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Liberals are Killing America - By Alan Caruba

September 30th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Liberals are Killing America - By Alan Caruba

It is not a new observation, but it is one that needs review and repeating every so often. Why do liberals always seem to get on the wrong side of any issue concerning America’s future? Its sovereignty? Its financial security? Its defense?

I think this question is particularly timely given the public discussion of Obamacare that included a huge peaceful protest march on Washington September 12th. The President’s non-stop campaign to get “reform�? passed and the heated exchanges in Congress do not represent actual healthcare reform, but are testimony to a liberal obsession with a very bad idea.

You know something is desperately wrong when Democrats will not permit the proposed bill to enjoy a grace period of 72 hours during which both the public and members of Congress can actually read it before a vote is taken.

The irony of the current battle is that the bill will significantly change Medicare, a program advocated by liberals and, like Social Security, established by Democrats in Congress. It will destroy a free market for insurance programs individuals may choose to purchase. Or not.

There is no dispute that both programs, safety nets for Americans, have been helpful. Neither is voluntary There is no doubt that both are insolvent because they are unsustainable. This has been exacerbated by the way Congress has dipped into the funds intended to be set aside for them.

Obamacare will end up killing a lot of the people that Medicare was intended to save from the diseases and accidents that afflict the elderly.

It is not so much a “reform�? as an admission of the failure of Congress to properly administer Medicare. Moreover, the “reform�? will seize control of one sixth of the nation’s economy and dangerously, insidiously come between physician and patient.

It is a reform that is doomed to failure because there simply are not enough doctors, nurses, and other licensed and certified healthcare providers.

The global warming hoax and the arguments that “saving the environment�? justifies a horrid “cap-and-trade�? bill under consideration is another example of how liberal zeal for apparently noble “causes�? reaps more harm than good. In the process, actual known, proven science has been abandoned.

In many ways, America has historically demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Nature. The set asides of vast tracks of national forests and natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone attest to this and the national effort to clean our waters and air attest to this.

The problem, one that was anticipated and feared by the Founding Fathers, is the continued expansion of the federal government’s control over all aspects of our lives. The creation and existence of the departments of education and energy have harmed America in countless ways. The Environmental Protection Agency is an assault on science and property rights. All are essentially unconstitutional.

There never was any scientific evidence for “global warming�? and yet it has been the all-purpose “go to�? justification for restrictions that range from toilets that lack sufficient power to flush and, soon, a prohibition on the incandescent light bulb. Environmental restrictions have done irreparable harm to the nation’s economic growth.

Natural phenomenon from hurricanes to floods to forest fires have been blamed on global warming and this continues even though the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for a decade and what warming occurred after 1850 was a natural cyclical response to a previous little ice age that had begun in the 1300s.

Liberals, however, lack common sense. Environmentalism has transformed from conservation to a wholesale attack on America’s industrial base and, in a larger sense, capitalism. The Left has always attacked capitalism and the free market system that is essentially self-regulating.

This is particularly evident in liberal efforts to render the nation unable to access its own vast energy reserves of oil, natural gas, and coal. Energy is called the “master resource�? because, without it, life can be harsh and progress in the form of innovation and invention, slows. Industrialized nations are differentiated from “undeveloped�? nations almost entirely on the basis of the availability and widespread use of affordable energy.

Liberals, however, would not just leave vast parts and populations of the world bereft of the energy needed to grow crops, create jobs, and serve the basic needs of their people, but continue to use environmentalism to denigrate everything from driving one’s car to the use of plush toilet paper.

While America has always been “a nation of immigrants�?, the process of accepting new citizens has been undermined in recent decades by the ceaseless flow of illegal aliens entering the nation and not merely ignoring the naturalization process, but also taking wrongful advantage of social programs such as welfare, our educational system, and our healthcare system. Liberals, however, continue to campaign for amnesty programs.

The liberal attack on the institution of marriage, on the free expression of religious faith, and other elements necessary to a civil society is yet another example of the way a nation they profess to love is undermined as its core values are systematically destroyed.

