Sunday, March 29, 2009

Take a Look Around You

Recently there has been quite a bit of talk about how Obama is pushing the country toward socialism via several different routes. You have the nationalization plans, "social reforms", taxing the productive, etc... All things that make for a socialized nation. There is only one problem with all of this. We are already a socialist nation. Obama is merely putting the icing on the cake.

Don't believe me? The banks have already been nationalized. That happened back in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson. Refer to my Quote for the Day to see what he eventually thought of that. Nationalized health care? Already got it. Maybe not in the terms of European nationalized medicine, but we are not far off. Look at all the hoops doctors here have to jump through to get anything done already. Hospitals have to render services to anyone who comes through their doors regardless of their ability to pay. Who do you think picks up the tab on this? Ever wonder why your health insurance premiums continue to go up yet you hardly ever use your insurance other than routine doctor office visits and prescription drugs?

American taxpayers, depending on your sources, have to work the first 3-5 months of the year to pay their taxes. In other words roughly 3-5 months worth of pay goes straight to the government. After that, you may "keep" the rest.

Make no doubt about it, America is already well on its way to being anything but the nation the founding fathers envisioned.

Do a brief exercise with me for a minute. Imagine that Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin, etc... were around today, that things are exactly as they are now and these men had the same lofty ideals they did 230+ years ago. What would they do? What would they be saying? How long before they re-declared independence?

Quote for the Day

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence