Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Our Founding Fathers were THE Classical Liberals, devoted to the free and independent soul of Man, and the belief that a free and virtuous people would be a prosperous light unto themselves and to the world.
They, and we, are now routinely smeared, reviled and apologized for by an un… no… Anti-American President of the United States of America, belittling our history and our principles, and abandoning our allies, to an audience of thugs, murderers and dictators at the U.N..
We’ve allowed our message of freedom and liberty to be stolen, STOLEN, by a bunch of God Damned ignorant fools and/or demagogues, intent on swindling the American people, and by extension the world, of their Individual Rights, in exchange for trinkets and pittances tossed at their needs.
How in the hell have we allowed this to happen?
How did we allow the focus to be taken off of what was truly important, taken off of the core of our message, and put instead upon an incidental by-product, ‘capital’? We now confine ourselves to talk about political parties, talk about business practices and policies, we talk about money and it's management- and in the process freedom and liberty are lost in the shuffle.
Karl Marx tagged us with the name "Capitalism", and we took it, and they ran(t) with it.
This has been bugging me for awhile, and it came to a head recently in some discussions on One Cosmos and The Gunslinger, last night especially after skimming back through Jean Baptiste Say's A Catechism of Political Economy and his "A Treatise on Political Economy", which focuses as it does on the decisions and choices of free people, such as this:
"No one, however, has ever denied that the writings of the economists have uniformly been favourable to the strictest morality, and to the liberty which every human being ought to possess, of disposing of his person, fortune, and talents, according to the bent of his inclination; without which, indeed, individual happiness and national prosperity are but empty and unmeaning sounds. These opinions alone entitle their authors to universal gratitude and esteem. I do not, moreover, believe that a dishonest man or bad citizen can be found among their number...
...The best mode of retaining and attracting mankind is, to treat them with justice and benevolence; to protect every one in the enjoyment of the rights he regards with the highest reverence; to allow the free disposition of person and property, the liberty of continuing or changing his residence, of speaking, reading, and writing in perfect security."
This, our world changing movement, from the very beginning, was the argument from and for our side, the side of mankind, and it seems to me that if we ever want to regain our rightful position in the argument between freedom and tyranny, our argument needs to come again from where it began - standing shoulder to shoulder with people like Jean Baptiste Say, Frederic Bastiat, Richard Cobden, John Bright, Frederick Douglass... these were people who passionately fought for liberty, people devoted to freedom, activists for Individual Rights and against the arbitrary, dehumanizing power of illiberal govt ... that is the true heart and soul of 'Capitalism'... Classical Liberalism was highly focused upon liberty and morality and the prosperity and happiness they could and would foster - how stupid are we to allow not only the name, but the issue of true freedom to get redefined out from under our intellectual feet.
Leftists at root, as I have argued over and again in the past, from its modern roots in Descartes, is a philosophy of assertions, attempts to redefine reality as they wishes it were. They have NO arguments that are rooted in reality, the closest, and last honest attempt (though completely in error) was Hume's, whose argument was that we could not know reality!
THIS IS THE PITIFUL QUALITY OF OUR ENEMIES! AND YET WE CEDE THE ARGUMENT... TO THEM!?
I for one am damn sick of it, and not the least reason why, is that they are unable and unworthy to win any reasoned argument with us!
You will not find a single leftist who will argue their positions back down to that issues roots in reality. They will first attempt to equivocate on terms such as ‘freedom’, ‘equality’, ‘a hungry man is not free’ and the like. As you call them on that, they will come back by with further attempts at conflating ‘Needs’ with ‘Rights’, as FDR attempted to overshadow our Bill of Rights, with his warm bowl of crap ‘economic bill of rights’ - nothing but slavery all dolled up in a pretence of manners. And that is just about the end of their possible zigs and zags, because when you ask them to define what Rights are, they are fully self disarmed - they have nothing, no Reasoning whatsoever with which they can answer.
Supplying sound Reasons for Individual Rights, requires a sound basis in and reference to Reality and the nature of Man, and a firm disallowing of the arbitrary; Americanism - Classical Liberalism - is firmly rooted in the concept that reality is real, and that we can know it, and that Truth is discovered through our knowledge and understanding of what is real, and it will always end up with Political Rights rooted in Property Rights.
