How can we lower the price of fuel and food? These are two absolutely necessary commodities that poor and rich alike need. Higher prices means the poor get less, which is something I don’t think anyone wants to see. (Well, except the democrats who like having the poor dependent on social welfare programs.)
Archive for April, 2008
Reading some of the comments by BMA, I am struck in amazement.
As an American, I subscribe to the belief that our rights are God-given and absolute. No, it is no longer a belief. It is a knowledge.
As a socialist (or communist or liberal or progressive or whatever he wants to call himself, they are all the same), he claims that they are all a lie and there are no absolutes.
Folks, there is a lot to learn here.
The subject isn’t terribly original. Unfortunately it is too easy to pick on the man’s name.
But that doesn’t mean any less. The man is wrong, on a number of issues, the first being religion.
A recent article by Roger Simon suggests 15% of whites will vote for McCain simply because Obama is black. Although Simon mentions that McCain is trying very hard to reach out to blacks, his article reminds readers of the historical division between black voters and the Republican party. The implication, especially as reflected in many reader comments, is that millions of Republicans are racist.
I guess I’ve finally admitted that I’d rather have the federal government out of state matters than see it involved in various wars on societal behavior.
I don’t believe anymore that government is capable at changing society in a positive way.
And that means, as I embrace the concept that usually government isn’t the answer, that true liberals and true conservatives can come to an understanding that certain issues are best left undiscussed at the federal level.
One of my all-time favorite movies, A Man for All Seasons, is about Sir Thomas More and the pressure put on him by the King Henry VIII to do something More finds immoral. More must ultimately choose between serving God or his King. But before this conflict reaches its climax, More (played by Paul Scofield) has a conversation with his son-in-law, William Roper (played by Corin Redgrave) concerning whether England’s normal laws of jurisprudence should be applied when prosecuting infidels. The conversation goes thus:
Remember Zimbabwe? A socialist leader gets elected, confiscates all the land from the wealthy white folks and hands it over to the poor black folks. Then he raises taxes to almost 100% on the wealthy, starts writing checks to the poor, and wonders why inflation skyrockets while tax revenue drops to almost nothing.
In order to control inflation, he resorts to price fixing. And the economy suffers even more.
Zimbabwe is a perfect example of socialism implemented all the way. It should be a shining example of why you can’t take from the rich and give to the poor and get anything but misery as a result.
But it gets better! See, since socialism and communism are never popular, they have to be kept in power with fists, clubs, and guns. There was an election, an election which the current president of Zimbabwe clearly lost. Rather than step aside and let the new government in, he is keeping the election results hidden so no one can know who really won. Meanwhile, his thugs are beating up the opposition. (link)
This is where socialism gets you, folks. This is what the future of America looks like if we elect socialist democrats.
Oh, and by the way, if it were a corporation beating up her opponents, the government could easily step in and throw those responsible in jail or seize the corporation’s assets.
When it’s the government doing the beatings, you have no recourse except armed rebellion. Only one problem: You gave all your guns to the government, and so now you have no recourse except to smile so they can knock out all your teeth. Here’s why Tiananmen Square and the Myanmar uprising and every rebellion that didn’t involve people who were heavily armed ended up dead.
This is why us 2nd Amendment folks will never give up our guns, even if the feds try to come and get them.
Apparently, not much. And you know what? We were better off for it.
American Thinker has a nice summary of how far we’ve come in the last 108 years, and whether that was progress or otherwise. (link)
I believe it is time we return to early 20th Century style federalism and get away from mid to late 20th Century style socialism. At least we won’t be leaving the next generation a massive debt as the previous generation did for us in the name of Social Security and Medicare.
Oh, by the way, I’m all for ending the federal war on drugs if we can end the federal war on everything except our enemies.
The McKinsey Report on education of September 2007 is enlightening. (link)
It says that we need to spend ever more of our tax dollars on a bureaucracy run by individuals who want to help “the children”. This money must be collected from the rich fat-cats whose fault it is we are in this mess anyway because they signed loans for people who couldn’t afford it. Make sure that every politician has to pay respects to the teacher’s union and stifle any dissenting voice.
It proves, with real data, data that didn’t come from pot-filled hallucinations but from the real world, that the only path to excellence is through excellence, and that getting to excellence doesn’t involve politicians and tax dollars.