Using Tax Policy as a Social Billi-Club Will Guarantee American Insolvency
By: Gerard Valentino
The debt ceiling fiasco is yet another reminder of how far America has fallen since the rise of the modern leftist movement. Once again, our leaders in Washington refused to look for a permanent solution to a problem that will destroy the American dream for future generations, and instead are posturing while the country marches towards insolvency.
As part of the leftist spin on the debt crisis, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) blamed the downgrade of Americaâ€™s debt rating on the liberty movement. Yet another case of the liberal intelligentsia causing a crisis and then blaming it on conservatives.
To be fair, the American people are also to blame by continually electing hapless fools, like the aforementioned Kerry, to lead our country, and by refusing to accept short term pain to assure long term solvency.
So, without question there is plenty of blame to go around.
Still, the 1960â€™s liberal movement deserves most of the blame. They not only regulated the American economy into a quasi-socialist quagmire, but also destroyed our educational system by taking away achievement as the basis of scholastic success. The 1960â€™s liberal movement is also using their foothold among the media elite to vilify the liberty movement demands to return America to the land of promise created by the Founding Fathers.
The attempt of the leftist elite to blame the current debt crisis on the Tea Party movement glosses over the fact that the death of American financial solvency began with the policies of President Franklin Roosevelt during the 1930â€™s, and then was accelerated by President Lyndon Johnsonâ€™s New Deal programs of the 1960â€™s.
In essence, the leftist elite forced America into insolvency and are claiming the groups calling for an end to reckless spending are to blame.
By making the claim that liberty groups are responsible for the downgrade of Americaâ€™s credit rating, the left is once again proving how out of touch they remain. Only a fool could believe that a demand for fiscal responsibility, not the runaway spending pushed by the liberal elite, created doubt about Americaâ€™s ability to honor its debts.
Considering that people of Kerryâ€™s ilk blame guns for the actions of criminals, we shouldnâ€™t be shocked by their attempt to deflect blame for the debt crisis.
It was billion dollar stimulus programs, the rise of the welfare state and run away deficit spending, not a sputtering economy that created the current financial disaster. However, John Kerry and his leftist cronies probably believe their perspective on the debt crisis. Just as they believe that other failed leftist polices like gun-control will work if they are allowed to govern without opposition.
The left also paints anyone that supports a literal interpretation of the United States Constitution as unenlightened, and unwilling to adapt to the modern world. A viewpoint that fails to recognize the timeless brilliance of the document, and the strict limitation it put on the federal government.
Since the checks and balances built into the Constitution were limiting the ability of the modern liberal movement to create the type of social change they wanted, they used activist federal judges to do the dirty work. A complicit mainstream media was also enlisted to sway the American people, and portray liberty minded Americans as bitterly clinging to their guns, religion and antiquated traditional values.
According to the left, the government is the perfect medium for pushing their progressive policies and anyone that opposes their enlightened plan for Americaâ€™s future is driven by hate. Part of the plan also includes portraying traditional values as crazed ravings from Americaâ€™s backwaters.
All the spin canâ€™t hide the fact that the American experiment is failing because the left continues to use the federal governmentâ€™s power to tax as a social and financial billie-club.
It was the desire to get away from a similar billie-club wielded by an English tyrant that drove the Founding Fathers into revolution. A fact that isnâ€™t fully understood by the leftist elite in America today because they think using the power of government to dictate social policy will work.
However, history tells us when people are free to pursue economic and social independence the human race progresses. Otherwise, there is stagnation, which leads to all of the scourges of humankind – war, genocide and tyranny.
History also tells us the tyrant is convinced of his own righteousness, and claims a right to rule. Just as the liberal elite in America today is convinced they have a right to rule the great unwashed masses. After all, we are told laws that infringe on our inalienable rights are for our own good.
Social security was created to protect people from their own recklessness, and the left wants to ban guns because they believe the average citizen is incapable of handling such a huge responsibility.
People like John Kerry will never learn that the best government is a limited government, so the only way to return America to a land of liberty is to vote him, and his leftist allies, out of office. That includes limiting President Barack Obama to one-term, and returning someone with traditional conservative values to the presidency.
Unless that happens, American insolvency is assured.
Gerard Valentino is the author of The Valentino Chronicles â€“ Observations of a Middle Class Conservative, a co-founder of Buckeye Firearms Association, BuckeyeFirearms.org and a former military intelligence analyst