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Of Bakeries, Burglars and Bad Congressional Bills

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This past week, all over the Internet news and in the inbox at my Web site (http://www.ChuckNorris.com) were reports about a bakery in Croatia that is using a life-size photo of me to ward off burglars who were ransacking the business weekly. The message under my photo in the store's window says, "This shop is under the protection of Chuck Norris."

First, I am very honored to help reduce crime anywhere on the planet, even from a photo. (How we all wish it were always that easy!) But I want to protect not only the pastries but also the posterity of America and the world.

Consider these statistics, which speak of the obstacles that confront people from infancy through their teenage years. In 2007, MySpace found more than 29,000 registered sex offenders on its site. Teenage pregnancies in the U.S. (52.1 for every 1,000 of those ages 15-19) are the highest in the developed world (four times what they are in the European Union). Every day, more than 6,000 students drop out of the approximately 94,000 public schools in America. Twenty-five percent of kids are overweight or obese, and most parents don't even know it. Thirty percent of parents say it is a "major challenge" to help their children become more spiritual. Juvenile violent crime has increased 48 percent in just the past 11 years. (I've counted at least 14 different murderous shooting sprees at academic settings across our nation just since 2000, resulting in at least 60 fatalities and dozens more wounded.) The FBI estimates that more than 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today, ranging from 9 to 19 years of age, with the average age being 11. Need I say more?

Our Founding Fathers simply never could have imagined such rampant degradation and utter disarray among younger generations. Proof of that is seen in Ben Franklin's 1787 pamphlet, "Information to Those Who Would Remove to America," which was a guide for Europeans who were considering relocating to America.

In it, Ben said, "Hence bad examples (of) youth are more rare in America, which must be a comfortable consideration to parents." Can you picture a present-day politician saying, "Bad examples of youth are rare in America"? He or she would become the ridicule of pundits and politicians alike.

One way we can fight right now for our Founders' America is by going to http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000009957.cfm and joining the several hundred thousand Americans who already have voiced their opposition to the passage of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, because in the end, it could not only criminalize opinions (an unconstitutional act) but also provide elevated protection to pedophiles. Is that how we want our government protecting our children and the Constitution?

I've felt honored to be reconnected to the younger generations through the "Chuck Norris Facts" proliferation. I hear from thousands every year, listen to their concerns, and do my best to carry their concerns to appropriate parties to implement change.

It doesn't take a sociologist to realize that the next generation of young people to pass the baton of America are wearing unique and heavy burdens. They are called the millennials — 47 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 29.

The millennials have so much to offer our world. If we're going to win our culture wars, we need the millennials to do it. If we are going to reawaken and restore America, we need the millennials' help. There is no way around it. We need to re-engage with our young people in order to build a brighter future and better tomorrow.

Whether at work, in a college classroom or at a community event, can you identify someone to whom you can reach out and begin to build that generational bridge?

If you think protecting a bakery in Croatia is impressive, try protecting a youth in America from the onslaught of our cultural maladies. If you do, it's you who will be the superhero.

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Thanks, Chuck Norris. Your 'Bad Congressional Bills' reminds me of all the 'bad bills, lies, deceit and greed' created by politicians who think they're royalty and above the law. Everytime I think of the Social Security, that belonged to the hard-working people for their retirement days, politicians bankruped by "taking and giving" it to the illegitimates and the sorry slobs that don't work, lie on their behinds, have more illegitimates, by every Tom, Dick, and Harry, and Taxpayers still 'ARE MADE' to support them even while they're in prisons. Which reminds Taxpayers, Tent City is where these crooked politicians belong for what they done to ruin America - this 'TENT CITY AND GITMO LAW' should be the newest and best law for politicians to be put where they belong!

At no time have Taxpayers, that have a job at present, heard the words “We, the
politicians, in order to pay off trillions we borrowed without Taxpayers consent, are
going to reduce our salaries and retirements to $12,000.00 yearly!

I'm quoting John Adams - “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is
by the sword, the other is by debt.” America is now an enslaved nation with trillions of
dollars in debt and all because of deceit and greed. Surely, you remember history and the
Dictator that said “We'll destroy America and never lift a finger!”

Redistributing the wealth has been tried for decades. Didn't work then, won't work now!
‘Fair Tax', to include property taxes, must take place! It's time to stop ‘Discrimating
against Taxpayers!' For decades, politicians, their exorbitant spending, greed, deceit,
and bad judgement, has banktupted social security! SSI won't be fixed as long as it's
given to illegitimates and others who don't work! If you can call social security a
retirement account, it belonged only to retired, hard-working people. Tent city or
Guantanamo comes to mind when Taxpayers think of politicians and their disregard for
the hard-working person! Isn't it time to send these ‘fat cat politicians/criminals' away so
they'll know what it's like to grow their own food, work to eat and have nothing left over!
America doesn't need anything else controlled by a radical and socialist government, let
alone National Healthcare! It looks like folks need to go back to ‘pay as you go' for
doctors and hospitals, cutting theft and hype. Trillions would be saved by Taxpayers for
their own families!

While I'm on a roll, Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for Viagra, Cialis, new ‘intense'
for women, gastro surgery, and illegitmates, let alone TV ads! Common sense
has gone ‘bye-bye!'
Comment: #1
Posted by: Shirley deLong
Tue May 12, 2009 1:47 PM
Thanks, Chuck Norris, for Your "Bad Congressional Laws,etc." The following article sums up what politicians have done to Social Security, thus taking it away from the hard-working people who put it there for their 'retirement'! Some 'retirement' in comparison to politicians 'freebies and hide-a-way' bank accounts, right?

At no time have Taxpayers, that have a job at present, heard the words “We, the
politicians, in order to pay off trillions we borrowed without Taxpayers consent, are
going to reduce our salaries and retirements to $12,000.00 yearly!

I'm quoting John Adams - “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is
by the sword, the other is by debt.” America is now an enslaved nation with trillions of
dollars in debt and all because of deceit and greed. Surely, you remember history and the
Dictator that said “We'll destroy America and never lift a finger!”

Redistributing the wealth has been tried for decades. Didn't work then, won't work now!
‘Fair Tax', to include property taxes, must take place! It's time to stop ‘Discrimating
against Taxpayers!' For decades, politicians, their exorbitant spending, greed, deceit,
and bad judgement, has banktupted social security! SSI won't be fixed as long as it's
given to illegitimates and others who don't work! If you can call social security a
retirement account, it belonged only to retired, hard-working people. Tent city or
Guantanamo comes to mind when Taxpayers think of politicians and their disregard for
the hard-working person! Isn't it time to send these ‘fat cat politicians/criminals' away so
they'll know what it's like to grow their own food, work to eat and have nothing left over!
America doesn't need anything else controlled by a radical and socialist government, let
alone National Healthcare! It looks like folks need to go back to ‘pay as you go' for
doctors and hospitals, cutting theft and hype. Trillions would be saved by Taxpayers for
their own families!

While I'm on a roll, Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for Viagra, Cialis, new ‘intense'
for women, gastro surgery, and illegitmates, let alone TV ads! Common sense
has gone ‘bye-bye!'
Comment: #2
Posted by: Shirley deLong
Tue May 12, 2009 2:03 PM
Reading your article, Chuck, I was reminded of the following quote, incorrectly attributed to the 19th century French political philosopher and historian Alexis de Tocqueville.
But true, nevertheless.
"I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbours and her ample rivers - and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce - and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution - and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."
A good lesson for both the UK and the US.
As Solomon said in Proverbs 14:34, "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."
Comment: #3
Posted by: Alan O'Reilly
Sat May 16, 2009 8:39 AM
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