Listening to all the pundits, politicians and reporting, before, during and since the Iowa caucus, here at the beginning of the 11th year of the twenty-first century, I’m reminded of the perennial presidential Socialist candidate, Norman Thomas, of the twentieth century, who said the American people would never accept Communism, under that name, but would swallow all its tenets under the name Socialism. And so we have.
The six Republican candidates all have a mantra to “defeat Obama.” Then talk about the social programs they plan on implementing, in one form or another. Like Romney, saying he thinks socialized medicine should come under the jurisdiction of States instead of Federal.
Then they use familiar verbiage like, Conservative, Right-wing, Evangelicals in their speeches. Santorum was quoted as saying he has “Proven he is the only Conservative candidate who can defeat Romney.”
Rick Perry’s pitch is he’s going to send Congress on an extended vacation, as if spending less time in Congress would by some magic bullet change their positions.
The current congresswoman Michelle Bachman dropped out of the race to return to Congress to attempt to make Obama a one-term president.
Then there’s Newt Gingrich, a seasoned politician, and a smart historian, who failed to combat the negative ads in Iowa, now quite angry, and promises to fight back in South Carolina, to restore his reputation, and try to regain his position in the polls, from 4th place to the nomination. He has to his credit made speeches about the Declaration of Independence and spoken about the history of the founding fathers.
Huntsman, who speaks Chinese, talks mostly about his record as governor, I really don’t know why he’s in the race.
Much of the language in all their speech making, debates and interviews, is pretty much the same as the last election of 2008, with a little change in wording, like changing the Religious Right to Evangelicals.
For the most part, all, bar none, promote the idea of more governmental powers, in one form or another, to enhance socialistic programs already law, and no one has come up with promises in speeches to return this country back to the principles upon which it was founded, i.e., the free-enterprise, capitalistic system of voluntary exchange of goods and services, nor any plans of getting rid of the thousands of rules, edicts, regulations and laws which have destroyed ownership of Private Property. Rarely ever mentioning the word “Freedom.”
While they try to gather money for election to the Presidency of the United States, the current president Obama continues shoving more and more socialistic programs down the throats of Americans, by edict and executive order, talking about the “middle-class” and taking from the “rich” to re-distribute.
Everyone is paying more and more taxes, whether buying a loaf of bread, gallon of milk or a tank of gas, undermining the very device by which you earned your money in the first place, via more and more compulsory taxation, which destroyed manufacturing jobs, now trying to convince the people government is going to fix the problem.
All politicians in office, or seeking office, promote the idea in the public mind that voting rights are superior to the Right to Liberty. If those elected are good, honest and moral men and women, how come this nation has been reduced from a Republic of Free people to one that has embraced the tenets of Socialism, increasing every day?
Reminds us Norman Thomas was right in his assumption of predictions that this country would reject Communism, but under the umbrella of Socialism, accept the tenets of that system to replace Freedom and private property ownership. In actuality, Communism is an economic system, placing a centralized governmental power in charge. Which has happened here in the United States.
And no one of the Presidential candidates promote any proposals of reversing this current situation this country is in.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “We are students of words, we are shut up in schools, and colleges and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”