posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:05 AM
There is something telling in the title of this article, as if the POTUS is asking Congress to continue funding emergencies. Politicians thrive on
emergencies, it is their life blood, and why the keep creating so many. Emergencies, often synonymous with catastrophe's are the foundation of
government expansion. The so called panics of 1873, 1893, and 1907 were the foundation for the Federal Reserve, which in 1913 was passed the same
year as the 16th Amendment, which was also the same year the 17th Amendment was passed.
From 1913 to the present, The United States of America has engaged in unprecedented expansion. Some would argue that this expansion was good for the
people, and yet...here we are.
The current administrations solutions to job creation is to first slow down the loss of public sector jobs, (according to the source article 84,000
public sector jobs have been lost), and presumably add more public sector jobs. The flaws in this policy are many. First of all, job creation is
hardly the answer to an economic recovery. Job creation is the outcome of economic recovery not the solution. As long as most people believe that
they are entitled to a job, rather than go into business for themselves, there will be no economic recovery. Secondly, public sector jobs do not
produce wealth and can only exist through taxation.
Further, when in a situation where the vast majority of public institutions have not only failed the people but have presumed to bully the people, it
is increasingly unlikely that support of an expanded public sector will fly with those people. Consider as just one example, the institution of
public schools. Prior to 1840 there was no such thing as compulsory education, and what existed instead of a public school system were common
schools. Similar to the current model of public education, common schools were funded by local taxes, and there was no tuition charged.
It is arguable that prior to 1840 the average person in the U.S. were among some of the most literate people in the world. Much of this literacy came
from a high demand of biblical literacy, but to be certain, many Americans were indeed literate. Contrast that literacy with today's standard and we
begin to see a serious problem. Beyond the common schools of early America there also grammar schools in larger cities where both Latin and Greek
were taught, and for good reason. The English language is heavily founded upon both Latin and Greek and anyone who can speak these languages fluently
today know full well how unnecessary a dictionary is.
Yet, even with a plethora of dictionaries available to the public, very few people have a clear understanding of the words they rely on. Yet just
another example of what is wrong with the public education model of today. The model of the state owned and controlled education system is actually
imported from Prussia, where that monarchy used the state owned and controlled education system to further their own political agenda, and today in
the U.S. we have a public school system that places high value on teaching students the importance of "civil rights", while virtually ignoring the
existence of inalienable rights.
The current public school systems have economic classes that unfailingly teach students how to file tax returns, and learn much of Marxist and
Keynesian economic principles, but fail miserably in informing those learning how to file a tax return what made them liable for the so called income
tax to begin with, and certainly have failed them on free market principles. Combine that with the increasing proclivity of public school teachers to
demand that parents begin medicating their children under threat of Child Protective Services, or arresting and charging young children with crimes
for doing no more than scribbling on a desk, (reportedly Shakespeare did this), or bringing a pocket knife to school.
More and more parents have begun homeschooling their children and even heroically battling the state in the courts for their fundamental right to do
so. A movement to return to the common schools of your has resurfaced, and while these movements battle the deeply entrenched state owned and
controlled education system, the administrative agencies known as police departments have continued to cross that thin blue line and place thugs and
criminals in uniforms in order to further oppress the public. Agencies such as the DMV smugly assert that "driving is a privilege and not a right"
as if they have authority to make such declarations, the FDA continues to intrude further and further into the public's lives by insisting only they
can approve of what individuals consume for health and survival, the EPA has just recently been expanded to control carbon dioxide, which ironically,
there was a time when the public school system actually taught the public that trees need carbon dioxide in order to survive.
The failures of the public sector are many and glaring, and the loss of 84,000 public sector jobs is just not enough. Either we the people will put a
stop to this long steady march towards socialism or we will succumb to it. The choice is entirely ours.