WHICH POLICY IS MOST BENEFICIAL?
Some belief systems have followers so taken with their belief in them that there is no room for discussion or comparison. One such example is Islam. At the present time (mid September 2012) there is a demonstration in the Middle East in more than twenty Muslim countries that is an outward portrayal of hatred of Western Civilization that is part of the teaching of the willingness of the millions of followers of Sharia Law and the Koran to destroy and kill the infidels who do not accept their beliefs. We know of the hatred taught in the Mosques around the world. Of course, many Muslims want peace but bow to the intimidation of the large numbers of radical Muslims. Intent of living peacefully with any other belief system has little room for expression, and thus the results are the same as seen in the riots all over the world where Muslims are in a majority.
It is more than an exercise in academics to tolerate this system of life, politic, law and religion, and to complicate the picture, the United States accepted the UN proposal that it was against a UN Resolution even to say anything negative about Islam. To handcuff ourselves and our nation by accepting such a ridiculous rule in the light of blatant attacks upon our embassies, personnel and businesses in Cairo, Benghazi and elsewhere is totally unacceptable.
There is a similar closed-mind of belief by those who claim to be ‘liberal’ (or progressive) in this country. Any attempt to present a conservative thought or alternative position to those people is met with derision and anger and complete dismissal of any such possibility. It is like an irrational flight away from time-tested and truthful definitions and facts. Both belief systems are based upon central control of private lives.
One of the most glaring facts that the liberals brush off and ignore is the definition of wealth, which is the “honest accumulation of profit.” Profit is the difference between the cost of production of goods and services and the price received for their sale. Wealth definitely is NOT generated by the redistribution of its value forcibly taken from citizens’ and companies who correctly generated that value.
The large-government central-control system that has proved unsuccessful in Russia and now to greater and lesser extents in the various European nations up to now has been promoted in our schools and universities for decades as if no other system works. “Capitalism” is a dirty word in those erudite circles. The success of open free-market exchange in the first two hundred years of this country is incontrovertible.
This country was founded upon the basic principle of the ownership of private property, but to the liberal thinking, ‘redistribution of wealth’ by central (coercive) means is “social justice.” I define ‘social justice’ as nothing more than a euphemistic statement in an inaccurate attempt to justify the confiscating (stealing) of citizens’ honestly-earned private property to redistribute it to the ‘poor’ in the form of a entitlements. The only true equality of men (and women) is “equality before the law.” The ‘liberal’ concept of egalitarianism is simply an erroneous concept. Coercion is never correct or just.
During the last three and an half years, Barack Obama’s program has included:
1. raising taxes,
2. creating almost a trillion dollars of ‘stimulus’ money to “help the economy,”
3. taken over the General Motors automotive company and fired executives plus turning
it over to the labor unions and owning twenty-five percent of its stock (with tax
4. hindered and hinders oil drilling,
5. reduced coal mining and closed some coal mines,
6. arbitrarily used taxpayers’ money to invest in now-bankrupt solar energy companies,
7. increased restrictive regulations against large and small businesses,
8. saddled our nation with an irrational and private medicine-destroying “Obamacare,”
9. by means of executive orders has disregarded and circumvented many laws
passed by congress, particularly regarding children of illegal aliens,
10. passed 2000-plus page laws which overturn aspects of the Constitution and
11. pursued a feckless and national security-reducing foreign policy.
During his presidential campaign in 2008, B. Obama fraudulently portrayed himself and promised many good-sounding programs but with an entirely different underlying intention of change. He has succeeded in most of what he has wanted to accomplish, but looking at the above list of what he has wanted, it is quite obvious for all to observe, that his whole agenda has been destructive to our nation’s economy, structure and security. Therefore, it is rational to conclude that Mr. Obama wants a destructive program for our nation. “When you look; be sure to see!”
Clint Eastwood could not have more correct; the Big O must be turned out in November 2012.
David L. Wood, M.D., Long Beach, CA, September 18, 2012.