Saturday, February 14, 2009

Americans Can Watch as the Consequences of Big Government Unfold

I'm glad Barack Obama won the Presidency. I'm glad that his stimulus package passed. Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking forward to 4 years of government taking my money or watching the debt climb for my sons and grandchildren to deal with. No, I'm glad because maybe then Americans can finally see the difference between government control of the economy vs economic freedom; between living on paper money and having a sound currency backed by gold; between a paternalistic government taking care of your every need and self-sufficiency and the creativity and productivity that it brings.

I'm glad Obama is the leader of the greatest country ever devised by man because then maybe in the future we will be careful voters keeping in mind the ominous consequences. I thank the Republicans who did not vote for this "stimulus" binge. It is how they should always behave when confronted with the choice of government mass intervention in the economy and small government that leaves people alone to live their lives as they see fit. I'm not saying that McCain would have been better....he was no conservative, so yes I'm glad Obama won - a professed big spender who was raised at the knee of a socialist and worked in the socialist ghettos of Chicago. That's what we got: a socialist.

To regain a Capitalist country there are going to have to be some rude awakenings by many people in this beloved land of ours. There is a big difference between freedom and a government controlled economy; between the freedom to act according to your own judgement and the government telling you what to do and what's best for you; between Capitalism and Socialism.

We all have to learn government does not produce anything, and in fact does not do anything well; that most politicians, especially the ones who've been in Washington for a gazillion years are nothing but self-aggrandizing hacks on the take. Remember, the only really important job of government is the defense of our soil and Americans! We are all adults we don't need the nanny state to watch over us.

The problem is we need a better class of politicians. Perhaps, when things are so bad and Obama's fumbling attempts at leading are discovered for what they are - a drastic plunge to the left, a better type of person will step up. George Washington where are you when we need you?

1 comment:

Ted said...

Obama’s stealing the census from Congress has suddenly awakened and enraged the Republicans. Maybe this will arouse them as well to challenge Obama for stealing the Presidency itself. They surely know he is not an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (which is more than merely being a 14th Amendment “citizen”) by virtue of either Obama’s birth to a dad of Kenyan/British citizenship or birth in Kenya itself — as manifested by his unwillingness to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal.