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Fat, Drunk, Lazy and Knocked Up: Would Our Founders Be Ashamed of America?

Written on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by

drunk lazy lady

One of the most important factors in raising a good, moral child is teaching them to be responsible individuals. My father, a Citadel graduate and Army man, instilled that in my brothers and me. Though certainly a flawed man, I try to do what is right and, in virtually all situations short of performing a tracheotomy with a butter knife and a ballpoint pen, I know what I SHOULD do. That is why, today and every day, I am so saddened by the depths that we as Americans are sinking. We all know that the easy path is rarely the right one yet, in most situations, we ignore our values and take the route of least resistance. When is anyone going to take responsibility for their own actions?

Pop quiz! Who can tell me who Stella Liebeck is? Anyone? 

The first time I really remember being appalled by the gold-digger mentality growing in America (though it certainly was there far earlier) was with 1992’s infamous McDonald’s Coffee Spill. Essentially, an old woman, Stella Liebeck, was in a car driven by her grandson when she spilled coffee in her lap. Due to the burns suffered, she sued McDonald’s for serving her hot coffee. Regardless of which side you fall on the specifics of the case, I was appalled that someone would file suit for burning herself with coffee they purchased. It is not as if Liebeck ordered a snow cone and instead received molten lava. Where was her responsibility? Seemingly it was nonexistent for, while we do not know exact amounts since the settlement was sealed, she received a number in the six-figure range.

I remember a Calvin & Hobbes strip (hands-down best, most genius strip in history, by the way) I read as a teenager where Calvin, the mischievous 5-year old boy, was talking with his tiger/imaginary friend Hobbes about their lack of money. Calvin, to close out the strip, asks with an evil grin “Who do we know that we can sue?” Were it only a joke….

In the 20 years since, things have only gotten worse. We went through the “sue the tobacco company” fervor in the 1990s. Though any idiot knows they are committing a slow suicide if they smoke and have known it for decades (even back in the good old days when Mike Wallace was smoking on his 60 Minutes predecessor, everyone knew), the dead, dying and relatives of said walking-wounded lined up for a payday. As a smoker for a short period of my life many years ago, I include myself in the line of imbeciles that are responsible for my eventual lung cancer if I get it. I knew I was being stupid when I party smoked in college and would not dream of trying to play ignorant or squeeze money from the companies that sold me the coffin nails. It is my fault and, if you smoke, it is going to be your fault when you get cancer and die. It is certainly your right to smoke but, when it bites you on the backside, man up and take the blame.

The same goes for, and this will hit a lot of Americans in the gut, the overweight. I realize that a VERY FEW individuals have health problems that cause obesity but most do not. A large (no pun intended) portion of rotund America simply eat crap, eat too much of it, and do not exercise. End of story. The very idea that people are now suing everyone from fast food chains, to food makers, to Betty Crocker herself (has that actually happened yet?) for MAKING them fat is criminal. Hey, from one (once) fatty to another, we both know it is not a glandular condition, genetics or KFC, don’t we? I was once 285 pounds and a lard-butt. My pizza and Wendy’s Triple Bacon Cheeseburger diet knocked me for a loop in my mid-20s once my youthful metabolism slowed. I looked like John Candy at my zenith (mmmmmmmm, candy!). I, however, never blamed anyone but myself. I stopped the fast food and the partying, and started working out and eating right. Within one year, I dropped 90+ pounds. Nearly 20 years later, I am still at 180 and have run a few half and full marathons, Marine Corps mud runs and other races, and I work-out regularly at the Y. My point in saying this is to reiterate that we are all responsible for our decisions, even the embarrassing ones. As Americans, we have the freedom to gorge ourselves; just don’t blame the companies for giving us what we want. We do not need Mrs. obama lecturing our children and troops about healthy eating as she is this week. (The hypocrisy of a woman that eats junk food in public and looks like ex-N.Y. Giants lineman Michael Strahan in a dress lecturing anyone on healthy eating is simply insulting.) We know what we SHOULD be doing -eating well – but instead more than half of us eat junk and look like it.

Two additional points on this subject that we all know but few will admit:

  1. If your kids are obese, it is your fault. They are not “big-boned” and it is not “baby fat”. If your child is over a year or two old and they are fat, it is because you do not feed them right and you are setting them up for a lifetime of misery. It is, in my mind, abusive for parents to allow such to happen. Take responsibility and be better parents. Stop killing your kids, making them the butt of cruel jokes and putting them on track for a most likely lonely,miserablelife.
  2. Do not blame the airlines when they require you to buy another seat. If you are as wide as a hippo and still want to fly, you should have to buy two seats. Don’t act like you are model thin as your girth blobs over the armrest and smothers the innocent passenger next to you. Again, fat is your fault so if you choose to be fat, you have to own the consequences.

