In this Prager University 5-min video, Brazilian journalist Felipe Moura Brasil describes “How Socialism Ruined My Country.” It is a MUST SEE for American citizens.
Men are not born equal but with equal rights. A wealthy son may have some capital advantage if the father chooses to help him, but a poor son might possess a driven desire to focus and accomplish, born of a hunger to succeed, giving him the advantage.
If you buy into the redistribution crap being put out to the entitlement crowd of today both of these sons’ chances would be diminished. Government would take away from the wealthy father and give it to the poor one. Then both fathers would back off working, the wealthy one not wanting to support the poor one and the poor one recognizing he doesn’t have to work so hard.
The result: the work goes downhill and so does the money. Both fathers and their sons lose in a socialist America? We’ve become America upside down with entirely too much socialism!
Immigrants from everywhere came here for the freedom to pursue the fruits of their labors un-restrained from the shackles of oppressive governments. Irrespective of their ethnicity, they learned the English language, became assimilated Americans and applied themselves working hard toward reaching their goals so they could keep the fruits of their labor.
We Americans have been a loosely knit coalition of peoples of different origins, races & religions that have shared the common desire to live freely in an open respectful society attaining varying levels of success or failure (which is a learning experience) bound by the common thread of a document stating that we are a nation of laws designed after natural laws.
The main point in the insightful 29-minute video ‘Overview of America’ is: “It wasn’t what Government did that made America great. It was what our Constitution prevented the Government from doing that made the difference.”
What has happened one might ask today? Controlling, big government has happened! As if you haven’t noticed. Monstrously too large, zealous, all seeing, all knowing, all controlling, all too powerful government. Much like the governments from which our ancestors escaped. Unfortunately, there is no open territory for us to escape to like early America was.
Before Trump, we haven’t been the America we once were! We’ve gotten away from being the self-reliant Americans that followed law, built much of the world’s products, taught true history, and knew what we were about. Although America has not passed into history, we were probably on our way toward losing our national sovereignty and becoming a member state of a world government scheme designed and run by unaccountable, unelected global power elitists who know best about everything for everybody in the utopian world of socialism where everybody is, does, and gets the same; ‘La La Land,’ if you will. Hopefully, President Trump will continue dissolving socialism in America.
One could fill an encyclopedia with what has gone wrong with our system and our course: The decline in morality, our factual historical educating of our youth being replaced by the focused agenda of UN-inspired socialists,’ the trashing of our religious principles, the rise in naiveté and corruption in government, and the travesty of the establishment’s duplicitous media lackeys intentionally, politically misreporting and not reporting or investigating serious government abuses and scandals.
World Government Socialism demands big government and has always been about balancing social mores, establishing equality and even guarantees for individuals and commerce through government programs. The more programs the more power they expropriate.
AMERICA IS ABOUT FREE MARKET CAPITALISM
What makes America run is vibrant productive commerce in the free marketplace of a capitalist system. Productivity and its subsequent profits are absolutely necessary for our success as a nation. Our money has been going away for far too long and thank God President Trump has been repatriating a lot of it already and we need helping him continue his fine efforts with our support by electing real patriotic non-RINO republicans that actually do follow the great GOP platform and more importantly the U.S. and our state Constitutions.
Freedom, true freedom is pure capitalism. Capitalism is the freedom to win at starting a business or investment and cannot and must not provide ‘subsidized’ guarantees for those who attain less. Failure is a lesson learned well and one moves on, strengthened from the experience. One can strive to achieve all he wants or adjust to what levels of accomplishment he attains. Businesses creating commerce, accountably making a profit providing jobs are the root sources of all governments’ funding. A growing economy that creates more tax paying employees will bring in more revenue than higher tax rates and new taxes which conversely hurt us. President Trump’s tax program is just that remedy.
One of my heroes, a former Secretary of the Treasury, the late William E. Simon in his book ‘A Time for Truth’: “Bureaucracies themselves should be assumed to be noxious, authoritarian parasites on society, with a tendency to augment their own size and power. People must be taught to start calling for a rollback of the bureaucracy, where nothing will be lost but strangling regulation.
“Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs and wealth. This means that profits needed for investment must be considered a great social blessing, not a social evil.
“The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purpose to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. There is no such thing as the People; it is a collectivist myth. There are only individual citizens with individual wills and individual purposes. It is scarcely astonishing that individuals now feel “alienated” from their government. They are not just alienated from it; they have virtually been expelled from the governmental process.
“Strangely enough it was not until I understood the liberals, who dominate our political life that I was finally able to understand my own fellow Republicans, with whom I have been on a restless four-year journey. A friend of mine once wisecracked, “A Republican is a Democrat who knows he’s crazy.” And there is truth to his claim. Too often, the Republican tends to buck but ultimately follows Democratic trends. Unlike the Democrat, however, he commits his economic misdeeds in a state of moral depression and is not in the slightest astonished when the disasters occur because he always knew they would.’ – Unquote from William E. Simon
PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDERSTANDS
President Trump understands that without the capital that profits derived from productivity and investment, there is no income to tax or money for any other of our innumerable variety of taxes. So why have we sat by quietly and watched our sorry elected government officials and unelected bureaucrats continually create legislation and thousands and thousands of regulations that absolutely kill our ability to compete with other nations and their businesses that have virtually none of the same business restraining, regulatory costs? The answer is because we have been remiss about paying attention and too trusting of what we’re told by those same poker-faced, arrogant, bad politicians and bureaucrats who may also be corrupt. It matters not what they say, it only matters what they do and how they vote!
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS OUTING BIG MEDIA & THE CURRENT EDUCATION ‘AGENDA’
America has been missing a viable investigative media police. Big media is part of the ‘fixed system.’ A functioning unbiased investigative press should be reporting actual ramifications, the root power, real motives and money actually driving all legislation and bureaucratic regulations. We are thankful for the extremely small portion of our media that really do try to investigate and report aggressively, although much of their efforts are ignored or fall on eyes and ears that couldn’t care less. President Trump’s onslaught against Fake News is starting to catch on with many formerly mesmerized citizens.
EDUCATION – THE CAUSATION OF MUCH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED: These socialist attitudes result from a lack of learning factual history and effective skills in schools with UN inspired programs like Common Core and an even higher socialist mentality being promoted in higher learning institutions leading to a subsequent lack of motivation to struggle to compete. Americans are sickened by these impressionable young minds being propagandized with socialism in education and the corrupt big media. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has quite an uphill climb in front of her, however, following President Trump’s huge first priorities of ObamaCare, energy, taxes, budget, military and the wall perhaps he will provide her the impetus for greater accomplishments. There is much to be corrected in America’s Common Core infested education today.
IT’S ‘TRUMPTASTIC’ TIME
Truly there is much that is wrong today attributing to our recent decline. Yes, without President Trump’s focusing on Making America Great Again, we would have continued to spiral downward unless an awakened citizenry started educating themselves and informing others about what needed to be done to reverse our direction from marching into utter socialism. Socialist globalists need the American people to be ignorant, American patriots need them to be informed.
If all elected representatives of our national, state and local governments don’t catch on and buy into President Trump’s methodically focused effort, akin to our successful commitment to put a man on the moon project, to roll back the nonsensical restricting laws and regulations crippling and killing our commerce we really will be back on a path to doom as a vibrant sovereign nation. We also need getting out of the globalists’ biggest tool, the United Nations which is all about one world government of pure socialism.
NIX ‘BRINGING HOME THE BACON’ AND SUBSIDIES MENTALITY
Probably the meanest demand we can make to our elected representatives is that we need them to give up the age-old ‘I’m going to bring home the money you need,’ mentality which, if not directly or indirectly, is a quid pro quo for something of value or in return for re-election support. No matter how important the local or state need for the ‘bacon,’ it has to come from our shared local, shared state and shared national tax troughs. Nothing spends like somebody else’s money. I can hear them now, ‘Amen, my constituents really, really need the money and if you let me up to the trough next please, I will in exchange, return a favor(s) or votes to you.’
