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“A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves against those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” – Cicero

We do have enemies within; individuals, corporations, some within our very government.  We have an election in the not too distant future.  Be sure you know what each candidate stands for, not just what he or she says they stand for or believe.  Don’t vote for a “pretty” face or a glib tongue and remember that many speak with forked tongues or babble like puppets and you cannot see who is pulling the strings.  “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Frank J. Gaffney Jr. – Jewish World Review

If you haven’t picked up on it in the carefully guarded liberal news, Secretary Hilda Solis of the Labor Department is trying to get a law through that would make it illegal for farm children to do any labor, on any farm. (From Tony Perkins, Family Research Council 5/25/1012).  This woman is undoubtedly a city person, and heaven forbid that there is a bull or a stallion on the farm.  My sons and grandchildren have all benefitted from learning about life and responsibility, about animals and equipment, by being involved in farm work.  Where does this woman expect our children to learn a work ethic?  From the city streets where drugs are sold and morality is thrown out?  Wouldn’t it be great if candidates for office had to first spend a winter or summer month on a family farm, not one of those huge agricultural enterprises, one where the manure needs to be shoveled and square bales need loading on a wagon in heat of 100 degrees and bugs are swarming?  Of course, then they would push laws outlawing cattle and other farm needs.  If they had to spend say 12 hours a day in a dairy barn they would outlaw milk and expect us to drink soy milk.

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-Ra-cy) – A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. (Anonymous via the Internet)

It is that time of year when we are visited by those cute little critters called Armadillos.  What has worked here to keep them from digging up rocks for my mower is to spread mothballs on the yard.  They sure don’t like the smell of mothballs.  Some of the pastures and hay fields are looking good.  The rain is appreciated.  My Hosta plants are going crazy and need to be thinned – I said that last year.  Oh well!

OK!  Off of my soapbox for another week.  Hopefully I haven’t offended anyone and I pray you are healthy and happy.

Jamey Herd says she doesn’t have any news to report this week and we decided no news is better than bad news.

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