Welcome to the Brave New World. As in the novel by Aldous Huxley, we live in a time where even children are targeted with propaganda. Yet another example of this occurred last month in Portland, Oregon when a resolution was introduced by school board superintendent Mike Rosen. Rosen wants to ban from all public schools any material that questions the veracity of man-made global warming.
Debt. Finally, our overspending has put us so much in debt that any number of respectable economists and scholars believe the whole nation will be broke in a decade or so. The government spends more every year than it takes in—we’ve had deficits in 45 of the last 50 years—so inevitably the total federal debt stands at $19 trillion now and keeps going up, $6 billion of it owed to foreign entities. The interest on that debt alone is $229 billion, eating up a large portion of the annual budget. I certainly wouldn’t rate a nation with that kind of government very high on the economic freedom scale. It’s something of a surprise we’re only Number 11.
President Barack Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus, black state and local politicians, and civil rights organizations are neither naive nor stupid. They have been made aware of the unemployment effects of the labor laws they support; however, they are part of a political coalition. In order to get labor unions, environmental groups, business groups and other vested interests to support their handout agenda and make campaign contributions, they must give political support to what these groups want. They must support minimum wage increases even though it condemns generations of black youths to high unemployment rates.
In a very classic sense, it is a strategy for acquiring more power. -- Problem. Reaction. Solution. -- Though the TSA has never been effective at catching or reducing terrorism, it has become very good at inconveniencing Americans.
A former information technology adviser to Hillary Clinton plans to exercise his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a deposition next week and wants to prevent any video recording being made of the session.
In truth, our central government is what needs to be consigned to the scrap heap. They cannot create peace because they start wars over ego-embellishing missions more akin to that of Roman emperors. Who, by the way, drove their civilization into the ground with their central government. They cannot create prosperity because they confiscate the prosperity of the people and turn it into weapons used against innocent people elsewhere. Therefore, our central government is not sustainable. It might not be a drought that causes the United States to collapse, although that is certainly possible. It might be that we provoke a war with a nation we cannot defeat or underestimate and lose that war. It might be another economic collapse or the realization our money is backed by electrons. But one thing is certain: This central government will collapse and sooner than anyone thinks.