Here is another elephant (apologizes to the obese) in the room that we ignore. We have elderly that come with pitchforks in hand if someone even considers messing with Social Security benefits yet they often take little responsibility for their own retirement. They feel it is the government’s job, not theirs. The whole idea was a Progressive trick to get people addicted to government nearly 100 years ago and it worked. Heck, at least initially it was just for people that lived an extraordinarily long life, but now people are on it for decades. Were it at least adjusted for the longer lifespan we now have, SSI should not kick in until someone turns 77 at the earliest. Why not change it to 80 years old before benefits start? Better yet, where is the responsibility one has to take care of themselves or their elderly family members?  Though this may be hard to read, we all know that I am right. Government, if at all, should be there for the elderly as a last resort, not as a first responder.

  1. What about the hundreds of other issues that show our slide from self-sufficient pioneers to the needy, government-dependent lemmings of the 21st Century?
    • Instead of preparing for job problems, we have the government providing up to 99 weeks of unemployment compensation. This is when all studies show that a large portion of recipients wait to find jobs until the benefits are just about to expire. Logic allows for some safety net but, if we really want to help these people, we should shorten the weeks of payments allowed based on these facts. At the very least, tie any government benefits at all to work or study programs.
    • Related to this is the constant fight over minimum wage. While those that know economics know there should never even be a minimum wage, where was it ever described as a living wage? It is for teenagers with after-school jobs, not a vocation. If you are in a minimum wage job, do not get married or have kids. End of story. Why not be responsible and better yourself and your situation and THEN have a family? Why trick someone into marrying you and the trap your offspring in a life of poverty? Sounds like common sense, huh? Instead, people pop out kids, flip burgers and expect to be paid enough to buy a house, car, phone, food, clothes, entertainment and 1000 other things.

    Within the last week, we have had:

    • The “settlement” with the mortgage companies in which they will pay out billions for “tricking” individuals into buying houses. Though no guns were held to heads, no bait & switch committed, these homeowners were tricked? They were too stupid to know what they were doing? They have no responsibility for getting in over their heads or even reading the documents? No company in their right mind would have loaned out the money for most of these defaulting individuals to purchase a house in the first place. The truth is, they were forced/blackmailed by Democrats, starting with Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act and then doubling-down on the program with the Clinton and Reno in the 1990s, into making the bad loans. Then idiots like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank whistled past the graveyard while Bush, for all of his many faults, at least tried to fix the problem. Regardless of who in Washington is to blame, ultimately no one was tricked into buying a house.
    • Indian tribes are suing beer companies for causing alcoholism in their tribes. Of course it is not the fault of the individual for actually drinking the firewater, is it?
    • We have obama forcing free access to birth control for everyone. We all know that, if you are not responsible enough to handle the consequences of sex, you should abstain. Instead, it is the government/employers/churches/insurance companies that are now accountable for mitigating reproductive missteps, loose morals, and drunken one-night stands.
    • We have our own government fighting laws that would make citizens responsible for showing identification before voting. If one is assumed to be deserving of the sacred right of voting, should they not be smart enough to know how to get legal identification? We have laws requiring individuals to show I.D. to purchase cough syrup or drain cleaner but it is too much to want voters to prove their identity at the polls?
    • We even have our government fighting their responsibility for protecting our boarders, even as people are actually being SKINNED and dismembered in our own country by these illegal aliens.

    Again and again, we as Americans (even Native Americans) are succumbing to the victim mentality rather than owning our mistakes and then making our lives better. Our government, when not running from the tasks they should be performing, are turning us into a nanny state that handles all of the things we should be doing for ourselves. How did we get so broken? I could go on and on but the fact remains, we are and should be responsible for our actions. McDonald’s, the government, evil corporations, your genes, whatever you want to invent; it does not fly. If you smoke, stop. If you are fat, push away from the table and go for a walk. If you are poor, work hard and do whatever you have to legally to make your life better. If you are a drunk, seek help and stop drinking. Whatever your individual choices may be, you know what your choices SHOULD be. Take the hard path instead of the easy. If you do not, don’t whine to everyone else and look for an easy payday.

    About the Author:  As the sixth-great grandson of American patriot and Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden, I feel it is my duty to speak fondly of America’s greatness and stand ready to defend her against all adversaries. Sadly, I must rail against the vileness and evil of the leftists, progressives, Marxist, socialists and idiots in general now threatening to destroy our great nation. If you support this aim, please spread the word.

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  • daves

    Excellent article. I work hard to stay healthy and I suspect I will not retire or start collecting social security until I am at least 70.

    Work is fun and I saw my dad deteriorate after he retired early from the railroad. Too much time and not enough to do.

