It boggles the mind how liberals are making political hay of the current financial meltdown; especially considering it was they who are primarily responsible for it. Over the past two weeks, they have been actively promoting the idea that it was the practice of free-market capitalism that resulted in this debacle. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi even had the unmitigated gall to proclaim, “We bear no responsibility for it.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Governmental intervention by the Democrats, and their implementation of coercive regulations are responsible. So, too, is the rampant corruption within and without the GSE agencies involved. Chris Dodd, Barney Frank are the most responsible; for their lies and corruption prevented any oversight that could have prevented this meltdown. Republicans for years have called for oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac. Yet, it was the Democrats who prevented it. Now, they blame the President.
It was not the “failed policies of George Bush,” but rather the failed policies of liberal-socialism that resulted in the biggest world-wide economic disaster since the Great Depression. Period. Left alone, the market would be humming along just fine, as it has for over two hundreds years.
Frankly, it is shocking that ANY American would gleefully tout the end of capitalism. It is the economic system that has enabled generations of Americans and immigrants to work hard and find success. It enables social mobility and the realization of our rights as free people to achieve, succeed, and be rewarded for our efforts. In short, capitalism is intrinsically tied to our prosperity as a nation and the continued survival of The Constitution.
Any American who seeks the death of capitalism, seeks the death of this country. Socialism is a failed philosophy. It has been for hundreds of years. Yet, misguided groups and individuals continue to promote it as the panacea to the world’s ills. Whether it is naivete, arrogance, or complete disassociation with reality, proponents of socialism are a threat to any free society.
Socialism degrades the human spirit by making the individual subordinate to the State. The State becomes the source of power in society, not the People. This is so fundamentally counter to the precepts of The Constitution, that it is not outrageous to say that socialists are un-American subversives. Ironically, they claim to want to uphold The Constitution, yet their very actions and words belie that claim.
As a patriotic citizen of this, the greatest society that has ever existed, I refuse to accept the revolting claims of Congressional Democrats, who are pushing the “This is the end of Capitalism” meme. Such traitors should be tossed out of office immediately.
Unfortunately, these subversives have indoctrinated generations of Americans into believing they must be dependent on the State in order to survive. We have much work to do.
Though socialists have drained the American Spirit from almost half of our population, we can counter the rhetoric. We can develop entertainment and media that promotes American Values and encourages freedom. We can take a solid stand against those who would separate us from our rights and property. We can fight.
Freedom is not free, nor is it lasting. It is as ephemeral as smoke wafting from the extinguished torch of liberty. Now is the time to stoke the flames and fight against the corruption of our country by members of both parties. America the Beautiful is begging us to save Her.