Last week's column, "Is There a Way Out?", generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some people were offended by my reference to Social Security and Medicare as entitlements or handouts. They said that they worked for 45 years and paid into Social Security and Medicare and how dare I refer to the money they now receive as an entitlement. These people have been duped by Congress and shouldn't be held totally accountable for such a belief. Let's examine the plethora of congressional Social Security lies. I'll leave the Medicare lies for another column.
Fulfilling the wish of long-dead communists, American culture has become trashy enough to be fertile ground for tyranny. And the question we all have to ask ourselves is: Will we be part of the trash or one of the people taking it out?
Just a few years ago, some American citizens came together to demand change. The answer? Enter the TEA Party. It was time to directly confront the government and demand that it stay within the confines of the Constitution that every single elected official at every level of government pledged to uphold.