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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 12 Issue

Do you want to know more about Charlie Sheen? Sorry! You're not going to get it here.

This ongoing tragedy is an excellent example of how one can be an overwhelming success in this country and then throw is all away.

This man has it all, but has nothing! His father, Martin Sheen doesn't get it either. He believes that his son is suffering from an illness, a cancer that has taken over his son's body, but most of us understand that

Charlie Sheen's problem is simple! He has chosen a path of pleasure and sinfulness instead of one of righteousness.

I do believe however that Mr. Sheen is a glowing example to us all.

The Lord provides us with the tools and the wisdom to live our lives, but the path that we take is our decision. We can ask for Gods help or let Satin takes us down the fast track to disaster.

Our forefathers new that a Republic form of government would be best for our great nation, but it would only continue to function as "One Nation under God."

 One again, history is repeating itself. Men and women that do not know God or have chosen to abandon him are determined to take this country down the fast track to disaster

 These self serving individuals are convincing many of our citizens that hard work and sweat is unfair and has been compared to slavery and dictatorships.

A young man named Rob Lewis was recently interviewed in Madison, Wisconsin by Christian Hartsock.

This young socialist and member of the ISO (International Socialists Organization) had a rather interesting take on how things should be in America. Lewis stated that he was employed by Noodles Restaurant there in Madison.

Hartsock writes, "Lewis proceeded to illustrate how the world is made up of "workers," and "capitalists," and how he and his fellow Noodles employees, whom he describes as "the workers," would act as a virtual board of directors, while the owner, the "capitalist" would be kindly offered a seat at the table (socialists are, after all, humanitarians), but would be forced to accept their terms and sit down as a "co-equal," or be simply kicked to the curb.

Aaron Kennedy, the founder of Noodles, grew up on a farm with few to no connections to money. Like my friend Rob, Kennedy also studied at the University of Wisconsin. At 29, while eating at a Chinese restaurant, Kennedy had an idea, and scribbled his business plan on a napkin. Scraping some money together from his friends and family and maxing out eight credit cards, Kennedy opened the first Noodles in his basement, and then put together a team with whom he'd build and operate 100 Noodles branches all on their own.

It is now a $75 million franchise with 240 locations in 18 different states, providing jobs to over 3,000 employees just like Rob. This is what the American Dream looks like. Under Lewis' vision, however everything Kennedy has worked for would be taken away from him.

The status he has earned for himself through his achievements would be reduced to that of one filling out an application for the very business he built from the ground up. Perhaps my imagination is limited, but I at the moment I cannot imagine a greater humiliation. This is what socialism looks like."

Lewis went on to say that working for Noodles was like working for a dictator. He felt it was unfair to be told what to do by the management of this successful company. This kind of thinking should be an eye opener to us all, especially Union Members!

I was a proud member of the Communications Workers of American in the late 70's and I can assure you that we did not have known Socialists and Communists organizations supporting us.

The members of unions today need to stop and take a look at who is backing them. If you're okay with what these organizations truly stand for then good luck! I was also a member of the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police).

Today, the FOP is asking their members to join hands with the AFL-CIO. Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO President stated recently that he was in regular contact with President Obama and spoke to someone in the Whitehouse 2-3 times per week! I don't mine telling you that I have genuine concern as to who's really in charge.

Of course, let's not forget Michael Moore. This so called film maker is now telling people that America isn't broke, Wisconsin's not broke and everything we are being told is a lie.

By the way, Moore also thinks the United States blew up the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. You non-believers may want to take at look at the facts.

The U.S. is taking in approximately 2.3 trillion dollars per year in revenues and President Obama plans on spending 3.8 trillion.

Economists say that the years to follow are only going to get worse. The U.S. is now buying up 70 percent of its own debt. How you ask? By printing more money!

The Federal Reserve is printing money at an alarming pace and as a result, our dollar is decreasing in value everyday and id impacting the entire world currency.

If you like many American's are glued to your TV set and waiting on the next celebrity meltdown, then setback and relax, but if you believe that our founding fathers had a great idea that has worked extremely well for over 200 years, then you might want to flip over watch Fox News or C-SPAN once in while. Your call! Thank you for reading!

May God Bless…

Ron Phillips

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