Today I’d like to discuss some basic differences between conservatives and liberals and the present road the country is on under this administration, a road that leads to bankruptcy, loan defaults, interference from hostile governments, continued decreases in credit ratings, depletion of pension funds and life savings, riots in the streets, martial law, totaltarianism, transition to a worthless banana republic headed by a worthless tin pot dictator, and overall misery under the seudonyms of "fairness" and "equality". And all of this will be the end result from implementing policies like government healthcare based on the wonderful European model that they themselves now despise and consider a complete failure.
But before I get to that please open your copy of Conservatism 101 to page 1 and lets begin slowly (as liberals have a difficult time with this page) The conservative looks at someone and says you can make it. I want you to make it, but you’ll have to do the work. You’ll have to figure out what your passions are and what you really love doing. After that you’ll be on your own, but please understand that I want you to succeed, and will help you anyway that I can. But whether you succeed or fail is completely up to you. Keep trying and remember, never give up, as Sir Winston Churchill was fond of saying in his speeches to graduating classes of various sorts.
I’ll work towards insisting that enough tax dollars are collected to support necessary services we all need i.e. limited government but no more than necessary and I'll work towards insisting that the government impose as few regulations as possible on small businesses to help small business entrepreneurs succeed.
When you succeed as an entrepreneur, your revenue will increase as long as we can refrain from raising tax rates (an always present danger when Democrats are in power). The increased revenue from a growing economy is always the most effective way of paying down the defecit as we saw during the Clinton administration. President Clinton benefited from a robust high tech sector for a while despite his best efforts to destroy growth by increasing taxes.
The less spending the government does, the more of your own money (property) you’ll be able to keep. You’ll then be free to invest that money towards the expansion of your own business interests which will create job opportunities for others. If you don’t expand, invest, or hire more employees, you’ll atleast have more purchase power which is the most efficient way to re-distribute wealth.
When government redistributes wealth, it spends tax dollars without growing the economy. And it spends just as much or more even when it is taking in less revenue, which defies the most common sense business logic known to man, or families. You must not spend money you don’t have. When your needs increase, the challenge is always how to earn more and the most effective way to earn more is by working harder and becoming more self-reliant.
I have found that such common sense thinking does not impress either liberal democrats or moderate (liberal)republicans, who already believe conservatives like myself are simpletons and aren’t as enlightened as they are.
Now lets take a look at the liberal. If the conservative wants you to succeed by being self-reliant, the liberal wants you to depend on a strong government supported by tax dollars confiscated from others through the redistribution of income. A conservative instinctively finds this idea immoral and the liberal thinks it is the essence of morality. Considering that most liberals don't believe in God any more and are ignorant when it comes to understanding basic concepts from the Bible, such as thou shall not covet, I have a tendency to go with the conservative's instinct on morality, even if they haven't been to Sunday school or Church since kindergarten. That basic understanding of what God has revealed to man through his prophets, holy apostles, and the Word of God, is enough to send most Harvard graduates, like Barack Hussein Obama, into a cold sweat these days. Liberals also do not understand that the injunctions for helping the poor and encouraging charity have to do with individuals, not governments which control an evil world system that was handed over to Satan in the Garden of Eden after he tricked the first Man (Adam) into sinning. (Duh!)
He also does not have the same faith in a person’s ability to succeed that the conservative does. I’ll even go so far as to say that the liberal looks at those struggling to get by in the world and say I know you’re stupid and unable to achieve success, but don’t worry we’ll take care of you.
The message of liberty for all is meant to encourage the pursuit of happiness and enjoy the fullness of life by focusing on self-interest. This is a traditional conservative message that we haven’t heard during the present election campaign as much as we should. Even so called conservative publications have been covering the campaign like a horse race according to Rush Limbaugh. Rush was beside himself on Thursday when he came to the conclusion that some high browed conservative journalists just seem to be coming to grips with the idea that self-reliance is the way to go, for people who want to become successful. Duh....
