The Big Lie of the Political Campaign
“Millions of American voters believe the federal government should be required to provide things for the folks – education, healthcare, good jobs, financial security in old age, on and on. That runs counter to how America was established when our elected officials put their game plan into effect. Citizens would have basic freedoms to worship, vote, speak openly without being punished, assemble without interference, and pursue happiness within the framework of the law. Today the question of individual choice and the quest to succeed or fail on your own has almost been obliterated by politicians and judges who don’t respect the concept of competition and the struggle to prosper. They are deceiving the American people into believing that their success and well-being will be almost assured by a giant nanny state, which is in a nation of 320 million people. Politicians deceive because it is an easy way to seduce voters unhappy with their circumstances.
When Bernie Sanders tells Americans that the system is rigged against them, he destroys incentive. When Rand Paul tells Americans that they should be able to intoxicate themselves at will, he gives license to behavior that has destroyed people the world over. When Al Sharpton and his grievance lobby assert that black Americans are oppressed by a racist system bent on hurting them, he provides an excuse for a litany of apathetic and destructive behaviors. The fact is very few powerful people are willing to address vexing problems by telling the truth.
Here’s what the government owes us: Protection from foreign concerns who would harm us. Protection from criminals. A secure border whereby our immigration laws are enforced and respected. An infrastructure of mass transportation that is safe and efficient. Finally, it is the duty of those in power to foster a system that allows every American a truly fair shot at material and emotional success. That means schools with strong educational and disciplinary standards; subsidized benefits for the poor and infirm that are delivered responsibly with clear guidelines; also, protections in the workplace against companies that would violate labor laws and exploit powerless employees. We deserve honesty and responsible spending, not wasteful programs designed to secure votes.
The big problem is that millions of Americans are so poorly educated and irresponsible they simply cannot compete in the free marketplace. So what are the power-seekers going to do about that? It is beyond disgraceful that powerful people look away from the real problem. It is all about personal responsibility and motivation, and who is preaching that message?
The truth is that individual motivation is being destroyed by phony politicians seeking power by promising entitlements. Until that deep cultural flaw is exposed, until the phonies, race hustlers and corporate greed heads are called out, we will continue to see big lies spouted by deceivers and enabled by a gutless media. God help America!”…. Bravo, Bill O’Reilly