Sunday, June 30, 2013

One Man's View


A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots

by Jeff Foxworthy:

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America!

Amen (thank you Jeff)

19 comments:

  1. Well boy howdy David. One the best posts ya ever did that I can agree with 100%. I don't like get'n political on somebody's blow. But this stuff ain't political. It's just down right truth of where America is today.
    Dang, I sure hope ol' Jeff don't get his self on no "lists" up there in Washington DC. Or you for your part in repost'n.

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    1. Did I say blow? "Dang Billy Bob, don't ya know how to spell BLOG"?

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  2. Bout as true as you can get BB. I'll overlook the misspelling since we;re on the same page.

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  3. Very true. BTW, how is your foot by now?

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  4. Well DD, it was doing good, but started turning red again in one place. No swelling so far though and it looks like the red is going away now. I think I'd been standing and walking too much.

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  5. Good one and it's all true. How about are Government is going to leave 17 billion $'s worth of equipment in Afghanistan because it costs $14 billion to bring it back. How about the Government sending $7 billion to Africa to help them get electricity.

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  6. That's the government for ya!

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  7. I am about to buy some property in Terlingua ranch. What is the policy on the dues? I saw on this blog that large landholders are exempt and that if you don't pay your dues there is no penalty, but on another blog I read about people being taken to court by POATRI and having their land taken for not paying dues. What is the REAL story here? Good blog and I hope you can answer my post

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  8. If anyone is going to get taken to court then it would probably be POATRI. They seem to get a lot of that.

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  9. Thanks for the info. I hope to maybe be your neighbor one day. Any tips on buying acreage or dealing with realtors?

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  10. Don't buy sight unseen and do your homework is about the best I can tell you. Its easy to get burned.

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  11. I am trying to do my homework which is how I came across your blog. I will definitely NOT be buying sight unseen. I have seen so much of this "buy land online NOW make an instant payment for 20 acres!". What a joke. Thanks for the advice

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  12. Tffnguy how are you doing this morning? Hope all is well with you.

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  13. bae559c8, Google earth can be your friend at least as far as seeing how far you would have to drive out to get to black top. What you need to figure out is how far out in the sticks you want to live and whether you can handle being stuck on your land for several days after rain. You also need to figure out whether you can handle living off grid or need to be on grid. There is a lot of stuff to take in to account. Google earth recently updated their view of this area so that might help some, but there are roads down here that haven't been touched in years so some property is probably impossible to get to or you could have several flats trying to get to it.

    MsB, I'm going to the doctor this morning to see if I can go home or not. If so the Foots will be here tomorrow and I'll ride home with them. I feel fine now.

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  14. The best advice on buying Terlingua property is, DON'T.

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    1. AGREE dude, look around Sanderson Tx, not as cheap but yu can get 50 acres on paved Rd 2-3 miles from town possible Electricity and Water (besides phone an Internet, a given there) and the most IMPORTANT a staffed Medical Clinic, Recognized School District. AVOID Terlingua/Presidio/Lajitas etc. Nothing there.

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  15. There's some good advice there. Now you have people moving down here that want to turn Terlingua in the the same type Shit Holes they moved from. Go Figure!

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  16. as long as the Yankees come down, hang around a little while, then go away....it's all good.

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