Now this is amazing.
I was reading a forum which was discussing whether or not the federal government will actually cut spending (as promised) by $1 trillion over the next decade. (Of course it won’t.) Most of the respondents on this forum understood the nature of government and realize that these sorts of promises are made from thin air and will never be made good.
But one person wrote the following, which had my jaw dropping in astonishment that anyone could believe this:
Thanks to the double dip-recession, we'll probably have years of chaos as the US sinks to third-world levels and the world economy tanks because tea-partiers make a fetish out of the debt.
Our credit has been downgraded. Mortgage rates will go up -- guess I won't be building that house. Stocks will plummet, so much for savings. Thank you tea partiers for ruining many people's futures!
Instead of taxing those who could very well pay and pumping money into the economy to get it started again, to get jobs, they've done just what their rich masters want. Sure. Shrink the government. Somalia doesn't need a government, why should we?
Tea partiers are making a FETISH out of debt??? And this is a BAD thing??? How can the demand that our nation live within its means be responsible for “ruining many peoples’ futures,” unless those people are unnecessary and/or unconstitutional government employees in the first place?? Funny, I thought the Tea Party was trying to SAVE peoples’ futures. How can shrinking the government to within constitutional limits be a bad thing??
Tea partiers merely want to return to our constitutional foundation. Our founders never intended that the government should provide for people from cradle to grave. The founders wanted a small, streamlined, limited government whose primary responsibility was the protection of our God-given rights. Yet the progressives among us think that's mean and we should all support each other by spreading the wealth and going into debt.
Now we’ve reached a point where anyone who wants those things – a limited government which protects our God-given rights – is viewed as a terrorist. Go figure.
We will never see eye to eye with people of this opinion. This is why I honestly believe the future options for our once-great nation will either be (a) division or (b) civil war. There is a huge segment of people in our nation who honestly applaud a larger and more intrusive government, and genuinely think a massive deficit is a good thing. Will they ever change their mind? No. Instead, they will blame America’s ills on the limitations of the Founding documents and insist that their way is the only way.