Thursday, September 6, 2012


 I have news for you Democrats.

 We don't belong to the government. 


 You think America is the government.

 America is US! The people. 

Get it? U.S.!


Xavier Onassis said...

So you are accepting your fair share of responsibility for everything the government has done and will do whether you agree with it or not.

Good to know.

Joe said...

XO: You twist like one of those attention getters in front of shopping malls and tax offices.

Craig said...

Semantics, Joe. Belong to, as in members of, participants in.

America is US! The people.

Ruled by an organizing body freely elected by us; government. Get it?

Leticia said...

What sad, Jo, the believe this rubbish.

Joe said...

Craig: "Ruled???"

We elect rulers?

That is what is wrong with the liberal mind.

You really believe we elect rulers!

What a misguided concept!!

Teresa said...

Exactly Joe! The government is the people. The government belongs to the people.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe and Teresa - "The government is the people. The government belongs to the people."

You are "the people" therefore you are the government.

So you are both completely responsible for everything the government does. When you denigrate the government, you are denigrating yourselves.

When the government "confiscates money from citizens", that's YOU reaching into their pockets.

You cannot make the argument that "the government is the people" and in the same breath claim that government is the problem without reaching the inevitable conclusion that "the people are the problem".

Seriously...these remedial lessons in basic linear logic are wearing me out.

Think, people. THINK!

Teresa said...


54% of the people, the citizens who voted for Obama, are the problem. Those people who voted in the anticonstitutional progressives along with the ant0constitutional progressives are the problem. Not we conservatives. Government is the problem when it believes that it is the answer to all that ails us, which is the liberal, socialist, Communist philosophy. The government knows better than we the people is the progressive way. So, yes, the government is the problem as it stands now.

Craig said...

You really believe we elect rulers!

What a misguided concept!!

We elect legislators who make law, an executive to execute those laws and they appoint and confirm a judiciary who interpret and apply the law.

Definition of LAW

a (1) : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority (2) : the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

ruled, rul·ing, rules
1. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern.

I didn't say we elect rulers but we are ruled by the consent of the governed.

Joe said...

XO: "So you are both completely responsible for everything the government does."

That should be true. Unfortunately, the government has decided that we are a nation of the government, by the government and for the government. Like Craig said, they think they were elected to be our rulers instead of our employees.

Actually, my representatives hear from me far more than they wish (I guess).

Bill Nelson no longer responds to my letters or Emails.

I get occasional form letters from the others.

In short, they don't seem to care one whit what the people want, they just care about getting re-elected and their own power.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - I'm not surprised that Bill Nelson no longer responds to your letters and emails.

I would imagine all politicians get deluged with communication from a certain segment of the citizenry that fall into the lunatic bucket.

Did your letters and emails constantly remind him that he works for you and he has to do what you say?

That goes over about as well as telling the cop who just pulled you over that "Hey! I pay your salary! I'll have you fired!"

Because that always works so well.

Anonymous said...

What is this Pick on Joe day?????Joe, you are right on target with your assessment of the current situation..We are being ruled by executive orders issued by you know who, Laws enacted or developed by the judicial branch and a Congress who just sits there and lets it happen........Where is the Government of the people,for the people and by the people..... not there for quite some time.......Our freedoms have been whittled away for quite some time,,,I started noticing it in 1965 when I returned to the States after being gone for about 3 years.....The whole nation seemed to have changed.......I'm rambling again...stay well and keep blogging......

Joe said...

Anon: "What is this Pick on Joe day??"

It always is.

But I can take it.

Thanks for coming by. I remember you well and recognize your "signature" close.

Joe said...

XO: "...telling the cop who just pulled you over that "Hey! I pay your salary!.."

I don't know. I've never been pulled over.

Do you think it would work?