The only possible way to propose ‘Needs’ as being equal to or superior to Individual Rights, is through a series of bald faced, arbitrary assertions and equivocations, and a denial of our ever being able to know reality… and forcing that admission out of them will not come easy.
Before you ever hear them admit their intellectual and moral bankruptcy, you will first receive a full ration of belittling insults and slurs. You will be called an idiot, a fool, a pawn of the rich, racist, a bigot, a cold hearted meanie who just hates the poor and the minorities.
For the moderns, Reality isn't knowable and 'truth' is negotiable (Kant gave this position respectability... nothing true in his tomes, but he gave explanations so long and convoluted that everyone agreed to agree on what he said they meant, so that other people wouldn't think you were too stupid to understand him).
Any pressing argument with a leftist (democrat or republican (yeah, John McCain, Teddy Roosevelt, Mit Romney (B.S. he's a conservative), etc) must end in assertions and insults on their part, because they have no way to tie their arguments back to reality - Reality was not their starting point!
Their starting point is what they thought sounded pretty, and your challenging them on it sounds no different to them than calling them ugly (which their thoughts are, but that's beside the point) - their opinions are noting but opinion. They have no reasoning behind them, and when cornered by Reason they respond as does any unreasoning creature - by attacking.
It is the source of our modern plague of xspurts - the Proregressives version of an aristocracy -, people who think their conclusions are so purty, they just must be true, and true everywhere, regardless of silly considerations such as the context of a situation. Rather than discover and apply principles, which enable each person to consistently determine the best course of action in each situation, and be free to choose it, they prefer to force everyone to apply their prefabricated conclusions to every conceivable situation.
A prime example from the above comments at The Gunslingers, "Guns are dangerous? Well... then... only experts and professionals should be allowed to have or use them! Yep, I 'very clearly and distinctly conceive that must be true, so it MUST be! ", and another proregressive platform is born.
The proregressive leftist will always assert Conclusions over Principles - top down enforced stupidity, it is the leftist way.
The Ugly Truth
Our meekly having gone along with Marx's stamping of Liberalism as "Capitalism", and the proregressives later absconding of the name 'liberalism' after the embarrassment of Woodrow Wilson's proregressive distopia... enabled them to dehumanize us right off the bat. It took the emphasis off of living a full and prosperous life, and allowed it to be set on the material. On money, on business practices, mgmt policies... we gave up the fight before it was even engaged.
We deserve to be slapped... and worse... WE have let Freedom and Liberty down.
It is high time to fight back, and start with not allowing words to be misused, treat political correctness as the assault on reality, on truth and beauty, that it is. If you are a janitor, and some metrosexual calls you a 'Sanitation Engineer', slap them for the insult it was, and for the violence they did to reality.
When a leftist thug asserts that they are for more freedom through schemes such as healthcontrol, remind them of Calvin Coolidge's speech on the meaning of the Declaration of Independence, during his efforts at cleaning up Wilson's mess,
"About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."
Words must not be allowed to be misused, Words must not be allowed to distort reality, for they can most definitely hurt you – forbid it in your presence!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"SO LONG, FREEDOM
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce today his intent to put in place rules that would allow the federal government to regulate the Internet. In a coordinated move to highlight the decision, and to take credit with the left-wing supporters of the policy, known as "net neutrality," FCC sources say, President Obama will make remarks after Genachowski's remarks, endorsing the FCC chairman's decision.
"We couldn't give them a Guantanamo shut down, or ending the Patriot Act, so this is the immediate payoff to MoveOn and Free Press and the those guys who worked so hard for us during the campaign," says a White House source. "Getting 'net neutrality' codified and under out control was at the top of their list of things for us to do." "
Net 'Nutrality' Must be stopped! Where does anyone think the Tea Party movement would be, let alone Gateway Pundit or any of the other Blogs with freedom badges,with Govt deciding what sites warranted bandwidth, and which sites didn't?!
IMHO the "Fairness Doctrine" or any mutation of it, pales in comparison to this. AM radio is mostly one way info, it doesn't enable people to communicate and organize - only the Internet could make possible the Tea Party movements and their effects DC is so furious at.
THIS is war, and they know it!
