Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Jingle for Christmas...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

The following short statement was just e-mailed to me by none other than my father, Les Carpenter Jr. A retired businessman and co owner of Barb's Sport Center (Barb being my mother)prior to them closing the store some time ago.

He tells me the words just popped into his head, not at all surprising given he has done his share or writing over the years. It seems he was thinking about the current state of our union and the foregoing is the summation of his thought.

I hope you enjoy this little ditty as much as I do.

Tis the day before Christmas
And all through the land,
The politicians are figuring
How to take from our hand,
All the rights that were won
By the brave and the true,
You can lose or fight back
The results we receive are left up to you.

Take a stand to deny that the majority should lose,
To a handful of those who try to abuse.
Those folks who work
For the things they get,
It's time to quit taking from the feds
All their dirty shit.

Great wisdom in a simple poem. Of course as I read it several times I could not but help replace the "dirty" with "collectivist" in my mind, but I guess that's just me.

Merry Christmas One and All ... Wishing  You a Happy and Prosperous New Year


  1. Les: Tell your dad that I really like that!

    Merry Christmas. I hope it's a very happy, healthy one for you and your family.

  2. I have to say, for me, it's a powerfully negative Christmas message. I mean, just really dour.

    But I can understand that for you it is a powerfully positive folk statement that is apropos for Chrisrmas. I understand and respect that.

    What I would really like to know is how exactly you want to change this country. What is it, exactly, that you want the government to do and not do?


  3. Pamela - I will be sure to pass your comment along. I suspect he will see it upon visiting RN USA, but as he is reluctant to comment on blogs I will be sure he is aware of your comment.

    Be well and please pass on to your son son our families thanks for his patriotic decision to serve in our military in defense of our values. Our thought are with him as he deploys.

  4. JMJ - I thank you for your patriotic concerns and questions.

    I cannot even hope to address your valid questions in the sort space of this blog post.

    What I can do however is to reaffirm that our founding principles, and the strength of our founding documents offer a steady guide as to a proper course forward.

    It is, and has been for 234 plus years up to the individual to objectively figure the rest out for ourselves. In my mind we have failed to do so.

    Mr. Jones I will tell you now, and in full I have figured it out. Have you? It is not my place to provide the answer, it is merely my desire to pose an opinion and particular thought as well as posing possibility uncomfortable questions.

    It remains up to you to identify the appropriate answers.

    Merry Christmas.

  5. Well, I most certainly do not believe I have all the answers to my questions, even from my own point of view. I'm not some omnipotent political engineer. But I do know this for a fact: without some kind of social safety net, without the people's (re: our government's) investment in our physical and insitutional infrastructure, without the governmnet stepping in to do things that the private sector will not or can not or does abusively, this great, huge nation will fall.

    I have studied history, and I can also tell you this: the military empire has to come to an end, the police state must be reined in, and the large estate holders, America's aristocracy, have to pay their fair share and behave as the rest of us are expected to behave.

    All of the great empires of the past have fallen because 1) they did not promote the welfare of the citizenry, 2) they allowed the aristocracy to run amok, and 3) they stretched their military empires too far, exhuasting the treasury, the morale of the people, and the good will of the rest of the world.

    I don't have all the blanks filled in as to how to accomplish these things, but we had better figure it out, or Christmas in America will just be a pleasant memory of good times past.

    Merry Christmas! JMJ

  6. Good one from your Daf, Les! Now I see where you got your flair for writing.

    Jersey: The safety net has spawned multi-generations of innocent victims who no longer know how to care for themselves, and it has also spawned legions of deadbeats gaming the system. this will destroy America.

    The best thing we could do would be to cut off all public assistance: No housing, no welfare checks, no food stamps. This would be a wonderful boon to those enslaved by progressivism. People would learn again to be thrifty and self-sufficient. FDR, LBJ and their goose-stepping progressive minions have enslaved millions.

    What do we want to change? A good first step would be to burn down the warehouses full of the hopelessly impenetrable and exemption-riddled federal code. Burn it down to the constitutional foundation! It is a mockery of the law and a standing, stinking violation of the very concept of the rule of law.

    The federal government should turn everything back to the states that is not mentioned in the constitution.

    The states should then, restore the sovereignty of the individual by relinquishing those tasks better left to free men and women.

    Go read Toqueville's "Democracy in America," Part 1, Chapter 4: The Sovereignty of the People in America, and Chapter 8: Aspects of the Federal Constitution.


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