Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

A Breath of Fresh Air

At last a breath of fresh air from the Communist...er Democrat from New York (or was it Chicago, Arkansas...where's my scorecard?) She actually came out and said that, essentially, the government knows better how to spend your money than you. Make no mistake, Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2008. She is the up and comer of the Democratic Party. She has shown herself to be a communist in her domestic agenda. But, at least she is being honest.

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

Is this why our country was founded? "(O)n behalf of the common good." How nice. I believe we are in a battle for the soul of our country. On one side we have the Left wanting to redistribute wealth, which has always failed in the long run and on the other side we have the Right, who believe in personal responsibility and earning what you get. I think it is time we reflect on how our country was founded. WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY! We were not founded on mob rule. Our founders did not believe in democracy. They knew full well that democracies fail, because the public votes themselves "stuff." Or, the mob becomes willing to give up their rights for "security." We are witnessing both in this country today. As I stated we were not founded as a democracy, but we are fast becoming one. Senators are no longer there to pull for his/her state but for the individual voter. Presidents pander to the electorate and sign bills they know full well to be unconstitutional. Supreme Court Justices look across the Atlantic for guidance. The electorate would rather vote for "bread and circuses" entitlements than realize that the money comes from somewhere.

Yes, I am a little pessimistic. I feel the "Great Experiment" is failing. Each election only prolongs the patient on life support. Ultimately, the plug will have to be pulled.