Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Unnecessary, Government-Caused Suffering

On March 14, 2011, Washington Post Writers Group contributor Robert Samuelson wrote an article titled "The Great Food Crunch" in which he detailed the suffering of the poorer nations of the world caused by inflated food prices, and he even attributed some of the reason for the upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia to increased food prices and the scarcity of food.

In the late 1960s, Paul Ehrlich wrote a book (The Population Bomb) wringing his hands about the millions of deaths by starvation he predicted were imminent in India, Bangladesh and other poor nations, because of the insufficient crops these nations were growing. Of course Mr. Ehrlich wanted government controls and a reduction of the wealthier nations' living standards to help remedy the predicted disaster. But instead, and to the chagrin of the likes of Mr. Ehrlich, we now know that nations like India are net exporters of food, and instead of the western nations having to live less well, countries like India are now living and eating much better than when Paul Ehrlich wrote his books. The poorer nations are not living better because of government intervention, but in spite of it. It was the free market, exclusively located in the mean and wasteful affluent west that developed seeds that would produce crops resistant to weeds, bugs and drought, and allow people in the poorer nations to live better lives.

So now we're seeing shortages again in poor nations and we can readily identify government, and in particular the Obama administration, as a major contributor to the suffering, while our immoral president enjoys golf games and Martha's Vineyard vacations, eating Kobe beef and living in the lap of tax-payer-provided luxury, and at the same time telling us how we all must sacrifice, eat less and take fewer vacations in order to make ends meet. The Obama administration has directly, with its own policy edicts, caused corn products to be removes from the food market and be diverted to fuel usage for the administration's personal and political interests, and this diversion can be directly blamed for the food shortages and the increased cost of food we see around us, thus causing the poorest to suffer most.

And although the United States consumers are less immediately impacted by the redirection of food to fuel, we are seeing inflation in our own country in both the cost of food and of the fuel we use in our homes and cars, as the fools in government edict that our own domestic drilling for oil and gas be halted.

There is no doubt that eventually the market place will solve the problems the world is having with food and energy costs and shortages, but the painful situation need never have developed in the first place if government, our own in particular, would have abided by the limited and enumerated powers listed in our constitution, and not attempted to change the way we live based on the idiotic and destructive theories of Mr. Obama and his unconstitutional czars. The time-proven practices of production and economics that have developed over centuries of individual, profit-driven markets have produced wealth and plenty for the world, and Obama's policies are destroying all of it, and within the span of one fool's administration. Will this immoral man never stop? If he isn't defeated in 2012 our nation is finished!