THAT IS OUR SHARED TAX TROUGH! We can’t afford the bacon grabbers all over the United States willy-nilly, competitively, taking our money for so many ‘good reasons’ to help the folks back home when most of their interests are actually, constitutionally to be dealt with locally. Our federal government does constitutionally have enumerated powers that excludes such funding. We must wean our system off this abusive violation to our Constitution and which also end the profession of lobbyists. Pretty radical? It’s the way things should be in our Constitutional America.
Issues like necessary national security, shared regional state water distribution, interstate highway, and national airport developments etc. notwithstanding, most local and regional issues of any substantial consequence should be funded locally and if they are viable can generally attract private investment and if not, it probably isn’t viable and certainly should not be ‘subsidized by our collective tax trough.’
All subsidies are unconstitutional and need ending. Prime unnecessary subsidized examples are the ethanol, solar, windmill subsidies and GM bailout fiasco. Their return on investment would not attract many investors without the subsidies from our collective tax trough. Politicians who were responsible for getting our money for their ‘projects’ were handsomely rewarded with quid pro quo contributions either directly or indirectly. Some say that is how our system works. I’m saying that is how we have been going backwards for too long. Our trough has been empty for a long time. Putting newly printed ‘play’ money in the trough is inflationary and our debt is beyond insanity.
No matter how puritanical a ‘bring home the bacon’ pitch sounds it really is a request by politicians to directly enlist political support for themselves and they love being the heroes, bringing home as much of our collective money as possible, probably with almost the same pride as Robin Hood.
AMERICA IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY
America really is supposed to be ours, ‘we the people.’ Not the President’s, not the legislative leaders’ and not the Supreme Court’s. Precious documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights made us a nation of laws that have guided us through much tribulation to become the most successful nation in history, the envy of the world. To call our Constitution outdated is absolute tripe promoted by those who would take us down gradually.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
We put our elected representatives on notice that we expect them to do the hard work of developing a grand plan that can work to turn things around by returning us to a functioning republic following our laws and the Constitution before we go off the cliff. There will be much gnashing of teeth, screaming and whispering threats from lobbyist and many special interests PAC’s. But that has to be expected, if we are to really get us back to a functioning republic. This has nothing to do with political parties. Both parties are full of socialist leaning members. It has everything to do with patriotism, because we as Americans are supposed to care about and run our country. Not political PAC’s, or the Council on Foreign Relations, the corrupt UN and especially not George Soros and his ilk.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and their democrat counterparts need to give up listening to the drumbeat of their party machines both orchestrated by the Council on Foreign Relations/UN crowd and start listening to the patriotic citizen owners of this country. Ryan and McConnell will hate this hard work, but it has to be done and they need to ‘Patriot Up’ for it.
To continue as ‘Americans,’ not citizen members of a globalist state, we must make certain that we continually watch voting records published quarterly on both houses of congress here in Idaho at idahofreedom.org and the U.S. congress, also published quarterly, at thenewamerican.com/freedomindex while making sure our representatives know we are watching their voting records. And we must awaken others to the importance of this monitoring and how to do it.
America became great precisely because the stifling effect of too much government had been prevented. We need to get back to ‘stifling’ and start doing the very hardest work that must be done of reversing and undoing the wrongs of the overzealous, the naïve and the corrupt politicians that have taken our lifeblood commerce by working very hard at Making America Great Again.
I qualify Secretary Simon’s statement thusly, “Democrats are crazy, and RINO republicans are democrats that know they are crazy.” We must purge all the crazies in government so the federal government will again only deal with its enumerated powers and the states can run themselves without any overseeing from the feds.
We do have a few very good Republicans who follow the GOP platform, our Constitutions and need being cherished. Again, check the voting records to see who they are and who we must replace.
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