Rush quoted an article in the National Review this week entitled: Why Conservatives Lost the Payroll Tax Cut Battle by Mario Loyola which said:
The Democrats bid to expand the entitlement state for political benefit is a mortal threat to the future of our country. But the fact that these collectivist schemes continue to play out in their favor is not the fault of conservative leaders. It is, rather, a sign that Americans have lost their way. We conservatives have to make a much more convincing case that the road to a better society lies in the direction of self-reliance and limited government, and away from the debilitating entitlement state to which the Democrats’ poisened carrots are leading us.
We conservatives have to make a much more convincing case that the road to a better society lies in the direction of self reliance", Rush repeated and then continued: “Yeah, well (sigh) “This is basic conservatism. Conservative publications are all tied up in the horse race aspects: conservatives ripping Romney to shreds or alternatively ripping Santorum to shreds or ripping Newt. Conservatives aren’t doing conservatism. This what is frustrating. Yeah, the concept of self reliance, we have to do a better job pushing self-reliance, yeah, duh! Where’s it been? We’re just now figuring this out? Are we 30 years behind what’s been going on here?
Since FDR the Democrats have been countering that, and Obama has codified the notion that self-reliance is not the ticket, self-reliance is painful, it’s failure, you’re not gonna get anywhere. The deck’s stacked against you. The future is for you to let us take care of you.Anyway, as I was saying, the message of liberty for all became supplanted by the quest to build a sort of heaven on earth or utopia through the redistribution of income which the Catholic church since the 1930’s has considered charity. The word charity as actually used in the King James Version of the Bible is usually translated “love” in modern English versions, which stands liberalism on its ear as I implied already. The reference is meant for individuals not governments. This is not to say that charity, in the sense of helping others, especially the poor and the homeless, is not a Christian mandate. It certainly is, but the emphasis is always on individuals’s being their brother’s keeper, not the government once again (Sorry for the repetition, but liberals never get this)Mark Levin has an excellent book out entitled Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America that covers this very subject.
Most of the people who have ever lived on the planet earth have lived in repressive, controlling, societies. Americans, however, have been blessed to live in a country where they were relatively free to enjoy a fruitful existence that they created for themselves. But we do not hear talk like this as much as we use to, because it is becoming more difficult for individuals to forge ahead.
Liberals blame the rich and global co-operations instead of focusing where the blame really belongs…….on the government and an ever growing segment of the population, comfortable with dependency on government for its needs. Rush continued in his introspective examination of the National Review article which stated the problem of government dependency was complicated by the fact Americans have become addicted to services that are free by saying:
The idea that these services will be free runs against the most basic understanding of economics. It’s like the Democrats and the mainstream media think calling expanded coverage of something “free” makes it free, as they did in the so called compromise involving the Catholic Church and its health care coverage for birth control and abortion related services.
If there’s no free lunch, there are no free abortifacients either “ Yeah, were just now discovering that people actually think that free is free.Liberalism, socialism, communism, and marxism have failed wherever they have been tried. The specific type of European style socialism that Obama is intent on implementing here after he totally destroys our economy as just compensation for what the “Great Satan” has done to the rest of the world has been a total failure in Europe.
Daniel Hannon, Minister of the European Parliament gave a very sobering speech at CPAC where he spoke of Europe as being in the midst of a long winter…”a winter of discontent”. He continued in great detail to paint a grim picture of what lies in store for us if we continue down the road to oblivion and said: “While some of us in Europe are succeeding in convincing Europeans of the mistakes we have made in pursuing socialism and are working hard to fight back against such damaging policies, we look in our rear view mirror... and see you bearing down on us with recklace abandon (or words to that effect) and there is a cliff up ahead. But there is still time for you to turn aside
He also focused on the importance of not only the up and coming presidential election as being crucial in putting on the brakes in time, but on the congressional elections as well. No matter who becomes the next president, it won't amount to a hill of beans if Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are running the congress. They will still have the media on their side with the ability to turn the public against those trying to save the country from the firestorm ahead.