I was doing my daily check through the Internet and happened to come upon an interesting article. Apparently there is a campaign website for President Obama that was built with the purpose of whistle blowers (you can call them rats, snitches and tattle tails, too...) identifying statements which appear to be inaccurate, completely false, or in any way smear the President of the United States. Why? Is he suddenly afraid that the truth will put his presidency in jeopardy?
Look, I am not making any attempts to defend false statements, but that is all they are: statements. What will be done in the event that anyone submits information about an article or person who falls into this criteria? Are you going to conduct your own smear campaign on that person for talking mean about you? Are you going to find that person and charge them with treason against the President? Are you going to affect their finances or create falsified documents to hurt that persons attempts at succeeding in the future? What can those who do not support you expect as a consequence for not agreeing with your brand of politics?
I know for a fact that I am not the only person who sees this website as completely unconstitutional in that it clearly violates individuals' rights to free speech under the First Amendment. The first Obama presidential campaign launched a similar tactic prior to his election, urging his supporters to send any information regarding any statements that were against him. It didn't last long because people were clearly outraged by it back then. Mr. President, what makes you think that it is any different now?
Mr. President, if you want to find out who is smearing you and making you out to be a side show, all you need to do is take a short walk over to Capitol Hill. I am sure you will find all sorts of folks there trying to put you out there in a negative light. You have Democrats and Republicans claiming that you are not fulfilling your responsibilities as a president. I'm no political guru, but if people on your side question your ability to lead this nation, something has to be wrong.
The definition of Keynesianism :
[Of or relating to] the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), English economist, and his advocates, especially his emphasis upon deficit spending by government to stimulate business investment.
How else can the public view this outrageous spending? How can we not put the ethics of our government - let alone our president - into question? So many of us are being fooled into believing that spending all sorts of money we do not have will some how cause our country to right itself and recover from this economic debacle: this line of thinking falls directly in line with Keynesianism. We are becoming victims of a progressive bureaucracy. Such a form of government is not limited to liberals or conservatives; people from both sides are to be blamed, but it just so happens that more and more Democrats are adopting this line of thinking.
President Obama makes the bold claim that this "job creator" bill he is pushing for is going to be fully funded: at who's expense? None other than the corporate jet owners, of course! That is who he and other like minded politicians have been attacking to this point. Allow me to stress that this whole Robin Hood tactic does not ultimately achieve the positive results politicians want you to believe. Taking more money away from the rich gives more incentive for them to hold on to their money; if the rich folks hold on to their money, not only does spending go down, but so does job creation.
In the 1980's, we experienced a similar economic situation to what we have today, only on a significantly smaller scale. At that time, the problems were blamed on too much government involvement when it came to our economic issues. The exact same thing is happening to us today, and the government wants nothing more than for the public to believe that what they are doing is ultimately going to create a more prosperous future for us all. I fail to see how borrowing money from China is going to somehow stimulate our growth (I would like to also point out that China is currently our largest debt holder...I am sure that they are grinning from ear to ear right now, patiently waiting for our collapse). This is the same China who, along with other countries has pushed for the dollar to be removed from its position as the base of determining currency value throughout the world as a result of its weakening value.
How can someone twist the truth when there is nothing that can be said to justify the wasteful spending that has occurred in the past 3 years? Don't think that you are a special target, Mr. President. Every president before you has been subjected to the same degree of scrutiny, but it has become quite easier with technology. Just as people say what they want, others will believe what they want. I will say this: I do not agree with what the United States Government represents today. Their solution to our economic and job problem is to spend more and add on to a deficit high enough to touch the stratosphere. This is not just about you, Mr. President, so don't make it about you with pathetic little sites used to promote snitches, rats and the like. Should we call this brand of politics Pre-School Politics?
I spoke on a previous blog about how our children need to be educated. Maybe I am mistaken; maybe it is our politicians who need to be re-educated on the history of the United States of America. Everything they are doing today is everything our Founding Fathers fought and shed blood to get away from. Imagine how they would feel if they knew they fought so hard to create a country that would eventually stand for everything they were against. The America once envisioned is nothing like the America we have today. The America that could be is far more prosperous than anyone can imagine, but we will never achieve that in our present path. This is one of those times where looking into the past can solve our problems today and create a much better tomorrow. Staying the course only guarantees a collapse of epic proportions (i.e., Spain, Roman Empire, Greece past and present...).
UPDATE: This will probably not sit well with the Dems in Congress as well as the President; the seat once held by Rep. Anthony Weiner, (D) New York, has now officially been taken over by Republican Bob Turner in fairly convincing fashion (by a margin of 53% to 47%). Let it be known that this is the first time that New York's 9th District has ever elected a Republican to represent them. This is just another example of how distraught our country is with the direction we are going. We, as a people, know not to expect problems to be solved over night; we also did not expect our economic issues to be further exacerbated with the passing of outrageous bills with no money to back them. I am proud to be an American for the simple fact that we, the people of this wonderful country, have the ability to completely change the dynamic of our government for better or worse. We do believe a change is needed to fix America: just not the change that is presently taking place. Hopefully we can expect better results from the people we elect into office in the future. I really could care less if a politician is Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and everything in between; I just want people that not only have a substantive plan that doesn't keep the people in the dark, but also have a means of putting that plan into action in a way that does not negatively affect us for decades to come.