Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fourth of July and the Progressive Overreach - #1917 - American Thinker

On this 4th of July, 2010, when the future of the United States appears to be in serious jeopardy, it should be noted that sometimes in the history of a nation, what appears to be an event that could lead to long-term disaster may, in fact, be its long-term salvation. A case in point: the election of Barack Obama as president and the Democrats in full control of the Congress. To be sure, the far-left domination of government is not a situation to be wished for, but in a perverse way, it was necessary. Over the past fifty years, regardless of who was in the White House or in charge of Congress, no one has been able to halt the incessant spread of Progressivism in our institutions and the concurrent uncontrolled spending and growth of government. When a president as accomplished as Ronald Reagan was unable to do so, no future Republican president or Congress, short of a major national catastrophe, could ever fully turn back this tide, as they could not overcome the apathy of the people and the hostility of the media, academia, the entertainment establishment, and federal bureaucracies...........

The general public has now been exposed to the following:
1) The current regime's uncontrolled spending policies and willingness to triple the national debt within nine years have laid bare the actual and unvarnished state of the country's debt and its potential financial future (further revealed by the pending bankruptcy of nations such as Greece)
2) The once-mainstream media's willingness to lose all credibility with the vast majority of the public with its not-so-subtle cheerleading for their preferred politicians.
3) The Democratic Party, at one time the self-declared defender of the little guy and now captive to Progressive ideology, has openly declared war on small business and capitalism.
4) The current majority of the members of Congress has been unmasked as politicians incapable of reading bills, indifferent to voters, and fully in the pockets of liberal special interest groups.
5) President Obama and Congress intentionally used lies and deception to pass an unwanted health care reform bill in a not-so-subtle attempt to control the day-to-day lives of the American people. The use of bribery and intimidation to pass legislation or regulations was on stage for all to see.
6) To the current ruling class, slavish adherence to ideology trumps the needs and best interest of the people of the United States. Read more.......

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