it to the general fund. I have friends, Peruvians, who’s parents come to the US every year on vacation. When Pinochet ran Peru, privatized their social sec. Because of that, the parents can afford to fly north, and then go home. they were middle-class, until a storm caused waves to run up the coast and destroyed their hotel. Every attempt to privatize our SS has been met with lies and threats by the left. My mother was a widow and terrified of being forced into a home. There, you lose all rights but man, the government pays for your care. What little overworked aides can give you. The dnc is based in Nazism. That’s historical fact. The Wiemar Republic was all about SS and porkbarrel spending. And that’s all we see from the left. Vote for me and I’ll give you a rose garden to live in. The riots in Europe were all about demanding more from the government. niio

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  29. Lee October 10, 19:43

    I was liking this article until……. “On a cop’s belt at Dunkin Donuts…”
    Not a very nice thing to say.

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  30. dp October 15, 03:01

    So, if all of us red state people are right?

    We are going to kill you. You don’t seem to understand how far that we have played along with BLM, and Antifa just to go along to get along.

    This is and always has been WAR.

    It is done for the communist left… we are at the point of killing you, killing your family, destroying your institutions – naming you as terrorists.

    It is almost over for you… the FISA report will put the final nail in your coffin.

    I couldn’t stop it if I even wanted to. Small independent militia groups will go on the offensive. You are done. I am not going to do anything except to sit back and watch. Laugh… ha ha.

    Where We Go One, We Go All.

    Q army

    This is the business for patriots…

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