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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 12 Issue
Russell County News

Have We Gone Too Far? “In My Opinion” I think we have probably gone too far. Ever since the 60’s we as a nation have been busy trying to make America a better place for all. We have tried to make sure that everyone is treated fairly or equally and today we are at the point were the government is making sure that we even have free access to high speed internet! Study after study has proven that the more you give people the more they expect and the less they are willing to do to get it. Benjamin Franklin once said, “I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer”.


In today’s world of entitlements and give a-ways, you will be hard pressed to find many legislators that will be willing to support any program that provides less to the poor, but one doesn’t have to look too far to realize that the current system is not working! Unfortunately, I think this foolish spending will never stop until the progressive movement leads our economy into complete financial collapse.

I want to remind my readers again, that you need to be watching or recording Glenn Beck. His show is being totally dedicated to the history of our founding fathers. You will learn for example that most of them were not rich white slave owners, but normal, hard working, God fearing men that wanted to form a Republic where people would be free from the oppressions of big government.

We did have some good news though last week. Unemployment went down to 9.7% because we added 431,000 jobs. The part you may have missed is 411,000 were temporary government jobs for the 2010 Census. As always, I appreciate you reading “My Opinion” and I’ll close with some pretty good advice from an Old Farmer…

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered ... not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Some days all you can do is smile and wait for some kind soul to come pull your hind end out of the bind that you have gotten yourself into.

May God bless…

Ron Phillips

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