America is at a crossroads. She is at the intersection of tyranny by a minority and the self-governing principles our country was founded on. The endless printing of money has propped up a failing economy for too long. One of the laws of economics is something that can’t go on forever won’t. We are fast entering the "won't go on" part.
There are many things wrong in this country, but for the sake of keeping your attention, I will focus on one: Grants. Federal grants, State grants, local grants, it all sounds so benign but lurking behind those kumbaya sounding terms is a fact that grants are nothing more than a redistribution of wealth that began long before President Obama was on anyone’s radar. In order to come to grips with what grants are really about, one must be able to call them what they are and to understand that if you are for the principles of self-governance, then you can’t be OK with grant money even when it’s a pet project you believe in. Grants allow governments and the people running government to centrally plan communities all the way down to the local level. It undermines the will of the people often and elected officials who like to brag about what they have done for their communities are addicted to it like crack. We need an intervention. This will not happen voluntarily. They must be brought to rehab kicking and screaming, but it must be done no matter how humane or charitable-like these grants appear to be. It is spending taxpayer funds to finance the whims and ideologies that MOST people don’t agree with.
Grant money, what is it, where does the money come from, and how could something so benign sounding be the makings of a totalitarian form of government? Easy, if they called it what it really is, taxpayers funds, most of these grants would never make it out of committee. Call it a neutral sounding name, and it’s like magic. Just like bills in congress pass because some genius decided to substitute the word taxes for revenues and investments for spending. Words mean things, but in our fast food world, thinking is not encouraged or rewarded. We must change and begin to challenge conventional thinking.
Pay attention to the agendas of your local communities. These grants need to be questioned. Going to a local meeting and asking simple questions about these grants can sometimes thwart their approval. Sometimes, all it takes is the cleansing effect of the light of day to shine on a benign sounding grant. Public participation is critical and is absolutely where the focus needs to be for those who want to save this republic.
Start small, but start somewhere.
Don’t just do something, do something that works.
It is not enough to be informed, you must ACT.
Grants accommodated by our ever so generous FED are robbing YOU blind.
You can stop them from robbing you by holding your local governments accountable. You say you don’t have time? You don’t know what to do? Then get ready to bow down to your new overlords. Something that can’t go on forever won’t and we are fast approaching the reality that Greece woke up to years ago. Grant money is redistribution of wealth no matter how you define it. If you don’t believe in socialism/communism then why are you not doing something about it? This problem didn’t start with Obama, Bush did a pretty good job of “abandoning the free market to supposedly save it.”
You must act on the knowledge you have and work to change things which means you have to put out some effort and change your priorities. If you don’t have time, then make time.
If you don’t, then who will?