Birds Squirrels People and Politics
While watching birds and squirrels going after the same peanuts I noticed at first they’d go after the biggest one. A few weeks later I noticed that a few squirrels would be putting two peanuts in their mouths and head back to their nest or den or whatever you call their “home”. I noticed that even birds began picking up two peanuts and trying to fly to their nests without dropping any. One day I saw a young squirrel saw bits and pieces of peanuts that had no shells and would seem to like each one up as he spotted it. Animals can be fun to watch and funny in their own way. At our house we have around ten squirrels and quite a number of blackbirds, bluejays, sparrows, robins and finches that come out first for the peanuts, then for the scraps and crumbs. God knows them all by name and takes care of their every need, like he does for people.
However with people they tend to overlook the morsels and fight over scraps and crumbs. Take a happy meal at McDonalds, put it in front of grandchildren and they will fight and bicker over the fries or chicken nuggets but leave the burger until last, if at all. Grownups are not much better. It never ceases to amaze me how many people grab hold of a crumb while ignoring the entire morsel.
There are issues of national and international importance, like global thermonuclear war (remember the movie War Games?); hunger and homelessness in America; Veterans are ignored by the VA over service connected chemical exposure; rioting, demonstrations, mass murder in our streets; children being murdered in abortion clinics and oh so much more going on around us. Internationally we see lawlessness; genocides; sexual trafficking of humans; and wars on every front; religion is under attack and outlawed if not “sanctioned” by regional fanatics.
The information age has besought cybercrime and cyber criminals are hacking into secure financial computer systems and attempting to hack top secret military computer networks and identity theft affects a great many people in so many ways. All too often when cyber hackers are caught are they prosecuted and put away for life? No, many are given six figure incomes with some of the very corporations they have hacked into, so they can stop future hacking attempts.
Meanwhile back in American politics the democrats are still looking for Donald Trump’s tax returns, Hillary is still wondering “What Happened” and republicans are stuck on Benghazi. Sounds about right don’t it?
Around 242 years ago the Constitution of the United States was written utilizing biblical principles and would be eventually adopted by all of the original 13 states to become the Rule of Law in America, making it a Constitutional Republic, the only one of its kind in the world, even today. It consists of Amendments and the Bill of Rights and defines how our government is one of the people, by the people and for the people. It contains provisions for self-government, a system of checks and balances in government, even establishes protocol for lawful entry and punishment for unlawful entry.
We are at a point in time where lawmakers and lawbreakers have joined forces in an attempt to shred the Rule of Law, discredit and smear people and their ideas should they be different. We have gone through a period of more than 20 years where the government has become the know all, fix all for national and international affairs and there are many in government who have a firm grasp on political power and have become financially secure at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Some would tend to boil America down into two pots of politically red and politically blue, which totally ignores the intent of our founding fathers who created a melting pot of people from all nations and cultures leaving their homelands and coming to America to become part of the American Dream. They are not “dreamers” as our liberal politicians and media would have us to believe. One must become more than just a dreamer because dreamers are not doers. Just as wanting to be rich and have all the benefits does not make you a skilled worker without doing a lot of hard work.
I don’t believe that red and blue define us today anymore that blue and gray defined us more than 150 years ago under President Abraham Lincoln. Ideology and patriotism doesn’t define us either because it comes down to action or inaction. Either you are in action moving forward working to achieve your American Dream, or you are simply caught up in inaction, unable to achieve anything of significance.
So while America is moving forward to once again become once again a major dominant force in world affairs, there is a need for ALL Americans to unite under one flag, the Stars and Stripes, and support one leader and whether you love him or hate him that leader is President Donald J. Trump.
Let me give you some alternatives. 1) – Move outside the USA, where you are free to express yourself, but not without consequences. 2) – Support and engage in subversive activities and insurrection against the U.S. government, with consequences. 3) – Sit back and do nothing! The consequences will take care of themselves and you right along with them.
It has been said many times that “a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”! – I am the Real Truckmaster!