Saturday, July 31, 2010

The "R" Word, The "A" Word Again; It's the SPENDING: G Washington

Well, the word comes up again and again. Actually, two: "Alien" and "Revolution".

The Wall Street Journal's steadfast Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote that Barack Obama is "an alien in the White House."

--quoted with approval, by the way...and they have more to say.

George Washington was not the last to warn about "the SPENDING, STUPID!"

"cherish public credit ... use it as sparingly as possible ... avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt ... bear in mind, that towards the payment of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not ... inconvenient and unpleasant ... ." --G Washington

It's a generally dark paper which acknowledges that Obama, as President, has a lot of power.

What the authors forget is this: a Republican House has the power of the purse. Every Cabinet agency and regulatory body must be funded, and that happens only when the House allocates the money. It cannot happen any other way.

But what they open their essay with is very intriguing, indeed.

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolutionand with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

They're on to something.

More here, picking up on the same essay:

...Our politicians view the people as rubes and subjects, and treat them as such. They imagine themselves a ruling class...

...Republicans and Democrats differ only in how they plan to loot the public coffers. Our present Congress and Administration are merely more transparent in their corruption and disdain than their predecessors....

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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