Be proactive with your health and choices

I don’t know when the trend that the government is supposed to take care of you happened. Coming from my background where everyone in my family were work-a-holics from my grandparents on down, I can’t wrap my head around it either.
Seems that mindset has gotten worse in recent year, especially this year. It’s supposed to be government by and for the people but we are relinquishing our freedoms and allowing the government to control our lives at an alarming pace. At least it’s alarming to me, maybe not to those who have that mindset of the government taking care of them.
Sadly, some of it happens by force, such as not being able to hold church and using safety as an excuse. The government assures us it’s for our own good or safety and the common good. The leaders say whatever will help them get the job done for us to submit to their plans.
Many follow blindly, like sheep to the slaughter, and those who don’t are portrayed as the crazy ones or conspiracy theorist and more. We have in fact, acquiesced. It does seem, however, that more people are realizing relinquishing control of our lives tot he government is not in our best interest. If you, like me, have realized that government is not our friend, welcome to the club. Those numbers are growing, however we are not as vocal as the others.
Perhaps the recent chaos of the pandemic is opening eyes to the degree our government will go to keep control over the citizens. Many of our national leaders are a disgrace to our country. They became millionaires and billionaires while in office and have a double standard when it comes to their shenanigans vs. others.
They withhold stimulus money for pork barrel projects to further their own agendas. They do not care for we the people anymore, only themselves.
We cannot have real debates about candidates or much of anything else. If you disagree with the other person, you have become the enemy and they label you and even threaten you in some places because of your party affiliation.
In reality, we have been deceived for many, many years, a lot of it is just coming to light now. Mainstream media has pitched propaganda and spun stories for their own agenda way longer than just recently as well. We just weren’t paying attention and no one was pointing it out.
When ACA (Affordable Care Act) was enacted (2013) we began the dissent to relinquishing all of private information about our lives to the IRS. This was unconstitutional and yes I know that is still being debated today, but I personally believe it to be. After that even doctors began asking if you had a gun in your home, which was reported if you answered affirmatively.
Though there were jokes about death panels in 2013, we have seen this day and time, government making decisions about whether or not we receive necessary health care. Look at New York were senior citizens were sent to nursing homes and many died just because this government said this should be done. And people did not revolt. So much for the government caring about safety and well-being of citizens.
Though many jobs have been added this year in spite of the pandemic which affected the economy, many are still without jobs. Seeing all the help wanted signs, I don’t quite understand it, except perhaps they don’t want to work in reality.
Congressmen and women earn $174,000 a year which is almost four times the average American’s salary. They also get additional compensation adjusting their salaries to close to $300,000. Yet, what are they really doing for the American people?
These millions of Americans who mistakenly think the government should take care of them or that they are owed something, place a burden on those of us who take personal responsibility for our own lives. We do whatever it takes, two or three jobs if necessary to support our family. Yet, we pay tax after tax to pay for those not working.
We have got to start pushing back and take our government back. Those we elect should start obeying the Constitution, preparing and living on a budget instead of spending and borrowing future generations into oblivion. Until we start doing that, and I believe it’s starting, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
If you think the Constitution doesn’t mean that much these days, then you don’t realize what could happen to “we the people” if the government had no boundaries whatsoever on what they could do to us. That is happening at an alarming rate. For many years now, the government has been oppressive and doing great harm to freedom.
But what can we do, I hear asked all the time. First of all vote for those people who are closer to your morals and values. If you value freedom and your Constitutional and God-given rights, there is only one choice for President. For the other candidate doesn’t care about your personal freedoms.
We should be responsible for our own health and make right choices and we just can’t do what a doctor says without asking questions. They do call it the practice of medicine after all. If you aren’t getting answers and needed information from yours, find another one who will answer questions. I will not take a prescription just because a doctor prescribes it. I want to know if it will cure what ails me and if not why do I really need it. Most do not cure anything and there are other things we can do.
I’m so blessed that I’ve connected with an M.D. that is more holistic and actually listens. We need to be proactive with our health and pro-active in the choices we make. I know it’s easier said than done and it takes work and being conscious of what we want to achieve.
Don’t be willy nilly about your health or anything else in your live, including researching candidates for which you vote. Don’t rely on someone else, do your own research. Be pro-active with your life. ©2020

VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at:


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Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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