Well, our new President is sworn in, a truly historical event for our nation. It’s funny, though, y’know? One of the greatest hot items under discussion recently with the bailouts and all is the horrible financial crisis that our country is in. I’m tempted to say this is so much hooey. Why? Well, if we were really in that terrible of a crisis, would the incoming new President have spent $150 MILLION dollars on the inauguration? (Bush spent $42 million, FYI) Surely this harbinger of change wouldn’t do something like that. Imagine where those millions could have gone to help the needy.
But, Whitehouse.gov is already announcing that “Change has come to America.” Maybe they mean pocket change?
Y’know, I kept hearing about how this Country needed “change” during this past year from Obama and the Democrats…and as I looked around at the country in which I live, I kept wondering exactly what it is they want to change. So I examined what it is we currently have that is so bad and found:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I guess it’s time to change that. The Democrats would like to see “hate crimes” passed, which is really no more than making the “thinking of a wrong thought” illegal. Imagine what will happen when the change president pushes that through: Churches will no longer be able to preach from the Bible because it offends someone. So, yeah, I guess that will be changed.
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Already many places are trying to curb our rights to carry weapons. All we have to do is look at all the places that have done this and see that the crime rates have risen there. Oh sure, maybe fewer guns are used, but the bad guys know the good guys don’t have guns, so it emboldens them. I’ve already talked about what I think the First President George Washington would do were he still around. I guess we can look for this change as well.
Our current government gives us three branches to complete a “balance of power:” Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Legislative consists of our elected Congressmen, and their task should be to make laws. Judicial is supposed to see that those laws made by Congress are fair and legal. Executive is supposed to “execute” or carry out the laws. Liberal judges have, in the past few years, began to change the laws and make them mean what they’d like instead of insuring that they’re fair and intended the way Congress meant. I guess we’ll see more of that change, shifting the balance of power around.
I genuinely hope the new President does a good job. I hope there are enough level heads in Washington (yes, I’m laughing too!) to ensure that this change he keeps talking about does not turn us into a Socialistic USSA as it sounded during the debates. I’ll be praying that he does a good job because I’m pretty content with the way our country is now and think the Founders did a pretty good job getting it right the first time, after all, it’s worked for more than 200 years! I’m just not anxious to see the kind of change he’s mentioned.
But maybe I’m the only one.