Oh how I hate incessant

Whining and complaining

About that which I can’t change

My only choice is to pick my poison

Oh how I hate

The nanny government

Sticking its nose

In the private and personal lives of citizens

Hands reaching through employers

Offering incentives

Dangling the carrot of money

Hoping we will respond like Pavlov’s dogs

Our government has lost its focus

No longer able to defend and protect

Its citizens against evil

Against people and governments bent on destruction

Freedom always has a price to pay

For me, it’s a little over $1.50 a day

To say “No”, my life is my own

It is to God to Whom I will give an account

by Susan Wachtel

February 23, 2013