The Grey-Haired Brigade

 Reblogged from Voting American.

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time.

We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. (continued here)

The generation that proceeded mine still lives on, and it is hugely deserving of our respect. Yet even that generation made mistakes and sinned. So The Grey-Haired Brigade includes these lines.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.” You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’

Too many entrusted politicians with the education of their children. They put their  precious children on a bus and let people they did not choose fill their children’s heads with whatever the politicians of that day thought appropriate. Then they expected their children as adults to be prepared to see through the lies of politicians? Why would they expect such a thing? How long have the politicians been telling us lies? How many do even the Grey-Haired Brigades still believe?

If parents want their children taught properly, then they cannot pass that responsibility onto government officials. They have to do what the people who founded this country did. They have to see the education of their children as a matter of paramount importance, not a matter to be entrusted to “experts” picked by people they do not know.

Proverbs 22:6 Good News Translation (GNT)

Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.

Ephesians 6:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.

Because we have been letting the wrong people teach our children, we are losing the Culture War. We are losing our children, and we have only ourselves to blame.

Here is simple post, just a little basic economics. I would just like to add a couple of notes of clarification. When you read about the three bad ways the Feds get money, remember two things: (1) with the exception of inflation, we have the same problem with state and local governments, and (2) government does not produce wealth. Because government does not produce wealth, it must take it from us. If government actually produced wealth, government would not need to tax us.

Deo Vindice

The 3 main ways the Federal Government gets money are bad.  The 3 ways are taking money in taxes, borrowing money in bonds, or printing money on paper.

Taking money in taxes kills jobs.  Because capital creates jobs.  Let’s say one quarter equals one job.  Every quarter taken out of the economy kills a job.  The money (averages about $50k) circulating in the economy would create and sustain one job.  So, every dollar taken out of the economy kills 3 to 4 jobs.  If it is spent by the Federal government as a stimulus to create jobs, the whole dollar only produces about a quarter’s worth of work.  3 to 4 jobs are killed to create one job – that only lasts as long as the taxes keep getting taken and spent.

Borrowing money in bonds crowds out other capital.   If the capital is spent buying government bonds it is not spent elsewhere.  Like…

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Yesterday, The Hill reported that: “The House will vote this week on legislation imposing criminal penalties on anyone performing an abortion based on the sex of the child,… [read more]” Here is a related story from ThinkProgress.

Incidentally, Live Action launched a new website, Protect Our, and released the following video yesterday, revealing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in targeting baby girls for abortion:

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