As the Spectator article goes on to say,
""For them to say that this isn't government regulation, that this is just about fairness and giving everyone the same thing, is just not true," says a Republican Energy and Commerce staffer, who has been working on the issue of "net neutrality" for several years. "Someone has to be monitoring all those networks, all that activity to make sure the networks remain 'neutral.' Who is that going to be? Free Press? George Soros?"
In fact, a representative of the left-wing organization known as Free Press will be present at the Genachowski speech. Free Press, which continues to stand by former White House Obama adviser Van Jones, who served its board, shares its roots with the MoveOn organization, and has received funds from George Soros and funds from senior Google executives, actually wrote large portions of the Markey-Eshoo net neutrality bill, which was introduced in Congress just before the summer recess in August. "
Seriously, we lose this and... if we don't lose it all soon after, it'll be pure luck.
I was shocked that neither our local Tea Party coalition, nor Gateway Pundit has anything up on this... IT IS HUGE!!!
Call your congressmen & senators, call the radio shows, raise a ruckus!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Forget about the supposed details and distractions, forget about who is supporting it and who is opposing it. If you want to see how it works out when the Govt steps in to make a 'fairer' distribution of traffic and access, of what happens to the industry as a whole, take a look at how the 'help' they gave to the railroad industry worked out.
Don't fool yourself into thinking that Airlines ended railroad travel, they capitalized on the mess which ended up with a Govt subsidized Amtrak being all that remains of a once vibrant industry and service (and with poetic justice, they were targeted by regulators next - like to complain about airline service? Send the thanks to your Govt - you listening O'Reilly?).
Or if you want a single demonstration and explanation of what it will be, and how it will work, read Atlas Shrugged. The joke of the book, is that all the regulations and directives by Govt thugs to 'aid' the railroad industry... they were fiction in name only! They mirror actual laws, regulations & agencies actually put into place to more fairly distribute rail traffic, and reduced it to having its only business being essentially heavy transport alone.
This bill is no different in it's planned inception, or what will be guaranteed to follow in it's footsteps.
If you value the Internet, SAVE it from the threat of Govt Help! Contact your Congressmen and contact your Senators!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Today, the misshapen descendants of our Founding Fathers, who they would have recognized as their oft dreaded and foretold "Debased Posterity", are busy churning out plans to extend - like candy to children - a new 'right' to health care, in order to rob us of our rights - and worse.
Yesteryear, our Founding Fathers designed a sound framework for governing, and then after lengthy debate, available to us in the greatest extended political discussion in the history of mankind, The Federalist Papers, and the Anti-Federalist Papers, the Constitution was accepted, with the proviso that certain vital amendments were to be written and submitted to ratification by the states, to protect vital rights of the people.
One question: Why was a vital 'right' such as Health care, not included in those first 10 amendments known as The Bill of Rights?
Why were obviously more vital 'rights' such as food, shelter, clothing, jobs... why weren't they included in those amendments?
Of all the many Rights included under the concept of Individual Rights, why were only a few selected? And why were the ones that were selected, selected, and not the others?
The Right to political free speech, the right to practice (or not) your own religion as you saw fit, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to bare arms, , to be secure in your home and possessions and to be free from unlawful search and seizure, the right to due process, to be safe from double jeopardy and self incrimination, trial by jury under objective laws, to be free from the imposition of excessive bail, fines and cruel and unusual punishment... and why list a right that did nothing but say there were other rights not listed that can't be denied or disparaged... and though unnamed, were retained by the people??? Or again, that there were other unnamed rights, which were reserved to the States, and to the people again? What was that about?
Why list add the amendments listing those rights, and then add the Ninth and Tenth amendments, which essentially list other rights by not naming them, and claim these unnamed rights belonged to the states and to the people? Why do all that, and yet not list any of the the 'rights' so important to proregressive leftists, such as the (abominable) 'economic bill of rights', and 'rights' to health care, ala FDR, Obama... & Baucus?
The Founding Fathers, benefiting from not being burdened by over a century of public education and over a half century of Main (yellow) Stream Media, they were not deluded into thinking that Govt had ANYTHING to do with bestowing 'Rights'... the Bill Of Rights were designed to protect those particular Rights because they knew that no Tyrant could ever make a successfull rise to power, while they were still safely retained by We The People.
