Monday, April 6, 2009
Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste
Well as far as this global crisis is concerned.. we can argue all day who or what is to blame ... but one thing is for certain it is being used by our government as an excuse to spend more money - expand government and social programs - and to make people dependent on government not only for services - but for jobs as well.
TARP money participants are not even able to give money back. One could surmise that it is because the government wants them to stay in their control.
Watch for the explosion of jobs connected to government and the shrinking of private sector jobs in order to get us out of this financial crisis. Now that the government has a hand in determining salaries in the private sector, that is also going to be problematic for companies. Make no mistake, we are moving very quickly towards a Socialist economic model, if we aren't partially there already.
Do you recall the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto - How many have been achieved? How many of them have been partially achieved?
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of childrens factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
Think about all of the laws, legal decisions and executive orders that have been established and considered... from the Kelo case which allowed for eminent domain abuse (taking land from people to give to developers) to the recent sweeping powers given to the Treasury Secretary; from No Child Left Behind legislation to a pending Food Production and Food Safety bill (Rosa Delauro); from the move to make service to your country nearly mandatory (The GIVE Act) to establishment of agencies such as the FCC and Homeland Security, the FDA and Department of Education. There's so much more. What's more, Government is forcing compliance of many measures through a means of coercive legislation based on bribery via the public purse. Do "X" and you get public money. Thanks goodness some businessmen and state government officials are saying no. They understand the tentacles of government that come along with federal money.
We have recently been seeing enormous power grabs by the federal government over our financial systems and private industry. This is alarming and I don't think that the excuse of "protecting Americans" cuts it. We already have seen that companies are being forbidden to pay back TARP loans, and it is claimed that banks were coerced into taking the money in the first place. Obama's administration and advisors are being inserted very deftly into key positions into financial institutions. This is alarming.
Nevermind the tax cheats in Obama's own administration, or the gain many of them are making, or have made, through campaign contributions and other means, we are being distracted by AIG bonus payouts while more dubious actions by our government are taking place. Spending under the guise of "stimulus" is designed to create a debt so large that there will be no choice but to tax every American substantially to rob them of their wealth and prevent any accumulation of wealth.
Regarding new World Order and preservation of US Sovereignty, folks are not so quick to dismiss "conspiracy theory" claims - the so-called "tin foil hat wearers" do not sound so entirely crazy anymore, even to some in the main stream media - especially when we have recently seen and heard more proclamations of the New World Order by global leaders - and more power being grabbed daily by our own federal government, as well as participation by our government in various treaties and UN Conventions.
These are very disturbing times, and even more so when we might consider seriously that our own government may be making moves that are not entirely to the benefit of its citizens, but more to the benefit of those in charge. Consider the amount of money and connections that people in the Obama (and Bush) administration have (had) to companies such as AIG, Citibank, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (Halliburton) etc. We The People have been crying for transparency. Who is really getting all of the tax money being stolen from our treasury and our own paychecks? Is there really any gold or money left in Fort Knox? How come we haven't been able to audit the Federal Reserve?
Of course, the government wants you to blame rich people and CEO's and storm their offices with pitchforks and torches... but truly I believe the culprits are the ones we elected to serve us in Washington DC. We can choose to patronize Ford, GM or any other private business, but the laws that are being created, unConstitutional or not, are the ones which We The People end up living with and having to abide by(unless we challenge them in court). Those ultimately are laws which dictate to us how to live our lives and how much of our wealth government can take from us, and quite frankly those whom we elected are not looking out for us at all, nor are they abiding by the oath that they took to protect and defend the Constitution. It's not their job to set executive pay or to run private companies. It's not their job to redistribute wealth in order to realize the Marxist dream of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need (or needs)".
We the People must also not let this crisis go to waste. It is time to take up our responsibility for our government. Get educated, get involved and begin the work to take back our rights and liberties and not succumb to being mere slaves of an ever expanding government which shows signs of tyranny.
I have established the 7 R's to Restore our Constitutional Republic
React - Write your Congressman, call them, meet with them at public forums, let them know what you want them to do and why. Talk to your friends and family too.
Redress - Petition for Redress of Grievance to an offending government is an essential foundation and idea established by our Founders that gives us the tool to correct the misdeeds and wrongful actions of our leaders. Redress is a political right acknowledged and guaranteed to every Citizen of a State of the Union in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Here are some from We The People Foundation.
Remove - Remove or Recall the people from office who are unethical, who are misrepresenting themselves and/or their constituents, and who are working to undermine and destroy our Republic. Run for office yourself. If we cannot vote them out of office then we must Remove them for not abiding by their oath of office.
Rally - Publicly come together as a show of numbers and solidarity. (See upcoming Tea Parties, Rally at Lexington, and other events)
Revolt - Sometimes civil disobedience is the only thing elected officials and governments will pay attention to. You must personally assess what it is YOU will do to fight back against government injustice.
Restore - Work to restore liberty and our Constitutional rights. There are a variety of organizations who are working to do this. (Campaign for Liberty, Committees of Safety, Restore the Republic, and more)
Remember - Government doesn't give us any rights; government is there to protect the rights given to us by our creator.