Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Should America Be More Like Europe?

As the title says, should we as a nation be more like Europe, at least in the area of economic policies? Well, Walter Williams in his article titled "Should we copy Europe?" on says no. I agree. If you take a good look at our European cousins they are not really doing so well these days when it comes to fiscal responsibility and social stability. Sure, I've heard a few individuals speak of how the Euro is out-performing the dollar in the market but that's on paper and the dollar is still pretty strong right now and you have to ask why that is and if anything, this article ought to make you wonder how is it that a nation can survive if it continues to weaken its own people through governmental over-taxation and subsidies? Remember the saying, teach a man to fish vs. give a man a fish? Do you recall which was better? According to European policy and those who continue to look to Europe for guidance on American policies, apparently it is better to simply take the fish from another fisherman and give it to someone who doesn't know how to fish, then give the fisherman back a small piece of the fish he caught to begin with.

Is this what we want in America? Do we want to live off of the government rather than live, work, and enjoy the fruits of our own labor? Read Mr. Williams article, maybe you will be surprised, as I was, at just how bad it REALLY is in Europe. If Europe can't get the basic principle of free enterprise and low taxation right, then I doubt if they can get much else right in regards to governmental policies. This has been evident over the past year as we have seen Muslim youths rioting in France and are still doing so to this day. They are finally reaping the whirlwind of their Socialist economic and political policies. I think my point becomes more valid when you read this article from The Brussels Journal called "The Rape Of Europe". This is a perfect example of what might be in our own future if we are not careful here in America. Many of the social doctrines of Diversity and Multiculturalism that are espoused by our leaders will ultimately lead to our destruction as a nation. There is a reason patriotism is important to a nation, especially a free nation if it is to survive, a nation must have the loyalty of its own people. This is why the illegal immigration debate is such a hot topic, underneath all of the political ballyhoo is this harsh reality. Emmigrants of any race or ethnicity who come to this country must assimilate into the American cultural mainstream. It is essential if this country is to survive. In addition, our own economic policies can have a direct correlation between the loyalty, strength and resolve of the people and how much actual financial freedom is enjoyed by the very same. The more you enslave a people the more they will want to rebel and be free, and the less loyal they will become. We have seen this scenario played out throughout history. No right thinking individual wants to be a slave, whether physically or economically. I hope that one day my fellow Americans will come to realize just how little freedom they actually have and begin to fight the powers that be that seek to control and subjugate us all through taxation and over-regulation. Hopefully, the people of Europe will somehow muster the spiritual and political will to fight back themselves. Demanding that their taxes be lower, that the government get out of the business of the "nanny state", and that those who seek to live in their country devote their loyalties to that country whole-heartedly. The idea of all cultures and religions being equal is a bad one and should go the way of the dinosaur.

You know what, I've changed my mind, we should definitely look to Europe when deciding our policies, as an example of what not to do.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman dies at 94...

Milton Friedman, one of the nations, if not the worlds most profound economists has died today from heart failure. He was 94 years old. Truly a sad day and I am sure he will be missed by many.

Mr. Friedman was a major proponent of free market economics and through him the idea of free-market economics through limited government was ushered into the mainstream conscience. It is this radical idea that is part of the foundational principles of conservatism and the Republican party. It is sad that the Republicans did not live up to this idea in recent years.

Nobel Prize winner, advisor to presidents and writer of many books, he was a giant among men. Hot Air blog has links to videos of Milton Friedman and a link to his autobiography here.

May God bless his family and close friends.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities (UPDATE)


A couple of years back in 2007, I posted about ACORN and voter fraud investigations. I also commented about our now current president, Barack Obama's connection to this corrupt organization. Now we see that the corruption is far deeper than we first realized and I believe it goes even deeper than this. What bothers me the most is that our president was deeply connected to this organization not very long ago. He was directly benefited by this group, lobbied for them, defended them in court, and raised money for them. Don't be surprised if it comes out that he is intertwined in this corrupt organization at the upper most part of its leadership.

The latest scandal with ACORN is potentional fraud against the IRS, and child prostitution, encouraging a pimp and prostitute to lie to the government in order to qualify for government funded home loans. Amazing!

Check it out for yourself. My original post is Here.