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Out of Touch
-By Dan Scott
The following quotes are brought up for your consideration regarding the attitudes and behavior of government officials (Elites) regarding self-rule in a Republic.
As you can see, the idea of fiscal restraint to prioritize government action in the face of limited resources does not exist. Furthermore, notice what are considered investments? All three are liberal boondoggles. Public schools are turning out less and less high school graduates each year as a percent of enrollment yet more and more money is thrown ineffectively at the situation doubling down using the same failed methods. Bureaucrats are foisting their vision of the future with expensive (billions) pipe dreams of high speed rail that is neither cost effective or energy efficient and (embryonic) stem cell research which has never produced even one medical therapy. Had the billions wasted on these boondoggles been not diverted from investment in the economy, millions of jobs would have been created. Money it seems can be borrowed without thought of repayment and printed as monopoly paper without consequence destroying its underlying value. The national debt is spiraling out of control on a federal level due to the same sky’s the limit mentality of the Elites at the State level who believe they know better.
A chief justice of California denounces self-governance as a means of restraint on spend thrift government officials. Were it not for the referendums (Propositions), California would be far deeper in debt than the $38 billion hole government officials have dug themselves and the taxpayer. Their solution would be to tax the economy into poverty sooner than already has occurred. But as you see here, any thought of cutting spending is not even seriously considered. The judge like the rest of the Elite believe government spending is thee engine of the economy, it isn’t. The source of all tax dollars collected by government comes from the private economy. Therefore, all money taken (confiscated via taxation) from private enterprise is money not used for investment in job creation. No matter how many people the government employs or subsidizes with free benefits, none of that confiscated money stimulates the economy; on the contrary, it acts to depress the economy because there is no investment in manufacturing. Wealth redistribution does not work as it takes money from productive investments and misdirects them to consumption spending. We have a real world example of a government attempting to be the prime mover of the economy, Cuba. Nearly 95% are employed by government, yet on a per capita basis the country ranks not in the top 10%, not in the top 20%, nor in the top 50% of countries in the world. The only reason why Cuba is not on the very bottom of the list is due to free and highly discounted oil from Venezuela and tourism from Europe. Now that Europe is in recession, tourism is down and times have gotten very hard in Cuba.
The point of self-governance is for the public to decide what culture they want, not what some small group of people want that is the essence of a Republic. The culture of this country concerning marriage is one man and one woman and not one of the Elites are willing to put this to a public vote. They know just like in California, a state known for relatively liberal thinking, they rejected same sex unions repeatedly. Only the Courts and Politicians are pushing the issue, not the public. The Elites have rejected voting for cleverly worded polls. The reason why voting and opinion polls are different is because a vote is scheduled on a date certain well in advance for people to come to an informed decision by research and debate of the CHOICE set before them. Whereas, a poll is impromptu forcing a person to make an UNINFORMED choice without being allowed to fully form their opinion based on information not currently available to them. A poll is merely a snapshot of uninformed opinion and hardly any basis to make a culture changing choice. Only those who have a hidden agenda deliberately seek to suppress informed choices.
Everyone agrees some reform of the health care system is warranted, however, contrary to what Barack Obama would lead people to believe with his deceptive rhetoric, most people don’t define reform as the Public Option, eliminating Medicare Advantage, eliminating home health care from Medicare and insuring illegal aliens. Barack Obama says reform won’t cover illegal aliens, however out of the other side of his mouth he says illegals must be given a form of amnesty to bring them on the path of citizenship. Decorum not withstanding, Representative Joseph Wilson was absolutely correct, President Obama lied. Talking out of both sides of one’s mouth is lying. Intentionally misleading people by secretly redefining the meaning of words without sharing that new definition is lying. Only an Elite that is out of touch with the public would seek to deceive in this manner.
If you believe in what the Founding Fathers vision of America was then you know what the Elites are now proposing has nothing in common with that vision. You know that because the Declaration of Independence was manifestly clear why we separated from Britain, usurpation of power by the government. “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution not only reflect but also codify what the Founders believed when they signed the Declaration of Independence. In the absence of express public consent, government may not usurp power when it is inconvenient or the public doesn’t buy arguments in favor of doing it. It is said that Justice delayed is Justice denied, however, this is obfuscation to the underlying truth. When government usurps power it denies Justice by disempowering its people: Justice denied is tyranny established. On November 2, 2010 we have a choice to make. Do we like sheep allow our freedom of individual choice be shorn from us like wool to be micromanaged by the those who think they know better or do we act like sheep dogs instinctually guarding our freedom fending off the wolves for future generations?