Sunday, November 1, 2009

Where America is headed

“Socialists look upon people as raw material to be formed in social combinations. They assume that if the legislators left persons free to follow their own inclinations, they would arrive at atheism instead of religion, ignorance instead of knowledge, poverty instead of production and exchange.”
- Frederick Bastiat (French philosopher and economist) -

Currently, the US Federal Government has control over the environment, economic prosperity, public health and safety, domestic security, and countless other sections of American society. But it hasn't always been this way.

Just two centuries ago, the Government believed it existed solely to protect the liberties of its citizens. But its not that simple these days. Civil authorities must maintain an admirable international image, and ensure that that our allies like us and that our enemies learn to like us.

Domestically, the Government also believes that it should subsidize everything that could fail on its own, regulate everything that is too prosperous, and tax those whom they can't regulate. The recent AIG bailouts and monstrous stimulus package exhibit the Governments ever expanding, self conceived obligation to ensure that American prosperity remains stable. It must also be said that this desire to control stems from the Governments growing attachment to the private sector. The fact is, our economic stability is tied to the prosperity of certain institutions that are apparently "too big to fail." We must ask ourselves, why was the government so concerned with failing financial institutions? Can capitalism not thrive on its own? I need not give an answer, because I assume you can connect the dots on your own.

If America's socialistic trends continue, and Government continues to expand, we will arrive at a place where citizens will be dependent on the Government for their existence and nothing will keep the fed's from regulating and controlling every sector of our lives.

There's no question, something must be done. No doubt, the solution is you and I. America is waiting. What are you waiting for?

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