Monday, September 07, 2009

Welfare, Warfare, and Liberty

More from my conversation with Jack:

It doesn't matter what background the President has, he's taking the destruction present under George W. Bush and accelerating it.

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why the Medical industry is in such bad shape? Consider inflation and Medicare.

Why, when an experiment is so young, (Medicare is less than 45 years old) yet completely failing (Medicare is unable to keep up with the expenses) do we assume that the mechanisms which brought us from the birth of our nation up to that point are the things that cannot save us?

The government does not exist to ensure an outcome. The government exists to protect individual Life, Liberty, and Estates (all termed Property by Locke).

By turning and pressuring Congress to act quickly to add another layer on top of the layers of programs that are failing because they cannot work, he is inviting a back lash of rational citizens.

It doesn't matter how much you care about the medical services that people need. Caring and concern doesn't cause the Government to be capable of running the Medical Industry. It doesn't matter what people are in Congress, the Presidency, or the thousands of bureaucrat positions, it cannot work. Centralizing power of this magnitude will draw corruption faster than a bug zapper draws bugs.

It's not about opposing "taking care of people". It's about losing the right to do what we want with our lives. When a government is granted the power to keep everyone healthy, they are inherently granted the power to make everyone slaves. People should have the right to do anything with their own bodies they desire.

Freedom and Liberty are worth fighting for. If no one believed that, we wouldn't be a country, we'd be a collection of British colonies.

Freedom and Liberty are the light. President Obama isn't going to succeed in bringing the light to anything. He may desire to do so, and think that he's working to do that, but in the end, his "light" will come at a terrible price.

What happens when the rest of the world sees our "dollar" for what it is? Not worth the paper it's printed on.

When China calls to collect all the money we owe them, what happens?


The remedy for hyperinflation is a dramatic reduction in the size of government and the conversion to hard currency instead of fiat money. Why not do those before it hits?

Jack's comment:

I find it so interesting that people claim government-run social programs fail miserably. Yet, somehow, there is still a strong argument that the government runs a well-oiled military. How can it be that a government is incapable of running health care but can effectively run the greatest military on Earth? I think government can do both.

set me off again:

Both the Welfare State and the Warfare State equally erode our Liberties.

It is by cries of "we've been attacked", and "a nation in a state of war" that many real abuses were foisted upon the American people during the Bush administration. Significantly, there has been no real change in those abuses since Obama took office. Obama has not reduced our troop levels abroad, he has merely shifted some of them from Iraq to Afghanistan. The liberals who cried foul so loudly for all of Bush's administration have not cried aloud and in the streets that Obama and the Democrats that are in full control of Congress have not repealed the Patriot Act. Obama has not ended the practices of extended detention, he's codified them in a new project.

It is by alternatively swinging between Welfare and Warfare that we have built up the Federal Government into a leviathan so massive, so destructive to individual freedom that many have given up any hope of ever finding a place in this world to live in Liberty again.

It is the Military Industrial Complex that liberals were bemoaning so loudly that was siphoning off funds to Cheney's old company, literally losing millions upon millions of dollars in the process, and wasting billions on other projects.

Why does Obama make so many so blind? That is something to be said about Obama. He has pulled the wool over the eyes of so many. So many blindly "Pledge to be Servants" to Obama. He is a charismatic leader that delivers stirring speeches and leads us to destruction.

Bush was a deceiver as well. He spoke of faith and morality, and so many thought it refreshing to have such a man in office, yet he abused the law of this land in so many new ways, rarely reducing the scope of the Federal Government and often increasing it.

So, Jack, what exactly is the Federal Government good at? Are you not afraid that throughout the entire history of the United States of America, our National Debt is around $10 Trillion, and from 2009 to 2019 it is projected to grow by another $10 Trillion? Each of those 10 Trillions of dollars will put a burden of approximately $80,000 on each household in America. So in 2019, we will each have the equivalent of a $160,000 mortgage, but with no house to show for it.

Do you still say IRRATIONAL?

Oh wait, this is all before the new Medical Salvation Program. That's going to be free right? It doesn't matter how much the poor of our country would benefit from this program, because we cannot afford it.

When you factor in all of the ballooning costs of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and pre 2008 spending levels, the Federal Government has promised to pay for over $50 Trillion in benefits that it doesn't have, and cannot raise taxes enough to cover. What do you suggest we do about the very real financial crisis facing our nation? How long can your household borrow money and call your economic health strong? How long can the Federal Reserve fool the world into believing that the Dollar is the premier currency? How long can we borrow and spend before the whole thing collapses like a house of cards?

Is this light you speak of bankruptcy? Is it running to the United Nations to create a new world currency to rescue us from the ashes? Is the light to destroy our nation and make us dependent upon the global governing bodies? How else do you see the outcome of our accelerated spending? What good can come from destroying our entire economy? No worries, I don't blame Obama for all of that, Bush pointed us toward the cliff. Obama stomped on the gas.

We must let off the gas, hit the brakes and turn around in the other direction towards Constitutionally limited government. The Federal Government cannot give the people what they've asked for. It's impossible.

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