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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's Wrong With America?

Common sense would tell a responsible person that the way our nation has traditionally been run (limited, restrained government, few regulations on individuals and businesses, adherence to the constitution, allowing the drilling for our own sources of fuel on our own land and in our won waters, spending sensibly within a budget) causes the least pain for the population at large, leads to a lower cost of living for the population and facilitates a low unemployment rate.

On the other hand, the last 2 years under Obama and his radical accomplices have proven to reasonable people that big, expansive, expensive, highly regulated government has produced increased costs to the population less liberty, more personal suffering and a higher unemployment rate. But of course the people who have cause this turn of events can't understand the obvious point being made. Setting aside arguments that liberals seek personal power and control, and that they are short-sighted and can't imagine the results of the power they take from the citizens under their personal control, it's as though liberals feel they have to ration freedom and prosperity for fear it will be consumed too quickly and become exhausted, when the truth is that freedom is inexhaustible if government would get our of the way and let people seek their own destinies (similar to Ayn Rand's "The Virtue Of Selfishness"). But liberal administrations hole the reins too tightly, and where they rule, people suffer.

The principle that freedom is inexhaustible also applies to prosperity, which liberals also want to control and limit. America has proven beyond any doubt the a growing population can also be an increasingly prosperous population if government will leave the people alone to run their own lives and regulate with a light hand. Liberals cling to their bitter opinions that prosperity is finite and must be doled out by the enlightened government, but this only assures that citizens of such a state will all live in equal squalor. Obama, his liberal pals and his administration's agencies and departments have seemingly gleefully reduced our liberties, caused our daily expenses to increase, caused fuel to become more costly and more limited, caused retirement and personal savings to lose value, caused unemployment to increase drastically and seemingly without end, have raped our legislative process with their lies and bribes for votes, and seem intent on doing more damage to this great nation in the future.

The main point is that there are too many elected members of our government who really want to rule instead of serve. What our nation needs is the old tradition of the "butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker" going off to serve the nation by legislating only as necessary, do no damage to the nation, and return home to live under the laws they passed while in government.

What happened to the ideals of public service instead of the current personal greed of our elected bodies? What happened to the ideal of assuring that future generations will be free and prosperous instead of spending beyond reason and enriching ourselves today at the expense of tomorrow and the enormous cost to our children and grandchildren? Our nation has lost its way, and it the voters don't wake up and vote for sensible people to represent them, we'll lose our nation as well.