Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taking it Back

Living where I live is an interesting experience. What is most interesting is the number of people who are beginning to take their town back.

For decades, the community I live in has had it's bureaucracy grow. Unions have taken over and increased school budgets, forced closings and consolidations.

The other day, a gentleman came into my office and started talking about all the things he is doing to take back his life. He is no longer allowing the local, regional, state or federal bureaucrats a say in what he teaches his children.

He is founding a private school that teaches children the basics and returns them to an era when they felt free to question the status quo. This gentleman isn't happy with his current status quo. Listening to others in our small community, tells me he is not alone.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Can you ever know too much?

For the past year, I have been using my internet saavy phone to get my news each morning. I have always been a voracious reader and news junkie, but lately I have been getting the feeling that I may know too much and separating the truth from the fiction has become much more difficult in the past two years.

Combining my love of biography, non-fiction historical accounts and my inate scepticism drives me to learn and speak the truth.

Crisis after crisis keeps happening in our nation today. I am not a conspiracy theorist and don't see the big hand of government behind it.

I do see that we have let the people in power have too much. Our founding fathers and mothers would be appalled at what we have done with their gift. We have squandered it and left nothing but debts to our children and grandchildren.