I’m really enjoying receiving Jon Rappoport’s email newsletters and I wished I’d joined earlier. Here’s a great post. He all but endorses Ron Paul, but leaves it to you to make the key inferences about what this election is really about, or should be about: getting the government out of people’s lives and wallets. I believe more in social welfare than he does, however, and I do believe there should be a nationalized health insurance (one not in the pocket of Big Pharma, to boot). There’s no reason why a social safety net (that is, an ECONOMIC safety net) has to be the same thing as state-sponsored fascism. We can have economic, communal, municipal security without imperiling our liberties. It’s called using our tax dollars to build housing and schools, not prisons, and stop paying the big bankers at the Federal Reserve to print our currency. Getting out of Iraq would also help balance the books immensely.
PLATITUDES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
FEBRUARY 4, 2008. Let’s run down the short list:
CHANGE. Everyone suddenly started mouthing that one right after Obama won Iowa.
WASHINGTON IS BROKEN.
I’LL BE READY ON DAY ONE.
Since when is the federal government supposed to be in charge of hope and change? I vaguely recall the whole idea behind the Constitution was limiting the size and influence of the government, thereby guaranteeing individual freedom. Of course, that was probably just a dream I had.
Those who fondly remember JFK will make three basic assertions about his plans:
HE WANTED TO SHATTER THE CIA INTO A MILLION PIECES.
HE WANTED TO GET OUT OF VIETNAM.
HE WANTED TO TAKE THE POWER TO COIN MONEY AWAY FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND PUT IT BACK IN THE HANDS OF CONGRESS.
Assuming JFK really wanted to accomplish these goals, it was all about shrinking the role of government.
Obama. Hillary. McCain. Mitt. When out of their mouths we get various high-flying sentiments, they are mostly talking about government taking the lead.
Why should government take the lead?
Why should people look to government to inspire them?
Might it be because people can’t inspire themselves?
In that case, the problem lies elsewhere, and the solution does, too.
It reminds me of Christmas. The time for giving. That’s the only day for giving? People need redoubled shopping opportunities and more debt and a story about a child’s birth to motivate them?
People need an election to galvanize them?
Washington is not broken because the two sides of the aisle are hammering each other. It’s not broken simply because special interests are controlling the agenda. It’s broken because it was never meant to be this big and this much trouble.
Example: Why in the world does the FDA have the power to give approval to new medical drugs on the basis of whether they’re effective? That’s none of their business. The consumer can decide that on his own. We don’t need a (corrupt) federal agency to make rulings of this kind.
Update on Hillary: AP is reporting she suggests the possibility of garnishing the wages of people who’d refuse her universal healthcare plan once it is in effect.
How do you like them apples?
You work for a company. Your employer is paying into the universal health plan (because he has to). You, however, say, “No thanks, I don’t want to be insured under this plan.” Boom. Your wages are garnished.
It takes everyone (under the gun) to pay into the plan so “it is affordable,” according to Hillary.
Yeah, It Takes a Village, but the village has to be under the control of a dictator.
JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com