Republicans have blown it big time. They have spit on their loyal Conservative members for the last time. Most Conservatives are not only dissatisfied but disgusted. Republicans have become every bit as corrupt as the Democrats. They have become amazingly stupid. Why? Greed? Fear of re-election? An electorate that just doesn't care enough to vote responsibly? All of the above.
Liberal Democrats have discovered they can beat the Republicans with their hands down. All they have to do it promise more money to voters. They treat public money (your tax dollars) as inexhaustible. Need more money? Just raise taxes and print more. At this moment the President and his minions are racing to empty the treasury. Can this be a good thing for America?
Entitlements are killing us. Why do the liberals find this so hard to understand? As individuals, we have all (unfortunately) learned to spend more than we earn. It has become a normal way of life in middle class and wealthy homes, and has led directly to an ever increasing number of divorces, a growing suicide rate, and a rising number of bankruptcies. Our national government has been borrowing ahead for decades, and led us to insolvency on a grand scale.
Yes, we are so broke it is impossible to remedy by increasing taxes alone. We must also turn on the presses and print more paper money. Again, can this be a good thing? When the paper money supply increases the value of money already in use decreases. For some reason many folks seem to think this fact will not affect them. Believe me it will. It will reduce the value of any money you have in the bank or invested elsewhere. If it happen too fast - it can cause a disaster.
Conservatives know better. They know that the Founding Fathers were very much afraid this could happen. In fact they warned us that we (citizens) would have to be exemplary stewards to prevent it. Honest government requires honest public servants. Today there are too many that are not honest.
The Founding Fathers believed that we are better served in public office by citizens who are returned to private life before becoming professional politicians. They generally thought that term limits should apply to every elected official. Well, maybe not every one, but most.
The traditional values of the Founding Fathers were based upon biblical teachings and historical precedents. Recently it has become popular to throw such societal tools under the bus and proceed with what feels good. This kind of feel good approach is leading our nation over the cliff. When will our government realize that there is a right and wrong involved in their work, and it has very little to do with feeling good or not feeling good.
Conservatives, at least the committed ones, say they want to make the right decisions. Maybe this would be a good time to construct a Conservative Pledge for candidates to read and sign in order to qualify for an individuals vote. Hmmm. I think that will be my next blog effort.