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There is nothing in Politics to be proud of. We have degenerated to a critical condition, and it is time for the People to rise up and take the initiative or lose this precious Republic in parallel history to the fall of Rome. We the People have failed in our diligence to safe guard our civilization from pillage, Rape, and Plunder by those who would swear their allegiance to us.

Let's walk together through the ravaged garden of America, and look at what we reap and sow. Why are we a fallen Star, and what can we do to change it. Undoubtedly, this article is going to be dismissed by those who gravitate to extremes on either the right or left, and that's OK because extremes are part of the problem and not the solution. No, I wish to reach out to the majority of you who want their Country back. I wish to connect with those who feel that balance is missing from the matrix of America. I want to join with those who believe in Live and Let Live, with only the appropriate safe guards to insure that others aren't stealing from your freedoms in order to enhance their own.

Change is the only inevitability in this life. Many of us fight change, clinging to familiarities that comfort us, when in reality we should be looking to shape our destiny, and elevate our civilization. Somewhere we fell off the track. We abandoned the ramparts of greatness and left ourselves vulnerable to the take over and/or destruction of our civilization by others. Those who have publicly sworn to protect us and have silently betrayed us have accelerated this deterioration. We must look beyond our personal affiliations and quit pointing the finger at the other side. There is no other side, there is only America.

Republican or Democrat, neither have hallowed ground to stand on. In fact, the political elites have contrived to distract you with social argument and divisiveness that keeps you from the truth. Here is the truth. We need to abandon our obsessions with our personal differences and concentrate on our commonality and strengths. Until we give up the barriers of Race, Sex, and Religion, we are stuck in our own mediocrity, and mired in a consciousness that keeps us from making a paradigm shift to the next level. I am not suggesting that you give up your principles and convictions; I am only suggesting that we let God do God's work and let Caesar do his. Let he who is without Sin, cast the first stone. Judge a man / woman by the quality of their character not the color of their skin. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

Here is my plan: I believe that until we implement initiatives that place term limits on the Senate, and separate ourselves from both the major political parties, we are lost. I think we should all declare ourselves Independent, quit making contributions to the parties, and judge our candidates by the quality of their character and not their party affiliations or the hype perpetrated by the government media complex. Let's give up being Red or Blue and sign up for supporting the Red, White, and Blue.

Another extremely important issue is how we allow ourselves to be taxed. Believe it or not, it is the methods of taxation that drive us into socialism. All who are suffering under the yoke of W2 income filing are the pawns of socialism. Why? Because you naturally would want more back from government in the way of social programs, simply because you have no control over what they take from you to begin with. Even though you know that the most inefficient and corrupted administration of your resources comes from government, you are trapped in this no win situation like a laboratory specimen being prodded through a maze. The free enterprise system is the corner stone of America. Why do you think even the most restricted Communist Country in the world (China), has finally embraced free enterprise in order to jump start it economic growth, and it's working so well that they are buying you out.

Now don't get me wrong, we need government over site because of the jealous, cruel, greedy, and selfish basic nature of man. A condition that organized religion has failed to remedy. A classic example would be the melt down of the mortgage market, the resulting crash of Real Estate values, and the criminal packaging and world wide distribution of misrepresented mortgage securities by the Wall Street Elite. If that isn't example enough how about the ungoverned speculation by oil futures traders. You think?

What we lack is balance. Our system falls to extremes. We constantly swing past the center point that most of us would embrace. This condition is exactly why I think we need to join together and send a message to the establishments that are killing us. If you had a flat use and sales tax, you could gain considerable control over your life and the future of your family. You would be a whole lot less manipulated and a whole bunch more motivated to achieve. And how did we get so stupefied that after being taxed on our income, our gas, our houses, our commodities, and practically everything else you can think of, we endure these traitors from within to tax what's left after our death. If they didn't have their hands all the way to the bottoms of your pockets, there would be allot more left to pass on and help preserve those who are precious to you. The pet projects that are supported by pork barrel spending (EAR MARKS) are more important to Congress than your security. You Think? THERE IS NOTHING IN POLITICS TO BE PROUD OF!

C'mon get off your intellectual backsides and do something. Something outrageous, something unexpected. Take control and lead us out of this crisis before it's to late. Look at what we have become. Our environment is important right? Our planet needs preserving, right? Our animals deserve more than extinction, right? So, what do we do, we abandon our smoke stack industries to countries like India, and China who cater to unabated pollution. Had it dawned on you that we live on a sphere, a round surface, with prevailing winds that circumnavigate the planet. If we had continued to support our Industries, instead of abandoning them, we would have helped American's stay employed and we could have purified our methods of production over time to make the least amount of pollution and the smallest carbon imprint possible.

What about gas? You don't think we could have developed alternatives by now? Carter wanted energy independence. Reagan wanted to use up theirs before we used up ours, but as usual we missed the mark and ended up financing terrorism. Finally with gas at $4.50 a gallon we're thinking about declaring our independence, something I thought we paid for in 1776. Now, to cover their sorry backsides, Congress is selling this 10-year theory about getting oil and gas production back in the US, and by then it won't be of any value. Aren't you tired of being treated like you are stupid? Oil Engineers can tell you that they can take a site from scratch to writing checks in 6 months. It is government interference and special interests lobbying that is stealing your future, that's your government for the People, all right

What does a 20% or less approval rating for Congress mean to you! It should mean get rid of the boogers and put someone else in their place. Put an end to the political dynasty practices in the Senate. I think one 5-year term without campaigning for re-election might produce the most productive agenda possible. Long enough to be productive and short enough to derail large scale corruption. Just imagine, Senators might be tempted to do what's right for the country, rather than what gains favor from special interests that finance campaigns. You think?

There is a balance between what's owed to worker, and what's owed to owners. There is a balance point between responsible immigration, and unlimited access. There is a balance point between freedom of religion, and forced religious acceptance. There is a balance point between FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY.

This is my plea to you to get on board and help bring balance to America. Quit buying into the propaganda that you are bad people and need to change. Quit buying into the argument that you need to scale down. You take too much. Let me remind you that we are the civilization that brought the world: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Etc. , Etc. , on infinitum. They didn't all start from here, but they came to make their dreams come true. With the virtually unlimited genius that we have in this civilization, what makes you think we can't solve our problems without stepping backwards to do it? You think?

My advise to you is quit buying into the manipulation. Political correctness is a ploy to keep you quiet. It offends your intellectual freedom and your freedom of speech. Engage in discourse. Challenge the status quo. Gets others to talk about it. Start a dialog that engages family and friends. Don't be afraid to challenge or absorb information. Question judgment. Don't buy into “You come from a bad civilization". It's not true. “You come from an Absence of Leadership".

I Love America

Scott Sterling

After surviving a degree in psychology, Mr. Sterling served as a designer, manufacturer, broker, lecturer, financier, and corporate sales manager. All of dots connected into a multi-faceted hub of artist expression -


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