My dear friend Mustang, one of the most politically astute people I know, has graciously sent me the guest post below. Worth your time:
Politicians are no solution to the problem: they are the problem.
When Jefferson wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” he was writing at a different time, in a pre-communist Era. Who could have imagined back then that any reasonably intelligent person could argue in favor of taxing productivity as a means of supporting the obsessive/compulsive spending habits of politicians who care more about themselves than they do about America?
For President Obama to accuse Congressman Paul Ryan of “social Darwinism” is much like the pot calling the kettle black; it should prompt thinking Americans to wonder how socialism isn’t the worst form of “Social Darwinism.”? Enslaving people to the “good graces” of a totalitarian government is not Democracy. Forcing states to comply with unconstitutional federal mandates is not federalism.
If we examine what Thomas Jefferson believed, then we must conclude that there is nothing “democratic” about the neo-communists currently in power. Jefferson supported a legislature with limited power, an executive with limited power, and a people who were, for the most part, free to disassociate themselves with so-called federal mandates. In Jefferson’s time, the people were first of all, citizens of states. Perhaps this is why there is no mention in the United States Constitution of a Department of Health and Human Services, or a Department of Education, or a Department of Agriculture, of a Department of Indian Affairs, or any number of other large, inefficient, incompetent departments whose purpose —we are told— is to help the American people.
The only help these departments provide to the American people is that they help us spend our money. I honestly don’t think the American people —not even the dumb ones— can take much more of this illegal (unconstitutional) help from the federal government.