Our freedoms turned upside down
As our beloved country slides downhill toward socialism, elections become more vitally important.
We have had our freedoms and opportunities sorely stolen away.
In so many ways things have been turned upside down.
We used to take pride in being independent and providing for ourselves and our families.
Our perception of real manhood used to be of one who was honest, dependable and who was a faithful father who supported, protected and provided for his wife and children.
Motherhood was the most honored and respected occupation for women.
Then somebody came up with so called “equality” for women.
We have so distorted the roles of men and women that men are marrying men and women are marrying women.
I cannot find words to express my love and appreciation for a mother that was always there for me and a father that gave me security, purpose and a sense of responsibility.
Experience, observation and common sense still say that the traditional family works best.
There are many other concepts that have been turned upside down.
I remember when real tough men smoked cigarettes, especially “roll your own.”
World leaders like Winston Churchill were pictured with a big cigar.
As an upcoming engineer I smoked a pipe as part of the image.
My favorites were cherry blend and London Dock.
In today’s culture flip-over, tobacco is evil and marijuana is the cure-all.
Tobacco smoke is deadly even though it smells good but I guess weed smoke is healthy.
Oh yes, there is incredible tax revenue.
Another flip-over is the designation of people sneaking into our country.
It used to be called illegal alien because it was a violation of law.
You as an illegal could be jailed and deported and none of the benefits of American citizenship were available to you.
Now however, you are termed an undocumented immigrant and entitled to all sorts of special rights including voting.
Next, how about health care?
I remember when doctors made house calls.
Now you need proof of insurance to get any help at all.
Health insurance has become an incredible burden.
When you add together mandatory car insurance, home insurance and health insurance it can be a major portion of your income.
And remember, when you buy a product or a service you are paying their insurance as part of the charge.
Same as taxes, the consumer pays it all because they are at the end of the chain.
Medical insurance also has its “deductible.”
You don’t even get any insurance until you have paid several thousand dollars up front.
Another flip-over designed to hide real motivation involves criminal actions.
When a soldier in Fort Hood shoots his fellow soldiers while shouting “Allah,” the investigators call it “workplace violence.”
The same is with the beheading in Texas.
If a couple of equipment operators get in a fist fight, that’s workplace violence.
If a worker shoots his fellow workers in the name of his god, that’s a whole other picture.
Our president is a master of flip-overs.
Calling for transparency in government and then not even releasing his college transcripts is major deception.
There are many more flip-overs, but I’m running out of room.
Finally, consider the so called “war on women.”
My idea of a war is when groups of people with really evil agendas rise up to destroy, take control or loot another people.
Defense is justified rising to a violent nature that kills, starves and brutalizes thousands or millions of people.
A more honest approach would be to accuse those progressives of a war on children.
The death toll of innocent defenseless babies is well over 50 million.
In the meantime the Islamic families’ birthrate is about nine per family.
Guess where we are headed.
Scripture says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20.
“Out on a Limb” ordinarily appears on the first Tuesday of the month. Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle, where he is a business owner.
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