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What If For The New Year?

By Otis Griffin

Otis Griffin poseWhat If…many changes were made to help all of our society, instead of just benefiting a few?
What If…Our United States of our America stopped sending money overseas to foreign countries, supposedly to maintain good relations?
What If…we sent my Southern Country farmers crops overseas, instead?  What If…the countries couldn’t use our money we send to buy merchandise from other overseas countries?
What If…Crop prices increased in Charleston and instead of sending money, make the U. S Department of Agriculture buy my dear farmers’ crops.  Instead, send cotton for clothes, corn and beans for nourishment.  My farmers should get the money as deserved.  Presently, my hardworking farmers can’t make a decent living and that is why over 21,000 farmers gave up the ghost last year.  The guv’mint, which is actually us, desperately needs to take care of all the hardworking farmers first and foremost.
What If….we didn’t have hospitals filled to the brim with ‘pore’ ole sick folks?  What If…we could empty the hospitals beds and fill the church pews?
What If…we could take all the convicts out of the warm, soft feathery beds and make ’em clean out ditches, whack down fence rows and build roads.  Sho’ would save the tax payers a lot of money.  These criminals have broken laws against decent folks and yet they are treated like nobility.  What If…the lawyers that defend these criminals had to go before the judge at sentencing?  What If…the convict and lawyer have to serve the same amount of time?  Do you think this would cut down on lawyer advertising?
What If…Politicians were held accountable for what they say they will do, when elected?  If not completed, chunk ’em out of office.  Of course, politics are just like wood ticks, dog ticks, and seed ticks.  They are all the same…Yep, just plain old parasites.
What If…the lawmakers, who make laws on how to run a school system, had to raise curtain climbers to obtain a first hand experience?
What If…the same law enactin’ folks had to teach school before their laws were enacted?  What If…after teaching experience these self glorified law makers might be qualified to enact some workable laws.  I bet some changes would be made for the better.
What If…a man that could work, still would!  A woman that could cook, still would!  Don’t you know that gullies would be full of microwaves.  What If…Country music sounded like it should, and did, many years ago.  Not like some hoot owl chasing a squawkin’ chicken through a blackberry thicket as it today.  What If…a person was judged on talent, whether singin’, movies, art or whatever gift the Good Lord bestowed upon them, instead of looks, politics or connections?  There would be some changes immediately, if not yesterday!
What If…the school system and the parents agreed there would be no discipline problems.  The teacher could teach and the parents would make their little tree benders behave.  What If…a good whooping at school, followed by one that afternoon could mean some kids might be reminded how to “ack-rite”.
Now it’s SUE everybody, if you ‘touch’ my little angel with pointed horns and a floppin’ cape.
Neighbor, these problems have been created by skullduggery and some carpet baggery, greedy individuals.  What the world needs now is more compassion, caring and Love for our fellowman.  Now we got a Happy New Year! American By Birth And Southern By The Grace Of God…GLORY!
— What do you think? Send Letters to the Editor to thomas.sellers@journalinc.com.

  • Wheelin Joe

    Agree with a lot of what you said. But what if… the farmers needed better economic education, after all they were selling commodities, what if…. the problem was they were not able to get that kind of education whilst learning in the government school? (public schools don’t teach London economics) What if… the govt run school sought not to teach the farmer the value of his trade, but to trick him out of his labor and of his yield? What if…the government mandated school that fails to inform children of the risk of debt is school that the farmer had granted authority of discipline over his child? What if…the farmer sought to improve the cleanliness and value of his harvest? What if…the farmer did not accept grants from his government overlords for their bidding and comply with their tyranny? What if…the farmers of this once great nation stood up like the farmers of modern Poland and demand their sovereignty and dignity from their government? What if… farmers signed a huge petition and declared the dept of Agriculture had violated it’s jurisdiction and was no longer with authority? What if…the wise men of this nation led the able bodied young men, took them out of government public schools, reinvented the one room community school house, and taught them that relying on the government for even a mere seed grant was the door to pandora’s box? What if…we actually learned from OUR mistakes, and used OUR brains and OUR mere numbers to take back OUR country from those who do OUR bidding? What if we refused to accept trade from red countries who promote slavery of their people. What if… we would have never given it all away in the first place? What if…we one day decide to do something about it?

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