    • hearmetalking

      daves its your mind that will retire early,which will force your poor old wore out body to work until you drop.

    • Floyd

      Checked at Snopes:
      OBAMA’S COLLEGE CLASSMATE SPEAK OUT
      By Wayne Allyn Root , June 6th, 2010
      Barack Hussien Obama is no fool.
      He is not incompetent.
      To the contrary, he is brilliant.
      He knows exactly what he’s doing.
      He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. Economy to create systemic failure.
      Economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and
      Our country from within.
      Barack Hussien Obama was my college classmate ( Columbia University , class of ’83).
      He is a devout Muslim do not be fooled.
      Look at his Czars…anti-business..anti-American.
      As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one!
      Barack Hussien Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven,
      two professors at Columbia University ..
      They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system.
      With government spending and entitlement demands.
      Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming.
      Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn
      the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority,
      that desperately needs government for survival and can be counted on
      to always vote for bigger government.
      Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
      Universal Health Care .
      The health care bill had very little to do with health
      care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions
      of hospital and health care workers, as well as
      adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will
      join government employee unions).
      Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans
      will add trillions to the national debt.
      What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of
      those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .
      Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill
      In the middle of a depression?
      Cap & Trade.
      Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
      health care, Cap & Trade has nothing to do with global warming.
      It has everything to do with redistribution of income, with government in
      control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.
      Those powerful and wealthy unions andcontributors (like GE, which owns NBC,
      MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
      They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama
      and the Democratic Party to keep them in power.
      The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars,
      bigger homes and businesses helps
      Obama “spread the wealth around.”
      Make Puerto Rico a state. Why?
      Who’s asking for a 51st state?
      Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
      entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?
      Certainly not American taxpayers.
      But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s plan all along.
      His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and
      a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
      Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
      Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care
      alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America
      But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be
      counted on to support big government.
      Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to
      dependent children, food stamps, free medical,
      education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security
      .
      Stimulus and bailouts.
      Where did all that money go?
      It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN),
      and unions — including billions of dollars to save or
      create jobs of government employees across the country.
      It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep
      paying union dues.
      It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama
      almost $1 million in contributions).
      A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
      All those public employees (unions) will vote loyally Democrat to protect
      their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America ..
      The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak
      future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow
      more powerful. The ends justify the means.
      Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and
      job creators.
      Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers,
      redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did
      nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
      Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government.
      Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to
      starve his political opposition.
      With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussien Obama and his
      regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding
      constituency of voters dependent on big
      government; a vast privileged class of public employees (unions) who
      work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and
      installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
      Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
      my Columbia University classmate Barack Hussien Obama
      using the Cloward and Piven Plan
      ..
      “Correctly attributed!!” says Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

  • brunch20

    I agree with most of the article except the issue concerning social security. I have been paying into social security my whole working life (40 Years). I have planned well for my retirement and will be fine. However, I am entiteled to social security. The Democrats destroyed it. In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson put all FICA deposits in the General Fund making it “just another tax.” The money was spent and never replaced. When President Obama eliminated FICA deposits calling it “a tax cut.” The “cut” is to us. the money has to be replaced or the program dies of defunding. Why eliminate or cut social security. How about cutting support for illegal aliens, or bloated government bueracrecy, wasteful government spending, earmarks, unnecessary departments, etc. Why should the citizens that worked there entire lives and paid taxes be the ones to suffer because of government mismanagement and wasteful spending.

  • GDC

    At first i thought this artical was about Ben Franklin.

    • msbets

      at first I thought it was an article about mooochell.

  • William H. Smith

    Excellent!

  • comsense

    compared to the King George Britan they left, I’m pretty sure the existing state of our government is about 10 to the power of 10 worse than King George. We are a cesspool of a nation. We are little different than Sodom or Gomorah. We are sick, we are sinful, we are destined to judgement from God. The founding fathers would be very, very sick to see what we did with what they gave us, with the cost of many, many lives.

    • Wondering Woman

      Well, listen up folks, I have to agree with the author of this article, but he is only half right. The half he isn’t right about is that it is not all our own fault, because our authorities are lying to us and too many of us believe it. I still see and hear many that believe in the “global warming” lies after they were exposed as doctored data from well educated scientist who are not above lying to the people who lack the knowledge to check the lies being called facts for them to make their own decisions on. But then again, maybe it is our own fault for believing the lies our government has told us over the decades.

      Some people have tried to tell us the truth but the truth is so inhumane, most of us just cannot believe that any government could be guilty of such things.

      Our government is still lying to us – and it will probably continue until we take back our government and our Constitution by saying THW
      the parties – I’m voting for the best candidate – and we all know that the best candidates cannot be another one world global
      government, aka the new world order puppets
      like our government is filled with now. For those of you who disagree, please do a little on line search to gather information for your wise decision.

