|Are you concerned about the direction of our
country and feel you don't have a voice? I
do, so this is my website promoting traditional
conservative values where I can say anything I
When I was young, most people I knew
worked hard for a living and were proud of their
work. If they had to get assistance from
the government or anyone, it was an
embarrassment. America's enormous strength
has always come from the collective hard work and
patriotism of its people, and the drive to
overcome one's own problems. That combined
mass effort resulted in a strong economic dynamo
and a beneficial national work ethic.
Today, that isn't true. Too many people
are out for all they can get without working for
it. Like most people, I want to see those
who can't help themselves get support they need.
But today, a significant number of people who are too
lazy to work, or work hard enough, have spilled into the group that
truly needs help, leaving less support for those
who really need it and a massive national debt. If someone is too lazy
to work, I could care less if they starve. There's nothing like going hungry for a few days
that can instill a work ethic.
Folks used to have a lot of children because
they had a business, farm or ranch to run.
Today, many people have a bunch of kids if they live
in a condo. I'm certainly not advocating
the restriction of
childbirth, but way too many kids are growing up
without a work ethic, making them more apt to
need assistance later in life and contributing
to the population of liberals. I was
raised on a farm, and my dad made sure I had a
work ethic - a trait that has made me a productive
member of society my entire life. Today,
at 60 years old, I can say I've never drawn
welfare, food stamps or unemployment in my
Our manufacturing base has declined from 30+%
of the U.S. economy to about 9% of the economy.
I got my start in manufacturing jobs. The
first day on the job, I was operating machinery,
earning a decent wage, and had employee
benefits. One company even paid tuition
assistance to help with my college education.
Today I have a Bachelor's degree in Economics
and an MBA. Everyone isn't qualified to be
a corporate executive. There needs to be
more jobs that the middle class qualifies for.
Much of our manufacturing, however, has moved
overseas where regulations aren't excessive and
labor rates are cheaper. American labor
unions have helped inflate wages and benefits to
the point where much labor is unaffordable.
To justify continued union existence, they must
continuously fight for even higher benefits.
Here in Wyoming, a right-to-work state, we
have a habit of taking care of ourselves.
In spite of the national economic fiasco, our
economy isn't that bad. And we help each
other when we have friends in need.
We need to turn a lot of things around in
America or I'm certain the future of our country
is in serious peril. Our country grows
weaker by the day, and way too many people
aren't smart enough to realize it. It may
be too late, as those expecting a handout are
fast becoming a large percentage of the
population, and I think they tend to breed more
of the same.
This website is a collection of my thinking
over a period of many years. In spite of
advanced education, most of it seems like common
sense to me and required no advanced education
to figure out. You can agree or disagree
with my perspective. If you are a
liberal/progressive, I probably have little use
for your point of view - you've done way too much
damage to the country already. Comments
received via this website are heavily filtered.