Some things just don't come along
too often. Take, for instance, the
the last few moments just prior to
my beginning my eighth decade of
life on this earth.
I do not have the time or the inclination
to write an exhaustive autobiography
of my life or to write a coprehesive
summary of my philosophy of life.
However, I have gathered a few beliefs
over the course of the past eighty years:
First, thanks to our Constitution containing
the Bill of Rights, American is the greatest
country in the world when it comes to
providing the basic rights, freedoms and
liberties that all countries should enjoy.
Our founding fathers championed
individualism and abhorred a large
federal government. There were no
permanent federal taxes until the
Since the 1930s, there has been a
concerted effort to turn our country
into a socialistic state. Sixty million
"deployables" understood this and
thus we had the results of the 2016
I would encourage anyone to make,
through honest means, as much
money as he or she wants to make.
Yes, you may become highly immoral
if you become filthy rich. But, there are
just as many immoral poor and
and middle class folks as there are
Most Americans understand a family
is better off with a good income as to
a meager one or with no income at all.
Because our entrepreneurial system
allows so many "to get ahead," or become
as rich as a person may earn, this causes
the millions of us to work 40 to 60 hours
a week, so as to purchase a comfortable
home, usually on a mortgage, unfortunately,
or modern car, and sufficient food or clothing
and then any other item we might deem
as a luxury. Along the way, if some of us
become millionaires or billionaires, that's okay, too.
It's always better to have your money in
your pockets than in some politician's
(I started this article on June 09, but did not
to finish it until now, 4:52 pm Sunday the 10th.
Way past the 79.999999999. I'm beginning to
feel older already.)