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Individual Accomplishment VS Learned Helplessness

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

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An accomplishment is something that is taken for granted by many these days.  This is because an accomplishment can only be as big as the task at hand.  The more difficult the task the more capability one must have to accomplish it.  To accomplish something one must have the capability to do what the task requires them to do.  The more complex a task is the more skill and knowledge is required to accomplish it.  Besides skill and knowledge one must have the willingness to dedicate the  time and effort required to complete the task.

The more complex tasks are turned into projects because one person is unable to accomplish it by themselves.  When one was presented with a field that needed to be plowed at one time they simply took a plow into the field and could accomplish the task themselves as long as they knew how to make a plow and were willing to put the time and effort into plow the field.  When a task like landing on the moon was presented it had to become a project because it took many people working on many tasks to accomplish specified goals to accomplish the overall feat of landing on the moon.

To accomplish great things you need people who are dedicated and willing to put in the time and effort required to achieve them.  You need someone who has an idea and those willing to take the financial risk to invest in that idea.  When the idea is backed financially people need to be found who have the knowledge and willingness to do the work for a specified amount of money.  You now have workers accomplishing their goal of getting a paycheck as well as the company reaching their goal of making a profit along with providing goods or services that were not available before the idea became a reality.

The car that you drive and the cell phone you use all started with an idea and tasks needed to be completed before they became a reality.  Many things needed to be accomplished along the way before we were able to turn a key and drive to our grandmothers house or dial a set of numbers to talk to her from 3000 miles away.  The reason your grandmother is still alive could be because of a breakthrough someone had while researching cures for an illness.  There are countless accomplishments that have changed our world for the better over the years and the individual not the government has made them possible.

It is said that “necessity is the mother of all inventions” and that is true at many different levels.  Some inventions may have not been considered a necessity 5000 years ago but today are considered essential.  Lets take your home computer for example.  Your computer is a big part of your life but in reality it is not necessary for you to survive.  But when you look at a computer that is used by doctors or engineers a computer is essential for them to accomplish their goals that may hold someone’s life and death in the balance.  A doctor may use a computer to keep up to date on an outbreak in the area and an engineer may have designed a part for that computer or the vehicle that doctor and many others drive to get to work each day.

Necessity is why you go to work to get a paycheck.  You need to be able to afford food and a place to live and a paycheck provides that for you.  After your have clothe, shelter, food and water you can than choose to build up savings incase you lose your jobs later on down the road.  Once you feel secure you can than use money you earn on things that are not necessary for your survival like a cell phone or a television.  All of the accomplishments that has made our country great has come from people who believed that they not the government know what is best for them.  They took responsibility for themselves and were able to better their lives because they knew what they wanted and had their own goals that they wanted to accomplish.  This is why you have a computer at your home even though it is not necessary for your survival.

Of course ones life has setbacks but when you fail the knowledge that you can pick yourself back up and try again without the government hindering your efforts gives you hope.  You have faith that given time you can not only get back to the point where you were before you fell but to a position that surpasses that point.  Hope for a better day is what has made our country great.  As long as the American people have hope and faith in themselves there is no limit to what our country can accomplish.  Our country did not become great because of anything our government did it became great because of what the individual does in our country.  When you have the power to decide what you need and don’t need, like the computer at your house or cable TV, you are empowered to improve your own situation.

The great accomplishments that were achieved in our country came from the individuals doing more and the government doing less.  The hope of a better day tomorrow pushed the individual American and their faith that they could enjoy the fruits of their labors brought America to heights unrealized by any other nation that had ever existed.  But something happened in America that went against everything that was proven successful.  This is when the government started to grow and the successful experiment that was the United States began to falter.

As the government became bigger and bigger what had made our country great became more and more a distant memory.  The American people are losing hope and becoming more dependent on the very thing that threatens their ability to pull themselves back up.  The government has created social programs that fully support both the necessary needs and unnecessary needs of those at poverty level.  These programs that were once considered a safety net that one would want to get out of as soon as possible has become more attractive than actually getting a job.  You have able bodied people staying on these programs from generation to generation.

