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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Losing Your Freedom To Choose What You Do With Your Life

It is a testimony to the American can-do love of liberty spirit that the deterioration of the numbers in the above graph is not worse than indicated. 
It has taken almost eight years since BO became a national figure & over five & a half years since his first inauguration for many Americans to figure out what is happening to their lives – & it's all for the worst & by BO's purposeful design. 
Please note that there is an over lap with the GW Bush presidential years on the above graph so the stage was unwittingly but nevertheless neatly set for BO to keep the destructive momentum going by focusing on his only real concern – namely making every American dependent on government which of course by definition means a corresponding simultaneous loss of liberty. 
An analysis of June's employment report is the latest evidence.  The BLS reported – on the surface - that the economy added a net of 288,000 jobs in June – not what is needed to grow the economy but better than any other month under BO.  What was not reported by the hostile anti American media is that 523,000 full time jobs were lost in June & only 12,000 of the 288,000 net jobs added were full time jobs – 276,000 part time jobs were the net addition, the wages of which could not support an American family without the help of wealth spend down or government programs meaning a decline of American wealth either way.  Finish the arithmetic yourself & you will find that there was a total of 799,000 part time jobs added to the economy in June.  Under the implementation of BO's destructive plan for America three people have left the workforce unable to find employment for every net job created since BO took office.
The decline of $4,000 in real inflation adjusted median annual household income during BO's so called economic recovery means that gainful employment & wealth building in America are stymied – an obvious example of people losing their self respect & corresponding ability to take care of themselves without government dependent programs while their standard of living continues to decline.
But there is an even more insidious development that is becoming all too obvious – namely the makeup of the court system.
Statist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old & is being encouraged by many Democrats to retire so BO can appoint a younger statist Ginsburg version who will provide (dis)service for decades.  Both Originalist Justice Antonin Scalia & swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy are right behind Ginsburg @ age 78.  As we all know many decisions are made by 5 to 4 margins - the court's current make up does provide some apparent balance irrespective of the unconstitutionality itself of the cases the Supreme Court takes.
The problem of BO appointing Supreme Court justices for the next two years is extended if a Democrat wins the presidency in 2016 & 2020 meaning that the chances of a Democrat president appointing replacements for Ginsburg, Scalia, & Kennedy are high. 
You can just imagine the upside down court decisions where right is not distinguished from wrong if the statists hold a 6 to 3 Supreme Court margin.  This in turn would also embolden the lower courts in this regard who would lose whatever fear they have of being overturned today.
Click here for the link of Bill O'Reilly contemplating a more permanent 5 to 4 statist court – not the 6 to 3 statist court I describe that is every bit as likely.
None of this is far fetched to me – the American people were capable of electing BO twice & they got just what they elected.  The above scenario describes an America where men & women in black robes decide our futures & We the People of the United States allow our sovereignty to lapse - no longer having authority, power, sway, or control of our own destiny.

1 comment:

  1. Economic Patriotism

    Doug - thanks for the deep dive analysis regarding recent jobs status - part time jobs at expense of full time and overall, adjusted for inflation average of $4K less now than at start of BO socialist economics. These are details most are oblivious to. As BO lies continue, many believe the economy is fine. This is one reason for BO steady 40% to 45% approval - higher than it should be given his results.

    Also keeping his approval at these levels despite scandal after scandal is rhetoric such as "economic patriotism". The average Low information, entitlement thriving American is easily manipulated with attacks against US corporations that merge with foreign companies, incorporate abroad to decrease their expenses and taxes. These low information citizens have no clue that US corporations are at a severe disadvantage against our foreign competitors.

    It is up to us and more visible and famous such as Larry Kudlow to set the record straight. Below is link to one of Larry's better articles ---- which he elaborated last Saturday on radio ---- http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-on-the-right/072514-710494-obama-should-defend-not-attack-american-businesses.htm