Monday, April 30, 2012

"You should never hand someone a gun unless you are sure where they will point it"

"Babylon 5" By Any Means Necessary (1994) " You should never hand someone
a gun unless you are sure where they will point it. Your mistake."

WAY to many people, of both sides of the political persuasions, are too eager to
give POWER to the government when their guy is in charge.

they don't seem to understand that POWER is a like handing government a gun..
which then gets passed on to the next office holder. who more than likely is
someone you wouldn't want to have that power.

you never know who the next guy will be. do democrats understand that what Obama
is doing RIGHT NOW (ruling by executive orders and regulations) is NOT something
they'd be happy about if the next guy has an (R) next to his name, and used those
same powers to HIS agenda?

neither side looks to the future. both sides are about "what can I grab for ME right
now?"..instead of thinking "is this a power that government should have?".

 I think Washington was right about political parties. they have ceased to represent the
people and their best interests and now exist simply to perpetuate themselves and gain
more power at the expense of anyone in their way.

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the
course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and
unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for
themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have
lifted them to unjust dominion."

GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796


  1. Has NOTHING to do with the post but :
    if that is your dog in the photo, you are blessed to have such a beautiful companion. Had one as one of our rescue dogs once and she was just a bundle of pure love and gentleness wrapped in fur. Still miss her.

    1. yes, that is winston. he's 18. he takes a while to get in and out, and he doesn't chase tennis balls anymore..but he's still my buddy. got him from the Laconia SPCA about 15 years ago.