Learn what "We the People" really means
To the Editor:
I was leaving Hannaford in Rumford Saturday night and I hear a voice behind me say, "I guess you have an opinion!"
I turned around and said, "what are you talking about?"
He proceeded to explain to me why having the words "Don't tread on me!" written on the back window of my Subaru was actually treading on America. I asked why and he said that putting that on a Subaru and not buying an American car was treading on our nation.
After those remarks, we had further words about the constitution, General Motors purchased by the U.S. government, and clean air laws. This man asked me to keep an open mind next time I buy another car and buy American.
Are you kidding me? Buy American? There certainly are a few good products made here, but very few. We sold our soul long ago when we came off the gold standard. We committed to other nations when they freaked out on us because of that move that we would become a nation of heavy consumers and thats when we starting losing our manufacture jobs over seas. The U.S. government said that we would move production overseas and then came the progressive legislation that slowly caused businesses to go overseas to remain profitable and competitive.
I am personally sick of hearing people whine about how poor the quality of our products are and yet say not a word to the stores and manufacturers that make the crap that we want better quality and we want it made here! We have all been brainwashed that big business is screwing us and that is a flat out lie.
Do the research people, you will plainly see that we have screwed ourselves. Stop relying on the government to wipe your rear for you. Clean your scraps and be your wet nurse. Demand more!
We have given government all the power and we take no responsibiliy to change our stars. We gave up our financial power for the ability to print money anytime we please, and everytime we do our dollor loses more and more value.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity." Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address.
Folks, if you have not read the extensive writings of our founders, then you have either been ignorant of their existence or negligent in your duty to know our system of government. The answers to most all of todays problems exist in those writings.
Put down the ipod, remote, cell phone, DVR, xbox, and learn what "We the People" really means.