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Friday, November 25, 2016

Quick Thoughts and Thanks Free Enterprise Day.

Current Stuff
Quick Thoughts, Then Thanksgiving.

Cabinet pics.

Everyone has a “dream cabinet” that they would offer up to President Elect Donald Trump if they were only asked.  Well I have some thoughts on that.  No I wasn’t asked. LOL.  Here are just a couple.

How about Larry Arn for Education Secretary?  After all he is President of a College.  Rush Limbaugh thinks that would be an “exquisite” choice. 
Think of the panic on the left this would cause.  His college, Hillsdale takes no government money.  Imagine my Michiganian Pride that another Michigander is being considered for Trumps Cabinet post.

I echo Rush’s Excitement

Quote from the article above.

“Can you imagine if Larry Arnn ended up as education secretary?” Limbaugh told his listeners. “You put him in there at education and Cruz or Jeff Sessions as attorney general — look, I’m here to tell you that the names I have seen floated are more solid and better in terms of conservatism than your average Republican nominee would put together.”

Terrible   Election Results for Dems and Obama.
During Obama's tenure, Democrats lost over 800 state legislative seats, at least 13 governorships and both houses of Congress.  How bad is that?

Case in point, and to my point about Rural America Rising Up.!!!
Places like Trumbull County, Ohio, which (House Speaker Paul) Ryan represents, are front and center in the discussion. ……., Trumbull County supported President Obama by 7 points, but saw a 30-point swing on Nov. 8, and ended up going for Trump by 23 points. ------------------- "We need to talk to working class people. We don't talk to everybody anymore. We slice and dice and we talk to subgroups and interest groups," Ryan lamented. "We don't have a unifying message that we can talk about in every room." ------------------------- "People in my party don't know how to talk to folks in rural areas," said Sec. Tom Vilsack, who has served as Obama's agriculture secretary since 2009. "It's hard for us to articulate a message that crosses the different silos of a diverse party."
Sounds reminiscent of how Republicans were talking before the 2010 elections.

Turkey Day History on this “Thanks For Free Enterprise Day”.

“And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number for that end . . . This had a very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted then otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little-ones with them to set corn, which before would a ledge weakness, and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.”

My take.  People will do things on their own that otherwise they would consider “tyranny and oppression” when forced to do so by others.  It is the difference between telling and asking someone to do something. 

Above all a person will do something they want simply for the joy of the thinking of and the doing of it and taking pride in the resulting creation they created.  That is a personal feeling and is independent whether it be deemed by others “joyful” or not.  It is that sense of fulfillment simply because one has thought and done something on their own which is the salient fact determining the value of a deed.  

It is that chemistry, when individual thought joined with individual action come together forming an individual creation which produces “Joy” or pride in the individual.  That is where all the clichés come from such as “Pride in a job well done”.  It may be a relatively poor result when compared to others who have done better: but name me something any person has done which is better than anything ever done by another person past or in the future.  Of course there are some who hold the record but to borrow another cliché, by definition that record too is made to be broken.  Should we then go around and by comparing our actions to others try to find ways to feel bad about ourselves?  Worse yet should we let the government tell us how much of a victim we are?  Should we medicate ourselves by prescription or otherwise because we haven’t attained perfection?  There is no perfect

Perhaps we need to look to ourselves to learn how to feel content and fulfilled this Thanks Giving Day.

In a sense the “pursuit of happiness” that the founding fathers were pursuing when they wrote the Constitution is a simple flexing of ego, a conscious combining of thinking and doing that makes a person feel good about what they do.  In other words the Founders did not want the government to do the thinking for us and leave only for us the doing.  That is if you think about it a definition of slavery.

The “common good” is best served when individuals act upon their own self-fulfilling wants and desires.  Not upon the wants and desires of others.  Before the founding of America the Pilgrims found it out the hard way.  The later experiment in American self government was founded upon lessons learned from the Pilgrims.

The unalienable right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Far be it the right of government to its life liberty and its happiness, rather the American Dream and experiment was built on the reverse.  The concept that the freedom of a country will best be created by that country doing only what is necessary to insure the individual freedom of its people.

We find in this day and age there is less and less that a person can do on their own without others telling them how and when to do it.  On Thanks Giving I give thanks for what freedom we have and on the hope Donald Trump’s Presidency will help to regain what we have lost.   Namely the individual freedom the Pilgrims learned was so necessary for survival.

Regards, Live Dangerously Think and Act Freely.
Bob Carr

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