Democracy or Socialism? Can the government solve our problems? Old posts 4

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Democracy or Socialism? Can the government solve our problems?

I’ve heard time heals all things, and I believe patience often pays off.  In the roughly 13 months since it became obvious the State of Indiana would not allow me to run in the ‘06 race I have watched nothing happen.  Nothing is often better than something, and with a Democratic Congress, that may well be the case.  Over the summer I stumbled across a list of Communist party goals read into the Congressional Record by a Florida Congressman in 1963.  As I read the list of goals the communists wanted to accomplish in order to turn our great country into a bastion of communism, I realized how far down the slippery slope we’ve slid.  The forces of freedom and democracy have little standing in America today.  Political correctness does not allow us to have an honest debate, and what debate we have is framed with emotion.  The emotional argument leads to the conclusion that certainly this great nation can do something to ease the suffering. If we accept the idea that America has peaked, that there is no more greatness to pursue, then maybe we don’t need to re-evaluate anything.  If that is the course we choose then we must accept the idea that our children will have less and our grandchildren even less.  Socialism is here.  The question is do we attempt to roll it back, or accept it.  All we have to do to accept it is nothing.  We merely need to let the status quo continue, and believe the government will solve our problems if we can only get more money out of the rich. To roll back socialism may be the most challenging task our nation has ever faced.  We must: 1.  educate several generations of Americans that the Department of Education missed teaching the first time. 2.  Approach issues from a logical point of view with the core principals that made this country great at the front of one’s mind. 3.  Have an engaged electorate that learns where the candidates stand on the issues, and votes. 4.  Candidates moral enough to look down their nose at a pile of money and do what is right for our country’s future even if it means election defeat or weakening the party.    Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747–1813) “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” That too will be our fate, unless the people of this great nation seize the reins of power from the sophists and their rhetoric, and return them to a reasoned approach with moderation and an eye towards the future.


About votescottwise

I love Columbia City. I was born here, spent most of my life in and around Columbia City, and chose to make our community home after college. I want my children and grandchildren to be able to take advantage of what this country and our community have. I am running for Mayor of Columbia City in 2011.
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