Satin sheets to LIE on. Satin pillows to cry on.

by Pappy

Must be nice to be El Presidente. Big, long, bullet-proof limos to ride in. Tailor mades on your back. Don't have to be held accountable, unless you're a Conservative. Private jet. Got the biggest stick to go to WAR with. Choice of what's on tap or who to "tap".

Satin sheets to lie on. Satin pillows to cry on.

The President has no real power. It's those in the House and Congress that makes the President jump and move.

Before you read further and waste your precious time, let me point out . If you believe Barack Obama to hold the "power of change" you're wasting your time reading this.

Other than the fact it's probably really makin' some sheet-wearers and some skin heads piss their pants, and that tickles me silly, that a half black and half white President is in the house. There is no way I can tell you how much it means to me to have a President of different color skin than mine. Because no matter how much I try to reassure, racism is not in my motive, there are those out there who will want racism to stand in the way. It will always be thrown in my face that I didn't vote for a black man, so I must be racist. Look in the mirror, baby. You're a racist too if that's the case. If that's made you mad, good.

I've stated before that I don't like "Professional Politicians". I honestly do not believe there's been a President worth my vote after Ronald Reagan. Since then I have been only given the choice of mild Nazism and mild Communism. But when I given such a choice I always pick the least of the two evils. Please let me explain.

Let's set aside the aged and children and the infirm for this portion of my thoughts. I do believe they should be taken care of.

I perfer that a man work for a livin'. That way at the end of the day he does not have the energy to run around being a "THUG". He knows if he doesn't get enough rest he will not perform well at his job and he will be replaced. As it says in the Bible "If a man does not work he should not eat." This is the type of Government I want. The Bible also states we should take care of old folks and children and the infirm - so don't try being smart and splitting hairs with me.

Imagine, if you will, a government that takes profit from those who are working and giving what istakin' away to those who will not work. How do you feel about supporting those who will not work? Is it fair for you to work and work hard all day long, just to have your profit given to someone who will not work? I do not want this type of Government.

Most of you, I realize, have never been to other countries. I have. I have seen what other types of governments can do. I also know that the governments of most other countries are rotting or have already rotted to the point of collapse, or have collapsed. Fortunately, until this point in our history we have enjoyed "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

This country, America, has begun it's death throws. It has lost the Republic standing. It now follows and favors that of Democracy. This form of Government will not stand. Democracy is "Mob Rules". I am not speaking of "Gangsters" like 'Al Capone' or 'Machinegun Kelly'. I am pointing at "Mob Mentality", or whatever the people want at any given time. If the Government satisfies the Mob, after a while the Mob will become bored and want a change. Nothing will be held sacred in this Government - not life, not liberty, or your pursuit there of. In order to avoid chaos there will have to be some different form of government. This has been proven over an over, time an time again.

Look at history.

When the belief that humans can improve themselves without proper guidance stands before being humble, then there will be no way to stop the human damnation. Or, to put it simply, "Pride goeth before a fall".

Note: The actual Bible verse (King James version) is "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." It means that the next step after being all puffed up with arrogance could be falling flat on your face.

Now, if you had paid any attention in Social Studies class, then you understand that of which I speak. If you have ever worked for a paycheck and felt cheated at the taxes being taken from you and given to the guy down the street who is eatingfine, lives in a house, and drives a nicer car than you but he never works - then you understand what Socialism is. It's just a luke warm Communism.

So...Barack Obama, like almost every other President before him, is going to promise something to gain your confidence. He does not have the power to change a damn thing. He can only show you what you think you need. If you really want to know who has the power to change, look at those who stand beside him. Then look in the mirror.

I ask : Is Socialism what you really want?

Cause thats what your going to get. If you don't change.

I have to hope Obama fails. If the plans he has for change really happen, with the help of his buddies, it leaves me no alternatives.


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