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With the political session to start in full swing soon, I thought I would take the time to mention a few things. As any reader of this blog knows, I am a concretive both in my faith and

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Just a reminder of what political party truly loves freedom

Select the link above and read a little history, and learn what political party did more to advance freedom in America.

God Bless

Paul

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Gross National Happiness coverI just finished “Gross National Happiness” a book by Arthur C Brooks who also wrote “Who Really Cares” (also a great book to read). But back to the new book, Gross Domestic Happiness, this book looks at the national happiness of our country, what makes us happy and what doesn’t. It is a fascinating look at America and Americans, how we think and see event that help shape us.

Mr. Brooks uses research data, not his opinion to form his conclusions on who and what makes America happy. He delves in to politics and religion takes a look at race and economic situations and delivers the facts as they fall, not as he wishes them to be.

His argument is that the happier America is the better off we all are. A simple argument, but one that is all to often left  out of the policy making or the discussion of America and her future. Arthur lays down the facts, backs them up with the research and draws logical conclusions from them, often they are conclusions that he was not striving for, but the facts lead him to them. He is an author who is willing to place his own needs aside and allow the fact to lead him, and not his own predetermined outcome.

Arthur followed the same pattern in his first book, “Who Really Cares” allowing the facts to lead him, in truth we all can learn from him, we all should allow the facts to lead us, and not try to skew them to fit in to our own predetermined outlook.

All of us do it, in our faith life, our work life and dour political views. We vote Democrat or Republican not because we agree with the candidate, but because of the party they are with, we change faiths to find one that better fits us rather than us changing to fit the faith we live in a society that allows us to justify the means to achieves the ends.

In his books Arthur refused to allow his own political and religious views interfere with the facts, using raw data to formulate the outcomes he allowed the data to speak for itself.

The Happiness of America and each of us individually is extremely important to our economy, communities and national security. It plays a roll in diplomacy and helps elevate national tensions. This book, well in truth both books, should be required reading by all Americans, they both are books that will help focus our national and personal affairs on what is truly important.

For more information visit his website at http://www.arthurbrooks.net/index.html

 

Paul

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With so much politics in the air, I thought I would add to the mix. In truth this election holds a lot at stake for America. We have both parties with historic candidates, the democrats with Obama and the Republicans with Palin.  But as important as that may be, that is not the real issue, what is at issue is how we see our roll in this country.

Do we see ourselves as free, free to choose for ourselves or as being taken care of, needing others to choose for us? To me that is the only question that needs to be asked this election, it’s not about the war, nor is it about the economy, it’s about freedom.

At this point I will give all democrats an out, I am a conservative, a strong, pig headed conservative, who believes that people should and can make their own decisions. So if you are a liberal that believes in the government making your donations for you in the form of taxation and redistribution they stop reading this blog,  if you’re a liberal who feels that the government should protect you from the bad corporations out there, then stop reading this blog.

My faith is in humanity, not in government. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe in the United Sates government, and I love her for what she represents. But I do not like the directions liberals of this country are trying to take her, and we as Americans need to fight back, and take back our freedoms! We do not need the government telling us where our own money needs to go, who I have to support and so on. We need to choose for ourselves what charities we support, what social programs are worthy of support, we need the freedom to place our hard earned money where we want it to go!

But it’s not just about money; it’s also about basic personal freedoms. It’s about our ability to choose what doctor we want to see, or even what insurance program we what to purchase. It’s about a company’s ability to choose the path they wish to travel. Be it sound or not.  To remove this freedom, even for good intentions, damages the country more then to leave it. We are a kind nation, one that is known worldwide for giving in times of need, we are known for fighting for people who cannot do so for themselves and for teaching them how to fight. As the old saying goes, “Give them a fish, they eat for a day, teach them to fish, they eat for life.”

All too often social programs are of the “Give them a fish” mentality; we feed them for a day, but never teach them. That’s because to teach them would be to give them freedom, to give them the ability to fight for themselves, removing the need for the program, and the control that comes with it.

We are a nation of great intentions, we want to see everyone “make it”, but you cannot, nor should we want to, force it on someone. We, as individuals need to earn it, work for it, and sacrifice for it. To be given all I need, with no effort on my part, is to ask me to sell my freedom, as a very low price, for freedom is priceless!

This election holds the nation in a balance, depending on who we vote will determine the nation’s future. Will we vote for personal freedom, or for a nanny nation who watches over us, and decides for us? We have the freedom to choose, let’s choose freedom!

Paul

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