A caller to this show made an excellent point but it took a while for the point to sink in. It’s the correct reaction to the daily lie being told to us by the media about the office of USA president. The lie is that THE PRESIDENT controls our destiny. According to both candidates for president, and all of their supporters, THEY hold the key to whether our lives are good or bad, whether or dreams are reached or not.
But is that the truth? If you are looking for work, does the president of the United States have ANYTHING to do with your success in finding work? If you are planning a vegetable garden for next year, does the president of the United States have ANYTHING to do with your success? If you are in a new relationship or mending an old one or doing any of the THOUSAND of important things that you and I do to make our lives better, does the president of the United States have ANYTHING to do with our success?
Or does CONGRESS have anything to do with our success? Or the US Supreme Court? As far as I can tell, none of the branches of the federal government have ANYTHING to do with the success we seek in our lives, with the pleasure we experience in our lives, with the goals we set for ourselves and eventually reach or die trying. THAT is all up to US, to you and me.
I’ll confess at times even I have fallen into the trap of thinking that my future somehow depends on who is in the White House or who is in the Governor’s mansion or who sits on the County Commission or in City Hall. But it’s really you and me, JUST you and me, our character, our faith, our self-discipline, our talents and our energy, WE control the future of our lives. We should relegate all those politicians and gov’t employees to their proper place which is far, far, FAR in the back of the room. And as our employees, they can do us a favor of shutting UP about all the wonderful things they plan to do with OUR money.
THEY should NEVER be in charge of your and my health care. They should NEVER be in charge of your and my education as it continues through our lives. They should NEVER be in charge of what cars we drive or what movies we watch or what we say or write to each other or with whom we gather for ANY reason. When we meet as a tea party that REALLY scares them, so much so that our employee, the president, actually disparaged us law-abiding citizens as awful people for DARING to challenge the government’s unprecedented spending binge.
Today, this week, this month, this year, year after year the major news sources are doing ENORMOUS damage to us, spreading a HUGE lie throughout our society… by mentioning the president every hour ON the hour, day after day, week after week, as if the president DOES play an important part in our daily lives. It’s similar to dictatorships which have giant posters of the fearless leader on all major buildings – you see them all the time, as if THEY are in charge. It’s a lie, a lie we have to resist.
You are in charge of your life; I am in charge of my life and if we could go a month at a time without hearing news about whoever is president, I think this would be a BETTER country.
Look at all the people believing the lie. I will NOT stand in the flood water waist deep waiting for the president to rescue me, but as you witnessed, there are people who will. I will NOT expect the president to provide me with prescription drugs or contraceptives, but as you witnessed, there are people who will. I will NOT wait for the president to provide me with a job, but as you witnessed, there are people who will.
If I do what I can for you, and if you do what you can for me, REGARDLESS of how the election turns out at the federal, state or local level, we’ll succeed. Faith in each other and faith in God started this country and that faith will sustain this country. Don’t let the president or the media lie to you otherwise.