For years citizens have been warning against the dangers of big government, claiming that we were going down the same road as China. These citizens have often been denounced as “tea-baggers” or even “tin foil hat wearers”. It seems their claim has verified their warning is credible, at least in regard to the U.S. allowing child limits.
Today a friend shared this article with me, ‘Diner drops prayer discount after threat of law suit‘. Apparently just the threat of a law suit was enough to get the christian diner to drop their discount for those who preyed, or for non-Christians, those who meditated.
We all know the show, some of us know it better than others and have actually read the comics. Even though I have not read the comics I have still watched the show and am familiar with the substance of it. It is that substance which I see paralleling some of the present events and I think we could even learn a few things from the show. For those who have not watched it, heads up, there will be spoilers.
A marine attending a local New Hampshire City Council meet gave an impassioned testimony, voicing his concerns over the U.S. government arming its police with military style gear. At one point he became so disturbed at the apathy expressed by his electorate that he had to ask, “Is everybody blind?” Just look at the video below, those on the citizens behind the marine are shaking their head and seem concerned or at least engaged with what the marine was saying. Then you look next to the marine and see a city official almost seeming like shes going to fall asleep or seems bothered to have to sit and listen to the concerns expressed by a man who fought for her freedom.
According to the heritage foundation, 1 in 5 Americans are now receiving some form of government assistance. The Wall Street Journal reports that food stamp-usage is on the rise and so are the number of people on the food stamp rolls. This brings some to say that the U.S. has become a nation of dependents:
As though Obamacare, a poor economy, or a looming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act weren’t incentive enough for Americans to renounce their citizenship, now we have a sudden border security threat to worry about. According to Fox News, “more U.S. citizens have renounced their citizenship in the first and second quarters than all of 2012 combined, and 2013 is already on track to becoming a record year for renunciations,” and its clear to see why such renunciations are occurring.