Thursday, May 21, 2009

God Giveth and the Government Taketh Away

Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller fame wrote a great article for Glenn Becks' Fusion magazine stating his reason for being a Libertarian. It's a good explanation of why government force isn't a good plan. It reminds us of what we have learned about the pre-earth life when we decided that coming to earth was a good idea, but Lucifer's plan was a bad idea. You know the plan where he was going to force everyone to make correct choices (that would be his version of correct) in order to return to the Father's presence. Turns out that people don't really enjoy force. They voted against Lucifer and voted for the right to make their own choices, bad or good. We're seeing people fighting the idea of force now; that's why we have tea parties and California residents voting against tax increases. We want to decide for ourselves, even if we screw it up, because we know better than the government what is best for us. Penn's article is here:

President Obama, the same president who said he didn't want to run the car companies, is getting closer and closer to running the car companies. It appears that we can look forward to driving cars the size of skateboards in the future. The emissions standards that he is putting in place for the future are going to make larger vehicles unaffordable:

Where do they find the time to do it all? You would think that Washington is so busy running the car companies and creating oppressive, useless healthcare that they wouldn't have time to create any other freedom-sucking, power-grabbing legislation. Yet, in another move towards socialism, Democrat Representative Alan Grayson is introducing legislation today that would require everyone to have one week of paid vacation. For the life of us, we cannot figure out how our vacation time is of any concern to the federal government.

And, last but certainly not least, we're getting closer to Obamacare. We're just wondering if his family is going to be subjected to the same care that will be imposed on us. Because we can't imagine someone intentionally imposing this plan on people they supposedly love. It's enough to make us sick -- oh, wait, we don't want to get sick. Better stock up on those antioxidants. This article outlines what we can expect from Obamacare:

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