Archive for January, 2009

Tendrils of Socialism

January 30, 2009

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said recently in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”

These are the tendrils of thought that precede socialism. Thoughts like “Well, to make this babysitter government work, the less people we have to take care of, the better off economically we will be.”

Doesn’t that line of thought imply having no citizens at all is the best course?

The answer to that question is that a massive government still needs people. Not many people, so they don’t have to ‘take care’ of us, but enough to supply their paychecks and for them to have power over.

The United People strongly disagrees with all thoughts among these lines. Hong Kong is more densely populated than US or China, and yet according to the Economic Freedom of the World 2008 Annual Report it is still the most economically free region in the world(at 8.94 on a scale of 10, with the United States weighing in at 8.04)

How are massive cities like New York City, NY, or Hong Kong founded? Does the government build them? No! Hard working American citizens build them.

Every life is invaluable. Every human being can give more than they take. It’s called ‘progress’. But perhaps Nancy Pelosi doesn’t know what that is.

A Revealing Article on RealClearPolitics

January 27, 2009

What are our politicians buying? Read this article to find out.

It talks about how our government officials use crises as a power grab to expand federal power. For example, ever since the 1930s, our government has beeen subsiding rich farmers’ paychecks. Just because of the FDR administration. Here’s an excellent article by John Stossel about farm subsidies.

Recovery and reform

January 20, 2009

Many people attribute Franklin D. Roosevelt with recovery from the Great Depression. However, the United People tend to disagree with this view. A renowned economist, John Stossel, says that FDR actually slowed recovery by attempting reform:

“This is not the first time a president chose reform over recovery. Franklin Roosevelt did it with his New Deal, and the result was long years of depression and deprivation. Roosevelt’s priorities were criticized not just by opponents of big government but by none other than John Maynard Keynes, the British economist whose theories rationalized big government. Before FDR had been in office a year, Keynes wrote him an open letter, which was printed in the New York Times:

“You are engaged on a double task, Recovery and Reform; — recovery from the slump and the passage of those business and social reforms which are long overdue. For the first, speed and quick results are essential. The second may be urgent, too; but haste will be injurious. … [E]ven wise and necessary Reform may, in some respects, impede and complicate Recovery. For it will upset the confidence of the business world and weaken their existing motives to action. … Now I am not clear, looking back over the last nine months, that the order of urgency between measures of Recovery and measures of Reform has been duly observed, or that the latter has not sometimes been mistaken for the former.””

Just because the economy recovered from the Great Depression does not mean that FDR’s new deal was the cause. Just because the whole is good does not mean the part contributed to it. The economy always recovers, given time, freedom, and basic human protections. Economies that don’t recover, such as the Soviet Union’s, fail because of socialism and centralized planning. No single human being can make decisions to supply everyone’s needs in a country; to think so is foolish.

Foundations

January 8, 2009

The following is quoted from the static page Foundations.

The United People holds a set of core foundational beliefs concerning what is right, and what is wrong, what is beneficial, and what is destructive, in the government.

  1. Taking property, life, or liberty from any human being without that being’s consent is both wrong and destructive to the American dream, whether for a good effect or not. This behaviour includes, but is not limited to; abortion, welfare(redistribution of wealth), and socialism.
  2. Immigration builds our economy and our country. The United people firmly believe that Immigration should not be limited, with just a few forms to fill out agreeing to live by American laws for whatever period of time an immigrant is here. This transfers all the productivity of other less free countries to our country, making us stronger, more successful, richer, and happier(as it always has for all immigrants to the United States)
  3. More regulation leads to a weak economy. Ever heard the phrase “Well that industry is all going overseas now.”? There’s a reason those jobs are going to people in other countries: higher taxes and fewer economic liberties in the USA. Protecting people from other people is good, but there comes a point where corporations bogged down by American regulations will simply leave the country(such as manufacturing going to China, avoiding regulations and unions in the USA). Such an event is worse for the American people than having poor worker rights, as it is better to eat and work a job you don’t like, than not to eat with no job at all. The United People proposes striking out many of the regulations in place today, and lowering the minimum wage to increase the number of small businesses in America. Think about it: If a person is willing to work for a lower price instead of being unemployed and without food, shouldn’t the government let them? What right does the government have to effectively send our jobs to countries with no minimum wage, putting us out of jobs and into the unemployment lines?