[Linux4christians] OT: Requiem For A Republic
htgage3 at chartermi.net
htgage3 at chartermi.net
Sun Feb 15 21:02:39 EST 2009
I've contacted two of my three congress/senators and voiced by opine. I was told by the two democrats (you all notice how close that the work 'demon' is in the word 'democrat'?) that they have voted for the stimulus bill, _even though_ their constitutients _do not_ want it!
And someone got elected by saying that he was going to bring about "change."
By the way, did anyone listen to Crosstalk on vcy america last, I believe that it was Wednesday, coulda been Thursday? If not, please do. www.vcyamerica.org > crosstalk > the date of Wednesday or Thursday. Wow!
---- "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
> Requiem For A Republic
> By Michael Reagan
> February 14, 2009
> It is not true that grown men don't cry. I'm grown and I'm on the verge of
> tears. A Republic I have loved all my life is being murdered and the crime is
> an inside job.
> If you hear a whirring sound in the background it is my dad Ronald Reagan, who
> loved and served this nation, spinning in his grave as his latest successor
> plunges a carving knife into America's vital organs.
> In his wildest dreams Ronald Reagan never thought that a president of a United
> States, now in the throes of a serious economic crisis, would adopt a
> solution to the problems of our economy that would not only worsen the
> situation, but set in motion the beginning of a transition of the government
> of the United States from a Constitutional Republic into a coercive
> quasi-Marxist regime where Washington is the master of our people instead of
> their servant.
> Let it be said loud and clear: Barack Obama's so-called stimulus bill,
> feverishly embraced by his sticky-fingered Democratic minions in the House
> and Senate (and three craven Republican senators), will not do a single thing
> to revive our ailing economy. Nothing.
> Instead it will put Washington's grasping hands into every nook and cranny of
> America's economic and social life, and bankrupt an already penurious nation
> for generations to come.
> Think about it -- nearly a trillion dollars to be squandered on a host of
> pork-laden projects, payoffs to pet leftist groups and causes grasping for
> their share of the booty, and a few bucks to create jobs, mostly in the
> public sector.
> A trillion dollars we don't have and will need to borrow from our
> grandchildren and their offspring. A trillion dollars created out of thin air
> that will drastically reduce the value of the dollars in our pockets in an
> orgy of runaway inflation.
> It wasn't all that long ago that spending a billion dollars on government
> projects and programs was viewed with alarm. As the late Sen. Everett Dirksen
> once said, "A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon you're talking
> about real money."
> A trillion dollars is $1000 billion, a sum that the imagination cannot
> If you could have spent a million dollars every day since Christ was born you
> would not even come close to having spent a trillion dollars, yet Mr. Obama
> and his wastrel Democratic stooges on Capitol Hill have no qualms about
> spending that amount -- and more -- on programs that will do nothing to
> alleviate the current economic crisis, and in many ways worsen it.
> Have we forgotten what Thomas Jefferson warned us when in 1791? He said, "To
> preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual
> debt. If we run into such debts, we (will then) be taxed in our meat and our
> drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our
> amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the
> people under the pretense of caring for them, they (will) be happy."
> Jefferson would have refused to believe that a free people would allow their
> government to saddle them and their children and grandchildren with a debt so
> enormous they could not even begin to comprehend.
> Nor would he have even dreamt of the government wasting money on projects
> noted by former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, such as a billion dollars to subsidize
> money-losing Amtrak, $20 billion to expand the already-bloated food stamp
> program, about $2 billion diverted from the wallets of hard-working Americans
> to subsidize childcare, and $2.8 billion to fund advocacy programs studying
> the global-warming hoax.
> There's another $600 million for newer cars for government bureaucrats $44
> million to refurbish the Department of Agriculture, $50 million for the
> National Endowment for the Arts, and $150 million to spruce up the
> Smithsonian buildings and more than $400 million to promote anti-smoking
> programs and programs to fight sexually transmitted diseases.
> That's what future generations of Americans will be paying for. I'm sure
> they'll thank us.
> Mike Reagan, the elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is heard on
> radio stations nationally as part of American Family Radio (www.afr.net).
> Look for Mike's newest book, "Twice Adopted" and other info at
> www.Reagan.com. E-mail comments to Reagan at caglecartoons.com
> The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
> - Margaret Thatcher
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