      Fact: We are fat and have a lot of health problems because our government has condoned, if not planned it to be that way. We have a lot of rhetoric from the political leaders and medical field as to the cause of our epidemics of obesity, diabetes, autism, alzheimers, etc. and their causes – mostly lies and smoke rings to continue to keep us under control while they continue to supply us with the toxins that are really the cause!

      Classic example is Michele Obama and her
      ?war on childhood obesity!

      Want to know the real cause of our obesity epidemic? Research excitotoxins to find that the two major ones are monosodium glutamate
      (MSG)and aspartame (NutriSweet, Equal). You will find that both of these are well known to cause morbid obesity. Your food supply has been swamped with MSG since the 50’s. FDA would do nothing so a group of doctors went before Congress and laid out studies proving
      that MSG caused mental retardation and Congress passed a bill to make them remove it from baby food/formula in the 60’s. There is also a law saying that MSG must always be
      listed in the ingredients when it is in any food.

      Folks, to see how well protected you are by our FDA – type “names monosodium glutamate is
      hidden under” in your search window and be prepared to print it out because it has a lot of bogus names they hide it under in the ingredients lists. Take that list into your kitchen and start reading ingredients on everything in there – don’t exclude your raw
      meats in the refrigerator when checking. How
      safe are you feeling now? Especially when you realize how much MSG is in that tomato ketchup your kids love so much. Now that we have mentioned that – anyone else notice that
      Congress recently said it is alright for our schools to continue counting 2 packets of ketchup as one vegetable in our public school children’s lunches? Is this stupidity on the part of our congress, or deliberate genocide that our government keeps our children well supplied with excitotoxins that kill off their brain cells, while our ?First Lady makes a big show of being concerned with their obesity?

      We hear a lot of our epidemics of overweight, hypercholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and
      kidney disease. Do a little on line research
      on Metabolic Syndrome Xm which you would probably never have heard about if Dr. Reaven
      had not put his theory and proof on line for all to see. Most likely he put it there because none of the medical journals would publish it, and that was the only way he could get the truth to the public. Research will tell you that all of these symptoms are different phases of metabolic syndrome X which BEGINS with the production of EXCESS
      INSULIN. Research on adverse effects of MSG
      and aspartame says both of these excitotoxins
      cause our pancreas glands to produce excess
      insulin.

      Orthodox medicine finally got around to seeing the truth in Dr. Reaven’s Metabolic Syndrome X and renamed it Insulin Resistance or pre-diabetes mellitus, type 2 – which used to be called diabetes, adult onset. Why did they rename it – who knows – but probably were hoping no one would connect the dots and realize that diabetes mellitus, type 2 had been being mistreated for years. If you are in an early stage of diabetes and still being given oral hypoglycemics (pills) to make your
      pancreas produce more insulin, you are still being mistreated. Why would any sane person
      treat early stages of a syndrome with medication to cause continuation of the cause of it to begin with???

      Feel up to more research – sodium fluoride in our public water supplies to prevent tooth decay and find Germany used it in the water to keep prisoners awaiting the gas chambers complacent and under control.

      Look up the dark side of vaccines – autism is just a small part of it.

      We must not leave out that combination of vitamin C and preservative sodium benzoate in
      the carbonated beverages. Look it up, but I find that combination has now spread to the sport drinks, health drinks, energy drinks, gatorades,etc, – lately I even find it in fruit drinks and even fruit juices.

      Ooops! Almost forgot to mention that our FDA also refuses to let milk produced by shooting the cows full of BGH be labeled as such, so you can’t avoid it, if you wanted to. Lately BGH milk is being connected to cancer and other problems of the breast in cows and humans. In the meantime, our tax money is paying the salary of all those FDA guys raiding the Amish dairyman selling raw milk, who aren’t shooting their cows full of BGH!

      Ooops! Also forgot to mention all Monsanto’s
      GMO seeds. Look up India’s study they did and decided to outlaw all Monsanto’s seeds.
      In the meantime the FDA and USDA seem intent on making nothing but Monsanto’s GMO seeds available here. Recently read that Monsanto is releasing their GMO grass seen this year.

      This is the other half of the story. Chris Gadsen was right in our needing to accept personal responsiblity for our own stupidity, but the public cannot be held responsible
      for making bad decisions based on lies told them by their political, medical, scientific leaders.

    • LCD

      I agree with you on the lying part, esp. when it comes to your diet.

      If you will read the Paleolithic diet, you will find the path to health.

      How many of us know that excessive carbohydrates in the form of sugar and starch of one form or another are added to excess to the really nutricious foods i.e. fruit, non starchy vegetables and meat, thus making them fatten you up and make people with allergies, chrone’s disease and other intestinal disorders sick, with diarrhea and excess adipose tissue (body fat).

