There is so much talk about capitalism and the free-market economics, yet it seems that quite often, the terms are blurred by the political agenda of the speaker (or writer) when opining.
As we are all well aware, China has embraced capitalism and is continuing to grow their economy, while the United States is sinking faster than the Titanic. We are supposed to be the free nation, and yet, with all of the mandates and regulations placed on businesses, we are far worse off than the Chinese communist nation, and the gap is widening.
There is a reason and a remedy. The main reason is the stifling of the markets by government regulations, and the highest tax rate on businesses in the world. Why else would companies abandon the States for foreign shores? Lower wages? Perhaps that is a reason, but not the main one. Healthcare costs spiraling out of control? Yes, that is also a factor, and the health care act that was forced on all of America played a role in the exodus of businesses to China, India and other eastern Asian countries.
But the regulations and taxes are the main reason. When New York city was bankrupted and Ed Koch became mayor, he deferred and reduced taxes for corporations and brought businesses back to the city. While I lived there, jobs were bountiful, pay was good, and the city was vibrant. Of course 9/11 played a role in my leaving there, but moving to Oregon also provided me with ample opportunity for employment at decent wages.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would have you believe that he is a creator of jobs, as he did so in the private sector. But he also signed a health care bill that the people didn't like or want, and he was soon looking for work himself. Now he wants to bring his brand of job creation and health care to the federal government as President. I don't think so.
Rick Perry of Texas also wants us to believe that he is the right man, because he created so many jobs in Texas, when the rest of the nation was losing jobs. What he fails to say is the overall unemployment rate in Texas still increased. And most of those jobs he created were minimum wage and less, many without health care benefits.
Yet, in the past few days, only these two potential GOP nominees are getting the attention of the media. Why? Because the privately-owned major media is controlled by followers of the Bilderberg Group.
It's cronyism at its finest! The Bilderberg Group's chosen cookie-cutter candidates for President, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, just as Obama was there choice in 2008.. Only Perry was a bit more audacious and said publicly that they are "a bunch of good guys" who want to help us. Sure they do, and I have a very nice bridge that spans the East River that I will sell you at a very good price.
Gov. Perry wants to change the Constitution because he doesn't think the Supreme Court is accountable to the people. He wants to provide Congress with the ability to override the court by vote. Perry does not understand that the Court of the Land was never meant to be accountable to the people! It was to be accountable to the Law of The Land and Constitutional Correctness.
The Law of The Land is Common Law: it is neither Admiralty Law nor is it The Law of Commerce.
The Problem is the case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803)which, for the first time, allowed the court to give itself the power to interpret the meaning of the Constitution: to write new law in a very real way and subvert the power of making law, a legislative power. This assumed power has lead to another problem: stacking the court with judges who have leanings toward one political persuasion or another. This has had the effect of driving our society to a more socialistic point of view. At the same time, this drives our society toward more control: a police state.
To force the court to be accountable to the people is to subject the courts to rule by the feelings or emotions of the general populace or the people: mob rule.
"We should take steps to restrict the unlimited power of the courts to rule over us with no accountability," he writes in Fed Up! "There are a number of ideas about how to do this . . . . One such reform would be to institute term limits on what are now lifetime appointments for federal judges, particularly those on the Supreme Court or the circuit courts, which have so much power. One proposal, for example, would have judges roll off every two years based on seniority." [Perry quote from his book.]
Lifetime tenure has nothing whatsoever to do with the decision making skill: proper education in the Law of the Land and the Constitution does.
This proposal would allow the stacking of courts in a timely manner to more effectively aid the politicians who placed the Judges. This would end the Judicial Branch of Government in its ability to carry out its Constitutional mandate.
Michele Bachmann claims that she represents the Tea Party Movement and that if elected President, she will follow the Constitution and revise the tax code. As a former IRS investigator and a lawyer, she should be well versed in the tax codes, but I cannot believe that she will do what really must be done to get us out of the continuous debt-based monetary system that has enslaved us since the crash of '29.
Republicans and Democrats both have fueled the fires, by increasing spending and the size of the federal government. And neither has kept their campaign promises to lower taxes, reduce spending or balance a budget. But the balancing of a budget is something that every Mom and Dad in America must do to provide for their families.
Which brings us to the most honest and ignored candidate for President, Texas Congressman and Libertarian ideological Republican candidate Dr. Ron Paul. There are many who feel that Dr. Paul is too radical, too extreme, and some that call him "looney" because of his "libertarian" ideology. Yet the people in his district keep sending him back to represent them in Congress, for decades now. But what can they possibly know that the Republican National Committee and the mainstream media don't?
They know that this man is honest, abides by the limitations placed on the federal government by the Constitution, stands for defending America, and his monetary policies are based in common sense and sound, asset-backed currency. He is the ONLY candidate who has come out against the Federal Reserve System, calling it what it really is, a private banking cartel whose main goal is profit, at the expense of the people of this nation.
Ron Paul introduced a bill (along with Barney Frank) that would repeal the marijuana prohibition that Nixon signed into law as part of his "war on drugs."
And while Obama said that his administration would not seek to arrest and prosecute offenses in states that have medical marijuana legislation, the arrests and seizures of plants are on-going.
Congressman Paul has voted against any federal spending that places burdens on the people and the states in violation of its Constitutional authority. He has repeatedly pointed out that using the "commerce clause" as justification is not valid when it violates so many other parts of the Constitution that clearly define the rights of the States and We the People.
The rhetoric is building up. The media is narrowing the field to just Perry and Romney. But how quickly they forget that the Tea Party Movement fired a shot across the political ship's bow in 2010. That was a warning to all Washington elected representatives, that We the People are fed up and we are going to take action.
I am looking also at my state and local candidate for those that abide by the Constitution, who represent the People and not special interests, whether those interests are corporate or not makes no difference.
The summer is officially over and it's back to school time. Congress is long overdue for a schooling in Constitutional law and what We the People expect from those we elect.
We the People are fully awake now! Let the debates begin!