When will we learn? Will we learn at all?
Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, and AIG should be a lesson for us all – too much debt can wipe you out in a bad economy. They needed major infusions of cash to save themselves.
The United States is currently running a $10 trillion debt. Who will save the United States if the government cannot pay off its debts? What will happen to American sovereignty? Why is the debt not being addressed by the media nor by the presidential candidates.
We need a balanced budget. The best way to balance the budget is to cut spending. Abolish or privatize all non-essential government services. The government will be fine limiting itself to constitutionally essential functions.
The Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 to overrule Washington DC’s ban on handguns. This is a rare issue where the President and Vice-President openly took opposing sides. President Bush was hoping for the ban to remain in effect while Vice-President Cheney was in favor of overruling the ban.
While the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on guns were unconstitutional, they did not rule on measures such as gun registration and “No-Gun” zones like at schools.
The ruling also breaks a long streak when the Court ruled in favor of the state in cases of states’ rights against individuals’ rights.
As America becomes more like a police state, I feel fortunate that they haven’t overtly violated my rights in a while now. But I see things the Constitution says I shouldn’t be seeing around me. I see wars that Congress did not declare. I see people incarcerated without causing harm to anybody. I see the gouging of wages to pay for more bureaucracy.
I also see the media’s fixation on the two presidential candidates who will offer more of the same to the fine people of Gestapolis. I don’t see coverage on the candidates who want to fix the things I am seeing. As long as there are no tanks roaming the streets of Gestapolis, the sheeple are happy.
The surge is going on six months. We are told the surge is working. We are told we should “stay the course.” I ask the following questions:
- If the surge is so successful, why is it taking so long? Many epic battles have taken less time.
- If the surge is so successful, why is presumptive Republican candidate John McCain optimistic he can get the troops out of Iraq by 2013?
The war is illegal and unconstitutional. Republicans claim they want “strict Constrictionists” in the courts, but a strict constrictionist would point out that Congress has to formally declare war. Authorization of force is not a declaration of war.
Many Republicans would be in favor of the war if the party leaders were to tell them that teal is a shade of red. They believe all the other lies they have been told.
Our country incurred $3.3 trillion in debt while President Bush worked with a Republican congress. Let’s assume that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost $1 trillion during this period. This leaves $2.3 trillion of deficit spending in six years. Republicans are LYING when they claim to be fiscally conservative. Tax cuts are one thing. Excessive spending without an ounce of fiscal discipline is another.