About the time I think I’ve heard everything about the degree of robbery the government indulges in and the American people tolerate without a whimper of opposition, along comes news about some staggering, unheard-of actions, which appear beyond belief.

Such is the case this morning when I read an article headed, “State Department Budgets Purchases of Kindle E-Readers for 3500% of Retail Price.” Which explains the State Department will spend $16.5 million on 2,500 Kindle e-book readers from Amazon, which amounts to a whopping $6,600 per Kindle device that retails for $189.00. This is beyond ignorance, but smacks of obscene insanity.

As outrageous as this careless disregard for spending other people’s money seems, the act of wrong in this story must revert backwards to understand the immorality of it. One must go back to the act of taking the money via a gun or threat of a gun through taxation. Think about how many hours one must work in a fast food restaurant, some assembly line factory, or even the entrepreneur struggling to make a go of his business, to afford paying a whopping $16.5 million for kindle e-books the government is squandering on. As shocking as the purchase appears, the culprit is in the system of thievery, which collects the money in the first place.

If you are one of the majority ignorant of what is taking place in this country, and have an interest in knowing, I’m going to suggest some books to read, to begin being informed.

I repetitiously report what Dr. Phil says, “You can’t change that which you do not acknowledge,” and how can you acknowledge, if you are ignorant of what’s taking place? And why is it you have not bothered to inform yourself? There’s that underlying gnawing notion, everyone knows, if you face facts and the truth, we innately know, there’s no excuse for doing nothing about what we know is so very wrong. There’s something quite medicating to our feelings, to be ignorant about what’s going on around us, temporarily. Sooner or later we are smacked with reality, why wait until it’s too late to do anything about it?

The question is, why do we sit idly by and tolerate the government spending $6,600 per Kindle which retails for $189.00 each? When sometime back the report that the government was spending $500.00 each for hammers seemed outrageous? All of this is heavy duty, back-breaking extravagance of the hard-earned money of American workers. Is it any wonder we are so in debt, we face collapse of a system that worked so well for a period of time, but now tolerate this kind of abuse.

There’s plenty of information available to everyone in this information age to be informed. You can begin by reading such books as “This Bread is Mine” by LeFevre. “The Law” by Bastiat, “The Twelve Year Sentence” on schools by David Boaz. “The Discovery of Freedom” by Rose Wilder Lane. “Liberty Against Power” by Roy Childs, Jr. “Human Action” by Von Mises. “What Government Has Done to Our Money” by Rothbard. “1984” and “Animal Farm” by Orwell. “Our Enemy, The State” by Albert Jay Nock. “Witness” by Whitaker Chambers. “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu. “The Manchurian President” by Aaron Klein. And the latest bestseller, “The Amateur” by Edward Klein. Just to mention a few of the books available to anyone, to be informed.

The majority of the citizenry fall into one of two categories; they are blissfully ignorant, or disturbed, angry, and confused about what is taking place in this country, and have no clue as to what can be done about the deplorable conditions in this once great nation. Most think they are just upset over the price of gas and groceries, but those are just symptoms of a much larger and more serious dilemma this country is in. And it is that fact I urge my readers to broaden their insight into an understanding of the core problems, by reading some of the books I suggest.

My eye-opener began when I read “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Ugly American,” back in the fifties. Which was the real beginning of my discovery of Freedom, and disenchantment with political governments and the process of thievery they indulge in.

From Richard Mitchell (1929-2002), Professor at Glassboro State College, comes this quote: “There is only one remedy for ignorance, and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy. Millions and millions of children today stand in no need of sex education, or consumer education, or anti-racism education or any of those fake educations, if they had in the first place, ‘an’ education.”



Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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