My Conservative value is defined by the writings of our country’s founding fathers as set forth in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Federalist Papers, and their other related and relevant written correspondence,-- “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”((1))
Government incremental growth is like the drug addict who knows the drug he craves is the very same thing that is killing him. Americans continue to hand over their freedoms and relinquish their independence and individual responsibility to the always-growing very concentrated statism—and into the hands of few. This is precisely what our founders feared and was trying to prevent with the ratification of the Constitution.
We Americans now expect, and indeed demand, the helping hand of government to deal with all our personal and financial inescapable emergencies of life. Of course, our national leaders have embraced the acceptance of excessive power and even aggressively pursue such power (“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.") ((2)) Our government of today is no longer in need of constitution limitation, that in the past, we considered the secret of our success.
So now, the Republican Party is clearly amiss—out of touch with its base, in the clear minority with zero national power or say. And with the Democrats’ creed -- taxing and spending incomprehensible amounts of national wealth, in order to bail out corporations that (we are told) are too big to fail; taking over entire industries; and fast tracking health coverage (slicing another 17% of our GNP to statism) in order to increase dependence on their government-- voters are getting exasperated. Cynicism of government is very altitudinous as witnessed by the spontaneous nationwide recent tea parties.
Our founders, who were willing to sacrifice their lives and honor so our nation could embark on the great experiment in self-government, would be heartbroken and dumbfounded at how easily we have abdicated our independence and individual responsibility. We have become subservient to a government that was originally designed to be our servant, rather than our master.
Our schools and universities don’t teach our founder’s intent (or anything else, for that matter) to our youth. Liberalism has infected these institutions with tenure and teachers’ unions making it virtually impossible to dismiss these people i.e. Ward Churchill. Hollywood and the music industry champion liberalism as well as secularism. Mass media now openly supports the DNC cause and demonizes, with hateful bias, anything conservative. It seems all is lost. Is our youth’s education, morality, and sense of all that is good and beautiful lost to Paris Hiltonism? And hence, “Is the stupidity of a people not a devastating political disability?” ((3)) Is not the dumbing down and whatever, be sure to be hip, attitude creating a sarcastic, what can I do, non-political youth that subjects, the let government take care of you, statism? In other words, you’re too stupid anyway, trust us, and we’ll guarantee life is but a dream—as you row and row.
I will do my best to stop this madness.
((1)) Um, The most famous, written in English, phrase.
((2)) Rahm Emanuel, speaking to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, D.C. (Nov. 19 2008)
((3)) Reid Buckley, An Essay on AMERICAN STUPIDY, page 79