Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who owns who?

While working yesterday, I saw something quite disturbing. A lady was wearing a t-shirt that said

"Property of Barack Obama 2008"

This induced both fear and anger in me, but mostly fear. How far have we fallen that now we have people proclaiming that politicians (or worse, the government) own them? What happened to independence, self-sufficiency, and a "government of the people, by the people, for the people"?

If the founding fathers were here to see what's happening, they would believe that they had wasted their time and risked their lives for nothing. Hundreds of thousands gave their lives so that instead of saying "all hail the king!" they could say "all hail the milano messiah!"

Let's remember, the government is employed by us! The "messiah" is employed by us! We are not their property! We are their boss! We tell them what to do.

On the bright side, seeing the shirt did inspire this shirt.

Why don't we start reminding them of that and take charge of our employees.

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