This particular day has been kinda long and very philosophical.I think this topic has been building for awhile. I have been noticing a trend over the last year and I think it's growing.
Let me start by saying when were all the decisions made for us leaving no choices anymore? I mean really. I am 6'3" and a mere 198 lbs. I have been this for most of my adult life. I eat basically the right things. I get the exercise I need to maintain my health and weight from the work I do. I love my veggies and don't really eat more than needed.I eat to live not live to eat. Now, having said that,would someone please tell me why I have had all the bad choices taken from me to make? I'm talking about at fast food restaurants. Seriously, they bombard you with huge sodas but, then make the lemonade sugar-free. They leave the ranch dressing alone but, make french fat free. Are you kidding me? I'm especially disturbed now because they have now messed with my Popsicles at my local grocery store.You guessed it making them all sugar-free!!! I mean where do they get off messing with my only weakness!! I have over the years given up everything, smoking over fifteen years ago, drinking two years ago, so now they have literally taking away my choice to enjoy lemonade, Popsicles and my french dressing. I actually heard that the president of some movie theaters was going to get rid of the popcorn,because it's not healthy!! Two words Pa-Lease!!!! They give you all the soda and candy you want to drink and eat but noooooo popcorn!!
Let's get away from that topic and talk about other things I love. Violent video games, movies and an occasional bet at the casino. If you listen to all the critics by these things I mentioned I should be a person who was a bully in High school, beat his kids,kicked the dog and shoots up all the animals in the neighborhood.
I am none of these. I think first of other peoples feelings(most of the time)I served my country,Love my flag and bear no arms. I don't hunt nor do I co done those that do.
What I do believe is that people need to be accountable for their actions and their part in all that they do.Consequences for their actions. Ask any of my daughters and they will tell you I preached it.
I am tired of special interest groups banning everything they believe is bad for you. Wasn't it in the beginning they were burning books? I think I was a young parent when someone came to my house and said to me," I can't believe all the little items you have out on tables." When I looked at them with a puzzled expression on my face,they followed it with," You have small children, how do you keep them from taking them?"
I simply replied," Huh, I tell them no?" I think that sums it up right there. You can't take it all away,you have to leave choices.If you don't no responsibility no thought process.No chance to win, no chance to fail.
Thanks for listening.