Conquered From Within|
March 23, 2009
As the media obsesses about Obama on the Leno show - and Michelle's new White House
garden, the real story last
week went virtually unnoticed. Namely, the Fed announcement that it will be pumping
another trillion bucks in to the economy. That's one trillion dollars it will manufacture
out of thin air.
Consider: What would happen if you maxed out your credit cards, borrowed to pay
your mortgage, spent all your savings, and then went out and got a new loan, which
you had no hope of repaying?
Ronald Reagan knew. He had the rare ability to recognize the obvious, being the
sole voice predicting that the former Soviet Union could not possibly sustain its level
of spending, and would collapse. It did. To the surprise of all the 'experts'.
It doesn't take an expert to predict what will happen when individuals, businesses,
or countries spend beyond their means. Joe six-pack in flyover country knows better
than most politicians that there are no free lunches, that actions have consequences.
Our elected officials remain blissfully unaware of these basic tenets. Whether through
economic ignorance or a political lock-step mentality, both Republicans and Democrats
not only continue the massive raid on our present and future tax dollars, they continue
to enact policies that make an economic recovery virtually impossible.
While the media focuses the nation's attention on the faux brou haha of the AIG
bonuses, our elected officials lay plans to implement a costly cap and trade system
to address the new 'crisis'
of global warming. Heritage Foundation estimates this will add app $1,800
costs to every American household.
Meanwhile, the popular 'soak the rich' class warfare has resulted in a massive tax
increase on those making over $250K. Obama blithely states that 'the rich shouldn't
mind paying their fair share'. Notice, it is now the government that defines what
is 'fair' and who is 'rich'.
Noticeable only by its absense, is the historical fact that raising taxes in a recession
is economic suicide. Not one of our elected officials has pointed out the obvious
and proven fact that lowering taxes fuels the economy while, at the same time, replenishing
Instead, most of our elected officials have opted to continue promoting class warfare
as both an explanation and a solution to the current economic mess.
Between 70% to 90% of our economy is fueled by and dependent on small businesses,
who routinely file taxes as 'sole proprietors'. Meaning, all their receipts are
figured into their gross income, automatically placing them in the ranks of the 'rich'.
These are the people who are paying for the government's largess. These entrepreneurs
are the very ones who are being demonized, taxed to death and run out of business.
These guys are our neighbors. And we are now all complicit in denying them the legitimate
fruits of their labor.We are killing the golden goose.
One of the rare political hold outs against the prevailing tsunami, S.C. Gov. Mark
Sanford, was twice rejected by the White House when he humbly asked to use the 'stimulus'
money to pay down S.C.'s debt.
Like Reagan, Gov. Sanford has been predicting for years what will happen if the
U.S. continues its present course: In virtually every public speech he makes, he
includes this timeline of nations, learned from 200 years of history:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith
2. From spiritual faith to great courage
3. From courage to liberty
4. From liberty to abundance
5. From abundance to complacency
6. From complacency to apathy
7. From apathy to dependence
8. From dependence back into bondage
Gov. Sanford's voice is being ignored. As are the voices of an awakening populace,
only now realizing that the new Messiah does not have the ability to wave a magic
wand and replace reality with a blissful utopian paradise.
Our enemies have realized this all along. And now that the U.S. is in appeasement
mode, cutting military spending,
and believing that the war on terror can be ignored
by redefining it, it is only a matter of time before some Islamic fanatics take
advantage of our weakened economic status and our new priority of Kumbaya.
Alas, they may be too late. The Obama administration, with the help of Republicans,
has already inflicted more economic damage on this country than the terrorists ever
did. And the media has done more to destroy America's will to fight than legions
of suicide bombers ever could. Our enemies may now rejoice that America appears
to have been defeated from within. Allah Akbar.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
Article may be reprinted, with attribution.
Peter Robinson has just written an excellent article, showing the parallels between US and Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia. He points out that the emergence of misrule, corruption and economic stagnation in Latin American nations
follows a particular sequence or progression. Now the sequence seems to be unfolding in
the United States