Sunday, March 22, 2009

Holding The Line On Socialism

While the odds are clearly stacked against proponents of liberty and capitalism, it is nevertheless somewhat encouraging to see that the battle lines are being drawn anyway. To coin a phrase from a certain state lottery campaign, "You gotta be in it to win it". To simply roll over and accept the crushing advance of socialism from this administration and 111th Congress would be completely unfathomable.

So it is with great cheer that I read this morning that republicans have a growing resistance to the Obama plans of massive government intrusion into every aspect of Americans lives and businesses. What's more, they are venturing so far as to actually call it what it is; socialism. Bravo.

According to David Moss, professor of economic history at Harvard Business School, "The question I think we need to figure out as a country is what is the proper role of government?" Excellent question, and one that needs to asked of virtually every member of congress, in both houses, because as we learned from the heinous passage of House Resolution 1586, government has completely forgotten what its role is. Either that, or they have willfully disregarded the boundaries.

As the GOP pointed out on their website, democrats are largely responsible for the state of our economy and seem to be deliberately suppressing it for purely grandstanding purposes. A few years ago in my town, a volunteer firefighter decided to start fires so that he could be the first responder, making himself the hero. That didn't work out very well for him, either.

Yet, this administration still insists on undertakings that exacerbate the failing health of our economy rather than allowing it to convalesce. I remember a story of a mother who mildly poisoned her young daughter each day so that the child would forever remain dependent on her. Speaking at a town hall meeting in California the other day, the president had a backdrop of a bear, understandably the symbol of the state, but what of the subliminal message it conjures in regards to our markets, where the bear is bad news?

Perhaps it is simply paranoia on my part as I fully realize that a great many people -particularly Obama voters - would not have a clue as to the significance of the bear, but there are other signs of measures by democrats to prolong the misery in order to effect the dramatic changes they have sought for decades. Under the guise of benevolence, the administration has attempted to force cash onto financial institutions that have resisted the overture. The reason, I surmise, is to force the institutions into subjugation by way of debt.

AIG was set up as a straw man by the democrats so that congress could swoop in and knock them down, much to the delight of those suffering bouts of severe class envy. At least the republicans seem poised to rise up and let the people know that they've been duped, once again. Keep your fingers crossed. As Mel Gibson said to Danny Glover in the first Lethal Weapon movie, "We could get bloody on this one".

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