Guest Commentary: Destroying our freedom, ecomony, country

I have watched with increasing disbelief, anxiety and anger the government’s assault on our Constitutional Republic, free market capitalist system, and the private sector people who make the country work.

Our Declaration of Independence states that “governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

I do not consent to what our government is doing. The First Amendment to the Constitution allows “the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. I hereby do so.

Our president and elected representatives — each sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States — are trashing it:

- Moving the U.S. Census Bureau from Commerce where it has always been to the White House for the express purpose of electoral political manipulation.

- “Card Check” which if enacted will strip workers of the right of a secret ballot, free from union or management coercion and intimidation, in voting to decide for or against joining a union.

- The appointment of unelected, unvetted, and unaccountable “Czars” to multiple areas already served by cabinet secretaries.

- Destructive “cap ‘n trade” energy taxes which are sure to hurt business and further slow our economy. These taxes will filter down and effect all Americans. This is based on the political hoax of “global warming.” There is no settled science, no agreement among climatologists — only among politicians in another effort to grow government, raise taxes, and control our lives. Earth’s climate has been cooling for the last 10 years.

- Government policies (Carter’s Community Redevelopment Act worsened by Clinton’s pressuring and threatening banks and complicit underwriters Fanny and Freddie) to make massive sub-prime mortgage loans to people they knew could never repay them. This is what gave us the “mortgage crisis” fueling the economic downturn.

- “Free” healthcare for all. Without question, our healthcare system is costly, inefficient, and in need of improvement. Do we really want to turn the health of our families over to the people who run the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Post Office, and public school education? The Obama plan will have a health czar and board deciding what doctor you may see, what studies and treatments (if any), s/he may provide and if, in fact, government thinks it is cost effective to treat you and keep you alive. I think it’s is safe to assume that the “political class” will have their own doctors and their own rules.

- Decreasing healthcare benefits for veterans and for active duty military people and their families to make money available for other priorities. This is coming from people, the vast majority of whom have never worn the uniform of their country, sworn to protect and defend it, and risked going into harm’s way to do so.

- A “stimulus” bill of 1,200 or more pages, unread but passed by Congress with more than 8,000 earmarks. Trillions in government “bailout” spending to financial and other selected institutions little of which have demonstrated any positive results.

- A huge new budget. And the money to pay for all this: Levels of debt the government can never hope to repay. Generational debt; higher taxes in various forms on most Americans, our children, and grandchildren. Government printing massive amounts of money, certain to lead to serious inflation.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has repeatedly said that the “stimulus” plan is a bad idea and will not stop a recession.

An energy policy which refuses to access vast quantities of oil and gas here in our own country while continuing to remain dependent on foreign sources. Certainly “green” energy sources should be pursued. So should clean coal and nuclear electrical power plants. Until we find a way to use “green” energy to fuel the cars, trucks, ships, and airplanes which facilitate the commerce and economy of the world, we will need oil and gas. It should be our own. Efforts are underway to censor and silence voices of criticism and disagreement on talk radio and the Internet. This President and Congress have declared war on our country, creating an atmosphere of crisis in order to ram through spending legislation. Success and achievement is punished, class envy promoted and exploited. The market is down 3,000 points since the election with little sign of real recovery. What seems clear is that the Obama administration and Congress seem hell bent on destroying our private enterprise, entrepreneurial, and highly successful economic system along with many of our individual freedoms upon which this country was founded and replacing it with a radical totalitarian Socialist welfare state.

I don’t give a damn about the Republican, the Democrat, or any other political party. I do care mightily about my country. America is a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. As such, it has been the best and most successful country on the planet, providing great freedom and opportunity for all willing to work hard, act responsibly, and play by the rules.

Do not, sir, allow it to become a Socialist workers “paradise.”

If you think we (the majority of U.S. citizens) are angry now, wait until you help to destroy our freedom, our economy, and our country. We will vote you out of office.

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happy6 writes:

well said doc!

Fossil writes:

Didn't our citizens express their anger last November? Socialist workers paradise? Just what do you call the bailout of the stockholders of our automobile industires? Or our financial institutions? Isn't that "socialism"? Where is the personal responsibiltiy of these "masters of the universe"? Billions of dollars in stockholder's money as bonuses paid out after their stockholders received the biggest welfare payments in our country's history. Why should the wealthy be the only ones at the government tit? As for health care, why not give the Post Office a chance to run health care policy? They can't possibly do any worse than those who currently run a system in which so few receive so much. Yes, the people were angry last Novermber and they did express that anger.

woods311 writes:


Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and
then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits,
WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes,
WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal
Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices
545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the
domestic problem that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because
that problem was created by the Congress.
In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a
federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator,
a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing.
I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the
lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine
how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that
what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
regardless of party.

woods311 writes:

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.
No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for
creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it..

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of
Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of
the House?
Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party.

She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want.
If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted
-- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility
I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the
power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is
what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people
it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they
hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose
gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give
the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above
all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied
mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation, or "politics" that prevent them
from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

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