When a politician makes a statement like “It is not government that made
American great. Our greatness lies in the ingenuity of the American people when
left free to make their own choices and pursue their own dreams”, you know
for sure that his purpose is to “fool the people”.Nothing exists in the United States, no rights, no freedoms, no business, no
prosperity and no greatness, that is not or was not facilitated by the American
government of people working together for a common cause. Left on
their own, free to make their own choices, people would be living in mud huts
and die young.
I'll visit Sen. Lee's website in a few minutes. But I'm about
willing to bet it will be filled with vague generalizations cloaked in very
patriotic sounding verbiage.I note one glaring omission in this
op-ed. He has completely failed to include any mention of the harm done to this
nation by crooked bankers, banks that are too big to fail, Wall Street abuses,
the influence of corporate and anonymous floods of money into elections,
Congress deadlocked along ideological lines, and most of the other REAL causes
of the mess we are in.Until someone is willing to actually tackle
and try to change those things, everything else is simply political puffery.
I visited his website. I was right.On the surface, it looks good
and admirable. But it completely lacks any details and leaves all sorts of
doors either wide open or at least ajar.Just one example: What
exactly does he mean by "adequate funding to ensure America's
Senator Lee understands the Constitution. He understands that it is the PEOPLE
who hold the power; that it is the PEOPLE who hold the authority; that is the
PEOPLE who generate the ideas; that it the PEOPLE who provide the funding that
builds business and provides jobs.The government has been restricted
to perform only seventeen duties. All other duties are to be performed by the
States or by the people. Senator Lee understands that. Why
don't we?Why do we look to Washington to provide the answers?
We have not delegated to Washington that duty. The answers are held by the
PEOPLE, not by government. We will find the way to create jobs. We will find
the way to increase revenue. We will find the way to employ people. The
government has not been assigned those tasks.Those who look to
Washington are just extending the problem. Those who allow the
federal government to meddle in our personal lives have lost the vision of what
it is that makes America different from European governments.We once
lived under the oppression of Europe. Why does Obama want to take us back to
that time and those ways?
I love the titles that our Legislators assign to there bills and ideas,
"DREAM ACT". The ideas sound wonderful and grandiose. The problem that
I see is that it is so all encompassing that it is a DREAM. If the republicans
gain control of the Senate then progress will be made, but I suspect that even
them Senator Lee would have trouble getting through one bill that included every
thing he outlines in this proposal.Why Not use a title such as
"The American Self Sufficiency Act".
"The centerpiece of my plan is economic freedom. Families will be able to
save and invest tax-free. Individuals and their doctors — not government
bureaucrats — will control health care dollars and medical decisions."
What if HMO'will not accept what households have saved? Too bad. The
Once again, I would ask of our conservative friends, give us one example of an
invention, a process, a thing that is/was the creation of a single individual
without the help and support of others, working within the framework of the
American society. Even the accomplishments of groups of people are
dependant on the facilities that exist by the work of the American government.
People who promote the concept of rugged individualism are the
people who would turn back history and return us to the slavery a world where a
tiny few own everything and the people exist only at the will of the tyrants.
In the jungle the strategy of the predators is to divide and
separate individual prey. I think some humans never quite let go of the jungle
Ultra B,No one is suggesting the government doesn't serve a
valuable, necessary purpose. The problem occurs when government oversteps its
limits as established by the constitution. Government is certainly necessary to
protect the rights of the people. However, the argument of Sen. Lee and many
others is government is doing things that exceed its enumerated powers. I
love your straw man of "people who want to return us to slavery and a world
where only a tiny few own everything and people only exist at the will of
tyrants." That's as good as "the rich who aren't paying their
fair share," and "those who want to leave seniors without health care
and social security," and the army of straw men drummed up by our celebrity
Evading the question goes on and on and on...
What the Deuce does Dusty Rhodes have to do w/ anything?and now of I
could be serious for a moment... Re: The Judge**I love
your straw man of "people who want to return us to slavery and a world where
only a tiny few own everything and people only exist at the will of
tyrants.**Its not slavery so much as indentured servitiude to a
global corporate plutocracy/oligarchy. Its not the tiny few but a
minimal number of transnational coroporations and their lackeys in government
and bureaucracies worldwide.Just look at how many/few Oil companies
there are as well as Telecom & Media.