A few weeks ago, in an effort to call attention to the similarities of the Democratic Party’s strategy, both local and nationally, I cited the famous “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it” line.
The parallel was the Affordable Care Act and the purchase of the golf course with Edgar Owens’ gift to the people of Franklin County.
In both cases, elected officials made decisions before important questions were answered. An informed decision is always the best course of action. It is one thing to be blindsided by things you do not know, and quite another to close your eyes to known issues, and just move forward.
Predictably, when this is done negative consequences flow from it; the known issues surface. To simplify this, here is an example. You are driving along and your gauges indicate your oil may be low. An experienced driver, or one that had to work and pay for the vehicle, will pull over and investigate it.
You have to answer the question. If you do not, it is predictable the engine will seize and you will be walking.
Using this example, I will contrast the thinking of a conservative and a liberal. The norm is you can interchange the word republican with conservative, and democrat for liberal.
The conservative will understand they are responsible for the consequences of their own action, or inaction, while the liberal will blame the vehicle or someone else for being low of oil. Then have the expectation, because in their mind it is not their fault, someone else is obligated to buy them another vehicle. That someone else is you.
Well I am sure you have heard it said, there is no free lunch, it follows there is no free ride. Someone always has to pay for it.
Questions about the purchase of the golf course for the Owens Park remain unanswered. They include, why was the land purchased before it was appraised, what are the personal financial interest of sitting county commissioners with the deal, why was no plan for the property in place before the purchase, why did the county attorney say they were not at liberty to discuss the details, and why was the property removed from foreclosure when others showed interest in buying it?
I have been pressing this and other issues pretty hard. While officials continue to refuse to answer, something interesting has been happening.
The tactic of using others to question the question appears to be at play. It is the art of distraction. Pivot to the left, then pivot to the right, you put your left foot in; you put your left foot out, just keep turning all about.
Recently, I had someone try to pull me off course with this. In an effort to bring the conversation back on point I asked the person, so then answer this for me. Do you feel our government spends too much, or that we are taxed too little? Here is the answer she gave. “We spend too much, and tax too little.”
This is the kind of thing you just cannot make up. Read it for yourself on the Franklin Times blog. It was posted by jwauh on Aug. 27.
If people know and believe our government is spending too much money, why would they want to give the government more money to spend by raising taxes? A line I really like is, “well that makes sense, but not to me.” Does it make sense to you?
If not, I have to ask you, so why are you still a democrat? I will be the first person to tell you the Republican Party is infested with RINO’s; Republican in Name Only, not true conservatives. They too need to be voted out of office.
Remember when you vote for a democrat locally, they support the national party agenda of open borders; amnesty for millions, reduced spending for the military; think about the Islamic threat to America, the killing of the unborn; funding Planned Parenthood, and dividing the people of our country by our differences.
America first, not personal political ambition, remember in November, while you still have a choice.
Tax and spend, spend and tax, it is the liberal mind set and the Democratic Party’s approach to things. Just keep driving the vehicle until it no longer runs. Well then what?
The last time I checked it, the national debt was $17,736,165,257,808, fact sourced from http://usadebtclock.com/. This represents a family liability for each American family right at $1 million.
Does anyone honestly believe at some point this is not going to all come crashing down?
“We the People” a non-partisan American Patriot group meets at 7 p.m. tonight at Johnny Bull Steak House in Louisburg. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting is open to the public.