This has gone viral and it articulates my sentiments exactly. I usually don't repost unoriginal content here, but in this instance I’m making an exception. Send this to your goober neocon friends/ relatives the next time they start foaming at the mouth. I have been unable to determine the author -- I inserted the epigraph, otherwise it is as I found it.
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-=[ I Am an American Conservative ]=-
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) American philosopher, essayist, and poet
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration.
I watched this while eating my breakfast of
At the appropriate time, as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration-approved automobile, and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issued by the federal reserve bank.
On the way out the door, I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how socialism in medicine is bad because the government can’t do anything right.
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