Being conservative, we constantly monitor our favorite charities and investments to see that they are being used wisely and do not believe that those gold and silver ads being thrown at you by celebrity salesman are the way to go.
After all, if they are such a good investment, why would people be selling theirs? It makes no sense to sell a valuable asset that is being held as a hedge against inflation. What are these slick salesmen telling us? I think that the answer is glaringly simple; they are just out to take our money.
I have a belief that I go by. No salesman has my best interests at heart, if he is trying to reach me through the media, the Internet or by phone to sell me something, but these methods must work or they would not attempt the many contacts they make all week. We have seen relatives and other people we know fall hard for what these “phishermen” have to offer and it has that old tune of “something for nothing playing.” Barnum was right, “A sucker is born every minute.”
This is how our politicians continue to get voted into office: “I will give you change you can believe in.” Does that sound remotely familiar? No matter how experienced President Obama was as senator, he sounded and looked good to many people, but most of all he was “cool,” too, and he was also going to be our first black president.
I would only hope that in the future, that we as people, who love our country, are more thoughtful and careful when selecting a candidate to fill such an important position. This can start with the coming election cycle with our local and national candidates.