This is the 'secret' that has been chipped away at by over a century of assertions of a 'living constitution' and 'economic bill of rights' and other schemes by proregressive leftist demagogues seeking power at the cost of your precious individual rights, rights which you possess in your bones, and which the Constitution and its amendments were designed to see that you retained.
President Obama, Senator Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and nearly all of the 535 Senators & Representatives, as well as much of the Judiciary and regulatory bureaucracy are trying their damnedest to trade you a lolly pop of specious 'benefits', in exchange for your rights and liberty, as the political perverts they truly are.
Fight them! Stand up for your Constitution! Men and Women far better than most of us, pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to make it possible, for the first time in history, for a people to live as human beings were meant to live - Free! Millions of young men and women have died in our battles and wars defending your right to keep predatory govt's - foreign and domestic - at arms length from your precious Rights.
Stand up for them in the only way you really can - by learning what they are and what they mean and how they Must be defended - and do it!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Well I asked/pondered this after the 4/15 Tea Party in St. Louis,
and I think those initial thoughts are still the lines along which it needs to go. No new Party is necessary, needed or wise - as the Who said, that just ends up as 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'. And I don't think it needs to push candidates in the GOP, or the Dems for that matter.
What I think, is that it needs to remain it's own, non-affiliated (though obviously 'conservative' in the constitutional sense), 'Voice of the people', of those who usually don't bother to speak up and make nuisances of themselves. A sustained grass roots voice of 'We The People' which will target idiotic corruptions of our government, weak knee'd or hypocritical legislators, judges and bureaucrats, and bring the focus of Govt back down to the ground of Individual Rights, Property Rights and objective, Constitutional Law.
Something else to note about the Tea Party movement, it has been noted that patriotism caught fire after 9/11 - for a time, and now again with the Bush/Obama abuses of bailouts, tax and spend and healthcontrol issues... as if those events somehow manufactured responses from a cross section of America, in and of themselves. I disagree.
These events didn't generate responses in the people at all. These events were only those rare moments when something on the national level reflected the existing ideals and convictions of the vast majority of Americans; and thrilled to see one of these rare moments when the MSM took note of their values, their in every way normal responses, widespread across America, were visible, and the MSM could not ignore it.
These are the people who normally don't want to be bothered with public issues, the people who'd just assume turn their backs and walk away when the local blowhards and loudmouths begin spouting off. But this time, they are beginning to realize that the blowhards can't be ignored any longer, that they are actually doing damage to the nation and principles which they value.
I caught Glenn Beck Saturday, and that seems to be the direction he is going in, pressing Rep and Dem alike to show some backbone and reject any legislation that isn't classically constitutional. That I like very much. But he's also got some fixation upon 56 new Founders to re-establish the ideas of the nation... not so sure what's up with the '56', other than that there were originally 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, but of what significance is the number? Maybe he'll clear it up soon and it'll make sense... seems odd at the moment.
I watched a bit of CNN coverage of the 9/12 DC event, some metro-sexual named Don Lemon, and a couple leftie pundits, and all they could do was claim it was veiled racism. That the only thing that brought out these people to travel across the country, or to their local Tea Parties, was an inability to tolerate a heavier than normal melanin content in the White house.
That is the level of their intellectual depth. That really is all they've got. They have no arguments, they have no reasoning behind their positions, other than 'they just want it!' and that of course Conservatives are just a big bunch of meanies who hate minorities and poor people. That and that they are so sure that there are more of them than us, and they won and intend to force healthcontrol, and the other statist policies through, not because they are right, but because they can.
Infuriating, yes, but hopeful too. Very hopeful.
They have no argument. None whatsoever.
And for a political party in a nation founded upon an Idea, that is a fatal disease.
In 1787, those Founding Fathers, sobered by revolution and the specter of political dissolution and potential tyrannies, created the first moral government in the history of the world, one which upheld Individuals Rights to use their own minds to live their lives, free from the dictates of tyrants.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Remember that no matter what idiot politician or educationista prattles... we are a people who have known, and still know freedom and liberty and law, a people who believe it is good to live a moral life and pursue our happiness where we see fit to choose to. Remember that there are alleged human beings who wish noting more than to destroy that possibility.
