Thursday, December 10, 2009

Economic Freedom vs Economic Slavery Obama Style

By Nicholas Contompasis

Slavery in America 150 years ago meant, if you were a black person, you worked day and night for nothing, that’s right, no pay, nothing! Slavery in America use to mean the slave master provided your daily food and shelter. That slave master controlled what you ate and where and how you lived.That was slavery for the black’s brought in from Africa under southern white ownership prior to the Civil War which ultimately ended this heinous practice.
No man, women or child should ever have to experience slavery, especially in America. It seems that slavery is starting to make a comeback though and this time the tables are turned. With new energy regulations and ObamaCare the word slavery is about to be resurrected from the ash heap of bad ideas. If both of these bad ideas come to fruition, you the working stiff will become the walking dead or in other words “SLAVES”.
Why sound so harsh, because it’s true and as these two socialist programs take hold you will gradually feel the tightening of the slave master’s collar around your neck.
So, maybe it’s time to ask, what is freedom to you? The amount of drugs you can do or how many men or women you can have sex with? Probably neither but if you’re normal, you work, you have families and frankly you want to be left alone to raise those families. To be normal means you want government as far away from your family as possible.
Now, let me tell you what freedom really is.
Freedom is simple to define. Freedom is simple to understand. Freedom is simply the amount of money you take home every payday. After taxes the take home pay you have is what buys you the life you have and without that take home pay you are a slave. It’s that simple. As taxes increase to support a bloated government, the amount of your take home pay will become less. With the over spending the government is now doing, even the value of that ever diminishing take home pay will buy less and less. That is the tightening of the slave masters collar around your neck.
When these two programs mature, by 2020 the government that you would prefer out of your life will be so in your life they’ll be everywhere you turn. From the food you eat or don’t eat to the type of home you live in to the lack of control over even your own family. Your life will change for sure and by that time a vast majority of your wages will go to socialist programs that continually destroy the value of the country’s currency and kills the incentive for many to work.
This is what freedom is. This is what slavery is. Which would you prefer? Is this the New American Slavery? I think so……


Anonymous said...

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear..
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

" So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

Nicholas Contompasis said...

A wonderful poem. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, the Democratic party has no qualms about enslavement. The historical record speaks for itself. There you will find it well documented. Republicans embraced a free-market society while the Democrats embraced a slave-labor society. The Democrats were opposed to the abolition of slavery and even after the Civil War they continued to find ways to keep the African-American enchained. No, the heinous crimes and oppression did not end with the Civil War. As a matter-of-fact, shortly after the Civil War, Democrats enacted a body of laws, rules and statutes called "Black Codes" in an effort to keep ownership and control over the then freed slaves.
The New American Slavery you ask? There appears to be an extremely aggressive Socialist/Marxist ideology sweeping through our government. That master-slave relationship, as far-fetched as this sounds, could very well become a reality once again in this country.

Nicholas Contompasis said...

That last comment is correct and very informative. I was aware of it but I always try and keep my articles short and hopefully sweet. Thanks again.

John Hampton said...

Anonymous, that's a great poem. I like it. As someone who spent over twenty years serving on active duty in the US Army, it pretty much reflects my very very feelings and thoughts which I've attempted to convey to many people with whom I've engaged in some pretty vigorous political debate and discussion. My father also served over twenty years on active duty, as did one of my brothers. My son is currently serving on active duty in Afganistan. In fact, three generations of my immediate family, from my father on down have committed themselves to over 100 years of miltary service.

Who wrote that poem? I would like to use it and/or the message it conveys in some of my postings. Like I said, those words express precisely what I've been thinking and feeling over the past few years and especially over the past year. Thanks.

Lee said...

To John Hampton:
I am so pleased that you enjoyed the poem. Somebody at work sent it to me. I was so moved by it, I posted it for others to read. I will try and find out who the author is. I have tremendous respect and appreciation for your family's service to this country. God Bless everyone of you, and an extra prayer for your son in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

"I'm still trying to understand why the analogies he's made are wrong."
-- Donny Deutsch on MSNBC, defending Harry Reid's comment comparing ObamaCare opponents with those who supported slavery


woodwarddc said...

If more and more taxation mean less and less freedom, then pure slavery equals zero freedom. Conversely, if less an less taxation means more and more freedom, the no taxes at all equals 100% freedom. Humans, if they are to survive as a species, must construct (it doesn't exist naturally) a society in which 100% of all interactions are contractual. This is not impossible although it's never been done. It is not anarchy if all services including police and fire protection, the common defense, schools, roads, etc. are provided by free enterprise organizations. See for more.


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