      And now we are going to have the food police stealing children’s lunchs and making them eat carbohydrated coated fried chicken and sending home a bill for their replacement to their poverty stricken parents. A gift from the food interferer in cheif at the White House.

    • Shannon

      I completely agree with you. We all need to understand exactly what ingredients we are putting in our bodies. I especially liked the documentary “Forks and Knives” because it discusses American’s meat and dairy consumption and its ties to disease. You guys should check it out!

    • Texan living overseas (until Texas secedes)

      Amen, but then again King George was not that bad. It was the DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENT of Britain we wanted to secede from!

      After all John Adams corresponded with King George trying to get the colonies special rights (NO taxes at all for a few decades or no tariffs), if anything I’d say he tried to blackmail the king to override his own parliament.

      Americans seceded from a democratic parliament over a tiny tea tax. Today we have mandatory naked scanners/genital groping at our airports, an oppressive and invasive income tax system that is not understandable, and Obama just passed a law that gets rid of habeas corpus.

      It looks like the founders’ experiment is finally over: and it failed. There is a reason God is called King of Kings, not Republics.

      Just like the democratic parliament of Britain oppressed us, now the democratic congress is doing the same!

    • Texan living overseas (until Texas secedes)

      But unfortunately most Americans look to the adulterous Franklin and agnostic Jefferson for their spiritual guidance instead of to God and the Bible.

      I swear, some conservatives worship the Constitution to a level that is seriously blasphemous. I worry for their souls.

      God laid out what system of government is best already (see the chapter of Judges) and since men aren’t content with it he suggested monarchy. No where does it say a Republic and Jesus lived in a former republic (Rome) and said to support the dictator-king (Caesar), not the corrupt politicians who still did exist in the Senate.

    • Ken in Tyler

      The handwriting is on the wall and our nation will fail in one way or another. Read “The Harbinger” to find out why. In any event, I am writing to encourage you to come home and join the fight to restore or rebuild our Republic. It may be just the Republic of Texas but “living overseas” is just a form of running away. We must stand as did Nehemiah, ready to rebuild the “wall” when it is finally breached for the last time. Semper Fi-

    • nogoodSSbum

      God’s the ultimate dictator, huh?

    • nogoodSSbum

      Speak for yourself. I work hard, try to enjoy life, and have a sense of right and wrong. If you live in a cesspool it’s your own fault. Show some spine and pull yourself out rather than blame everybody else and call them ugly names.

  • Rusty

    “Fat, Drunk, Lazy and Knocked Up”

    I thought this was going to be about a Libtard law firm.

    • jim letourneau

      Hey Christain Oh thats right Bush, do me a favor fact check MMS one of the deregulation Bush had Channey do and they had few golf events for big oil reps and Gov employees, during start of finanical crisis in American, MMS held 118 golf outtings on taxpayer cost 4.4 millon and I bet drugs and postitutes where mostly included, do fact check, Christain yea I’am not Judgeing just giving a few facts someone knew something.

    • JIM

      You are RIGHT the problems were and are caused by the lib dem Morons and their strongest lobby, the lawyers!!

    • Pat

      Add Dr.Benjamin Spock to the list – his book on raising children came out in the early 1960’s. It warned parents not to discipline their children even when the little hellions deserved it because it could “damage their ego and self esteem”. These self-centered kids grew up with an attitude that whatever they did was wonderful, everyone “owed it to them.” They had kids and the mantra was passed on. Dr. Spock realized he had made a serious mistake and apologized before he died, but the damage was done.

      Thank God I and a lot of other parents let sanity and intuition rule and laid down the same rules that we had grown up with.

    • http://none Mario

      Pat, I must have missed the part where Spock supposedly apologized for being wrong. I must have been paddling one of my kids for disobeying the rules – my bad! It’s really hard for me to believe an idiot like Spock would have the common decency to apologize. And… why did he wait till just before he died? Afraid someone would help him with his demise, because their children grew up without any sense of responsibility?

    • nogoodSSbum

      No that’s a Con firm – Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe. They work on Wall St.

  • wishladya

    Oh wow! I just thought of someone I could sue. Oh wait. It’s me. Dang!

  • 57girl

    If our founding fathers could see how we’ve allowed a corrupt Government to railroad the very Constitution they fought so hard to leave prosperity, they would probably be disgusted with us. We should all hang our heads in shame in allowing our Government to remove our rights as they have. And if it weren’t for our Government enabling a bunch of fat, lazy, welfare recipients, or outsourcing our jobs, thus taking away our livelihoods, maybe Americans wouldn’t be so apt to sit around and wait for someone else to take care of them. Handing more food stamps to someone for having another baby kind of encourages people to lay around and pop them out. Hmmm, do I sound bitter? Yep. I’d say that’s about right. America is swirling down the toilet fast. We need to get the Government out of our lives and expect those that are able bodied to fend for themselves.

