Saturday, September 26, 2009

False alarms ~ By Pat Boone

From WorldNetDaily
Pat Boone By Pat Boone Posted: September 26, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 Remember "Y2K"? The growing angst, eventually near panic, the predictions that at the stroke of midnight, 1999, [actually, Pat, that would have been Jan. 1, 2000 at midnight], every computer and digital device in the world would self-destruct? Like an episode of "Mission Impossible"! We caught the fever at our house. We built two structures out back on concrete foundations, one for storable food and water and canned heat and batteries – and the other for a propane-powered generator that would kick on when city power failed, providing refrigeration and heat for ourselves, and some we could share with neighbors. Y2K came and went, without so much as a flicker. Everything kept working just as it had the day before, and a lot of us felt pretty foolish. We long ago let spiders and ants feast on the foodstuff, and though I dutifully went out and started the generator once in a while for several years, it finally got bored and died. And now, we Americans are being deluged with frantic propaganda about two other imminent dangers – a health care system that is so inadequate and expensive that it threatens to bankrupt the nation, and a global-warming climate change that will turn the whole world into a Mad Max hell. The proponents of drastic measures to avoid these cataclysmic disasters, including our current administration, are virtually screaming the modern equivalent of "THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!" And as they do, they urgently propose big-government takeovers as the only possible solution to both alarms. Notice it's not conservative, free-enterprise leaders and thinkers who are making these proposals – it's folks who already favor big government as the answer to everything, and they feel they've found the way to enforce that at last. I'm just one guy, but I do a lot of thinking, and I have loved this country and the way we normally do things for a long time. I really get nervous, even agitated, when I feel our citizenry is being steamrolled, even bamboozled, into precipitous and likely counterproductive actions. I "got took" by the Y2K snake oil salesmen, and I don't want us to be stampeded into foolish behavior again. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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