Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just a thought (because everybody is watching Super Bowl commercials and not reading this)....

Something to think about....

After September 11, 2001, the Federal government used a major disaster to argue for the creation of the largest bureaucracy in American history, to implement a massively interventionist foreign policy, to cut taxes while spending us into debt....

... and we were told there was an emergency, and only an expanded government could handle it. So we allowed the shredding of Constitutional rights and the creation of a virtual police/surveillance state because for several years the American people accepted the idea that to question those policies was to be less than patriotic, to side with the terrorists....

After the Great Meltdown began during the fall of 2008--and since the inauguration of the new administration--the Federal government is again using a major disaster to argue for the largest, most expensive expansion of government power and spending in the history of the world, to continue an interventionist foreign policy, and (even) to cut taxes while spending us into debt....

... and we are told there is an emergency, and only an expanded government can handle it. So we are on the verge of moving the government into unprecedented areas of American economic life, of printing and spending more money than the entire Iraq war and New Deal (adjusted for inflation) in what amounts to two years, and the American people appear poised to accept the idea that to question those policies is to be less than patriotic--in fact downright un-American....

Meet the new bosses. Same as the old bosses.

Committed to the expansion of government power and public debt, regardless of which party is in power....

5 comments:

tom said...

"Meet the new bosses. Same as the old bosses."

I think I might have mentioned that about three months ago.

Tyler Nixon said...

As I have called it before : disaster socialism.

Bowly said...

Yeah, but it was right then, and it's wrong now. Or do I have that backwards...

pgt said...

The title and opening phrase here reminded me of the 2002 Super Bowl. Who played in that game? I don't remember. But I do remember the advertisements, fron the ONDCP spearheaded by John Walters, with the message that pot smokers finance terrorism.

Has there been any indication that ONDCP might be curtailed, or reformed? Just thought I'd ask.

Hube said...

The title and opening phrase here reminded me of the 2002 Super Bowl. Who played in that game?

If you mean the actual year of the SB, it was the Rams vs. the Patriots. If you mean the 2002 season (hence, the 2003 SB) it was the Bucs vs. the Raiders.