"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Monday, December 8, 2008

Czar you kidding me?

The United States is now entertaining an idea of government oversight over the Big 3 Automakers as part of a deal for emergency bailouts. The position has been quickly termed by the mainstream press as the "Car Czar." We've had "Drug Czars," "War Czars," and "Money Czars" as well as a few others in our American history, but they bear little resemblance to the Russian rulers dating back to 14th century. That's not for lack of wanting, though. Our mainstream press is simply gushing over Obama's "New New Deal" as they seek to solidify Democratic control over even more aspects of our daily lives.

What is it about people that makes them believe the government is somehow better equipped to handle their lives? In the Great Depression, we saw exorbitant spending by FDR, but little evidence of his policies exists that points to any economic recovery beyond entering World War II. That generation of Americans would take any job offered, and they would scrape what little they had to take care of necessities for their children. Today we have people singing that Obama's going to pay their mortgages, and put gas in their car in one city, while Congress is giddy to insert itself even more heavily into the free market to the extent that Detroit may be called the "Federal District of Detroit" before too much longer.

We've produced a nation of wimps, with over-obsessive government, to the point that I've actually witnessed people wait for permission to evacuate from a fire. Grown men stand idly by while an 80 year old WWII veteran is assaulted in one city, while other men trample over women and children to get an extra 15% off the red-sticker price at Wal-Mart. Now we have a nation that can't take responsibility for its own actions, like some spoiled rich kid, and begs mommy and daddy for a bailout loan with no solace, and no remorse for financial misdeeds, because they know it is coming anyway.

You and I are mommy and daddy, by the way.

It's time to tell your Senators and your Representative that you do not support bailing out failing companies with your own hard-earned tax dollars. Tell them to either bail all of us out, pay off our mortgages, and any debts that we may have incurred over time, as well. Heck, let's just create 1,000 new jobs at the Treasury Department and print off a quadrillion dollars and send checks to everyone while we're at it!

It's only our money...(that we don't have)...going to other people...(who don't deserve it) to solve (political) problems!

Find your 'leaders' here: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov and ask them where YOUR check is. Of course they can't do that, b/c you're not a union-run failing corporation. The government should no sooner cut checks to these companies than they should pay off anyone else's credit card balance. We need to take responsibility, but the government is unfortunately more concerned with using this economic situation as an opportunity to grab more power than any Czar from Russia's past could dream of.

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