Friday, November 9, 2012
Four More Years: GOD HELP AMERICA !
Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of the recession WORSE get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can't run the Post Office efficiently to micromanage the administration of every American's health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it and promises to borrow another $5 trillion in his second term...get re-elected! What's going on here??? I never realized that there were that many voters suffering from the worst case of ''shit-for-brains'' syndrome across the country.
Actually, what is really going on is the present-day proof of the truism observed by Thomas Jefferson. When the voters recognize that the public treasury has become a Public Trough, they will send to Washington, not persons who will promote self-reliance and foster an atmosphere of prosperity, but rather those amoral persons who will give away the most cash and thereby create dependency. This is an attitude that was created at the federal level by Woodrow Wilson, magnified by FDR, enhanced by LBJ and eventually joined in by all modern-day Democrats. Half the country knows this and so it has gleefully sent Obama back to office so he can send them more federal cash taken from the other half. These entitlements are a cost to taxpayers of about $1.7 trillion a year and will rise further.
The presidential campaign has exposed the fact that a broad segment of the country feels entitled to a free lunch from the government. David Keene, of American Conservative Union says, ''Words like self-reliance and individual responsibility are scary words to maybe a majority of the public now. We are getting closer and closer to a majority of the people believing they have a right to support from the government while there are less and less people paying taxes. We're up to 47%! This is what happened to Greece and another European welfare/socialist countries. He added, ''In 1986, 18.5% of the population was not paying federal income taxes. It's not that they are getting federal subsidies, which is bad enough, it's that everybody thinks that that is the way it ought to be. If the majority of citizens think that they have a right to do that, then the whole American experiment starts to come unglued."
It is fair to say that Obama is the least skilled and least effective president since Jimmy Carter, but he is far more menacing. His every instinct, honed in a Marxist upbringing, is toward the central planning of the economy and the federal regulation of private behavior. He had no interest in intelligence briefings (attending only 34% of them) and protecting American government employees in harm's way in Libya. A previous posting exposed a nasty trait of his; that he never admits he has been wrong about anything. Though he told an oath to uphold the Constitution, he treats it as a mere guideline, whose grand principles intended to guarantee personal liberty and a diffusion of power can be twisted and compromised to suit his purposes. He rejects the most fundamental of American values -- that people's rights come from their Creator and NOT from the government. His rejection of that leads him to an expansive view of the federal government, which permits it, and thus him, to right any wrong, to regulate any behavior and to tax any event, whether authorized by the Constitution or not and to subordinate the individual to the state at every turn.
The Way I See It....Americans are in for very difficult times during Obama's second term. ObamaCare is now to stay, so no matter who you are, federal bureaucrats will direct your physicians in their treatment of you and they will see your medical records. As well, Obama is committed to raising the federal debt to $20 trillion, which will cost close to $1 trillion in interest payments every year! As well, everyone's taxes will go up on New Year's Day, as the Bush-era tax cuts will expire then. The progressive Marxist vision of a populace dependent on a central government and a European-style welfare state is now at hand.
It's anyone's guess how much private wealth the Obama-feds should seize and redistribute and how much private behavior they would regulate, but in another previous posting in August I warned that Obama's many Executive Orders give him many options to bypass Constitutional restraints. It is unsettling to find Obama back in the White House for another four years. That sinking feeling comes from the knowledge that he is free from the need to keep an eye on the dumb electorate and from the terrible thought that he may be the authoritarian that Americans have all known and feared would visit them one day and crush their personal freedoms. GOD help America!!