Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who Is Dumb and Uneducated?

Apparently the current group of Progressives/Liberals/Democrats who are running our country have learned nothing from the history of the last 100 years, such as the fact that increased government control over citizen’s lives always leads to destruction of both the governed and the governors.

Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky appeared to have a compassionate desire to help the Russian peasants in the early Twentieth Century. They were dismayed when the peasants refused their help in destroying the rulers and the institutions that had “oppressed” them. So they killed dissidents to help the people. The final count of deaths by Communist regimes according to Wikipedia is around:
• 65 million in the People's Republic of China
• 20 million in the Soviet Union[3]
• 2 million in Cambodia
• 2 million in North Korea
• 1.7 million in Africa
• 1.5 million in Afghanistan
• 1 million in the Communist states of Eastern Europe
• 1 million in Vietnam[4]
• 150,000 in Latin America
• 10,000 deaths "resulting from actions of the international communist movement and communist parties not in power."

During the last 100 years, none of these countries has become wealthy or made innovative scientific discoveries. They have contributed little to world except fear, poverty, and repression.

Germany and Italy developed their national socialistic parties later. In Nazi Germany, the death toll for Jews is always listed as 6,000,000, but many other deaths of Catholics, homosexuals, gypsies, and resistors also came as a result of this oppressive government.

In Europe, many Western countries adopted various forms of socialism or increased government control of various elements of society, especially since the end of World War II. Yet, in the last ten years, each one of those countries have begun moving away from government control and toward increased freedom. They’ve “been there and done that” and they don’t particularly like it. Almost every day, new complaints emerge from these countries regarding the poor quality of health care.

In contrast, the Twentieth Century was frequently called The American Century because we have led the world in innovative solutions to age old problems, new business ventures, medical advances, and increased personal wealth.

In spite of our freedoms and the success they have allowed, the US government has instituted or taken over the Post Office, Social Security, Veterans Hospitals, Medicare, Medicaid, a War on Poverty, a portion of the banking industry, and most of the automobile industry. Each institution or takeover by the federal government has necessarily increased its power over individual citizens, for our own good, of course. None of these enterprises has done well despite good intentions and lavish infusions of taxpayer money. In fact, they are all deeply in debt and there is probably no way, they can make good their promises, even if we’re all taxed at 100% of our income. The nation is so far in debt that no one will even buy our treasury bonds, so the feds are just printing more money. At the rate we’re going now, we’ll be a banana republic in no time flat.

And yet the Progressives/Liberals/Democrats now insist that the federal government NEEDS to take over our health care. Somehow, they think that this time it will be different. Somehow, when THESE people run our lives, they’ll do it better than the Russians, Chinese, Europeans, and all of the other despots throughout human history.
I hope that true patriots will work to nullify their efforts and keep us a free country. We must return to Constitutional government if we are to retain our way of life.

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