November 13, 2012 10:12PM
Updated: December 15, 2012 6:04AM
Promote general welfare
The preamble of the U.S. Constitution states, “We the people ... need to promote the general welfare.”
Wouldn’t this make government unions unconstitutional? By allowing members of these unions to strike does not “promote the general welfare.”
Cases in point would be our recent teachers’ union strikes, creating undue hardship on U.S. citizens, such as our children and working parents.
Also, “blue flu” and firefighter work slowdowns certainly do not promote the general welfare. Nor do striking road construction, repair men or garbage collectors.
One of my associates (a government worker) said they needed this because of the “patronage” practiced for years in government employment. I can think of several ways to avoid this situation.
Our town uses underground electrical hookups in our newer subdivisions and it works very well. I would think that after the “Atlantic Cable” was laid many decades (ago) and continues to work well, even to this day, that we could lay our electrical grid underground and provide natural gas or solar and wind powered backup generators every mile or two as a part of the grid.
Certainly would be a better government/utility cooperative investment than most I have witnessed recently.
Hard times ahead
I hope the way I see things are wrong, because if I am right, we are in for some really hard times.
Trust me being right that President Obama is not a good thing to be. The media has failed us and we were too lazy to go out and get the facts for ourselves.
Facebook and Twitter were all we could think about. I am the mad white racist who didn’t vote for Obama because he was black. At least that’s what the media and the real haters would like you to believe.
After the election the rich will still be rich and that never changes, but in case you didn’t realize it, most all of our politicians are rich, including President Obama — unless he gets an exemption on that. .I thought I would never see the day in America where being successful was a bad thing. I will support the president when his policies are in line with my idea of the way things should be.
I will never blindly follow anything that I deem to be not in the best interest of my country. Just because he won doesn’t make him right about cap and trade, not drilling for our own oil, healthcare, immigration and growing government to the size we can’t afford.
It’s his second term so just maybe we can finally retire the “George Bush did it” card and get this country back on the right track. The majority of Americans have spoken and my hope is that they were right, but my greatest fear is they were wrong and America is the big loser in all of this.