Big government is sucking the life, along with individual liberty, out of the people of the United States of America. If things are to improve, Americans must embrace the U.S. Constitution and the fact that whatever government can do, empowered individuals can do better.
Have you visited the Department of Motor vehicles or stood in line at the post office, lately? Have you read the statistics on our public schools? Are you paying attention to the scandalous waste by the GSA that is currently, dominating the news? How about the perks that Congressmen and Senators receive for doing very little except passing more laws that restrict our liberty and limit our ability to produce wealth? One doesn’t have to look very far to see how inefficient government is and how it wastes our tax dollars. Yet, there are still those who believe we need more government. America grew to be the greatest free nation on earth by the power of rugged individualism and it is clear that if America is ever to return to greatness, it will come by a return to individual freedom. Big government is doing a lousy job and it’s clear that whatever government can do, empowered individuals can do better!
I believe this to be the most dismal presidential election year of my lifetime. The candidates that the two major parties and the media are giving us to choose from differ very little from one another. They are like opposite sides of the same coin. In recent years, it is as if we only have one party to choose from with two candidates representing the liberal and conservative wings of a party that moves us in the same general direction, no matter who the people elect. When the election is over, the incumbant picks up where the outgoing president left off and we continue the march toward global democratic socialism. There is no room for the U.S. Constitution in such a global system and our politicians, most of whom consider themselves as part of the “ruling class elite”, are happy to leave it behind. The Congress, functioning as representatives of the people has become a thing of the past. It’s clear, in recent years, that they no longer listen to us. They seem to exist merely, as a distraction, as special global committees decide on the issues that affect the lives of average Americans. The U.S. Constitution protects individual liberties and state’s rights but state’s rights lost their sway years ago, as our politicians (from both parties) moved us toward a more federally centralized form of government. Now “the global ruling class elite” are working toward forming a globalized central government and individual liberties will be forgotten when this dream is fully realised.
The bigger government becomes and the more they do for the people, the more freedom and money they take from us. In the United States today, more people are employed by government than by the private sector. This is obviously, unsustainable. Government produces nothing and must depend on taxes on what is produced in the private sector to exist. Yet, big government consistently punishes those who provide it with the tax dollars that are its life’s blood. As government grows, it regulates and taxes the private sector until private companies are unable to produce enough to exist, let alone support a large government. The private sector in the U.S. is dying and if we don’t begin to shrink government and return to the kind of small government outlined in the U.S. Constitution, our individual liberties, which are already severely limited, will vanish. Without individual liberty, America as we know it will die.
The American dream is based upon individual liberty. Freedom enables creativity which creates new wealth, which not only blesses the individual but the greater society. The wealth that individuals are empowered to create means jobs for others. Socialism is blind to the ability of individuals to create new wealth. From a socialist’s point of view, there is only so much money to go around and fairness requires it to be distributed by the government, according to need. They view individual ambition as greed, only and live in a fantasy world believing in the ability of government to control human greed and build a utopia through redistribution of wealth. Socialism has never worked and it never will because those in government also, suffer from greed and a desire for power. For socialism to function it must depend upon the goodness of human beings. Socialism crumbles because of individual corruption and its inability to allow a positive expression of human greed. I dislike the current movement toward a globally socialized democratic government structure but I take comfort in knowing it will fail because it is designed for failure.
Capitalism is the best way to manage human greed because it creates a healthy outlet for it. Individualism holds each person responsible for their personal achievement. When individuals are responsible for their own livelihood and success, they are more likely to do the best job they can do. Government employees who are paid the same wage, no matter the quality of their work, are more likely to under-achieve. Individual, private companies who provide a service are likely to do a better job, with less waste, simply because their ability to earn money depends upon their personal success. Individual liberty also, protects the dignity of the people by enabling them to possess a healthy self-esteem, based on personal independence and achievement. Persons cared for, from the time they are born to the day they die, by the government are likely, to lose their dignity and suffer from poor self-esteem. Big government can produce only unhealthy co-dependence while empowered individuals are more likely to create a healthy, self-sustaining society.
Though this election year appears dismal and it seems that big government is here to stay (at least until it collapses), I will put my hope in God and my fellow Americans who love liberty, as I love liberty. I will no longer allow myself to be manipulated by the major parties and the media into believing that I must vote for the lesser of two evils, or face dire consequences under the governance of the other party (which in reality, functions as half of one party). I’m going to trust God and vote my conscience. If I’m not provided the choice of a candidate who I believe will uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect my liberties, I will write one in. I will no longer listen to those who say that a return to the Constitution is unrealistic and those men who stand by it, unelectable. This may be my last chance to vote for freedom and the small government ideals that I love and have made the United States of America a great nation. I believe in the power of the individual and I will not succumb to the dismal failure of the collective. I’m going to vote for the U.S. Constitution and I’m hoping many more Americans do the same. I know that whatever government can do, empowered individuals can do better. Individualism and personal liberty can fix this economy by shrinking the government that is feeding on the people and destroying the American dream.