"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" Benjamin Franklin
It is funny that so many people foolishly believe the United States is a democracy. We are not a democracy and never have been. The United States of America is a Constitutional Representative Republic.
A democracy gives all the people the opportunity to vote for every law and tax increase. In the United States we vote for Represtatives that vote for us. They sit in Washington DC and debate and make laws and tax us to pay for those new laws. Too many of us do not do any research to see what they are doing, and how their actions have an effect on us.
"Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths... A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking." (James Madison, Federalist Papers, the McClean Edition, Federalist Paper #10, page 81, 1788)
On another note, the world is changing around us rapidly. The European Union is falling deeper and deeper into financial trouble. The cost of government providing every imaginable benifit to the people is bleeding them dry. I worry that is the path our country is on also.
Get prepared now for the possibility of a financial crisis that could be coming. Being prepared for any type of situation is very important. A natural disaster can make it impossible to get supplies and food for your family. Did you know that most grocery stores will be wiped out within 72 hours of a disaster?
I belevie in the power and strength of the people to make appropriate decision for themselves. I do not think it is the role of government to provide everything for me. I think if people are made to understand that they must step up and work on improving their own lives.
We planted another garden this year. Everything is starting to grow really well. We are hoping the weather cooperates better than last year. We harvested the first of our broccoli and it was outstanding. Better than any store bought ever. Everything is else is coming up great. Glad we use Aggrand Natural Organic Fertilizer. http://www.aggrand.com/index.aspx?zo=1338845 I will post some pictures of the garden on Facebook soon.