    • nogoodSSbum

      Careful – if you get Government out of your life you get the national Defense out of your life too. Can’t have that with the San Marinans and Liechtensteiners ganging up to storm our shores. LOL
      And what about highways? Bridges? You’ll do without that too I guess. What about the FCC that makes sure Rush gets to shoot off his mouth on the radio? Don’t need them either?
      etc.

    • June

      Guess we could do “without” highways and bridges if we had to – -I mean, the pioneers made it all the way to California without so much as a “cow path”!

  • http://n/a Randy

    Keep in mind that since 1982 or so, people could contribute to IRAs even if they had a pension. Many people I know who are retyirted now did not put anything away and now complain. If you are collecting social security you had the opportunity to put SOMETHING into retirement for yourself. Now contraception needs to be mandated by the government!?

    • Wondering Woman

      Randy, no problem! If the one world global government has their way, you will not only have mandated contraceptives, but mandated
      abortions, whether you want one or not.

      Dr. Ron Paul, this sick nation sure needs you!

    • Timothy

      Keep in mind that those collecting Social Security had money they earned invested for them into it by the government with no option of using that money to invest in a retirement plan of their own choosing. The government promised the money would be set aside and used only for that. They broke that promise. If you want to do away with SS outright I demand that I am returned every dime I was forcefully made to invest. Call it breach of contract.

    • June

      Fact of the matter is, it’s a mandated way for the “one-world-order” to “control the population”!

  • smogdew

    Should be mandatory reading for everyone over the age of 12 in the US. But, then again, no one in this has to do ‘anything’ they don’t want.

    Just live in the land of milk and honey. Wonder what they will do when there is NO MORE – and that won’t be long now.

  • donwan

    kind of makes you stop and think for just a moment don’t it????

  • Pete K

    Here I am, 64 yrs.old. Unemployed high school dropout. Fortunately, I was raised to be self sufficient and educated myself in the ways of the world. I worked hard, saved my money, raised my family and NEVER took a dime I didn’t earn. I now own a very nice home, several nice vehicles (all paid for)and have $ in the bank or invested. I’m not rich…I’m not stupid (liberal)either. You want it? Earn it!..Don’t want to? DO WITHOUT! As uneducated as I am, I get it! Why don’t the liberals? Welfare doesn’t work! It never did, it just made the lazy…LAZIER!

  • Regina

    Well if you are not responsible for yourself, there is always the iceflows and polar bears for retirement. No, wait, there is that pesky global warming. there will never be enough ice flows or, hungry polar bears. Guess we will have to depend on oboma care to thin the herd, after all, thats what oboma is depending on. Well that and the gas chambers.

    • Wondering Woman

      MAybe, Regina,

      But rumor has it that the new world order discovered the guillotine is a cheaper method of disposing of the undesirables than the gas chambers. Maybe that is what will be found in those “off limit” areas of the FEMA camps.

  • Betty

    That’s hitting the nail on the head!!!!! Amen to it all….couldn’t have put it better. Wake up people…

  • Joyceann

    I loved this article – just became a fan. I may have just found my new Fox News…lol

  • david farrow

    Chris,
    Are you in Charleston? Contact me, please.

  • Freedomlover

    I totally agree that the US population has become a “government owes me” dependent child. The one thing I disagree with is that SSI is not an “entitlement” as usually defined. The true entitlement in my definition is when one expects something they haven’t had any effort in creating. For 50+ years I was required by my government to contribute to my future SS retirement income and my future Medicare insurance. Except as a religious belief I had no option to not contribute to SS each period or as a self employed individual. If I paid for it, it is already mine just as my 401K and personal retirement fund is mine. So please everyone just stop acting like SS retirement is some type of welfare. I would have gladly kept those withholding deductions and added them to my other retirement funds and have received a much better income than from SS. If I should happen to receive in my retired lifetime more than I contributed to SS (not likely) it is similar to an insurance policy where I pay premiums but may stand to collect more than I originally invested.

    • Retired Marine

      You hit the nail on the head. SS is NOT, I repeat NOT an entitlement. Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, etc. ARE entitlements. If the imbicles in Washington DC would have kept their grubby hands off of the SS trust fund, people on it would be paid more because like a 401 it would have grown by investment.
      Semper Fi

  • niles

    I completely agree with everything except your view on SSI My employers and I were forced to pay over $250,000 into SSi during my 40 plus working years. Now I receive $1175 per month. That would not cover the interest I would be receiving if that money had been put into a simple savings account. At $1175 it will take 18 years to re-cope the principal The odds of me living long enough to do that are slim.