You have individuals who now depend on the government to take care of their every need rather than relying on themselves.  You have kids dropping out of school because they know that the government will take care of them.  They have learned that there is no reason to try because they will get enough from the government to survive.  The next generation sees this and assumes this is the best that it gets and do the same.  Eventually you have whole community’s that have a learned helplessness.  Meanwhile as more people become reliant on the government the accomplishment of the individual is overshadowed by a false sense of accomplishment by the government.

As the government creates an environment where it needs to do more and more it grows in size to accomplish these new tasks.  As the privet sector slowly dies from the weight of the government the hope and faith that individuals once had in themselves begin to erode away.  Instead of relying on themselves people begin to rely on the government more and more.  People stop praying for work or a promotion so they can take care of their families and begin praying for more government handouts.  With every handout that comes from the government the government has more power and has used it to slowly erase God from our society.  As God is removed more and more they are able to pervert or flat out ignore our constitution that recognizes natural law and limits our governments power.

As God is slowly erased the government slowly works to fill that void so instead of looking to God people begin to look to the government for everything.  When the government has sufficiently removed God from society they then decide to slowly remove the constitution and economics from our schools.  This creates a society of people that are totally dependent on the government for everything.  When hope and faith is gone and helplessness takes their place you start to get 30,000 people waiting in line to be put on a list to get government housing in two to three years down the road.  Limited government gave us things like the light bulb, the car, a man on the moon, and the faith that we can accomplish anything.  Big government has given us 30,000 people who do not think their situation will improve in three years, the participation trophy and the beginning of a Godless society.

Common sense will tell you what size our government should be but big government does everything it can to ensure that common sense is not that common.  Big government knows that common sense is just as big of an enemy as the constitution and God are and has declared war on all three.  Right now the individual has the power to decide if the government will continue to grow or will be made smaller.  If the government is allowed to remain as big as it is now the individual will eventually lose that power and became a slave and the government their master.  A choice is presented to us in November and the 2012 elections and it is either small government and individual accomplishment or big government that accomplishes leaned helplessness.

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Why The Tea Party is Not Just About Taxes Anymore

July 28, 2010 Leave a comment

By Joseph Jones AChatterer.com

Progressives need the TEA party to only be about taxes because that would play right into their plans. If you read “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows” you will see this. One of the things they are counting on is that people protest higher taxes and blame it on our capitalistic society rather than “Big Government”. If we were to simply use the Tea Party as a protest against high taxes we leave the door open for progressives to try to hijack the movement for their own political gain. The Tea Party has added pro small government sentiment to its movement so it is known that they do not believe Big Government can fix the problem. They have done this because Big Government is the problem and a move to a small government is needed to reach our ultimate goal of less taxes.

If you only let people know what you want fixed you are leaving it up to others to tell you how to solve the problem. Tea Party members are not merely complainers we are problem solvers. We will protest higher taxes and then we will come up with ways to resolve the problem. To simply say taxes are to high and not address the underlying issues would be useless. This is why it looks like Tea Party members are taking on more issues than it originally set out to take on. In truth all of the issues we are taking on are the direct or indirect causes of the underlying issue of high taxes. If progressives cut taxes in half but borrowed money to support their unsustainable social programs and government agencies this would technically make someone only protesting higher taxes happy. But Tea Party members understand that by doing that we go further into debt and get closer to bankrupting our country. Tea Party members want taxes lowered responsibly and because of their love of country they work together to find ways to do this without destroying it.

Simply protesting something without presenting a blueprint to achieve your ultimate goal allows others to hijack your cause. We want change but not the change the progressives have presented. The change the Tea Party is looking for is not an empty change where politicians can fill in the blanks. We are standing up to Big Government and letting it be known what kind of change we want and how the change can be obtained. We are supporting candidates who support small government and lower taxes. We are educating ourselves on the problems our country is facing and targeting the cause of these problems. A politician can still lie to our faces but now we will hold them accountable for their lies.

