CSN Newsletter 2/5/1029: “The Death of Common Sense”
Citizen Sentinels Newsletter – 2/5/2019
From Our Founder…
This week’s newsletter focuses on more of a theme centered on common sense. The example of the tragedy in Venezuela should provide pause for anyone with common sense to wonder why socialism is even considered a viable alternative to the principles of a Democratic-Republic in the foundation of the bedrock of our nation. Also, there are other articles that deal more with the lack of common sense when it comes to the Democratics. Especially questionable is their stand on after birth abortion, which was an agenda that former President Obama supported as a state senator back in Illinois. Additionally, the lack of reason, or scientific rationale when it comes to the concept of global warming. The answer to such a void of common sense can be found in the Bible, which is filled with wisdom and can provide an incredible basis for common sense for our time as it did for the Founding Fathers in their time. Where are those leaders today who could help a seemingly senseless generation?
Venezuela: Fleeing a Political Cancer
By Dennis Jamison — February 5. 2019
The Socialism that ruined the nation of Venezuela is like an ideological or political disease. The “Bolivarian Diaspora,” which has been recognized by numerous observers as the largest recorded refugee crisis in the Americas, is a direct consequence of the “Bolivarian Revolution” initiated by Hugo Chavez and prolonged by Nicolás Maduro. The already strained economies of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru, are now facing even greater economic stress as these nations are all attempting to do what they are able to help the fleeing Venezuelan refugees. The problem did not originate in their nations, yet the problem is generating collateral problems as it explodes beyond the borders of Venezuela.
Your mother said when you were two years old, “If you put your hand on this hot stove you’ll get burned.” That’s common sense. Just holding your hand near the stove is enough to convince you that this is true, without having to actually burn yourself.
But recently politicians have been able to defy common sense by promising things that just aren’t possible. They sound good, “Free health care for all, free college for all, tax the rich.”
The annual cost of health care in the United States is $3.2 TRILLION. How can anyone promise it will be free?
Total expenditures for public and independent colleges are approaching $500 billion per year.
In order to peddle the first two nonsensical ideas of free health care and free college, the politicians put forth the next promise – “Tax the rich.”
Throughout our country, the Deathocrats are promoting infanticide; abortions up till the moment of dilatation and even after the child is born. This is a wicked group that is out of control. How any Democrat in Indiana or elsewhere can associate with them is beyond me.
It seems like we are going mad as a country. We have been captured by a reprobate mind. Democrats, you have been captured by the insanity of the Progressives and the death of reason and common sense. If you can’t change it, and change it quick, you have to form another one or join alternatives.
The nonsense coming out of the Progressives would ruin America. Do you want that? Do you want tax rates so high that they will disincentivize entrepreneurs and work, leading to lower productivity and wealth? Do you want the increased regulation of our economy and our lives which we rejected in the 2016 election? Do you want government-run healthcare where elite bureaucrats make personal decisions for you and your family? Do you want the Progressives taking your guns and nullifying your religious liberty? Do you want open borders where tens of millions of illegals can walk right in and claim their welfare? If not, you are going to have to do something to stop them.
Everyone has heard the bad news. Imminent Climate Apocalypse (aka “global warming” and “climate change”) threatens humanity and planet with devastation, unless we abandon the use of fossil fuels.
Far fewer people have heard the good news. The sun has just entered its Grand Minimum phase, and the Earth will gradually cool over the next few decades.
Why should we all hope Earth will cool? Because nobody with any trace of human decency would hope the Earth will actually suffer catastrophic warming.
Many of us believe in the threat of global warming, but live in the hope that we can switch to “renewable energy” before it is too late. But this is a false hope. Despite our best efforts over several decades, renewables such as wind and solar energy still meet only 2% of global energy needs, while hydro adds only 7% or so.
So avoiding the alleged Climate Apocalypse by relying on renewable energy would require surviving on less than 10% of our current energy requirements. But that is impossible. It would also be really catastrophic: billions could die.