It's Christmas season again. It's almost like it's the season for the young'uns and the old. The older I get, the more nostalgic this season becomes. I remember when it was a time when I wanted to get things done and nobody worked. I remember when it was a time when my irritation with the drag out of the season made some call me Scrooge. But with peace and happiness, the Christmas season has become again one of my favorite times of the year. I love the Christmas music and much of it I've heard all my life and I don't get tired of it. Pretty soon the shortest day will be upon us and by Christmas daylight will already be increasing. At sunset tonight, I couldn't help but to reflect into the past and look back over the happenings of the year. We know that we are so blessed and so grounded by the grace of our heavenly father through Jesus. But in all these blessings, we can't help but to let our minds dwell on the news of recent weeks of racial discontentment, police brutality, immigration battles and so much more. And when I ponder it all, I believe the problem is with government.
We've become a nation of 300 million people living under a government that is succeeding to let the sun shine on no one. For the life of me I cannot think of a government agency that is there to help me or you or anyone I know. We are a nation in fear of our government. Sit and think for a second and let me know which government agency you like to get correspondence from. I'm not talking about your well-earned social security check or your overpayment in taxes. Our government treats us not like 'we the people', but like 'we the law breakers'. This same government has slowed progress down to a speed that diminishes any hope for a return on investment. They made everybody you hire a liability, everything you do monitored and controlled by multiple agencies. They even have a tax, a bond and a permit attached to every one of your actions.
It's not that there is discord between people. There is discord between people and government. No agency is there to unify the people...in anything. Everybody I've ever met are just good people that can make mistakes, but are not malicious. Maybe I'm naive or live in paradise here in East Texas. As sad as it is to say, I don't know of one law that makes it easier to compete, easier to make jobs, easier to live the American dream, enforcing our capitalistic Republic. I've never seen a language that is so clear, but so convoluted for those trying to interpret our Constitutional rights.
I don't think we have a black and white or purple problem. I think our government wants us to have one and at the end of the day when the sun shines on no one, when the people don't know the truth, they blame each other. Even those in government live in fear of government. What a vicious cycle. Fortunately we can still hug a loved one, for now eat a steak, drink an adult beverage and love our place and families. But try to think of the amount of regulations involved in just those few basics.