Conquered From Within
Noticeable only by its absence, is the historical fact that raising taxes in a recession is economic suicide. Not one of our elected officials has pointed out the obvious and proven fact that lowering taxes fuels the economy while, at the same time, replenishing government coffers.
Instead, most of our elected officials have opted to continue promoting class warfare as both an explanation and a solution to the current economic mess. Between 70% to 90% of our economy is fueled by and dependent on small businesses, who routinely file taxes as 'sole proprietors'. Meaning, all their receipts are figured into their gross income, automatically placing them in the ranks of the 'rich'. These are the people who are paying for the government's largess. These entrepreneurs are the very ones who are being demonized, taxed to death and run out of business. These guys are our neighbors. And we are now all complicit in denying them the legitimate fruits of their labor. We are killing the golden goose.
One of the rare political hold outs against the prevailing tsunami, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, was twice rejected by the White House when he humbly asked to use the 'stimulus' money to pay down S.C.'s debt.
Like Reagan, Gov. Sanford has been predicting for years what will happen if the U.S. continues its present course: In virtually every public speech he makes, he includes this timeline of nations, learned from 200 years of history: 1. From bondage to spiritual faith 2. From spiritual faith to great courage 3. From courage to liberty 4. From liberty to abundance 5. From abundance to complacency 6. From complacency to apathy 7. From apathy to dependence 8. From dependence back into bondage Gov. Sanford's voice is being ignored. As are the voices of an awaking populace, only now realizing that the new Messiah does not have the ability to wave a magic wand and replace reality with a blissful utopian paradise. Our enemies have realized this all along. And now that the U.S. is in appeasement mode, cutting military spending, and believing that the war on terror can be ignored by redefining it, it is only a matter of time before some Islamic fanatics take advantage of our weakened economic status and our new priority of Kumbaya. Alas, they may be too late. The Obama administration, with the help of Republicans, has already inflicted more economic damage on this country than the terrorists ever did. And the media has done more to destroy America's will to fight than legions of suicide bombers ever could. Our enemies may now rejoice that America appears to have been defeated from within. Allah Akbar.