The American Dream?

I bought into the American dream when I moved here. I wanted a big house and the lifestyle that goes with it. A pickup on the driveway, a pool in the back yard, and a beer after a hard day’s work.

In many ways I still want that, but the powers that be seem intent on robbing that dream from everyone.

Whether it be social engineering programs, or outright extortion by government entities. The American dream is slowly but surely being eroded away.

We’re supposed to believe that buying a house and owning your own property is the greatest ideal in this country. And yet, with all the new rules and regulations, owning your own house has become a means of extortion by the authorities.

Not only will the bank reposes your home if you miss a couple of payments (no matter if you’ve been paying for years without problem) but the government will steal it from you if you don’t pay your taxes. Not only that; you are now required to have insurance if you take out a loan, and tax levies are raised on an almost yearly bases. You have building codes to live up to, inspections are required, and if you build anything without the ‘proper’ documents or permissions, you will be forced to take them down, pay a fine, get booted out of your own home, or have it destroyed before your very eyes by a thuggish police force.

No, the American dream is not dead yet, but it is very close.

My wife and I are in the middle of looking for a house, but we refuse to give in to the pressures of settling for whatever the market thinks is right. We may or may not find what we are looking for, but the idea of having to conform to community standards, and pay overwhelming taxes, does not appeal to me. Currently I pay rent, but at least I can get up and leave whenever I want to.

My generation is often made fun of by our parents and grandparents generations, for not being responsible enough. But you ask us to pay for the debt your generations created, and for the laws and taxes you allowed to be passed on your watch. Is it any wonder why my generation cannot be motivated to get up and earn a living. When you consider that the dollar is worth less and less every day, and all the meaningful jobs are sent over seas, because government red tape and taxes make it too expensive to produce here.

America was founded upon innovations, and the idea that you could create anything you wanted. If you want that house, you can go out and build it. Yes, you can still do that, but the limitations are growing, and the gap is widening between rich and poor. The middle class is becoming extinct, and the excuse is socialism. But my friends, what we’re really living in is a fascist police state, where corrupt government and crony corporatists rule the roost.

It is time to take this country back and restore real capitalism. It is time to enshrine the individual and his dreams again. This collectivist crap has got to go!

Stand up for your rights, vote against all new tax levies on a local level, and stop giving away your freedoms to conformity. The American dream is supposed to be your own individual dream, not a squarely cut front lawn just like everybody else’s.

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