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Don’t Mess With My Doritos

7 Oct

Glenn Beck, today, is talking about the the urging of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson to the USDA to exclude sugary drinks from food stamp eligibility.  Lots of problems with this.

First of all, people on food stamps should be trying to take care of their health anyway.  Now, a lot of people don’t force themselves to make good/positive decisions – does that mean we need to force them?  NO!  NO, because that means that the government has more power and control – ESPECIALLY OVER WHAT PEOPLE EAT!  Dangerous.  Welfare and food stamps are set up to help people and that is fine – at the end of the day, we help ourselves.

Second of all, if there is an issue with obesity, our focus should be on education, not on forcing people to eat better.  It will never happen.  You cannot force people to change personal and dietary habits (unless by force, and that my friends is unconstitutional).  People have to want to change.

Last, WE ARE AMERICANS.  How in the world are we going to let Uncle Sam (e.g. federal government, state government) tell us if we can eat soda, or Oreos, or Doritos, or whatever?  We won’t!  We are more resiliant than that!  Now, I urge us all to take heed and attempt to eat local and organic when we can – but to hell with these men in suits telling us what we can or cannot eat even if we are on some kind of government assistance.  And, even more reason to become more self-sufficient and not depend on those yahoos anyway.

I am a health food nut.  I don’t eat generally eat Doritos.  But the government will never tell me if I can or cannot eat them – over my sugar-filled, Dorito-clenching body.

– Tisha Casida

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A Little Thing Called FAITH

30 Apr

Another opportunity to watch Glenn Beck – with David Barton (WallBuilders) and Ira Stoll (Author of “A Life”) – leads to inspirational thoughts for lovers of liberty.

How in the world did I major in Political Science and not know more about my own country? A closer look at the “Father of the American Revolution”, Samuel Adams, will lead you to see how far away from our founding principles we are – as individuals, communities, and a country.

As the American Revolution was taking place, there were many instances when these brave folks fighting for liberty questioned what they were doing.  There was even dissent from people in this country (people who did not want to be “free”), and there were many battles lost before having any chance at succeeding.

However, these people had faith.  They believed that the plight of liberty and of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, and that these superseded their own well-being.  They were willing to sacrifice their lives for their liberty and the liberty of future citizens.

If we could go back, if we could take back our representatives and our country, we could likely simplify the mecca of  bureaucracy that is leading to our enslavement to a political and economic system that will no longer allow for individuals to act for themselves in a market that is free.

And what should we do?  We have many battles that we are all fighting, in our own lives, professions, and communities.  We must keep questioning, fighting, and standing up for the principles this country was built upon.  And really, to do this effectively, one must have faith.  It is all we have at the end of the day.

READ MORE ABOUT FORGOTTEN HISTORY at WALLBUILDERS

– Tisha Casida