The People Not Government Has Stepped Up To The Challenge

July 16, 2010 Leave a comment

A question by someone on Freedom Works asks whether the TEA party is dying out. They bring up the point that the Tea Party was originally about lower taxes but has gone off message. However the Tea Party has not gone off message it has only evolved by finding the root of the problem they originally protested and started to target them. When Tea Party protesters started out they were new to the political seen and started to do their homework after the first protest was over and the signs were put to the side. They found that the reason taxes have been going through the roof had everything to do with the expansion of government. They started to pay attention to what government was doing and found it was slowly infringing on the freedoms and liberties that the government was supposed to protect. Read More

If Freedom Was Easy America Would Have Come Thousands Of Years Ago

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

A video on federal spending by the Heritage Foundation.  If you don’t think the mounting debt is going to bite us in the butt later on down the road you are living in a dream land.  If you think bigger government is the answer you have been fooled.  If you have had enough and just want to give up let you be labeled a cowered and an enemy of freedom.   To find the answer one only needs to look to two things.  Read More At AChatterer.com (With Video)

Banks Are Failing faster Than You Can Say Communism Sucks

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

The White House has declared war on capitalism among other things.  What did you think war on capitalism would mean?  It means collapsing the American system so it can be replaced.  If you are asking, “replaced by what?”, you have not been watching the news.  Progressives want to replace the Constitution with communism.  If you think this is bad a full move towards communism will lead to the murder of millions of people as well as a complete economic collapse leaving you wondering were you will find food to feed your family.  Read More AT AChatterer.com (With Video)

Illegal aliens disguise uprising with Lakers win

June 22, 2010 17 comments

Illegal aliens in LA use the Lakers win to get away with flexing their muscles.  If this does not show Americans the kind of trouble we could get into if we do not round them up and ship them out I don’t know what will.  The more America lets them get away with violence the bolder they will become.  Letting them get away with it will give them a feeling of empowerment and a feeling that they can do what ever they want.  In reality they are a bunch of thugs who could easily be rounded up and thrown out of the country.  If the United States secured our boarders with military personnel and enforced our existing immigration law we could have the United States rid of these criminals in a matter of years rather than letting it get worse over another decade.  Read more at AChatterer.com (With Video)

Rant #3 Without Free Speech Or Freedom Of The Press We Will Have No Freedom At All

“If any man, therefore, thinks he has been censured*, if any man thinks he has been ridiculed upon any of our public theatres, let him examine his actions he will find the cause”James Burgh – “Political Disquisitions 3:246-52 1775

Thomas Jefferson felt that to suppress the freedom of the press was to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. He writes, “…if it to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Some may say that the internet is something the Founding Fathers did not envision and that the freedom to write opinions on a blogs should be regulated. I would have to agree that the Founding Fathers did not envision the internet but beg to differ on regulating opinions of citizens on the internet. Thomas Jefferson let it be known that he believed that public papers “..should penetrate the whole mass of the people.” From this I believe that the Founding Fathers would not have tried to sensor the internet but rather embrace it.

The Virginia Declaration of Rights, Sec. 12 12 June 1776 went as far as to say, “That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.” They are saying that the freedom of the press is the great wall that defends liberty and only a tyrannical government would wish to restrain it. In Congress, Amendments to the Constitution June to Sept. 1789 they debated to great lengths to protect the peoples rights of religion, free speech, free press, the right of people to peaceably assemble and to petitions the government for a redress of grievances. Some thought the freedom of the press and free speech was self evident yet they wisely pursued language that would prevent Congress from ever taking those rights from citizens.

Today we find our government not only trying to censor free speech by declaring the internet a utility so they can regulate it they are trying to take over the news media as well. If one was to believe that the Virginia Declaration of Rights mention of those who would restrain the freedom of press our current elected officials would not be in good company. Of course when one looks at socialism and Marxism, which is what progressives are pushing for, you get a cold chill down your spine as you realize they don’t care. Once the freedom of speech and the freedom of press is gone you will not get it back. When those freedoms are gone the rest will fallow. Pay attention or pay the price and have your children and grandchildren remember you as the one who helped put the shackles around their neck as they live their lives as slaves. These are the people our Founding Fathers warned us about and if you stay silent so are you.

“…the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution.”   Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington16 Jan. 1787 Paper 11:48-49

Definitions

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Articles:

Read “Free Press goes all-in on censorship” RedState.com

FTC to “reinvent” journalism HotAir.com

Journalism ‘Reinvention’ Smacks of Government Control, Critics Say Fox News

FTP from the FTC

Potential Policy Recommendations to Support The Reinvention of Journalism

Submit your comments on the above FTP

Article on Achatterer.com

Books:

The Founders’ Constitution VOL 5 pages 111 -186, Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, Copy right 1987 by the University of Chicago