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Our Founding Fathers Had Goals and Never Went Doom-Scrolling

It’s Independence Day Weekend! A weekend we honor and celebrate the biggest goal our Founding Fathers had, breaking us free of tyrannical King George III and Great Britain. A tall task that started really in 1775, culminating with not only the birth of America, but a 245 year preservation effort on behalf of Americans today. The fight for freedom is never ending! Yet to be free and vote to declare freedom on July 2nd, 1776 (signing of the Declaration actually occurred July 4th, 1776!) our Continental Congress and Continental Army did anything but doom-scroll. Even if cell phones were in existence, I really can’t see George Washington telling them while crossing the Delaware, ‘hold up, gotta check that Tik Tok Video’ .

That’s why Independence Day is so special to me. Indulge me as I become Colonial Alex for a moment. It was the rolling up of the sleeves and getting to work to make us free that should inspire us all! If you ever feel yourself doom-scrolling, think about the sacrifices made by soldiers THEN and soldiers NOW that never scroll on the battle field, but stick to the goal of protecting America! Yet, doom-scrolling is a part of why America’s health feels in peril, because American lives are in peril when they spend exorbitant amounts of time scrolling their phone. According to NBC’s Today 73% right now admit to doom-scrolling (I might be one of them, which is why I’m writing this!) https://www.today.com/health/how-stop-doomscrolling-its-affect-your-brain-t188725

Our fight for our own mental freedom day in and day out feels interrupted by our very own habits, does it not? If we limited our thoughts of phone consumption alone, I feel we could focus on preserving America even more! I’ve just recently started to put my phone on Airplane mode over night, that is so freeing! I also enjoy reading and let me tell you, stories of people like Rudy Ruettiger will inspire us to stop doom-scrolling. The man behind the film, ‘Rudy’ , worked as hard as the movie portrayed him to have worked to become part of Notre Dame and cinematic history. That is the American way , is it not?

Hard work is a landmark of this country, which is why I think Uncle Sam should inspire us to stop doom-scrolling and to inspire us to become self-reliant again and not reliant on the government through many stimulus checks. Self-reliance is Godly and paves a way for liberty! Self-reliance got us free from tyranny and will once again keep us free from tyrannical forces. Stop the doom-scrolling and PRESERVE AMERICA!

We The People Are Not The Government

In President Biden’s real first address to the nation, one clip that stood out to me was when he said “It’s time to remember that We The People are the Government.” That quote should be disturbing to anyone who loves their Independence and quite frankly enjoys the Independence Day fireworks displays.

I am convinced if President Biden was tasked with leading the Continental Army , he would have said that all of the colonies had to remember Britain was the government. Thank God George Washington believed in Self-governance!

God did help us break away from Britain in 1776, and I also say this country was also founded on the idea of self-governance. We did not want Britain to tell us what the hell to do! If you love America, you cannot let the POTUS tell us the government is the people. That includes raising heck when our taxes continually increase once again.

Beyond economics, it seemed President Biden was telling Americans to become bureaucratic! After all, the government is bureaucracy in the sickest form. America’s neighborhoods are not meant to be bureaucratic but caring for one another. Americans don’t generally believe in ratting each other out to the State, yet I believe that is a part of what Biden was saying in that quote!

I shiver when I consider this country ‘s government the State. Many fled Russia when the communist accountability to the State ruled the day. We aren’t built to be conforming to what the FEDERAL level says all the time. We have States’ Rights for a reason! That’s in the CONSTITUTION!

Many tout the idea of self-love , but not many preach self-governance. Self-governance is the way we will sustain in these times. Being responsible for ourselves and not totally getting comfortable with stimulus after stimulus is what will put America ‘on the move again’.

I get the feeling more will sue this administration and bank on the Justice System to help maintain self-governance. The lawsuit was utilized to force Gov. Cuomo to cave to businesses thirsting for some hope amidst the iron fist of Andrew Cuomo’s executive powers. Those business owners showed they could govern themselves and their businesses better than any Governor on a power trip can!

It should alarm many that this mindset of We The People being the government probably means a radical shift into allowing the government to take MORE control . To give the government more excuses to limit churchgoing activities or limit basically any right we have in this country . The commentary by Joe Biden was a far cry from President Reagan who famously said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Let’s govern ourselves by standing up for ourselves, neighbors, family and friends. Let’s not fall into the hands of the State, or we will lose America forever! I love this country and would like to keep. With this blog, I’m hoping to speak self-governance into existence even more!

I went into more details on a recent podcast including the lawsuit by South Dakota Governor Noem against the Biden administration when it comes to a fireworks ban over Mt. Rushmore!

I’m Vaccinated, But I Won’t Bully Those Who Aren’t Vaccinated !

