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"What If We Really Love All Humanity?"

"What If We Really Love All Humanity?"
by Steve Roberts Fine Art

I Want My Country Back! Wait a Minute... YOUR Country?

Tea Partiers want their country back.  Last time I checked, the good ol' US of A belonged to ALL citizens. And we all have our part to play... respectfully.

Tea Partiers seem to think the U.S. government is too big.  Government is not too big. It's grossly inefficient.  And dangerously partisan.

Congress plays numerous games with our money.  Take NY Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman for example.  He has a $200,000 pet pig, er... pork project for the expansion of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York. The museum had a fund balance of $6.9 million at the end of 2008.  Really?  How's your state budget, Congressman?  According to CNN, Gov. David Paterson has proposed cutting billions from school aid and state agencies, as well as closing four prisons.  And you want to expand a museum?  Is that REALLY necessary in a time when NY is cutting programs for the elderly, children and the poor?   Where the hell are your priorities?

The Miami Herald  states, " There are 9,129 pork barrel projects listed in the ``2010 Congressional Pig Book... In the defense category, there are earmarks ``totaling $6,056,565,000 for 35 anonymous projects. This accounts for only 2 percent of the 1,752 earmarks, but 59 percent of the $10.3 billion cost of the bill, which is more than last year's 57 percent.''  I wonder how much of that went to Halliburton and Blackwater/XE, the treasury-raping, scum-sucking military contractors?  Or the more (alleged, yeah right) literal kidnapper-rapists, KBR?

Note:  That's strictly my opinion of them; but if I die unexpectedly, please direct authorities back to this post.

On the partisan front, we have so-called "leaders" that disgrace their respective offices by telling outright lies - not misstatements, not misunderstandings - these are outright lies. And the media won't call them what they are - fucking lies!

Said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King:  "The federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act bill would create "special protection for pedophiles."  Rep. King wanted to make people afraid of what wasn't actually in the bill, so it wouldn't pass.

Of course, who could forget the infamous Death Panels (Yes, I know Palin's doesn't hold any office, but for some inexplicable reason she seems to be a part of political discourse despite her lack of knowledge and her general lunacy)?  Death panels?  Hmmm... I'm thinking of putting some death panels in my office.  Do you think they'll clash with the carpet?

Not only are the lies deplorable, but the hateful rhetoric currently being spewed is dishonorable.  Many of our state and national leaders have disgraced our nation.  Beginning with South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson and continued with Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's "We should take a page out of her playbook and take a 9-iron and smash the window out of big government."  I know their mothers taught them better manners.  They should be ashamed!  But sadly, they're not.  They're no better than the street gangs who proudly brag about how many ho's they have in their stable.  It gives them street cred.

If the Tea Partiers want to reduce the size of current government, they should take a step back and look at what our government does for us.  Then they should think about how life today would be without some government intervention.  I'm NOT saying government should be the end-all-be-all and rule our lives.  Trust me there is plenty I would like to change (Patriot Act anyone?).  But... well... this comment from poster, DrCardio, on HuffingtonPost says it best:

I prefer having my government regulate my chicken breasts before I grill them and take them down into the government regulated mines, where I can safely earn money to put away in a government regulated bank, so that I can afford health insurance from a government regulated market for my kids with preexisting conditions, who attend government regulated schools. Then I will drive home in my government regulated car, with government regulated battery technology, down government regulated roads, across government regulated bridges, protected by government regulated officers. And the government regulated tax break was awesome. I can now afford to paint my government regulated house with government regulated paint so that my children don't get lead poisoning overnight. I'm thirsty, time to drink some government regulated water, brush my teeth with government regulated paste and sleep; have to wake up early for my government regulated flight.
I wish you all a great government regulated day! And a safe return to our government regulated troops!

The Tea Partiers can't "take their country back" because it's not theirs to take back.  It's ours - the TP'ers, the CoffeePartiers, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents.  The United States belongs to all of its citizens.



Coffee anyone? Just put on a fresh pot...
Thinking about taking MY country back...


I'll bring the creamer! : )

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If this country belongs to all of us, then why should one man, or a group of men, have authority over any other man?

I Want My Country Back is about freedom. Honor your God given right to be free, and honor it in each other.

If you don't believe in God, then go ask the State what your "rights" are.

Harry Pasakoglou
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