Remember Sept. 11, 2001. Be angry, feel hatred, seek the destruction of those who seek yours. It is altogether fitting and proper that we do so, and remember that those who lost their lives, and those who have since given their lives in this cause, have hallowed this day far beyond and above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say today, but it will remember what happened, and it will take note of whether or not we remember.
It will take note of whether or not we take note of those who had taken, and those who have given, the last full measure of devotion -- and it will judge whether or not we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; whether or not this nation, shall continue to give birth to, and stand up for and defend freedom, and it shall judge from that, whether or not government of the people by the people for the people, shall, or shall not perish from the earth.
And it will judge and act accordingly.
Remember September 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."
Well, that's one statement I can really get behind. I'd very much like to see that prove true - it began with our first proregressive president, Teddy Roosevelt, I'd be thrilled to see Obama be our last proregressive president - oh, and of course, with notions of govt health control fading away into discarded memories as well.
One hundred years of anti-American ideals in our presidents is quite enough, thank you very much.
Thomas Sowell has a very good column on how to listen to a liar, by comparing his words and his actions. I'd like to emphasise that you shouldn't listen to what he does say, but to what he is avoiding saying - which is the reason for the lie.
"Our collective failure to meet this challenge year after year, decade after decade, has led us to the breaking point."
What Obama didn't say here, was that it has been because of the measures that govt has passed, year after year, decade after decade, interfering in licensing, educating, mandating insurance, mandating policies, making a free market in health insurance illegal, foisting a nearly discarded medical care method, HMO's, upon us, PPO's, and so forth - all of govt's actions to 'Help us', have served only to bring us to the point that they can say we are in a crisis, and need more govt help.
This is the Modis Operandi of govt, and it can be seen in every area it has had no business whatsoever having gone into, and has worsened that market because of its presence: Education, Food & Drug, Banking, Savings, Securities, Corporate independence, Railroads... all of these industries have been either ruined, or brought to the brink of it - because of the incremental, creeping death of govt intervention... little by little making honest thought and free choice - illegal.
Is that going overboard? You tell me, between Fed, State and Local Govt, if I'd like to become a teacher tomorrow, that would be illegal, a Real Estate agent? - illegal, if I'd like to start a school tomorrow, that would be illegal, buy a gun, open most any business, drain a swamp ('wetland') from your property and build anything upon it without appeasing several layers of bureaucracy first... all of that would be illegal.
When my father was a boy, there were no drivers licenses, HIS father determined whether or not he could drive and at what age - govt is everywhere removing you, and your relevance, from your own life, by gainsaying or overriding, or disallowing you to make your own choices.
And now Obama and his statist cronies, are slavering over their next actions - if we don't stop them - they will end this Nation - they will remove it from being a nation founded upon the ideal that men should be free to live their own lives and pursue their happiness, without tyrannical intervention from the Govt.
Don't be distracted by the irrelevant issues:
- rising costs
- pre-existing conditions
- rising taxes
- worsening economy,
all of those and more are mere sideshow theatrics. The real issue is the assault on the sanctity of private property, the sanctity of contract (which means your ability to make an agreement with another), upon your right to choose your own actions, to live Your Life, they are what is under assault from all levels of govt.
When listening to a liar, don't bother trying to listen to his words to figure out what he is saying - he's a liar! The truth, is what his words are meant to conceal. You need to listen to what a liar is not saying, to figure out what the truth is that he is trying to keep from you.
It is what the liar doesn't say, that tells you what they are hoping you won't hear. Take this gem for instance:
"First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the V.A., nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
He says the bill won't require you to change coverage - so you know that statement isn't worth looking at, what is he not saying? What he does not say, is that it does make requirements that will put either your employer, or your existing insurance plan, out of business if they don't comply with what the govt does require.
Here's what it does say, on pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with a payroll 400k & above who does not provide a public option, will pay an additional 8% tax on all of their payroll, and together with other 'language' on pg 24, the GOVT is the one which decides what will be acceptable to be offered.
Here's how John David Lewis at Classical Ideals makes the case for this and other key claims,
"Here is what it requires, for businesses with payrolls greater than $400,000 per year. (The bill uses “contribution” to refer to mandatory payments to the government plan.) Pages 149-150, SEC. 313, EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGEAs one congressmen, perhaps inartfully burst out, Obama is a liar. Pay attention to what he does not say, remember, it is what the liar doesn't say, that tells you what they are hoping you won't hear. Will you hear what he and his fellow govt health control statists are trying so hard not to say?
