Government Debt & Stimulus Spending

Thomas Jefferson stated, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. I place economy among the first and important of Republic virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared”.

Winston Churchill said, “A nation cannot spend and tax itself to prosperity. It’s like standing in a bucket and trying to pull yourself out by pulling up on the handle”.

History tells us that government can not solve an economic crisis by taxing and spending our money recklessly. If that were possible, every poor country would confiscate the financial holdings of its people and waste it on projects and programs motivated by political power. This philosophy has never been successful in any form of government.

A note to the Obama administration: Winston Churchill said, “You may try to destroy wealth and find all you have done is to increase poverty”. Latest statistics show that one in every seven US citizens are below the poverty level and are on welfare.

The redistribution of wealth in any form by our government goes against free enterprise and personal liberties.

The economic system envisioned by the Founders encouraged by the Constitution allowed individual enterprise to flourish and triggered the greatest economy and prosperity in all history. Why change what has been successful?

Illegal Immigration: Failures of Past Civilizations

I have described in my book, America…A Nation That’s Lost Its Way, the social and cultural paths that past civilizations have followed as they progressed through their rise and fall.

Educators and historians are varied in their opinions of what caused the final demise of these civilizations.

Page Smith, a noted historian, has presented common factors that have been identified with the failure of past nations. Among these factors are:

  • Loss of religious faith
  • Increase in domestic crime and domestic violence
  • Centralization of government power

Edward Gibbon, author of the book Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, indicated the following factors:

  • The injuries of time and nature
  • Hostile attacks of insurgents

According to Historian Seymour Lipset:

  • Bilingual and bicultural nations have never survived due to two or more
    competing languages and cultures, which create turmoil, tension and
  • A multicultural and multilingual society creates educational and economic

As I reviewed the reasons for the demise of past civilizations, I suddenly realized that the United States over the past 48 years has offended and violated all the factors historians identified with the failure of a nation.

Let us review each one.

  • Loss of religious faith: since 1962, from the schoolhouse to the
    courthouse America has removed God from our public lives.
  • Increase in domestic crime: our prison population surpasses all other
    countries at a cost to our taxpayers of over 44 billion dollars a year.
  • Centralization of government power: our government, as feared by our
    founding fathers, has grown into a federal bureaucratic monster.
  • Injuries of time and nature: time has a tendency to change the complexion of a nation. America is no different.

Over the years, particularly the past 46 years, extreme radical groups and new technology have changed our way of life and the direction of our nation. People have become complacent and indifferent. Well-funded groups and liberal judges have modified the Constitution and laws of the land to meet their own agendas.

New technologies have changed the ways in which we conduct our lives.

  • Domestic quarrels: our nation is divided in many ways affecting our values, freedoms, economy and political direction. This is seen more in Washington, D.C. than anywhere else. Our political divide is obvious, as our politicians – angry hostile in their never-ending debates – are unable to work in a bipartisan way to solve our nation’s problems.
  • Hostile attacks: the hostile attacks of terrorists during the ‘90s and 9/11 and the invasion of illegal aliens have dramatically changed our lives in America. Insurgents, such as the terrorists and street gangs created by illegal immigrants, have created chaos in our culture. The effect it has had on America’s economy, education and social programs is beyond belief.

It has become so complex that our government does not know how to address it.

Illegal immigration has become a major issue politically, socially and culturally. The standards set by our founders in our Constitution and laws no longer seem valid today. This nation’s radical liberal extremists and their “politically correct attitude” want to make America one big happy multicultural, multilingual loving family. History has proven that this is not possible. History also proves that a multicultural and multilingual society with competing languages and cultures creates problems and turmoil in a nation’s social, educational, and economic systems.

As proof that we have become a multilingual nation, almost every product sold in the American marketplace has instructions printed in English, French and Spanish. Our nation is comprised of many ethnic and racial groups with their own cultures and identities, including languages, traditions and neighborhoods. What is good for one ethnic group may not be good for another. As with personalities or career selection, not one fits all.

Our nation consists of many peoples, each with its own customs. However, we are but one nation that is governed by one Constitution. A nation cannot adapt to all the different customs of many people. The same Constitution applies to all the people. If we try to change our standards and culture to adapt to many languages and ethnic groups, we will not succeed. If a person or group wants to enjoy our freedoms, it needs to adapt to our one Constitution and our laws.

The Illegal Immigration Mess

(Citizens Reclaiming America Point #3)

Our founders originally gave Congress but four duties or responsibilities.
1) To settle foreign affairs
2) To print money
3) To settle boundary disputes between states
4) To declare war

The founders foresaw very limited government in the daily lives of its citizens.  It was not until 1913 that the Federal government was given the authority to levy taxes.

I consider illegal immigration to be a foreign boundary issue. Congress has interfered with all aspects of our lives, however when confronted with its basic responsibilities it has faltered.  Our elite “do nothing” Congress has failed to pass a balanced immigration law.  If our Federal government does not have the spine to address and enforce our present laws regarding immigration and our Constitution, then state governments must address this problem.

Perhaps Congress should reflect back to the words of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 when he said, “Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.  We have room for but one flag, the American flag-we have room for but one language here, and that is the English language—and we have room for but one loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people”.

(Excerpts from America…A Nation That’s Lost Its Way, by Joe Kulbacki)