2012: A Choice Between Free-Stuff or Free-Dom


About the author: Lori Boxer is the co-owner and Director of Weight No MoreSM Diet Center, a family-owned private weight loss and diet counseling practice for over 25 years with offices in New York and New Jersey, as well as client service nationwide via Skype. There are no pills, no packaged foods, no diet drinks as ... [read 's FULL BIO]

Remember the days when Democrats used to echo: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country?”  THAT Democratic Party has morphed into: “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for YOU.”

THAT Democratic Party now would consider JFK a right-wing “extremist” Republican.

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting.

The people who have been getting the free stuff figured out long ago they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Now … the people who are forcing the people who PAY for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, extremist and racist.

So … the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

We have one chance to change that in 2012.  Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.

2012 is NOT a choice between Obama and Romney.

2012 IS a choice between free-STUFF and free-DOM.

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  • David M.

    Most well written article I have ever read. Thank You Lori

  • We are quickly becoming a third world Country,how did we get here? we have a president that preaches divisiveness,and that the poor are entitled to other peoples success,

  • This is the best definition of the difference between the Republicans who favor cutting big government and the Democrats who not only love it, but want to expand it. Great article and well said!

  • Klaasman

    Unfortunately, Obummer has a chance of winning because there are a lot of liberals out there that are FREE-DUMB!

  • herman

    I have shared this on fb so more people can read it thanks Jan

  • Raymond

    Creation 2

    In the beginning, God created the Heaven & the Earth
    & populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower, spinach,
    green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so that
    man would live long & healthy lives.

    Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben & Jerry’s
    ice cream & Krispy Cream donuts. And Satan said,
    “You want chocolate with that?” And man said, “Yes!”
    And woman said, “And as long as you’re at it, add some
    sprinkles.” And they gained 10 pounds, and Satan smiled.

    And God created the healthful yogurt that woman might
    keep the figure that man found so fair. And satan brought
    forth white flour & sugar & combined them. And woman
    went from a size 6 to a size 14.

    So God said, “Try my fresh green salad.” And Satan
    presented Thousand-island dressing, buttery croutons
    and garlic toast on the side. And man & woman had to
    get bigger belts.

    God then said, “I’ve sent you heart healthy
    vegetables & olive oil in which to cook them.”
    And Satan brought forth deep fried fish & chicken
    fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And man
    gained weight & his cholesterol went through the roof.
    God created a light fluffy white cake and named it
    “Angel Food Cake,” and said, “it is good.” Satan
    then created chocolate cake & named it “Devils

    God then brought forth running shoes so that His
    children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan
    gave them cable TV with a remote control so that
    man would not have to toil changing the channels.
    And man & woman laughed before the flickering
    blue light and gained pounds.

    God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat
    and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled
    off the healthy skin and sliced the starchy center
    into chips and deep fried them. And man gained

    God then gave them lean beef so man might
    consume fewer calories and still satisfy his
    appetite. And Satan created McDonald’s
    and its 99 cent double cheeseburger. Then
    said, “you want fries with that?” And man said,
    “yes, and super size them!” And Satan said,
    “it is good.” And man went into cardiac arrest….

    God sighed & created quadruple bypass surgery.

    Then Satan created the Obama Healthcare System.


  • Raymond

    You know by today’s standards none of us were
    supposed to ever make it.

    HIGH SCHOOL — 1958 vs. 2012

    Scenario 1:
    Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the
    school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack.

    1958 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun,
    goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2012 – School goes into lock down, FBI called,
    Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again.
    Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Scenario 2:
    Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1958 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark
    shake hands and end up buddies.

    2012 – Police called and SWAT team arrives —
    they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged
    with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario 3:
    Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

    1958 – Jeffrey sent to the Principal’s office and given a good
    paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and
    does not disrupt class again.

    2012 – Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie.
    He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the
    government because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario 4:
    Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a
    whipping with his belt.

    1958 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college
    and becomes a successful businessman.

    2012- Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster
    care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister
    that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
    Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.

    Scenario 5:
    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

    1958 – Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

    2012- The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.
    His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario 6:
    Pedro fails high school English.

    1958 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

    2012 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally
    explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU
    files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher.
    English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but
    ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario 7:
    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July,
    puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

    1958 – Ants die.

    2012 – ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is
    charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents –
    and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.
    Johnny’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario 8:
    Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.
    He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

    1958 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2012 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
    She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

  • Raymond


    From a California school teacher – – –

    “As you listen to the news about the student protests over
    illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:

    I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at
    a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1
    school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.

    Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens,
    Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

    Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program.
    When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll
    — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would
    make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental,
    with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.

    I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at
    least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones.
    The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage
    pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class
    without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or
    having family watch their kids.

    I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing
    Funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for
    anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new
    computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month
    later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who
    obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America ..

    I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers
    whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students, here in the
    country less then 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female
    teachers, calling them “Putas”(whores) and throwing things, that the
    teachers were in tears.

    Free medical, free education, free food, free day care etc., etc, etc.
    Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to
    demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

    To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants
    contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and
    housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some
    time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

    Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs,
    more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding,
    new diseases. For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

    Americans, We need to wake up.

    It does, however, have everything to do with culture: It involves an
    American third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts
    children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that
    refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so
    weak and worried about “political correctness” that we don’t have the
    will to do anything about it.

    If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.

    CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?

    Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.

    Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

    Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.

    But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth,
    a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

    Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children.
    He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six
    dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year,
    if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an “earned income
    credit” of up to $3,200, free.

    He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

    He qualifies for food stamps.

    He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

    His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.

    He requires bilingual teachers and books.

    He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

    If they are, or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI.
    If qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicaid. All of this is at (our)
    taxpayer’s expense.

    He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

    Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.

    He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

    Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.

    Cheap labor? YEAH, RIGHT!

  • “Government big enough to give you everything you need is big enough to take everything you have.” -Thomas Jefferson

  • marineh2ominer

    You are so right , President John F Kennedy was the LAST democrat in American history elected to office , starting with Lyndon Johnson and his ” great society ” the DEMONRAT party was born .

  • I’ve said it before. It bears saying again. JFK said, “Ask not what your counrty can do for you…” Barack Obama says, “Let me tell you what your country is going to do for you.”