(a) IN GENERAL.—A contribution is made in accordance with this section with respect to an employee if such contribution is equal to an amount equal to 8 percent of the average wages paid by the employer during the period of enrollment (determined by taking into account all employees of the employer and in such manner as the Commissioner provides, including rules providing for the appropriate aggregation of related employers). Any such contribution—
(1) shall be paid to the Health Choices Commissioner for deposit into the Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund, and
(2) shall not be applied against the premium of the employee under the Exchange-participating health benefits plan in which the employee is enrolled.
(The bill then includes a sliding scale of payments for business with less than $400,000 in annual payroll.)
The Bill also reserves, for the government, the power to determine an acceptable benefits plan: page 24, SEC. 115. ENSURING ADEQUACY OF PROVIDER NETWORKS.
5 (a) IN GENERAL.—A qualified health benefits plan that uses a provider network for items and services shall meet such standards respecting provider networks as the Commissioner may establish to assure the adequacy of such networks in ensuring enrollee access to such items and services and transparency in the cost-sharing differentials between in-network coverage and out-of-network coverage.
EVALUATION OF THE PASSAGES:
1. The bill does not prohibit a person from buying private insurance.
2. Small businesses—with say 8-10 employees—will either have to provide insurance to federal standards, or pay an 8% payroll tax. Business costs for health care are higher than this, especially considering administrative costs. Any competitive business that tries to stay with a private plan will face a payroll disadvantage against competitors who go with the government “option.”
3. The pressure for business owners to terminate the private plans will be enormous.
4. With employers ending plans, millions of Americans will lose their private coverage, and fewer companies will offer it.
5. The Commissioner (meaning, always, the bureaucrats) will determine whether a particular network of physicians, hospitals and insurance is acceptable.
6. With private insurance starved, many people enrolled in the government “option” will have no place else to go "
"You see, our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem. They understood that there are instances when the gains in security from government action are not worth the added constraints on our freedom."
Sounds great... because it is meant to reassure you, keep you from seeing the lie it conceals. Find me one scrap of your life, your freedom, that this, or one of their other proposals, from Americore to Education to the Arts, from a little Acorn, to full govt Health Control; where is there is one shred of independent life they intend to leave untouched?!
What they are not saying, is that little by little, govt is inserting itself into your life, inserting itself into areas of your life that should be your own, private, principal concern, slowly but surely they are excluding you from your own life.
Friday, September 04, 2009
What is the modern root of the welfare and entitlement state?
FDR's 'Economic Bill of Rights' - which not only negated the concept of property rights, but claimed that citizens had a right to demand that other citizens serve them, which is the negation of ALL of our rights. Social Security was the first sizable implementation of that socialistic plan, Medicare was the second measure to cement the leftist immoral, anti-individual rights, anti-American policies - and the GOP just validated them.
Their latest effort to complete the destruction of the concept of Rights, starts off with "PROTECT MEDICARE AND NOT CUT IT IN THE NAME OF HEALTH CARE REFORM".
The major battle conservatives who are actually conservatives, seeking to conserve the ideas of classical liberalism as expressed in the U.S. Constitution, has been to overcome the notion so popularized by leftists, that virtually enslaving your fellow man to serve your failings and shortcomings through the force of law, was a proper role of government. And here comes the GOP officially tossing in the towel and declaring Medicare to be a RIGHT of seniors.
They didn't feel the line item was sufficient, so they elaborated,
"President Obama and Congressional Democrats are promoting a government-run health care experiment that will cut over $500 billion from Medicare to be used to pay for their plan. Medicare should not be raided to pay for another entitlement."
Why would they do it? Principles being something they have none of, no doubt they calculated it to be a clever marketing ploy. At best this is a disingenuous tactic to con those who have bought into anti-American leftist values, into thinking that the GOP would support keeping one of the chief programs which conservatives would love to see done away with. At worst - they actually believe it.
Either way, they are stuck on stupid - and they disgust the hell out of me. I don't have time to get longwinded on this one, so I'll leave it there... for now.