Founding Fathers: Protecting Your Bucket List

The problem we have is with bureaucrats determining what is best for us. The problem with conformity is most will be left unsatisfied.

What would you do if you could not fail? If you had backers with enough money to correct any of your mistakes and teachers who would explain each failure to you to avoid future losses; what would you do?

Would you stay at home and collect food stamps and government welfare? Or would you get up and get to it? Strange as it may sound, not everybody would be attracted to working the long hours and dealing with multiple failures if they could avoid it all by staying home and watching television or playing on a computer.  Everybody has a different definition of success and a comfortable life. Everybody has separate expectations for outcomes affecting their lives.

What would you do if you were guaranteed you would be successful at least 50 percent of the time? How about if you were successful 25% of the time?

For example, how many of you have a place you would like to visit or a sight you would like to see? Do you have a long term goal for visiting or seeing this place?  Do you stand more of a chance of seeing this place if you have a plan or should you rely on hope for it to happen? If you have a plan, do you carry around a photo/description or a 3x5 card listing this location? Do you wake every morning thinking of this place?

I know a lady who for years wanted to see the Mona Lisa in Paris. She developed a plan and worked her plan. The day she stood in front of this famous painting she reports crying in joy at seeing this remarkable piece of art. Understand she was not an artist or an art connoisseur; she just wanted to see this painting. There is no additional money in seeing the art, her business did not grow from seeing the art, but she considers herself richer for having gone to Paris to see the Mona Lisa. She had a plan and she worked her plan to success.

By now you are wondering if I will ever get to the point. The point is we all have different needs, different goals and different abilities. We have different work ethics, different skill sets, and different levels of stamina. We all have a different “bucket list.”  Thus, the problem many have with big government.

The problem we have is with bureaucrats determining what is best for us. The problem with conformity is most will be left unsatisfied. Our Founding fathers understood this concept when writing the Constitution. If the Government decides, then … what chance does a person have for developing his own goals, own lifestyle and own way of life?

By definition Government is too big, too inflexible and too organized to monitor every person’s dream. In a Socialist Society only the elite will visit museums in other countries. The working class needs to be at home working on projects decided by the central planners. A Government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it all away.

The question might be as we go into this election period: who will control your dreams, who will control your goals, and who will control what is in your heart?

People come to the United States seeking freedom. Freedom is not a thing, a job
or a place. It is the ability to dream, to plan and then work your plan for your benefit. Sorry, Harry Reid, I don’t think you and your pals have a big enough heart to work my plan. Actually, I don’t think you or your friends can dream my dreams. Harry and his friends may think my dream is a waste of time. But Harry and friends cannot understand the joy of having a dream and working it to success. That is why our Constitution guarantees individual freedoms.

The Constitution protects our dreams.

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Marc Schroeder August 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I think Mr. Greet is whining again. If Stevie wants to take orders from you? That is on him. I have already informed you what you can do with your opinions of how I respond to you or any other person I disagree with. And if you think there is anything that makes your "critique" any more "legitimate" than mine? You are cracking walnuts in your A hole. At least I can spell the word correctly.
Marc Schroeder August 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Oh, and a couple more comments about Mr.Webb's whineathon that I did not have the space or the energy to respond to last night. No one wants "to be on the public dole" I think having a good job and making a decent living would be just about anyone's first choice before having to go thru the humiliation of welfare. As a child I had to eat that gross welfare food and deal with the humiliation of being one of the kids who got a free lunch and believe me, the other kids do give them a hard time about it. The real reason there are so many Americans on social services is, rightwing A holes like the two Johns (who make their living off of tax-dollars) and Mitt Romney exporting American jobs, fighting to keep wages so low it is impossible to raise a family on them. And then, they have the nerve to whine about all of these under paid workers not paying taxes. Then Mr.Webb tries to make the case we should feel sorry for the rich because "Their bills are higher, their failures more spectular and their commitment to their employees more daunting" Well, those high bills are caused by over consumption, failure is something we all deal with and many if they even have employees? To many want them to work for less than a living wage, no health-care, vacation or retirement benefits. And with the unmitigated gall to claim they have higher morals and follow the teachings of Jesus?
Marc Schroeder August 11, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Then, another lie, "the left worked hard to keep the races from integrating"? Total BS, "the left" cares a hell of a lot more about those races having decent jobs, food and a roof over their heads than greedy SOBs like Paul Ryen who want to gut the safety net for America's poor who are mostly minority races so the rich can get ANOTHER tax-cut and we can start another war for Israel. Then, after writing a long winded post pointing out our differences, Mr Webb once again ascends to the heights of hypocrisy with the laughable statement " There is a whole group of people who spend their time pointing out our difference rather than our gifts to each other." That would be you Johns, simply parroting the nonsense your right-wing propaganda feeds you and the rest of the less than intelligent followers of the 1% who are milking America dry and destroying her middle-class. If you had the brains necessary to understand the damage you are doing to our Nation? I would recommend you be hung for treason. But you do not, so just arguing against you will have to do.
John B. Greet August 11, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Sorry, Marc. Being human, I sometimes commit the occasional typo. Apparently, being entirely omniscient and omnipotent, you feel yourself above such petty human failings. How fortunate for you.
John B. Greet August 11, 2012 at 09:26 PM
At this point, it appears that Marc has expended almost twice as many words whining about Mr. Webb's presentation than Mr. Webb did in writing it. Webb article word count: 650 Marc's whining word count in response: 1161 Perhaps Marc would be more content writing his *own* column, than spending so much time bashing the sincere efforts of others.


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