Why Bush, Obama and Big Sis Haven’t saved Us…

I'll Save You!

I’ll Save You!

Have you noticed that our governors were bragging about how they’ve saved us from terror  since 9/11 with their TSA feeler-uppers at airports and Big Sis’s Homeland Security in general, right up to the Boston Bombing? Why didn’t they save us from that? If they’re such great savers? Maybe, because they’re blowhards. Government, in the first place, is interested in saving itself, not us. Notice all the ammo it’s buying.  And is can’t save us, anyway, seems to me; it just wants us to believe it can.

Consider: The famous list of terrorist candidates maintained at the FBI, which included one of the Boston bombers’ names since 2011? The Terror Database has some 875,000 listed names. What is anybody, even with computers holding the list, going to accomplish with that many people to investigate? If it takes (I haven’t a clue) say, two hours to do a preliminary investigation of a name, that’s 1,750,000 hours of investigation just to decide whether to continue with some of them. It’s a con job. There will always be sleepers, lots of them along with all the names that shouldn’t even be there. And it’s government work, so three people are doing the work of one, except on the many government holidays…

And while it is busy demonstrating that it can’t save us, it’s also busy trying to deprive us of any means to save ourselves by removing our only significant defensive weapons. Don’t fall for what our governors say, watch what they do, right?

To be fair, we shouldn’t expect some fat cats in Washington who don’t think the laws they pass for us should apply to them, to save us in the first place. You may note that they never have before…not from the Civil War, not from WWI, not from the Great Depression, not from WWII. And they’ve lost successive wars on our dime in Korea (gifting us with North Korea), Viet Nam, Iraq (which is falling into violence) and Afghanistan (which is pretty much what it was before we entered except for having our money). And note how government saved the U.S. auto industry, for China while Detroit rots. Big help.

Every dime government uses to save us, is drained from the private sector and thereby, unavailable to create wealth. The blood the government uses to transfuse us, is first  drained from us…or from our kids and grandkids by borrowing. Plus interest, of course.

Those old fashioned, out of date folks with their Bibles and guns used to have a saying: “God helps those who help themselves.” That’s obviously out of date now, too. But it saved a lot of people in its time, which looking at actual results rather than listening to politicians, is more than can be said for government. Or so it seems to me…

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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4 Responses to Why Bush, Obama and Big Sis Haven’t saved Us…

  1. the unit says:

    I know the old sayings. This one is now “God helps those who help themselves to what others have earned.”

  2. the unit says:

    Really don’t need them. Nobody has kicked sand in my face since I ordered Charles Atlas free book about 60 years ago. Actually nobody kicked sand in my face before. A bit of BS for sure.

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