Monday morning opinion

Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and he die, put him in a pot of cold water and slowly raise the heat and he will soon be cooked File:Frog and saucepan.jpg

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This is what has happened to the American public over the last 40-50 years. Through the talented efforts of such groups as the Heritage Foundation, the Mackinac Center, ALEC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce just to name the top few that come to my mind.

The Heritage Foundation was founded around 1970 by a few millionaires in an effort to formulate and promote conservative principles.

The Mackinac Center is a conservative think tank located in Michigan. It was founded in 1987 and is the largest state based think tank. Their goals are similar to the Heritage foundation.

ALEC is a 501(c)(3) American organization composed of legislators, businesses and foundations. Alec works with legislators actually writing bills to be introduced and passed that are beneficial to their personal goals. It is believed Alec is responsible for the Stand Your Ground laws that have created such a furor in our country today.

Years back the Chamber of Commerce was considered a good thing they promoted business and to have a glowing/growing community you needed glowing/growing business. This is almost true, you see the Chamber does not promote business they promote what they determine is GOOD for business. They promote things like no unions. They promote lower wages for workers and elimination of business taxes. They promote an elimination of all but the minimum benefits for the workers.

And below is what has happened as a result of these groups efforts:

“We all live and die, nothing is going to change so who gives a shit?”

This is a statement coming from an American citizen who is close to being cooked. He has seen his fate and just gave up; pretending it is just a warm bath and willing to accept it in the most comfortable way possible. No sense in jumping and trying to get out of the increasingly hotter water.

This person reminds me of the poor lady when told her food stamp allotment has just been cut opens her bible and begins reading.

We have been heated to the point where we now think the answer to gun violence is more guns?

Arm the teachers, arm the students hell arm the whole country.

We can do something about this. We must work together. We must support people who support us. Elizabeth Warren is an example of this type person. She just joined hands with John McCain to write and promote a banking bill that will make banks responsible for their activities. I was going to say jumped in bed with John McCain but that picture hurts my brain.

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