Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wealth Happens

A short explanation of why America is still suffering under the rule of the Dear Leader and his confused hordes.

Wealth only happens when people are at work earning it. The creation of wealth is a dynamic process, not a static one. Money should never be confused with wealth.

Money is nothing by itself; even gold, itself, cannot be eaten. Wealth is what you have available to put to work for you.

Money on the table is not the same as money at work. If you have a pile of money getting freshly printed up or being paid to the government as taxes, the money is not working.

Money which is changing hands in the free market is working. The money is helping to design allocation of social resources to make stuff.

This is one of those things leftists get real confused about. They think the amount of currency is all that determines the wealth of a people. A big pile of currency fools the leftists into thinking they have a big pile of wealth. Let them eat money.

Give me personal freedom and I have wealth. Take away my freedom and you will have a rebel.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Meanwhile, in America....

A quick review:

Republic – Characterized by the principle of equality under the law, one law for all. This requires respect for minorities, since they have the same law applied to them as for all. Lawmaking is guided by this certain principle, and therefore a republic is principled government.

Democracy - "majority will" is imposed on the politicians as a check. But majority rule can turn to excess and may impose an objectionable will on a minority. The result can be systematic oppression of a minority, such as American style race-based slavery. Also, majority rule can disregard rights of individuals for "service to the greater good." This is accompanied by decline of liberty and ascendancy of elitism.

Good government is combination of the two principles: Republic limits government oppression by ensuring principled law making for all in common. Democracy then serves the great majority to check the will of the minority, i.e. political class.

We've had a failure in application of republican principle. This started mostly when the Republican Party fronted Geo Bush as Presidential candidate. Mr Bush is a personally honest man, but his sense of politics led him to trust a more intrusive form of government. A dishonest politician (the usual type) cannot be trusted to intrude into personal life without compromising personal liberty.

Mr Bush encouraged the "new Tone" as he called it. This tone meant he would enlist the furtherest left, maximum intrusion style politicians into his government. This led to the disasters of "no child left behind" (the education bill authored by Theodore Kennedy, and sponsored by Mr Bush) and growing federal debt.

Unfortunately the Republican and Democratic Parties have both failed to listen to the people, short circuiting the check on political ambition normally afforded by the democratic process. The Republicans were tossed out on their ear during the 2006 and 2008 elections. Now the people are awakening to the even more abusive government of the Obama Administration. Personal liberty is suffering at the hands of this corrupt and corrupting politician, Mr Obama.

With the rise of movements like the whimsically named TEA Party, the Republicans have re-awakened to the principles of sound government. Recent moves by Democrats in Congress indicate they have not. Enacting the medical takeover and follow-up "fix" bills against a huge show of popular disapproval show the Democrats need a breather.

So the prediction is the Democratic Party will be outside looking in. This all assumes their recent arrogant behavior is not based on a willingness to further subvert the electoral check on politicians. Florida, Washington, and Minnesota states have suffered reversals of the popular will (i.e. subversion of the electoral process) through the trackless recount method. The political result is more so-called Democrats are running the governmental apparatus.

The popular will definitely indicates widespread disaffection for Democrats. They may seek to stave this off by distraction. The recent arrests of a so-called Christian Militia (http://hutaree.com/) may be designed to serve this purpose. There seems to be no concrete evidence. All one can see or read in the press is US Army instruction videos and vague indictments relating the story of rancor between some neighbors.

Mike Piccione observes,
"Sarah Palin's church suffered an arson attack. A shot was fired at Republican Eric Cantor's Richmond, VA office. A pollster made Rahm Emmanuel angry so Rahm sent him a dead fish. That is a Sicilian death threat. That is left-wing extremism.

"Right-wing extremism is a peaceful protest for lower taxes. How dare people want to march in favor of lower taxes! What kind of animals want lower taxes and personal freedom?"
This docility on the right required the hate filled Party spin-machine to up the ante. They fictionalized a Christian militia out to overthrow the government.

This bodes ill. The whole story of armed insurrectionists smells. It too closely serves the purpose of an unpopular government trying to impose more and more restrictions on personal liberty. Therefore, I suspect the intent of this administration and its running-dog lackeys is the restrict or cancel federal elections in the United State for the foreseeable future.

What will we the People do?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Senator Elect Scott Brown --- what next?

I dunno about Scott Brown. He starts out his online position statement on health care with "I believe that all Americans deserve health care coverage...." It makes me nervous since his record in Massachusetts indicates he will opt for government sponsored health care. From the position statement, "In Massachusetts, I support the 2006 healthcare law that was successful in expanding coverage...."

When are we going to be able to elect a politician who will work to reform American government to what is it is supposed to be, Constitutional?

Our constitution outlines the limits of sound government: First comes from the realization that government is grossly ineffective at supplying some goods or services, and is the proper supplier of others which are both grossly unprofitable and necessary to the security of the free state. Second, Government will become abusive if entrusted with the provision of certain goods or services.

Senator Elect Scott Brown is not a Constitutional Conservative. But he is a sight better than the lunatic Communists in the Democratic Party.

Friday, January 15, 2010


I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

"Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera
de los estados Unidos de America,
y a la Republica que representa,
una Nacion bajo Dios, entera,
con libertad y justicia para todos."

"Ich gelobe Treue auf die Fahne
der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika,
auf die Republik,
die eine Nation unter Gott ist,
vereinigt durch Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit fur alle."

"J´engage ma fidelité au drapeau
des États-Unis d´Amérique
et à la République qu'il répresente,
une nation sous Dieu, indivisible,
avec liberté et justice pour tous."

"Eu prometo lealdade à bandeira
dos Estados Unidos da América,
e à República a qual representa,
uma Nação abaixo de Deus, indivisível,
com liberdade e justiça para todos."

Monday, November 16, 2009

I can't stand it anymore.

The current congress and administration of the United States persists in terrorizing the people. Government control of health care access is unconstitutional, as you can verify for yourself. If this congress and administration actually enacts control of health care access, they are in rebellion against lawful government in the United States. The people will need to act to put down this rebellion with whatever force is required.

This is the list of the powers of congress specified in the Constitution.

Article 1, Section 8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

These powers are specially limited by the tenth amendment.

Amendment 10
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

See http://www.usconstitution.net/const.txt for a modern language
edition of the US Constitution

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's roll

"Let's roll" is a good war cry against arrogant Leftist government sponsored terror.

"Let's roll" are the words Todd Beamer said to his compatriots on Flight 93 during the terrorist hijacking. Mr Beamer was an ordinary American resisting another kind of terror that day.

Shoot 'em first healthcare option

My aunt occasionally sends me political email. She forwarded this one from a friend of hers.

Here is the solution:

While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let's take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.

So here is the solution. When you turn 70, you get a gun and 3 bullets. You are allowed to shoot one senator and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need! New teeth, great! Need glasses, no problem! New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart? Well bring it on. And who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.

Then my aunt added, "I especially like her take on term limits. Much quicker than my suggestion of voting them out which could take from 2 to 6 years."