Monday, June 11, 2012

SCREWED GENERATION « The Burning Platform

Whether or not boomers caused the financial crisis which began in 2008 and continues, is not the point. It is our system of government which allowed it, or rather lack of adherence to the constitution.

T'Bird was right is saying we inherit the system from our forebearers, who didn't stand up to the centralized power in Washington. It is the same debate as Jefferson and Hamilton, the same conflict which gave us the Civil War, and has consistently and progressively stripped American citizens of their rights. The federal government is the problem, for more reasons than can be stated here. How does one stand up to it? The individual can by being debt free and going Galt. The gauntlet has been thrown. Do we want to live in such a society? How do we reclaim it, as if it ever was ours.

Because the Devil is the god of this world (II Cor 4:4), our only hope and salvation is from above, and to destroy the works of the devil, between our own two ears, by putting on the light of God's Word, and eschewing evil.

Jimmy Carter was the last modern POTUS to attempt to reign in the federal bureaucracy. A peanut farmer from Georgia. Since Reagan, deficit spending has been on an exponential trajectory for one reason, and one reason only, profligate spending by the US Congress to the benefit of themselves and the 1%, at the expense of the national treasury. Because, they can read the writing on the wall, that the days of our current entitlement system are numbered, and they want to accumulate as much wealth for themselves as fast as they can, instead of doing what they should be doing, tweaking the system for the betterment of all, and forging a sustainable economic system, even at their own expense.

SCREWED GENERATION « The Burning Platform

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