  • M. Carlson

    48% of Americans pay no federal income tax and like it that way. No surprise that they will vote Democrat.

    • niles

      My own daughter paid no income tax last year and will receive a $5000 refund check. They could save money by letting me write her a check instead of writing them one.

  • Martaan66

    This is the best article I have read in a long time. It is amazing to me that such a large percentage of the country can’t see past next week. The libs seem to be willing to have us all enslaved. (one would think blacks especially would be more sensitive to this) It seems all of the special interest groups..blacks..unions…gays..women..indians..etc. etc. care more about their own little interest than they do about the country. That mentality will sink us all. Just plain old common sense. I guess that’s why the libs don’t get it.

    • Wondering Woman

      Yep – go look up that interview video with Obama’s alien half aunt who was denied asylum several years back and ordered to leave the country. She resurfaced after her nephew usurped the position he now holds illegally, found to be on SSI, in public housing and has a SSN, like her brother also here illegally and her nephew.

      Her testy remark to the interviewer that we set up the system and “you people owe me” – pretty much says it all about their attitude.

      Frankly, if ACORN and everybody connected to their “community organizing” suddenly departed our community of the USA, it would be a better place to live. Kinda looks like
      their community organizers must be well supplied with faked document (especially SSN’s and driver’s license) suppliers!

  • http://Brighthouse BADGE007

    founding fathers being ashamed hee my W W 2 generation can’t believe we have sunk so low and todays kids are enyoying every minute of it!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Brighthouse BADGE007

    founding fathers being ashamed hee my W W 2 generation can’t believe we have sunk so low and todays kids are enyoying every minute of it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Tyler

    I agree ALMOST totally. A couple of things – Social Security would be fine if it had not been BORROWED FROM “temporarily” by anyone in DC who wanted a project financed but couldn’t find the money. OF COURSE, they WERE going to PAY IT BACK – except they didn’t.

    Some people are behind the 8-ball on getting a decent job – they have to be for one thing there aren’t that many good jobs around. We can’t use 25 percent of our population being lawyers and another 25 percent doctors. SOMEBODY has to ride the garbage truck. What about children born in Appalachia whose family history is working in coal mines? How are they going to get out and get educated?
    I would like to add to the things to be responsible for. Right now, our government subsidizes day care for kids, provides them insurance and dental care, gives them free lunches, free breakfast, free food to take home at night, free education, free school supplies, free food stamps, free every damn thing. What exactly is the parents responsibility in this? Sounds like they are just breeders basically who have the kids and then the taxpayers raise them. Thats all b.s. but whenever I suggest such a thing I’m a “meanie” who wants our kids to suffer and starve. PLEASE.

  • Nick

    Our founding fathers would be totally disgusted at where we have ended up after all they did to protect us from our future selves!

  • toosmarttovoteGOP

    While there is little doubt that the founding fathers would be distressed at the condition if America’s citizens, it is my firm belief that they would be APPALLED how how near fascism the party of Greed Over Principle has pushed it especially since there were several that wanted to BAN corporations completely. Would that they had succeeded.

    • daves

      Well said!

      I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. The money powers prey upon the nation in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the financial institutions at the rear, the latter is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.
      Abraham Lincoln, letter to William Elkins, Nov. 21, 1864. (After the passage of the debt causing National Bank Act [June 3, 1864]).

  • Paul the Jarhead

    All this angst about the nation makes me laugh. Where was the hue and outcry when “The Greatest Generation” ran into the Socialist arms of FDR and his cabal of Liberal Communism? Much as you b*tch and moan about was allowed to breed and flourish by the so-called “Greatest Generation”. Those losers are the blame for todays puny ‘Americans’. Puny in their hearts, unwilling to to fend for themselves. I don’t want to hear about our grandparents “pioneer spirit” or their “resolve” to beat the “Great Depression”..they rolled over like beaten dogs for the scraps and slavery of the Communist government that promised them all manner of the communist federal machine. Handed their sovereignty to moochers and killers. “Greatest Generation”, I spit in your face..it was you that started this, and your mongrel progeny perfected it.

  • Larry

    Great article. Well written and so true.

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  • Terry Black

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  • http://none Mario

    Evidently, Pat thinks we can blame Dr. Spock for our kids playing soccer, and not keeping score – so their self-esteem won’t be lost by being on the losing side. I wonder just how good they will feel, when they know they have won a game, and it still doesn’t matter.

  • Libertarian RN

    Only one word to sum this one up – AMEN!!

