A politician who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the vote of Paul. This statement was obviously proven in the election of Barack Obama who spent four years expanding the ranks of dependency using every avenue of government possible, from food stamps to mortgage reductions.
At the founding of our nation, Benjamin Franklin said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” California has lead the way to hell in numerous ways for decades, and in November the vast majority of voters in that state passed a referendum to increase benefits to them by taxing a minority of the population. Politicians throughout the nation salivated over the results of the vote in California. In the 18th century, Voltaire wrote, “In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.” This requires central planning.
President Barack Hussein Obama has a vision of an American utopia not of equal opportunity, but of centrally planned equal outcomes. Many refer to Obama as a socialist or even a communist, but those are just two of the roads politicians in the past have chosen to create their vision of a centrally planned utopia state, or a false Garden of Eden on Earth. Adolf Hitler is most often referred to as a fascist, but he was also one of the foremost central planners and utopianists in history. He called his brand of utopianism “national socialism.”
Central-planning attempts at creating a utopia have always been paid for with stolen money, and most have lasted only until the stolen money was all spent. Hitler, for example, was indeed anti-Semitic, but his hatred of the Jews had practical applications as well. He stole the homes, furniture, jewels, money and even gold teeth of the Jews he killed to finance his thousand-year utopian dream that lasted less than three decades and caused the deaths of tens of millions and the destruction of entire cities. He ran out of stolen money to finance his war machine and bring his utopian dream to the world. Toward the end he even tried to trade the Hungarian Jews who were still alive to the Allies for cash.
To create the “common good” and have “economic equality,” a central government must “plan.” Barack Hussein Obama has vastly increased government to expand the central planning that already existed, thanks to both political parties. His version of central planning covers everything from “green energy” to forcing religious institutions to pay for contraceptives and abortions. His utopian central-planning czars want to control our energy use, our diets and our incomes. Next government will tell us where and when we can talk about our faith in the Lord.
There is freedom in central planning, but as F.A. Hayek pointed out in his famous book “Road to Serfdom,” it is the “unlimited freedom of the planner to do with the society what he pleases.” Judeo-Christianity, which emphasizes the freedom of the individual under a supreme God, is not compatible with a central planner’s visions of a society in which “all gods are equal” under government. On the planet Barack Hussein Obama comes from, his vision of social good comes first, and all religions – except Islam – must conform to the centrally planned society. Individual freedom is not possible in a centrally planned society.
To the surprise of those who cherish true freedom and individual liberty, socialist utopians Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Barack Obama were both re-elected this year. Neither of them has as yet run out of other people’s money to spend. Both men have still more money to grab and tens of millions of those dependent on government who will keep them in power. The vote in California by a majority to increase the taxes on a minority was not fluke; it was the new reality of an American society with a culture of dependency.
A new era of a centrally planned utopia is rushing forth from the White House and its public minions. Not surprisingly, the GOP establishment does not seem to understand the huge wave of change coming their way and are playing by old political rules that no longer apply.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner spent weeks since the election ignoring all social issues and continuing their fight to stop Barack Obama from increasing taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year.
News flash for McConnell and Boehner: You lost the election doing this.
The nation has gone past the tipping point. There are simply not enough people paying income taxes to get majority public support for this position. Obama is robbing Peter to pay Paul, as mentioned above. All those “Pauls,” plus the radical environmentalists, Christian-hating atheists, homosexual radicals and nutty rich liberals like Warren Buffet came together to vote for Obama and keep Harry Reid in charge of the Senate. The Republicans desperately need social conservatives, yet are now ignoring our issues.
Not even a month has passed since the election, and the GOP establishment is distancing itself from social conservative leaders. These establishment guys really believe that telling the 50 percent of the adults who pay no income tax at all that they are going to reduce spending and cut taxes is going to get them elected. How? People on food stamps are not going to vote for the GOP if the social issues are tossed in the trash. And meanwhile, the Democrats are proud of their stance on social issues. Democratic congressmen ride in “gay” parades and help women get to abortion clinics. Most Republicans hide on the day of the Right to Life march in January.
Many of those who pay no taxes at all and receive government assistance vote for Republican candidates because they are pro-life and pro-traditional family. Is such a family on food stamps going to vote for a Republican who both supports same-sex marriage and wants to cut food stamps? The same family will, however, vote for a strong social conservative.
In the November election, 80 percent of the candidates backed by my social conservative political action committee won! Not a single candidate supported by Karl Rove’s political action committee won, despite the fact that he spent hundreds of millions of dollars. Of the four Senate candidates my political action committee backed, two won. Both are 100 percent pro-life and stand for the traditional family.
The stupidity in the GOP establishment is stunning, but I do understand it.
John Boehner and Mitch McConnell don’t even know anyone who doesn’t pay big-time taxes. Both these men pay tens of thousands of dollars in federal income tax each year and just don’t get the fact that half of Americans no longer pay anything. All their friends pay tens of thousands of dollars in tax each year. It just comes natural for them to think: “I could do good things with that money if the government doesn’t take it.” And Obama has the answer for them: “Give it to me, and I will do what I deem to be good.”
Obama even wants to curtail tax deductions for charitable giving. He prefers the government to get your money in tax dollars, rather than you being able to give to charity.
Democrats are proud of their unholy alliances with evil, but the Republican establishment is ashamed of their moral allies who stand with the Bible. Thankfully, there are more than 100 members of Congress in the Congressional Prayer Caucus that social conservative leaders like me can continue to work with.
The GOP establishment needs to get some Old Time Religion!
Yes, the nation needs low taxes for economic growth, but our nation also needs to be right in the eyes of God. America cannot at the same time kill over 1 million babies a year, mock the Bible with same-sex marriage and bow to the false god of Islam throughout the world, without receiving God’s judgment.
Only the revival of the family as a unit of stability can move the nation away from the condition of dependency it is in. One of the keys to rebuild American families is the church, which must stop preaching feel-good messages and return to the truths of the Bible.
Social conservatives must continue the fight on Capitol Hill for both financial responsibility and the Judeo-Christian values of our nation. In the church, the pew must demand from the pulpit a return to the gospel truths that led our nation to a righteousness from which it is now retreating.