Monday, November 26, 2012

Economics, Politics, and War

Politics is an extension of economics by other means.  War is an extension of politics by other means.  Therefore, failed economic policies (lack of economic freedom and free markets) lead to politics.  Furthermore, failed political strategies (disregarding the laws, even supreme law, that leaders swear to protect when accepting a political position) unfortunately has the potential to lead us down a dangerous path, as Thomas Sowell wrote in 2007 (Sowell does NOT advocate this - and neither do we - however he merely states that our current path is a dangerous one).

"When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup."

Reasons Not to Watch Fox News

Fox News is "Fair and Balanced" - which is why you need not watch them.  There is absolutely no reason to listen to those that defend socialist policies.

1.  Juan Williams
2.  Alan Colmes
3.  Bob Beckel
4.  Heraldo Rivera
5.  Shepard Smith
6.  Marc Lamont Hill
7.  Kirsten Powers
8.  Leslie Marshall
9.  Greta Van Sustren
10.  Bill O'Reilly (even though he is better than most, he is an economic illiterate and a populist.  Giving air time to Jon Stewart and Bill Maher is indicative that his show should be disregarded.  One would be much better off listening to Mark Levin).

The Divided States of Entitlement

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.  After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a dictatorship."

"The United States of American will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."

The Divided States of Entitlement.  Where social security is anything but secure and will eventually prove to be a major social detriment when it is declared insolvent.  Where trade unions don't bring trade or unity; they block trade and bring divisiveness.  Where 'progressives' are not progressive; they are regressive.  Where 'liberals' are not liberal; they are the most intolerant of all.  Where Democrats do not tolerate the democratic process, unless it advances their agenda and extends their power (the health care takeover has lacked majority support since inception).  Where the Department of Justice commits gross injustice and illegally funnels guns to the those that should not have them. Where the Department of Education does not educate anyone.  Where the Department of Energy does not provide any energy.  Where the Department of Agriculture feeds no one.  Where the Department of Housing and Urban Development actually creates housing crises in which homes are initially unaffordable and eventually (after an inevitable collapse) become underwater/upside-down for the homeowners.  Where the Department of Transportation takes years to pave a road.  Where diplomats make the case for war, overwhelmingly convincing the country it must be done, and then backtrack and take no responsibility and blame others only after things turn south (Colin Powell).  Where diplomats out secret agents and receive no real criticism (Colin Powell's Deputy Richard Armitage).  Where diplomats say things like "We came, we saw, we died" (while laughing as if their job is some sort of game), after an enemy is dragged through the streets and tortured and killed.  Where diplomats blame terrorist attacks on an unrelated youtube video, solely for political reasons.  Where a market that is over-regulated and often arbitrarily regulated by fools is somehow considered a "free market".  Where a President is so arrogant and so much of a coward that he has advanced his own political career by turning The United States of America into divided states of entitlement using class warfare and turning citizens against each other.  The welfare state and the entitlement state have finally consumed almost everyone into a trap of dependence and an ever-increasing amount of people into despair.