From the Desk of John Rourke – May 4th, 2015

Politics and Preparedness: Over the years I have talked plenty about politics. I believe that politics are deeply intertwined with preparedness. The vast majority of us are preparing for an inevitable economic collapse. The reality is it not so much a failure of the economy but a failure of the government. This country and its people could be flourishing with low unemployment, a fantastic education system, low taxes and huge opportunities. Government has suffocated and stymied the economy and what success the economy does have is in spite of government – not because of it.

I believe it is a matter of time before things come crashing down around us.  Unless an event creates a sudden accelerated collapse it is going to occur over some time. History may show we are in the beginning stages now.


So – why politics?  Because it is directly responsible for the cause of this collapse. It was preventable. It could have been avoided. Notice I said “was” because I certainly do not see any way to stop it. We are past the point of no return.

If politics leaves a bad taste in your mouth perhaps we should call it “governmental policy”. We all wear big boy and big girl pants around here so terminology shouldn’t be an issue.

Political – or governmental policy is important. It does affect all of us in numerous ways. I believe in small government and maximum personal freedom. I am a Conservative.

If not interested no problem – just skip a proposed article with political content as there will be plenty other choices. After all – it’s a free country, isn’t it?


Yeah – trick question.







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  1. sheeple plus lobbyists and vested interests is a deadly combination for our nation…I figure we’re screwed: the ultra liberals will tax and entitle us to death and the conservatives will let the billionaires and corporations run amok

  2. I have been saying for years that the government is doing absolutly nothing in my interests,(also conservative), its sad but true.
    But it is to late to recover, the Government will never take the entitlements away, there would be mayhem in the streets.
    don’t think They care that I feel disenfranchised either!

    • Pattm – I am fearful you are correct. Does anyone really think that the debt clock will ever, and I mean ever – turn backwards? If the answer is no then it is just a matter of time before it all comes crashing down.

  3. I have an issue with the graphic in the OP.

    I would welcome many more Ron Paul’s in congress (who is pushing 80 and is also a millionaire BTW).

    I am not so hung up on age as I am on the person’s character.

    I do think that most in Congress deserve to be flushed immediately.

    There are some true Statesmen though who are champions of Liberty, and regardless of their age or time in office, we need more of them in government, in media, and in public spreading the ideals of Liberty.

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