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Education Woes

Parents are in an uproar over a certain video being used in the public schools. I figured this would be an introduction to education and parenting. I will try to address this video in depth at a later date. I felt it was necessary to bring this video to everyone’s attention though. I personally am not too keen over this video’s lessons and mis-statements. The movie is called, “The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard.” Tides Foundation is responsible for the publication of this movie…and no I do not mean the laundry detergent…without further ado, here is the seemingly benign movie:

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September 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Healthcare Mayhem

This is just a brief overview of the health care system disaster. This is not everyone’s opinion, but I want to try to be as balanced and fair as possible. I also realize my data may be inaccurate at this time due to the massive changes and multiple proposed policies before this country. Health care is a “hot button” for the moment which will take much time to reach a workable solution.

The health care system we endorsed for years is far from perfect. Everyone agrees on the fact that it needs to be re-vamped. The intent I had was to read the already proposed documents and then break them down a bit. I have changed my mind, since seeing the latest information, for now. The health care documents already are immense at 1000+ pages. There are 4 primary versions in circulation of proposed healthcare bills; The Senate Bill, The Bacus Bill, The House Bill, and Obama’s Bill. The new proposals want to mandate that every citizen obtain health insurance. Whoever does not obtain health insurance will be penalized each year up to $3,800.00 per household, business employers will be penalized approximately $790.00+/- per un-insured employee. Whether this information has been updated or not, I have not heard or read yet.

Now, the latest news, they are proposing an additional 254 ammendments to the proposed healthcare plans. This, no doubt with the beaurocratic rhetoric and legal “gobblety gook,” may have the document totals at around 4000+ pages. I must note that nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the Government the authority to mandate that an individual citizen MUST obtain healthcare insurance. I can also see the other side of the coin where people do not approve having to spend their own money on un-insureds. I do believe that everyone should be able to have health insurance. At this point, it would be best for the Government to scrap the current write-ups and start from scratch, touching on the main problems with the current healthcare system. I hope to be able, at a later time, to address the healthcare dilema more in depth.

One thing is certain, nobody agrees on the proposals. The Government needs to address the serious problems in the healthcare system; keep what works and toss what does not work. I want to see where this healthcare mayhem is all going before commenting further on this topic.

Country Patriots

Jennifer

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corruption

Corruption is running rampant everywhere we turn. The Government is extremely overloaded with corruption and this is NOT acceptable. If corruption in the mainstream was as rampant as it is in the Government, it would not be tolerated. Proof positive on this claim is the over crowding of our prisons and jails. Why then are we allowing this to continue at the Government levels? It has been proven repeatedly that the more money and power one holds the less the penalty, usually it allows for a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

If we look at just a few instances, such as tax fraud, Wall Street, the banking system, ACORN, SEIU, and etc, it is appalling. The people who are in powerful people’s pockets can get away with corruption, while the average citizen or the “ex-communicated” is land-basted. I could write a volume of encyclopedias if I took the time, but who would read it? Again, it is the complacency of the people who have allowed this to go unchecked. Those few voices who have stood up have been discredited, ignored, placed under a “witch hunt,” or chastised; swept away and destroyed. Is it any wonder that the people have lost faith in the system?

The one thing that seems to stand out, in my mind, is that most people are sedentary until it effects them personally. Usually, by the time the full blast of corruption slams people, it is already too late. By the time it is realized, there is so much muck to wade through that we cannot figure out exactly where to begin or how to begin. Looming ahead in our future, if we do nothing to “clean house,” is devastation and disaster. The voices, who try in vain to wake others up, end up being consumed by the darkness before the light shines through.

Co-operation is sorely lacking as well. I see this on all levels. Many people speak out and agree something needs to be accomplished, but when it comes down to “put your money where your mouth is,” only one, or a very few, stand holding the bag. Without co-operation and teamwork, things will not get better. We ALL need to write our Senators and Congressmen, get on the horn and let them know we are here and we are not pleased. If people think they have ideas for better solutions, pass them on. Do not just stand and criticize and name call. Offer suggestions and solutions if you have a problem with what is currently in place. Maybe the idea you have has not been brought to the table. The politicians need to be accepting and not look down on the people as if the people are not intelligent enough to know things. Elected officials do not have all the answers either. Being HUMBLE is appropriate behavior. Let the people know their opinion is valued.

A huge portion of the problems in today’s society is the utter lack of morals and values. The Government is leading by example, and it shows. Everything done filters down the chain and affects many. It affects people you would not even think about or possibly know. Everything a person does has a consequence. Whether it is good or bad depends on what the person has done. Take the time to think things through before acting on said things.

History continues to repeat itself. The reason for repetition is that people have not learned from the mistakes made. Most of us know the old saying, “Beating a dead horse.” Beating a dead horse will not change things, but it will wear the person out and the horse will still be dead. Why then won’t the Government and the people wake up and try something new? For the politicians and people who HAVE been trying to make a difference, I commend you for your efforts and humbly ask you to not give up or give in.

Country Patriots

Jennifer

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment