|Political satire photo taken off a folklore site. WHY?|
I find the whole idea disturbing. Don't get me wrong. I think what Country time is doing is great for the kids, but the fact that this is even an issue is what blows my mind.
I was raised selling lemonade, painted rocks and pictures during the summer for extra spending money. I was a wholesome all american kid.
What happened? "We the people" have allowed this to happen over time. Slowly, but surly, like an infectious disease, a pandemic if you will, to develop to the point of no return.
Afraid of law suits. That's what the American people have become afraid of. We have allowed the idea, that the heroin use in this country is normal, and selling lemonade is not. WE have allowed that.
The other day, I read this article.
Does anyone see the fucking irony? I don't think our politicians, legislatures and city councils, are non-partisan, bi-partisan, liberal, or republican. I think they are god damn stupid. Stupid scared. Afraid to step on toes, racism, drug use, property lines, regulations, control, ect... the list goes on. There is so much of this that we are inundated with one problem after another, to the point of not knowing which ones to address 1st.
Here's an idea, lets take back our streets. Let's start there. Let's get angry, let's vote the politicians out that choose not to do anything about what is happening in our city's and states. All I hear is a bunch of excuses. No money, no funding, liability, ect. Constant argument about why we can't address this, but no argument for it. The same with guns in schools. We have simple solutions, but everyone screams, "no money". Where did the money come from on the bank bailouts? If I remember correctly, didn't all the exec's take Caribbean cruises? Seriously. I'm tired of excuses, and I know a lot of people that I hear are saying they are tired, but I really see no one doing a damn thing about it.
My own field of work for that matter. Here's a conversation for you.
Me: I mention that the company I am with should drop the current security company and go with individual officers, ones that the company knows will do the work. The ones who will do the job and protect the employs and the public that shop there.
Company: well, in theory that sounds great, but we can't afford to. To many lawsuits.,
Me: Not afraid of lawsuits from injured employs huh?
I've been assaulted twice in the last month. (no, not hurt, not seriously.) bruises, and some aches. Nothing serious though. I believe my company, both of them, should be concerned about that, not the lawsuit from the guy high on heroin, stealing, who trips running from the store, and injures his hands and knees. WE should be the liability, not them.
I digress, a lot.
I signed some petitions the other day. One was government transparency. Do I believe we will get results of this? Nope, but good luck. I think we should see results, but better yet, I think we should have petitions out there right now, that says we are taking back our streets. Our laws should toughen up, not lighten up. Start making these people accountable. Start making our law makers accountable.
Let's fine the children of the lawmakers who are selling lemonade, and camp out on their lawns, smoking dope, while it's being done. Let's see how that scenario affects them.
Drastic times, call for drastic measures. Time to take our streets back.
Does anyone remember this? Why was it never enacted?