About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Turning Around A World That Is Upside Down

I have received many thoughtful & insightful comments re the recent messages concerning both the Social Security solvency problem & the improvements needed for BO's budget.  In the opposite vein please consider the following paradoxical points that highlight how easily the majority of people are controlled & can be purposely led in the wrong direction because of a lack of common sense or otherwise not being able to think for themselves.
1.  AFP reports that BO picked this past week to announce the formation of a new global warming bureaucracy within the Department of Commerce.  The news conference announcing this new "climate service" had to be canceled due to the D.C. area blizzard.  Cap & Trade remains BO's next priority.
2.  A recent Gallup Poll indicated that 36% of Americans have a positive view of socialism, including 53% of Democrats & 20% of conservatives.  With re to the Democrats I would have thought it was higher than that.  America has been over 50% socialist for decades.  Assuming the 36% of Americans with a positive view of socialism are part of the 70% of our citizenry who receive some sort of government check or benefit it means that 34% of us are not satisfied & possibly want to go further into government dependence.
3.  Government programs are expected to account for more than half of all healthcare spending by next year - this is before BO reinvigorates his universal healthcare program with negotiations with the Republicans on February 25.
4.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was stripped of his certification by the ICE division of DHS to enforce federal immigration laws because some human rights groups criticized his enforcement of these laws for allegedly using racial profiling.  After Cap & Trade BO plans comprehensive immigration reform.  Sheriff Arpaio plans to ignore ICE's order saying that he has the inherent right to enforce the law.
5.  BO continues to study whether or not to try KSM in NYC - a hard decision for him.  With re to this pending decision & BO's State of the Union criticism of the Supreme Court's broadening First Amendment rights to corporations Roger Rice writes - "let me get this straight - it is all right to grant Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, & Eighth Amendment rights to foreign terrorists who want to destroy the U.S., but granting First amendment rights to foreign corporations, many of which have businesses in the U.S. & hire American workers, is wrong."
6.  Monthly healthcare insurance premiums for a 20 year old in Indiana range between $50 to $202 while in NY the same person with similar coverage pays premiums anywhere between $832 & $ 1,047.  The difference is almost entirely due to NY's regulatory mandates that require such things as chiropractic & maternity (including people who can not have babies).  When the healthcare debate begins again without the provision to buy healthcare insurance across state lines think of this example.
7.  The economic performance of the PIGS of the Euro Zone (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, & Spain) threatens another financial crisis.  America's debt burden statistics (deficit/GDP, national debt/GDP, & interest payments as a % of revenue) resemble Greece's more & more every day & yet BO & the Democrat controlled Congress continue to propose programs that will plow us deeper into debt every week.
8.  The wage gap for American workers keeps getting wider each year & thousands of manufacturing jobs continue to be outsourced yet manufacturing output increases.  The average manufacturing worker's output is almost $250,000 per year & the American manufacturing sector is the 4th largest economy in the world behind the USA, Japan, & China.  Why would someone stop their education & training @ the point where the work they are qualified to do can be done by another in a foreign country making pennies a day unless they were brainwashed into thinking government will take care of them?
9.  Recent polls show that if the 2012 presidential election were held today that BO & Mitt Romney would be in a statistical dead heat.  Now as we know the great majority of Americans are against BO's healthcare insurance reforms & yet the Republicans keep putting Romney forth as a preferred candidate even after his healthcare insurance reform plan in Massachusetts has been a proven disaster.
Based on the above points you can easily think that the world is upside down - where we can no longer tell right from wrong.  It is only people who take the time to read messages like these & get involved that can correct & make it right - there is simply no one else.  It is up to us to return the world back to the point where wrong is no longer right & vice versa.
Along the way you can walk not run past people who are not the least bit concerned that Social Security benefits paid last year almost exceeded the taxes collected.  These same people are worried to death that the earth may be one degree centigrade warmer 100 years from now.

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