Recently I’ve been reading The Return of George Washington, a history of George Washington’s life between the end of the Revolutionary War and his election as the first President of the United States. I’ll likely write a book review later, when I’m done reading it. Right now, I feel the need to comment on a particular issue that was briefly discussed in the book.
Absolutely contrary to the Founder’s idea of federalism, the federal government has become a monolithic power whose tentacles invade and pervade everything, everywhere. Over the years states have willingly and unwillingly relinquished rights and powers to the federal government, including control of land within their own borders.
“The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make,” Pelosi claimed. “It’s really important that people understand that.” [ref]
So, to help Pelosi’s effort to educate people about how bare the cupboard really is, I’ve written a little poem modeled after Old Mother Hubbard….
I could now add dozens of pages of additional damning evidence against Obama and his minions. At some point I may find the time to do that.
For now, I just want to mention one other conservative that the IRS targeted, undoubtedly at the behest of Obama or his aides.
While I believe that people should pay their taxes (and vote for fiscally-conservative politicians who will rein in spending and lower taxes), I find it incredibly outrageous that such a meager unpaid amount would result in such a harsh penalty.
To me, this case speaks volumes about the sad state of our country.
Now the Obama administration is trying to send them back to Germany, where they will be subject to thousands of dollars of fines, face possible prison time, and risk losing custody of their children if they don’t submit [ref].
Yes, Chávez was a dictator. While he didn’t stoop to the depraved despotism of Stalin, Mao or Hitler, he was still a dictator.
Once Chávez obtained the power of presidency in 1999, he did everything he could to centralize and consolidate power into his own hands, trampling on individual liberties and private property rights in the process.
“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here,” Turner said. “I cannot imagine a better place to live.” [ref]