Common wisdom and sense, these are buzz words I feel are severely lacking both in today’s political arena as well as the private sector and general public. We hear complaints about joblessness, criminals committing heinous acts. We hear of money that would be well spent at home instead going to nations that otherwise despise us.
It must and has to stop if we are to survive.
The scariest part is not these events, but actually how easy the “fix” could be. Why then are these fixes not implemented?
Simple. They do not gel with interested parties. Joblessness will not be fixed by the federal government alone. It will not mandate or encourage employers to hire above a certain age bracket, although these folks have plenty of good years left to them. What we need to do is to put these folks “too old to hire, yet too young to retire” back to work.
Second we have the “gun issue.” We do not need new laws. If we actually enforced half of those on the books, it would be more than adequate.
Criminals do not buy legally registered guns. They steal them. Prohibition did not work in the 20’s, but instead created a huge black market. It would be the same with “outlawed weapons.”
In places where ordinary folks are allowed to defend themselves, crime is lower.
For good reason, criminals don’t want the risk, so they target “gun free” areas.
Last, if we financially help a dear friend and potential ally, that’s just smart business.
But to declare war on a truly hostile nation, and then give it complete infrastructure and float its economy, when our own is in ruin, is absurd.
We are America. And as Americans, we should come first, then share whatever is left over with our friends. Not the reverse. This is why places like China have record growth, and sadly we are dying off.
Ted Revere, Monticello