You Asked For It; Except You Didn’t, Actually

An alternative headline for this post could be, “Dear Mr. President:  You Ain’t My REAL Dad.”

I’d like a show of hands for how many of you out there need a Nanny to watch over you.  Come on, y’all…don’t be shy.  I’m sure there’s some of you out there who desperately want someone from the government to tell you how to live your life, and forcefully correct your every misstep, right?

No?  Not so much?

Y’all know I support President Donald Trump in most things, but sometimes the fella gets a little too caught up in the belief that the Federal government can do some good in the lives of individuals; so it becomes necessary for articles like this post at Zero Hedge  to be written.  From Zero Hedge:

The internet erupted in a flurry of posts about President Trump’s message to millions of people Tuesday afternoon.  The text, which was announced prior to its transmission, served as a test to a new national alert system enacted by FEMA for the purposes of alerting citizens about natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies.

What could possibly go wrong?  Could it be that maybe such an alert system is neither needed nor requested?  More from the Zero Hedge post:

While the national alert has people issuing a glut of social media posts focused on Trump, the single message actually tells you everything you need to know about the government.

1. No one ever asked if you wanted it:Because of a law passed in 2006, the government can assertsthe president’s right to text you even if you turn off other government notifications. Similarly, the increasingly omnipotent government at large never asks if you’d like to participate. Despite popular rhetoric about the “social contract,” at no point in a person’s life does the government send a consent form to the people it taxes and rules over asking if they would, in fact, like to engage in the system. Though politicians and their supporters can claim “we are the government” all they want, we were never given a chance to actually voluntarily agree.

2. You don’t have a choice over these impositions on your property:Even though we own our phones and our data plans, there is no way to opt out of the presidential alert. Just as owning your own home does not preclude the government from taxing it and confiscating it if you refuse to pay, the government can also apparently invade your private phone. The same mechanism applies to taxation in general: the government asserts its right to impose itself on your property (money). This is the basis of how it sustains itself and all of its operations, including sending you annoying texts with screeching alarms.

There are more points listed at the Zero Hedge link.  Follow the link and read the whole thing, y’all.

I misremember who said, “If you put the government in charge of the desert, there will be a shortage of sand in two years.”  That is a true statement.  Once the FCC was put in charge of radio, there was an immediate shortage of broadcast frequencies available for civilian usage.  Ask Clive Bundy why the BLM apparently ran out of grazing land. While throughout all of recorded history the Earth has taken 24 hours and some change to make one turn on its axis, once the US Government started looking at time, there suddenly wasn’t enough daylight hours, which of course necessitated government intervention.  Hello, Daylight Savings Time.  Don’t take my word for it, y’all.

Prove me wrong.  I dare you to try to find a situation where more government was a real solution.

I know that most of the people reading this page are grown adults who prefer that government have a very small footprint in your daily lives.  I’m sure that y’all are just as suspicious as I am when Presidents have good intentions.  President Trump has done pretty well so far at deregulating.  We’ve got to keep a close eye on him and squawk when he tries to “help”.  Make your feelings known.