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This was a joyous moment! The whole process of being vaccinated was in a sense magical. Two weeks ago, I completed the final dose of Pfizer thanks to NYC Health and Hospitals+ ! Hence I am fully vaccinated! Or so I thought , I’ll get to that in a bit.

However, the walk-in process felt special and right now, walk-in appointments are available if you so desire to become vaccinated! (http://on.nyc.gov/walkupvax)

I utilize this platform to simply encourage , not judge you if you don’t want to get a vaccine due to health concerns and the news surrounding after-effects. Trust me, I was nervous of side-effects of vaccine two as well. I also don’t believe in threats against resuming society if not every person is vaccinated.

Not every person gets the flu vaccine, and they have that right , why not the right in this instance as well as COVID cases decline?

My journey of what I believed is considered fully vaccinated feels exciting moving forward. Will we really need a third shot? Will I get that third shot if so? Time will tell. For now, I’m excited to just get back to the ballyard for baseball this summer . Excited to roll around the city a little more carefree than before and just enjoy a BETTER normal in our city, NEW YORK CITY. Let’s bring it back baby!

I just hope that America is not held hostage by the idea of the vaccine. We have freedoms in this country and thank GOD we haven’t mandated legislatively this vaccine. Yet, the pressures told to us that we can’t get back to normal unless we all get vaccinated is such a pressure campaign, it disheartens me.

The Oscars had everyone vaccinated, but why aren’t these stars doing ANYTHING to ease the distrust some of America still has? The President and the VP got the vaccine on CAMERA, yet they too don’t encourage us to get the vaccine , only threatening us if we don’t get that shot in the arm!

So if pressuring and bullying is what our leaders will resort to, I say just let us live! Heck, let us be vaxxed if so desired and enjoy those benefits. But, most importantly let us be adults in the room, Americans CAN handle themselves!

Alex Garrett to NYC: ‘Let’s Get Goin’

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On my latest podcast, I broke down the graphic above showing how just 25 PERCENT of NEW YORKERS are seeking employment ! This city, this state is much more driven than that, it’s up to local leaders and the media to instill confidence again!

Find out on my podcast why I say to New York City : LET’s GET GOING!

We Are Now Amidst a Scamdemic

Imagine leaning into the idea of a 4 million dollar profit as your state is in the grips of the worst pandemic anyone on this Earth has seen since 1918.

The New York Times , THE TIMES, has the most damning headline I’ve seen since the news of under-reporting started to break . It reads ‘AS CUOMO SOUGHT $4 MILLION BOOK DEAL, AIDES HID DAMAGING DEATH TOLL’. I have written here on this blog before that this is even worse than the Nixon cover-up because those were just tapes, these are DEATHS that have been hidden! Criminality I have to believe. For more on the Times article take a look here, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/nyregion/cuomo-book-nursing-homes.html

I implore those that truly love Cuomo to this to day to adapt to the idea that once summer hit, NYS went from being in a pandemic to a scamdemic, and the Governor smiled and laughed all the while.

He VISITED other places like Atlanta when he told us all to stay in our homes , dare I say basements. That was a warning sign to me that he really even stopped taking COVID-19 as serious.

He’s not the only one that I feel has scammed us as a nation. I at one point considered welcoming wheelchair-bound NC Congressman Madison Cawthorn because of his comeback story of surviving a major car crash and becoming a Republican US Congressman .

Until I found out he falsified the circumstances around his 2014 crash in a speech at his Christian college. Cawthorn painted himself to have been left for dead after the paralyzing car crash by his friend, Bradley Ledford. Ledford then told his side of the story which had shown Rep. Cawthorn to be Dishonest . Yet, imagine describing a bold faced lie as a harrowing story right into being elected to Represent in Washington , D.C.

Lying about the situation which caused someone to adapt should be called out and held accountable.

It’s one thing to scam your way into government funding by lying about disability, but to intentionally mislead about the circumstances of a disability FOR VOTES is hurtful to those who have to adapt every day to thrive in this world being disabled! Way to be part of the scamdemic, Rep. Cawthorn!

Being a New Yorker the impetus to write this certainly includes Governor Cuomo and the Cuomo cover-up! However, in Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has found himself in hot water! I feel he too has scammed his constituents into believing he is this hard-working family man.

For a 30+ year old man to be proudly stating he’s been a church-goer to be even entertaining idea of palling around with a 17 yr old is quite alarming. Thankfully this had not happened while with his fiancée . However, by not showing any kind of discipline with this relationship, his behavior contributes to the scamdemic of leaders not doing as they say.

Albeit, personal lives are never going to be an issue on the ballot and these lives of public figures will take their course as they may. I do think Cuomo policy of re-stating nursing home patients with COVID is a huge story that this Gaetz saga will now kick to the side, and that’s not right either!

In all of these examples, for us the average citizen and busy voter/taxpayer, we must find a way out of this scamdemic and I think the best way is to ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS!

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