Friday, January 09, 2009

It's been a while!

It has been quite a while since I last posted. It is simple. There is so much to write about, I do not know where to start. I am sickened by the lack of fiscal responsibility within government these days. We have a faltering economy, states (including my home state of Arizona) are running out of money. The federal budget deficit for the year 2009 could be more than a trillion dollars. Let me write that out. $1,000,000,000,000. I think that number is so high that we just cannot comprehend it. Now this number is not accumulated debt. This number is the deficit for the year. This is so scary it is hard to describe. It sounds great. Spend money on public works. Build infrastructure. But there are serious downsides to this.

The notion that spending our way out of a recession is ridiculous. They happen whether government tries to avoid them or not. In fact they are necessary. A recession is a correction. Yes it is difficult for everyone, but it is necessary. The alternative is to live in the perpetual poverty of communism, or in other words to lower the standard of living for everyone.

One might argue that this is more fair, but one has to remember, the upper class will never be eliminated. Those at the top will simply move from wealth to the leaders of the bureaucracy. The genius of capitalism is that everyone can participate. The chief flaw of communism and socialism is that it inherently puts a very small group of people in charge of everyone else. These people at the top are deemed smarter, and more capable than the rest of us. What is worse is that these people really believe this and think that they are going to save us from ourselves.

We are in some serious trouble people. Many are willing to give up their liberty for a few bucks or free health care. Too many people are starting to think that the government's job is to eliminate all pain and suffering. Read the Constitution. Remember the Preamble.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It does not say provide general welfare. It says promote. But above all it says, "secure the blessings of Liberty." If we are not careful, we will be doing just the oposite. Wake up America.

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