Archive for March, 2017

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS

March 23, 2017

Gentlemen. It seems that I remember during the campaign last year, several politicians, including you, Mr. President, said you wanted to “get rid of Obamacare” and let the people decide for themselves what insurance they wanted or needed.

Now, I am hearing that you are going to keep some of the Obamacare.  For what? If the healthcare plan is offensive (and it is), why in the world would we want to keep some of it.

Another thing, now I m heard a lot of, “repeal and replace.”  My memory may be a little slow but why should we replace something with another something where people are having to deal with laws and regulations that determine what they do about their insurance.

It’s simple, REPEAL OBAMACARE, PERIOD. Let the market determine what insurance is, as it has always been.  The American people do not need a babysitter or a guide to tell them what to do about insurance.  Why, all of a sudden is it necessary that the government, which has an terrible history of managing business, get involved in personal decisions of our people.

It is our money, why can’t we decide how to spend it?

Chief, Ed Smithson

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WHY IS IT SO HARD?

March 23, 2017

Almost every day i hear on televison or radio that a terrible thing has happened, people killed and injured for no reason at all, and they say “it has not yet been determined if it is terrorism.” Terrorism is defined as: “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.”

Do you think a guy is waving an automatic gun or piston is doing it “just for fun.”  Anytime someone appears out of nowhere and begins shooting people at random, for no apparent reason than his own, he is doing it to instill fear in people.  From that point on, people who were there, although not injured, will remember that every time they go to a public place, perhaps for the rest of their lives.  Is that not “violence and intimidation?”

Public images continue to say, “if you see something, say something,” and most of us continue to ignore it.  One reason is that most law officials will not take us seriously, and if it gets to the politicians, i guarantee you they “dress it up” to where it will not sound so bad by the time they get through with it.

For so long we have heard, “you cannot take the law into your own hands,” for so long that it has gotten into the psyche that people have developed the idea that a citizen cannot act in any way on his own to prevent crime.  That is the job of the police.

So now the terrorists are targeting the police because they are the only enemy.  Everyone remembers the slaying of five police officers in Dallas last year, at the police station, of all places.

So now, we need to educate the population to the idea that this is their country, they have to get involved if we are to remain safe.

The time is now, and it is not really that hard to do.

Chief