  • http://outlookexpress pokey

    Great article and in complete agreement except the money taken from workers called social security belongs to the individual and not the government. Regardless of whether the recipient is living totally on the funds or whether it is chicken feed compared to what he had invested; it is still his money and not thieves calling themselves government.
    My other rebuttal is that nobody knows for sure if smoking will cause cancer for a person. I’ve known chain smokers that died from old age and I personally had an uncle that said he didn’t know what it was like for tobacco to pass his lips yet he died from lung cancer. Some would say he got secondhand smoke but this would be wrong as he was a farmer and was outdoors most of the time. I say it is from a persons DNA or body chemistry and on one knows who tobacco will kill and which will not. One only knows this by having used tobacco and find the results by contacting cancer or dying from another reason.

  • Mike Johnson

    What more can I say but “Amen”… he tells it like it is.

  • Keith

    Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves. I was born in 63′ and we didn’t have a lot when we were growing up. My parents provided us a nice home, food and clothes, we didn’t feel entitled to hand outs. We were taught that you have to work in order to get things you want, it wasn’t just handed over to you. Now all the 30 and under crowd think and expect that anything they want they should get, no work, no sweat, no nothing. The mantality has become gimmi-gimmi-gimmi and do it NOW. I know there are some of the 30 and under crowd that is not like that and there are some that are over 30 that have the gimmi-gimmi-gimmi mantality. We have allowed our Government to become a totalitarian government just like England was to our founding fathers. It will be very tough to remove them all with just elections. We allowed all of it to get out of control, the Courts and the Government on all levels needs to be rebuilt using our Constitution as the guide like the founding fathers would do.

  • Steve

    Your Nations problem will never be solved as long as there is a free ride. You includes the right to vote even though you have not or refuse to contributing to the well being of your nation. This right to vote must be earned. If you pay taxes you are sustaining the nation and contributing to its betterment then you have earned and I do mean earned the right to vote. Otherwise sit on your back side and shut up for you have no forfitted this rights. Just an observation from a concerned Canadian.

  • Blaze

    When I graduated from HS in 1972 I was told I would never collect SS even though I would have to pay into the system. The person who said that was absolutely right.

    There are two reasons the SS system is failing now. When the SS funds became part of the Federal General fund, any funds that were paid into the system were taken out and spent on projects and an IOU was put into a file cabinent. Now there are very few funds in the system and will stay that way until it is returned the Trust Fund system that it used to be.

    When SS started, there were 25 people paying into the system per person receiving benefits. Now there are 3 people paying into the system and it’s the same for Medicare. If nothing is done, both programs will fail.

  • Jack

    Exellent!! But I would add one more thing to the point about Voter ID. You should not have the right to vote unless you can prove you have paid some income taxes, otherwise you have no “skin in the game”.

  • karad1

    While I agree with practically everything stated in this post, using terms like “idiot” to describe a fellow human being is simply wrong and lacking of the civil discourse that is critical to building back the moral fiber of today’s society.

  • http://www.patrawlins.com Pat Rawlins

    Great article Chris!

  • Riverdweller

    One of the best articles i have read on this site. I may not agree with everything in it but it is very well done.

  • Shannon

    Great aricle, especially regarding the lawsuits created for people’s own poor choices. I am horrified when I see kids being fed complete junk for meals. All of the processed fast-food and packaged meals are so bad! Especially for kids! I can understand why people want to take action, but a lawsuit is NOT the way to do it. Personally, I applaud the efforts taken by different programs to get kids up and moving, too.

    I know there were other points in the article, this one just really hit home for me!

  • Shane

    Yes, liberals and their allies in the legal profession have been telling Americans for decades that someone else is responsible for your problems and failures. This is especially true for women and minorities – white men and corporations are the devil for liberals.

  • http://n/a toysoldier

    My Scottish immigrant grandfather intervened when my dad wished to have me christened George Willia Anderson yhe 3rd. He stated the former British monarch was a blithering idiot and serious thigs would happen if the name went on in that form.

    That was true, My name is William, the William in William Wallace, but w/o the Wallace.

    As a revolutionary war reenactor, we were in a formation where the Declaration of Independanc was read init’s entirety to the troops, just as it was in the 18th century. I had read through, empasize READ THRUOGH the document many times, but standing in formation with our full size, fully operational field gun, I was almost in tears and had to support myself on the 54″ high wheel of my gun: realizing that the offenses of Britain we then fought against were the same offenses our contemporary government was committing against our current citizens.

    THIS WAS IN THE LATE 1980s, and has steadily become worse. Instead of an evil monarchy, today, we are plagued by socialistic marxistic, communistic and islamic threats all rolled into one package.

    GOD may help us– but will you???? toysoldier

  • mary Wilkins

    America Wake up,,,if you don’t Barry will win and we will be the losers ,,,,We must do everything we can to keep him from another term..We have all the info on this creep,,,we must get rid of him