Sunday, July 22, 2012

Big Mama Protects Us To Death

Big Mama Protects Us To Death

Do you feel protected from bad food, bad products, bad drugs, and bad people?  But what have you given up for all this wonderful protection?  Your life maybe!

By de Andréa
July 22, 2012  

We were protected from two Seattle men who were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …CHOCOLATE, YES ‘CHOCOLATE’… into the United StatesThat’s right.  These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our PROTECTED country.  Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: little choking hazards disguised as little toys!  How diabolical.  And the worst part is these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates totheir own ‘kids’.

It’s a good thing the “Nanny State” is there to save us from ourselves.  Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do?  We might smoke something other than weed in San Francisco’s great outdoors.  (It’s okay.  It’s for my chronic hangnails.)  Or try to purchase more than sixteen ounces of soda in New York.

It’s amazing the extremes the civil government goes, to protect us.  I feel like I’m reading The Onion anytime I see an article on the TSA, (TSA agents make fun of deaf man , and eat his bag of candy in front of him while he cries yes, befuddled brainyou did just read that). 

I just got another speeding ticket recently.  I was driving the speed of traffic safely, of course.  I am without a doubt positive that the most dangerous thing  about the whole scenario was the cop speeding recklessly weaving in and out of traffic to catch up with me, and then my rapid deceleration onto the shoulder, and then my white-knuckle acceleration into the speeding traffic again.  So why did he pick me to pick on?  I don’t know, maybe it’s because I have a red pickum up truck.  The rather polite officer told me he was just doing his job… that there had been a lot of wrecks on that stretch.  Well…  I can only guess why.

But the real story here is not that government officials are too involved in our personal lives and choices (which they are), that their remedies are usually worse than the disease (which they are), or that we don’t seem to know what’s good for us (which we never have).  The real story is the fact that we as Americans just don’t want to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions, so the entity that has taken over in that capacity, the civil government, feels it has the right to take away our right to choose to protect ourselves.  You know: “Fun, fun, fun ’til her daddy takes the T-bird away” kind of stuff.  They gave us the car, now they want to tell us how to drive it.  (Well they didn’t actually give us the car… but they try an force us to drive electric toys.  We’re being treated more and more like nursery babies because we have allowed, and even asked, the civil government to take the responsibility for the bad things that happen to us (or that we bring on ourselves).

It’s difficult to live free.  It’s not secure.  In a free society, if you screw up, you have to pay for it.  If you do stupid things and hurt yourself and others, you have to bear the brunt of your stupid mistakes.  Most people in our country say they want to be free.  But they really don’t.  They don’t know how to be free.  They might shed a few tears when they have to get their diaper changed and the cold air hits their little bum-bums, but then they like their security blanket too. 

Our country is no longer well-peopled with the kind of noble souls who agree mutually to pledge life, property, and sacred honor to the cause of liberty.  And until we have those kind of citizens in large supply once again, ‘Big Mother’s’ gonna make sure to put rubber bumpers on the sharp corners of our ornamental rights.

So what is the point of all this?  We are so protected my friend that we have GUN FREE ZONES!  These are places that we can feel safe because the government said "guns are not allowed".  Planes, schools, malls, bars, courts, federal buildings, and theaters are all places that you cannot be injured or killed with a gun, why? Because these are GUN FREE ZONES!  This is because the government has taken the burden of responsibility for your safety away from you, and put it on the shoulders of crazies and criminals hoping they will be responsible and come on board with Big Mama and play the protection game.  This kind of protection can be deadly!  How’s that working out for you?

It’s time to get angry and be responsible… 

de Andréa 

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