Smile When You Say That…

It’s not my job to judge.

It’s my hobby.

 

On a run right now from Los Angeles to NYC which takes me through some of my favorite areas which some people call fly over states.  Personally I’d be just fine avoiding L.A. and N.Y.C. and staying in all those other areas that are generally ignored by those in the big cities.  Coming off of some time at home reminds me of how much I miss my wife and kids, but I know I am out here for a reason.  God will take care of the rest in His time.

As for that picture, that’s chicken fried steak, or what people in those fly over states call dinner, and it is some good eatin’!  No, it isn’t chicken.

Been reading all of your blogs and comments while out here, and keeping up on the news.  For the former, a sincere thank you!  I love what y’all write about and keeping everyone up on what is going on.  I also love your comments and interactions.  Haven’t been here long but real glad I found this place.  No, I’m not a Harvard professor, but I’m of the opinion that a Harvard education is over-rated.  Could do a few blogs on that topic alone.  Hard to believe it was a Christian university once upon a time.

I actually did go to college.  A real Christian university no less.  I am just a few units shy of my degree, and that all lower division.  I don’t know that I ever will finish.  At one point I wanted to teach, and write.  Not a good time to get into teaching now, and at this point I’m not sure that I’d even want to.

As for writing, I’m doing that here.  I absolutely enjoy it, and it is good to connect with people and exchange ideas.  I need to learn more about WordPress and download office so I can write things out before I come on here.  I prefer it that way.  Gives it a little more polish, and if y’all are willing to check out what I put up, I want to honor your time with some effort to make it worth while.  This post excluded, however any suggestions on WordPress or in general are greatly appreciated!

The Conservative Hillbilly made my day today.  Check out his post here.  His post is dead on.  Could not agree more, and thank you brother for mentioning me.  I am honored.  Pass you a frosty one any time!

Fixin’ to turn in for the night.  It’s been a pretty good day, and again, thank you all for your time, your comments, and your subscriptions.

 

SECEDE!!!

When Bush was President, some people talked about liberal States seceding from the Union.  With Obama as President, some people talk about conservative States seceding from the Union.  It seems to me that there is a simple solution whereby ALL can have the government they wish.

Imagine IF the Federal government was limited, like in say, the U.S. Constitution, and the conservatives could have conservative States and the liberals could have socialist States all within the Union, and we could see who has the better idea.  Instead we have a HUGE Federal government that grows like a tumor, forcing centralized politics on the nation and destroying the Constitution while the States are left wondering if secession wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Let the States have the power that is theirs in the Constitution.  Let the States reflect the value and make up of their people.  Let’s stop pretending that there is a one size solution for all the States and recognize that there are regional differences.

Maybe it is simple, but it is far more in line with the Constitution and it allows each State, each group, to define their place in the Republic as they see fit.  It makes no sense for policies to be dictated to the States by people who don’t live there, who don’t understand the people and the State.  It makes far more sense to allow Alaska to have laws that are right for Alaska, and New York laws that are right for New York. Whatever the people want the State to be, let it be, within the framework of the Constitution, and let the other States likewise be what they wish to be.

To continue as we are, looking to the Federal government to dictate policy to the States will only lead to increasing talk, and talk will eventually lead to action.  Just ask John C Calhoun!