And let it be said that in the decades since the 1960s and 70s, men and women who have been elected to Congress and to occupy the White House on the basis of their avowed conservatism, have too often yielded to liberal arguments and programs. Tax and spend is now a bipartisan philosophy.

Liberals now hold majority political power in Congress and the White House, and the nation has been witness to the abandonment of our allies abroad and an appalling level of corruption, wasteful spending on pet projects, of which ACORN is just one example.

Liberals created the programs that led to massive mortgage loan failures; liberal programs enacted to impose “fairness�? ignored the inability of everyone to own their own home. Something was desperately wrong when government entitles such as Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac owned over half of all mortgage loans.

The government’s failure to exercise oversight and regulation over all elements of the nation’s financial system, based on existing laws, has resulted in the greatest ponzi scheme of the modern era and the failure of banks and investment houses. The Federal Reserve is neither federal nor a reserve.

Lastly, the grasp for ever more power, the introduction of unelected “czars�? in the executive branch, and the possibility that the most liberal president ever elected is seeking the destruction of the nation call for both action and an increased devotion to conservative principles.

Americans are demanding a return to governance based on the limits of the Constitution and the reduction of senseless spending and borrowing. America belongs to “We the People�? and We the People must defend it from those who see America only as a nation to be plundered.

Alan Caruba writes a daily post at Warning Signs. A business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.

This is re-posted from INSIGHT on Freedom

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7 Responses to “Liberals are Killing America - By Alan Caruba”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kate

    POW! Bulls eye!

  2. comment number 2 by: Silver Fox

    As usual Alan writes a great article, I have used some of his in the past—he is very, very good and like you Fred I wish I could write like this guy. My mother could, but thats another story. Alan makes great points and I don’t understand the liberal mind and never will. I do know however, that in times of grave national danger someone strong has always stepped up to the plate and American has remained safe. I do however fear that one time when that doesn’t happen and it only takes that once for the outcome to be fatal for our country in a time of WMD’s and uncertain internal threats. Quite frankly Fred this Obama guy scares me in many ways. Apart from his actions that seem to be taking us down a dangerous path; there is something else his look, his eyes or just perhaps his attitude. I really can’t put my finger on it, but it there when I look at the man.

  3. comment number 3 by: minuteman26

    SF - The look you see is that of an egomaniac. Obama and his Marxists are in power and are trying to force intolerable policies down the throat of a right/center majority. They are the minority even though they are in power. The country is really ticked off. Should the govt single payer health care and/or cap and tax pass; there will be one hell of a backlash against the feds. They don’t know it yet but they are about to commit suicide in more ways than one.

  4. comment number 4 by: Patrick Sperry

    Okay, he’s a great writer. One that writes about what Fred, BZ, myself,and others have been saying literally for years…

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    But he says it so eloquently… :P

  6. comment number 6 by: Patrick Sperry

    True enough Bro, true enough!

  7. comment number 7 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Mr. Caruba has a new fan. He lines up the insanity very nicely.

    I think the single most disturbing thing about this is the fact that there were enough signs during the election period… we ALL blogged about them to the point of having more than our fair share of left wing commie trolls creeping through the woodwork, on the attack! There were more than a few stories that should have lent serious doubts, but there were enough brain washed entitlement zombies in America to vote this Narcissistic Marxist into office. There were enough people ignoring facts and singing the Hope and Change crap to elect the dimwit and more dimwits to Congress! Have the socialists (Commie Lite People) managed to brain wash that many people into ignoring history???

    The 2010 election will be the litmus test as far as seeing if there are still enough genuine Americans left to save our Republic from this travesty. If we don’t turn Obama into a lame duck in 2010, I’m moving to Panama or someplace where I can live in peace and some freedom. I will not stick around to watch a nation of nut bags turn the USA into a socialist third world hellhole. Of course if Texas, Georgia or Montana succeed from the union, I’ll go with them. I’ll go with any Americans that have the backbone to withdrawal from this crap.