Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State
I wonder how many people, liberals in general, like idea behind those words, especially now that we have a Democratic POTUS?
Everything in the State
TARP, The Stimulus Package, GM, Obamacare….slowly but surely this Administration and the Bush administration have been growing. As the Government leviathan grows, it devours powers and responsibilities that were once in the private sector. We don’t let politically connected companies go bankrupt anymore, we infuse them with State money. Like a virus, once a company takes State money, it is forever beholden to the will of the State.
Nothing outside the State
As Government grows, those politically well connected companies like Goldman, Citigroup, and GM don’t have to worry about ever going out of business. They always have the State to bail them out. Other companies aren’t so lucky. If your a foreign company, you will be subject to new tariffs. If you don’t produce what is politically correct, you will be taxed out of existence or the State will put up so many barriers, that you will never be able to grow. Ask the thousands of restaurants that have to worry about new menu costs, if they have over 20 locations, thanks to the Health Care bill. Think of the SEC not allowing any other outside ratings agencies, leaving the politically chosen to take tons of money without even giving out an actual substantial rating.
Nothing against the State
Two words: Tea Party
Think about those words every time you hear a partisan, pundit, intellectual, or politician talk about the Tea Party being a bunch of racist or worse, trying to overthrow the Government. They want everyone to think that any resistance to Obama and his agenda is due to hate, racism or even sedition. Sedition is a serious charge. Sedition is one step below treason, the only crime punishable by death under the Constitution.
It’s pure BS, of course. Most Tea Partiers don’t want to over throw the Government. They want to change the Government’s priorities. They want the Government to cut back on spending and focus on a more sound fiscal policy. They don’t want endless bailouts. They want the Government out of their personal lives. All they want is the Government to go back to the principles of the Constitution. Which is why Liberals want to destroy the Tea Party.
The Constitution doesn’t allow for the kind of Government, the Left wants. The Constitution only allows for limited government. The kind of government that can’t force people to buy certain products, the kind of government that doesn’t pick the economic winners and losers.
The next time you hear one of the Intelligentsia talk about the virtus of government, think of Mussolini’s motto. I think you’d be surprised to see how popular his notions are with the modern American Left.
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