Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The End Game

The tall-tale-teller-of riddles-speaks in piece meal-to confound-to hide his mischief-to mislead-to confuse the dangerous road he follows-destroying the nation in his fury-its economy-it citizenship-its heart and soul-this commander-this chief of our nation…. 

“In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson

So may citizens are dazed and confused by our Presidents incompetence, and are in full denial of his extreme ideology because it is so extreme in the context of American history they can't believe what he is doing and saying daily. Ruling is simply different from leading. Rulers amass power to themselves. Rulers decide who get what…Rulers take from others and use the power of the government to punish non-supporters.

Is this the end of our great American experiment or the end of his …..? Our liberal media lends credence to his 'carnie drum thumping'. Who hears? Who is still listening? The polls say many…The liberal press is not yet braying the evils of the Tea Party. Not this time or just not yet?

As we wring our hands and look for our future leaders, we must know politics is about power. Politicians are people who lust for power. How many generations have heard from elected officials, "I just want to do what is best for the country." Each and all in the current congress have said this enough times that most are still believers.

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”— Ayn Rand

Obama used a saying in this morning's performance that the Republicans position on this insane debt ceiling is, "It their way or the highway." Let me suggest, from my side of this computer screen, "It’s the Tea Party's way or the highway to all of them." Hopefully we will replace them all and hopefully our children and grandchildren will forgive us for putting them there in the first place.

This insanity is viral and exists at all levels where there are elected folks.
( States, cities, counties, and of course the 'adult' folks in Washington.)

EXAMPLE at a state level:

California has become the first state in the nation to require public schools to add lessons about gay history to social studies classes, after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the 'landmark' bill on Thursday. The Democratic-majority Legislature passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote. (Note: It just so happens that the speaker of the house John Perez is a Hispanic gay man.) Yes, this is a landmark law.

Last week this same group passed a law requiring all hotels and motels to have fitted bottom sheets so that the unionize house cleaning workers would have less back problems. (Note: To do this runs in the millions at a time the State of California and most of the businesses can't make financial ends meet.)

Their group of elected officials in California are fiddling as California is quickly slipping into the Pacific Ocean.

Over two hundred years ago we created a government that in many ways looked much like the English Parliament governmental structure…and with similar ideas and ideals in mind…England's form of government has changed very little (but tweaked many times) since its formation hundreds of years before America was discovered…..This governmental form encouraged businesses, expanded its empire, gave lip service to the King/Queen and is more or less preserved today in the same form. Something happened and the empire began to contract. England was the most prosperous nation in its time but began to lose economic power. The operative phrase is "in it time".

Not only England but the other great nations in Europe also began a downward turn that is continuing as this article is being written. The question might be, "What do all these once mighty nation have in common?" Although these nations have different languages, different cultures, very different histories, the common binding thread is that all these nations evolved into a representative form of government whereby the people elected other people to represent their interests at their national governmental level. This structure of elected representation seemed to work just fine for some period of time. However, as times changed so did the underlying revolutionary idea of a government of and by the people through their representatives.

The industrial revolution was creating jobs, wealth, and a middle class of citizens that could be taxed…and taxed they were….With a goodly supply of money flowing into the various governments the 'representative of the people' realized how they could use this 'cash flow' to creative programs that effectively encouraged the voters to rely on government and thereby to become more and more dependent on them as their representative.. This worked…It is still working for elected officials in most if not all representative government. (The Roman Senate had devised this scheme of vote buying some fourteen hundred years earlier and it worked for them for a long time also.)

Here we sit in 2011 wondering how we got to where we are…which is in yet another economic mess, unplayable long term debt, (certainly can not be paid by our generation in our lifetime) Nine percent unemployed, (IF you believe the government's numbers) forty one million people on food stamps, medical and other social programs along with most pensions programs are running out of money. Sixty percent (60%) of our workers do not pay income taxes. To add yet more bad news on top of other bad news we have a congress and a president promising us they are going to create even more long term debt and social liabilities mounting into even more trillions of dollars.

Given the structure of our government the people have little or no say in what these elected folks do, say, or laws they pass. Example: Most citizens did not want Obamacare and the congress passed it into law. Is there any doubt in anyone's' mind the President and Congress will continue this behavior?

Way back when there was nonexistent communication and most of the population were uneducated you could make a case for the congressional leaders simply doing what they felt was 'best' without asking or informing any of the folks who elected them…. That was true for that time…Time has changed….We know it…Every elected officials knows this and yet we are behaving as if it was 1911.

This is also going on in Europe with a number of European countries that have crossed into unmanageable long term debt tied to social programs and retirement packages. For these countries the die is cast. Their future is written. Yet many people in these countries seem to not understand or they choose to misunderstand the forces they are facing. We can say, so what, that's Europe….Or we can take a closer look and say, isn't our government doing just what their governments did and are doing? Once a group of people in any nation allow their government to 'manage' their economy and create social programs that encourage people not to work "alea iacta est." (The river is crossed - Their future is written.)

In 1887 Alexander  Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature;it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.A democracy will continue to exist up  until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loosefiscal policy,(which is)always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From  bondage to spiritual faith;
From  spiritual faith to great courage;
From  courage to liberty;
From  liberty to abundance;
From  abundance to complacency;
From  complacency to apathy;
From  apathy to dependence;
From  dependence back into  bondage."

Where do we see our nation and ourselves in these historical sequences?

We are finally becoming aware that we are faced with a failure to communicate a simple reality to our elected officials …. Our nation's power lies with the people and not the people in power…. When we forget this, they forget this…( i.e. We forgot - they forgot and here we are once again in a crisis created by them and the crisis can only be solved by us. What is going on in Washington now is both groups are noisily vying to see who can move the most chairs around the deck of the Titanic. I'm sure this would be a funny sight if we were not on the ship with them.

SS Liability--------------------------- 15,123,931,000
Prescription Drug Liability------- 20,010,124,000
Medicare Liability------------------ 79,575,912,000
Unfunded Liabilities---------------114,709,205,000
Liabilities Per tax payer----------- 1,026,375.00

We (meaning our government)borrows $188 million every hour. Our government (this does not include State governments) spends one-fifth of a billion dollars it doesn’t have every hour of every day of every week .

I was never really good at math but this seem like a really bad thing to do?

(Watch the debt clock each day to see how it changes. I am glad to see these debt clocks being installed on more and more campuses. )

I was really glad to see that Freedom Work has come out in support for Adam Hasner. He has a good conservative voting record. His speeches that I have heard sounds just like Rubio. (Makes you wonder what's going on in Florida to produce these young conservatives candidates.)

474 days, 19 hours, 44 minutes till the 2012 polls close….

Memo to : President of the United States

My dear Mr. President the people are coming…..


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