In my last article I took to task a Media that has lost all credibility and that what went on in the government shutdown was Constitutional and 100% legal. The conservative members of the House of Representatives, being duly elected had their mandate from their constituency to derail the Administration's attempt to change America to a Marxist/Progressive country, and to continue its march to another trillion dollars in federal debt. I also stated that the approval rating of 8% for Congress is probably higher than that, but using 8% makes the 37% rating of the president seem good by comparison.
The next part of the saga in the never-ending battle to take back our government from those bent on making America a socialist/Marxist country, will be to discuss how we are being over-run and then in a continuing series of articles how we must use the Constitutional rule of law to thoroughly defeat the anti-American liberal progressives. Most clear-thinking Americans know liberty and freedom when they see it, however there will always be a segment of society that desires freedom and liberty, but because they have been educated in the public education system, have fallen prey to the "touchy-feely" do-gooders vision that disguise Marxism and socialism.
So let's talk about the basics tenants of Marxism/collectivism/socialism/communism and other forms of pipe dreams the progressives think up. The below restraints on liberty and freedom are right out of the handbook of Karl Marx and failed socialistic doctrines around the globe, and though started here, will continue in my next article:
● Take control of healthcare through government central planning and you can more easily control the people. The healthcare system in the US is about 16-18% of the total US economy, and as such, the attempt by the federal government to takeover this vital part the American Economy, is the largest undertaking ever attempted by any government EVER!
For a government that cannot show a single successfully managed department, program, or scheme, with the possible exception of the space program, the attempt to take over the BEST healthcare system in the world is surely another bureaucratic pipe dream. Let me clarify this statement…When I say the government cannot show a single successfully managed department, project, or program, the LEFT is going to have a stroke. What they will not be able to show however, is verifiable evidence to sustain any argument to the contrary because there are no examples where the government has provided meaningful oversight that would measure success…oversight meaning:
- Oversight that successfully eliminates corruption and theft.
- Projects, departments, or programs that are completed on time and on budget.
- Projects, departments, or programs that are discontinued when completed or no longer needed.
- On going projects that do not run without continued and growing taxpayer support.
- Trust funds such as Medicare and Social Security that are run as required by law and are safe and secure from default and underfunding.
- Government retirement funds that are safe and solvent without bankrupting future generations of Americans. Departments that are auditable and accountable for their actions as well as being totally open to Congressional oversight.
- Departments where management as well as employees can be fired for abuse, misconduct, malfeasance, and other causes without costing the taxpayers a ton on money in "golden parachutes", and accumulated bonuses and retirement benefits, and where jail-time and loss of accumulated benefits can be applied to those who violate the public trust.
- Departments, programs, and projects run efficiently, like companies in the private sector, without monumental waste.
- Departments, programs, and projects that operate for the benefit of those served and not for the perpetuation of bureaucratic furtherance.
So let's look at the healthcare takeover. The latest general report from the World Health Organization that praises government control of healthcare is built on the faulty foundation that health care is a special economic activity requiring intense governmental involvement. Many contend the US takeover is not about healthcare at all…it is about the ultimate control over the people.
The World Health Organization's 215-page World Health Report 2000, released in June, is a catalog of advice to its 191 member states about the shortcomings of market mechanisms and the advantages of government central planning. The delivery of health care, it said, is a special case requiring the "continuous and permanent" responsibility of government. Not mentioned in the report was the disastrous performance of every socialist economy to date, nor the quality of care versus the US. Is health care so different that it defies everything we know about human behavior and economics?
"The most serious shortcoming of the report is its failure to recognize the positive effects of market forces—the effects of competition, market prices, and especially consumer choice. Healthcare may be different from other markets, but it does not defy the laws of economic," says Robert B. Helms, a resident scholar and director of health policy studies at AEI.
Today the United States is ranked number one in the level of responsiveness to the patient's needs, quality of care, medical advances and treatment protocols, and provides, through the NIH, the majority of funding for global medical research…all of which will be subject to the proven government inefficiencies we have seen in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Veteran Administration, and everything the government does. As the former Soviet Union found out, running any economic system through central planning and rationing is most likely to be unstable, but with healthcare no country could afford enough oversight to make everyone follow the rules.
● Enactment of lopsided progressive or graduated income tax which takes from the successful and redistributes to those less successful...effectively punishing hard working people.
When the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, effectively giving The Congress the power to levy and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration, in 1913, the real Marxist coup began in the United States. This punishing taxation continues to drain the American economy, reduces the accumulation of capital for future growth, stifles new business start-ups, hinders job creation, and limits what business can pay its employees. Yes, tax money is needed to run a government of limited powers as enumerated in the Constitution, but to collect taxes in a punishing manner (i.e. graduated scales with those on the bottom tier of income paying absolutely nothing) fosters a runaway and out-of-control government with the maximum of public mistrust.
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." Karl Marx
● The abolition of private property in land, and other property of the citizens and the application of property to the public purpose.
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) gives the government the power of "eminent domain", which has been bastardized by a series of Supreme Court decisions giving far more government authority than what the Amendment originally intended. The forfeiture provisions of the RICO statute which enables the Feds to seize property and possessions they believe were gained with illegal profits from crime (mainly drugs and racketeering), is done without due process. The EPA and the Bureau of Land management arbitrarily negate property owners' rights with zoning laws and ridiculous species protection garbage which the public is forced to accept without exorbitantly costly legal battles which sometimes go on until the petitioner is dead. Property is seized every day by often excessive property taxes, the funds of which are usually collected to fund public education when the property owner has no children, and everyone knows the power of the IRS.
"The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property" Karl Marx.
● Abolition of all rights of inheritance; roughly translated to mean that private ownership mentioned above would include all assets including liquid assets (money, gold, etc) that are viewed as "property of the state".
Marx's attack on private property rights is accomplished by federal and state estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their assets when they die. Instead, the government feels all property should revert to the State.
● Centralization of credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank and the creation capital and monetary policy as an exclusive monopoly of government.
The establishment of the Federal Reserve System (The FED), which was created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is in essence, a "national bank" with virtually no oversight by Congress or the people. Since the Fed's creation in 1913 the dollar has lost more than 96% of its value, much due to Fed policies. As Ron Paul so eloquently states, "The Federal Reserve is the chief culprit behind the economic crisis. Its unchecked power to create endless amounts of money out of thin air brought us the recent boom and bust cycle and causes one financial bubble after another." This is exactly what Marx had in mind and it couldn't be any closer to what Marx had in mind if he had developed the FED himself.
"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States." Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR)
With no Congressional oversight, the Federal Reserve is free to do pretty much as it pleases and continues to degrade our currency with Quantitative Easing in an effort to fool the public about the forthcoming inflationary crisis. The FED is gambling on the economy improving to cover the flim-flam effort to prop up the Obama Administration's policies which 76% of the population believe is going in the wrong direction. This is not some unknown phenomenon that currency manipulation is bad for the country. We were warned nearly two centuries ago…
"We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper, mere paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors and a ruined people. Daniel Webster, 1834
And again in 1992, just 21 years ago… "I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their jobs....I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices in doing something terrible and unforgivable to our wonderful country. Deep down in our heart, we know that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected." — John Danforth (R-Mo)
To be continued…