While it seems as if our current head of state is representative of socialism and all its ills and abrupt failures, there yet remains a disturbing amount of the populace that follows him as if children. What does Mr. Obama represent? I will take it upon myself to explain.
We, the American people, don’t need a lecture in business. Reciprocally, it is the current head of state who needs a lecture from the American people. Conservatives are often accused of being too close to business and too anti-government. This is wrong. We are in support of individual initiative and responsibility and against those who would capture government only to use it for naught. Such is the case in this current age. Lushes disguised as leaders; impostors posing as patriots.
But what has the bigger and more expanded state brought us? Dependency. We have allowed our government to become father, banker, landlord, educator, babysitter, breadwinner, and doctor. How foolish is a nation that would stand by the wayside whilst bureaucratic rough riders roam the streets looking for their next unwitting victim to crucify to the welfare state at the dime of the taxpayer? And allowing the government that is intended to frugally defend the people’s money to clear the streets for the parade?
It is a reality that, once rooted, this dependency is difficult to retract. Rather, it is only after a long miserable and suffering experience by the people who must trudge under it that hostilities lay claim to human character and chains are broken. It is a lesson that Americans–and humanity as a whole–have had to learn over and over again. It is akin to a traveler continually backing up and stumbling over the same rock, hoping that he will wear it down to dust rather than heaving it out of the way to make progress in his journey.
This represents an ideology that confounds the senses, stifles the spirit of individualism, and drags the economy to a yesteryear philosophy from which there is no hope for renewal but by the uprising of the masses such as we have seen in these recent years. To take that road of the expanded state is preposterous, yet onto it have we roamed and are accelerating our speed. The needed uprising should surge in November, and the failed leaders and their support system that sit as a cap on the hopes and dreams of the American people will be taken down and escorted out of the capital by the voters themselves.
Leaders lead positively; not negatively. Leaders march the people toward improvement and progress; not toward disillusionment and complacency. The American people, with their energy, focus, and drive, have no business settling for what is, while dreaming of what could be. Their place is in pushing past the naysayers and finding their own dreams and realizing the rewards of their efforts, absent of a bureaucrat or politician asking them for congratulations.
Nor do leaders manipulate ideas and facts, or attempt in astonishing vain to distract from their failures by inventing absurd comedies to compliment their dramatic abortions of the belief in the American people and the certainty that, with government’s cooperation, the business leaders of America can begin again the roaring engine of economic prosperity. Leaders do not exchange the well-being of those they swear to protect for the pages of history or approval from distant adversaries. And leaders most certainly do not pit groups of people against one another.
We have been lied to, misled, suckered, insulted, maligned, and ignored, all the while being lectured that it is we who must be more civil. The proportion of government is directly equal to the ignorance of its people. The bigger a government, the more telling that its citizens are too idiotic to do much for themselves. The smaller a government, the more telling that its citizens are self-reliant, innovative, happy, and free. The writer only asks that you look at the state of our government….and gasp at our ignorance.