American Thinker posted this great piece describing our current financial state in America to that of a drug addict. How proper it is to use such an analogy. The addict will do just about anything to feed his/her habit, and it has become clear that our government will do the same to continue their addictive spending sprees.
The dealer hooks the addict on their wares and the addict continues patronize the dealer, thereby enabling the pusher to continue to push his/her poison until one or the other or both end up dead.
Oh how I wish I could hasten the demise of these pushers, thereby enabling the addict a chance at getting clean. Come this November I certainly plan to do my part to rid DC of as many drug pushers as possible with the pulling of the lever on the polling machine. I hope to pull that lever and flush a great deal of human excrement right out of the White House. Let’s face it folks DC needs an enema.
But let us not forget, America needs detoxification. For too long we have allowed ourselves to become addicted to government largesse and our addictions have taken control of our senses.
For the past hundred years, America has been slowly moving away from the principles of its founding. The ideals of liberty, individual achievement, limited government, and the equality of opportunity have been slowly supplanted by calls for security, class warfare, excessive regulation, and the equality of outcome. The passage of stimulus acts, bailouts, government takeovers of two U.S. automakers, and the health care overhaul prove that our movement away from 1776 has accelerated.
Over the past hundred years, we have slowly allowed a monstrous system of dependence to develop until nearly every citizen relies upon government money, and thus is an addict. This has come about because the hard logic of the Founders has been replaced by the seductive ease of emotional arguments. All too often, the debate is over not if government should do something, but what it should do. This almost imperceptible shift in our national philosophy is a manifestation of our addiction.
While the citizen-addict is hooked on government largesse, the politician-addict is hooked on something far more sinister: power. Their drug is available in Washington, D.C. Just as a dealer will go to any length to continue selling his wares, politicians will stop at nothing to retain their power. These two groups of addicts are locked in mutual co-dependence, where the politician-addict seeking re-election buys off the citizen-addict with more spending. Then the citizen-addict, seeking yet another free lunch from Washington, reelects the politician-addict. The result is endless, ever-expanding government programs and our current fiscal nightmare.
This is why America is lost. Too many Americans are hooked for us to return to a sound economic footing via the normal political processes. Our efforts to moderate the most radical agendas — welfare reform, for example — serve only to delay the inevitable. In fact, many of those reforms are quietly undermined as the slow march towards collapse continues. We cannot alter our current trajectory; expansive government, greater entitlements, and ever-increasing taxes are our fate. Attempts by responsible citizens at reform will be only partially successful, not changing the fundamentals of our dilemma.
Detoxing America will cause social, political, and economic strife of a sort unimaginable, and yet it is a process we must endure. Hitting bottom is our only hope for a national rehabilitation. It is our only chance for a true reacquaintance with those principles that made this the greatest nation on earth: liberty, individual achievement, limited government, and the equality of opportunity. Read more at www.americanthinker.com
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3 Children are an inheritance from the Lord. They are a reward from him.
4 The children born to a man when he is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.
5 Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them. He will not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the city gate.
Psalms 127:3-5 (GW)
Theis anti-human life as this article proves. For anyone to think that regulating a man’s family by denying them the basic to reproduce is insane. To think that trees and lakes, and birds and bees take precedence over human life is appalling. And yet this idea of is growing more pervasive throughout the environmental movement. We see it’s tentacles extended in our own country as congress debates their HEALTH CARE take-over legislation. The idea that there would be public policy implemented to curtail or control costs of providing to the sick based upon some arbitrary assessment as to life value ludicrous. AND YET it is a reality.
The bible states that children are an inheritance from the Lord and a people are blessed by them, and yet this anti-Christ religion of environmentalism teaches just the opposite.
In a sane world this whole notion of killing babies in order to provide a BETTER LIFE would be called what it is INSANE.
This writer and the whole environmentalist movement needs to be rewarded the DODO bird award for their loony ideas.
This one certainly has flown over the cuckoo’s nest.
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No the attacks were not focused on the “LIAR” but on the one who outed him. Rep. Wilson who was sent to Washington D.C. to be the voice of his constituency back home was only saying what so many of us were yelling at the top of our lungs as well. “YOU LIE” in fact the whole speech was full of misleading and false statements. One thing was clear though, if you want to give his highness a STANDING OVATION you are more than welcome to interrupt him, but DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO not oppose ‘the one’ because that will not be tolerated in the hallowed halls of the joint house.
Rep. Wilson you need not apologize to anyone for me. In fact I want to stand and applaud you for standing up and saying what we back home have been saying for months. And now to the rest of you in the house, perhaps you all should apologize to your constituents who put you there to fight for US and not apologize to ‘the one’ who wants to pick a fight with us.
I am greatly distressed by the SILENCE of our representatives who are not speaking on our behalf. Instead you simply nod and keep still while this President continues to deride, degrade, berate, and ridicule America, while he attempts to remake America into a socialist style government. You, our elected representatives were sent to Washington to protect our interets and not sell us out to the self-anointed one.
President Obama and every representative who voted for his phoney stimulus bill, his failed bailout bills and his porkulus spending bill OWE AMERICA a HUGE apology. In fact they would do us all a favor by simply resigning.
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