America has problems, but America is NOT THE PROBLEM!~
I small revision
Published on January 8, 2009 By Moderateman In Politics

Last year I presented an article about how things were not so bad after all, in retrospect i see that if the United States were in grave peril, when it comes to nuclear weapons the countries of Great Britain, France, India, Israel and Pakistan only have small arsenals of such weapons {I felt better after thinking this}

I now know that Pakistan is in peril of their government imploding and becoming a virulent hater of the United States and could sell some suitcase Nukes to Terrorists {so I take back that things are not so bad after all}

It is not cheap to be a nuclear superpower, and right now Russia does not want to spend the money since the world is in a recession, not just the United States, Russia has experienced an roughly 80% fall in their stock market, and the drop in oil prices may have made Russia unable to spend their way back to superpower status.

I am pretty convinced that the KGB spymaster Putin is bluffing when he rattles his tiny little sword and does "war games" with Hugo Chavez and pals around with Fidel Castro and his brother since the ships he is using for these games are of WW2 vintage. I felt much better when I read the U.S. Department of State's Sean McCormack said "if Russia feels as though they want to take some of their old aircraft out of mothballs and fly them around, it's their decision"

In case the bluff of Putin works and people like Barney Frank wants to shift Billions we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan to the welfare state, this put America in grave peril. Socialism does not work! Period! The people of Europe have proved it does not work, the ancient Chinese tried it and failed, But our President-elect believes it can work {after all he is the Messiah} and is determined to try it again.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Believed that socialism could work and implemented the welfare state, there was a veritable alphabet soup of new programs with the obligatory bureaucrats everywhere! It failed to get us out of the depression, although Democrats will try to blind you to this truth with a bunch of blather. In truth it was WW2 that ended the depression, the free market so to speak ended it, regardless of what the so called "enlightened " ones will tell you. It is these so called "enlightened ones" that want power and authority who are pushing the welfare state. These are the people we need to get rid of before they destroy America!.

As Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Abigail Adams

" Nothing in the constitution has given them {the Federal Judges} a right to decide for the executive branch, more than the right to decide for them, But the opinion which gives the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what are not, would make the Judicial Branch despotic bunch.

Remember, the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.


Comments (Page 1)
on Jan 08, 2009

Rahm Emmanuel said it.  They are using this recession (it is not a crises - yet) to bring back the New Deal.  Which was a bust.  But then we wont have a war (hopefully) to get us out of this one.

on Jan 09, 2009

Socialism does not work! Period!

(pure) communism doesn't work. Socialism on the other hand can work (how well it works depends on the socialist measures in question). To give an example, taxing people to raise money for nationalised healthcare (providing services for free) can work, and would generally be seen as a socialist measure.

on Jan 09, 2009

Socialism on the other hand can work (how well it works depends on the socialist measures in question).

IN a perfect world.  But we do not live in one.  So like we see with Obama and Rahm, they take, but never give.  Until the only thing left is big brother.

Some will argue with me on that one.  But I challenge any of them to show where rights given up, are restored peacefully.  Ever.

on Jan 09, 2009

MM don't worry about Pakistan giving terrorists a suitcase nuke, I don't believe they have the technology to make one that small (Russia does though, so if one appears you will know where it's from). That doesn't mean we shouldn't be vigilant. A nuke in a cargo container would be just as terrible.

on Jan 09, 2009

Dr Guy
Rahm Emmanuel said it.  They are using this recession (it is not a crises - yet) to bring back the New Deal.  Which was a bust.  But then we wont have a war (hopefully) to get us out of this one.
'

When {not if} Obama goes socialist this country will become a second rate power much like France and England, the next real superpower will be China, then look out world!

on Jan 09, 2009

maudlin27
Socialism does not work! Period! (pure) communism doesn't work. Socialism on the other hand can work (how well it works depends on the socialist measures in question). To give an example, taxing people to raise money for nationalised healthcare (providing services for free) can work, and would generally be seen as a socialist measure.

Could you please cite some examples of countries where it works? Then I will tear your arguements down.

on Jan 09, 2009

Dr Guy
Socialism on the other hand can work (how well it works depends on the socialist measures in question).IN a perfect world.  But we do not live in one.  So like we see with Obama and Rahm, they take, but never give.  Until the only thing left is big brother.Some will argue with me on that one.  But I challenge any of them to show where rights given up, are restored peacefully.  Ever.

The one tha will argue with you fall into the "enlightened ones} catagories DOCG. the will dazzle you with blather

on Jan 09, 2009

Nitro Cruiser
MM don't worry about Pakistan giving terrorists a suitcase nuke, I don't believe they have the technology to make one that small (Russia does though, so if one appears you will know where it's from). That doesn't mean we shouldn't be vigilant. A nuke in a cargo container would be just as terrible.

This is scary, But I predict a major attack with in one year of Obama taking office. remember you heard it here first.

on Jan 09, 2009

This is scary, But I predict a major attack with in one year of Obama taking office. remember you heard it here first.

Didn't Biden predict the same thing sometime last year?

on Jan 09, 2009

Moderateman
Dr Guycomment 1Rahm Emmanuel said it.  They are using this recession (it is not a crises - yet) to bring back the New Deal.  Which was a bust.  But then we wont have a war (hopefully) to get us out of this one.'

When {not if} Obama goes socialist this country will become a second rate power much like France and England, the next real superpower will be China, then look out world!

ironically china is a socialist country though, a totalitarian one but nonetheless socialist. And apart from the fact that China can blow the whole world up with their nukes, they aren't going to be a a superpower anytime soon, neither economically nor politically.

on Jan 09, 2009

ironically china is a socialist country though, a totalitarian one but nonetheless socialist. And apart from the fact that China can blow the whole world up with their nukes, they aren't going to be a a superpower anytime soon, neither economically nor politically.

Don't be so quick to dismiss China.  Their economic development has skyrocketed in recent years and they are really starting to be quite an economic powerhouse.  It may be awhile before they even attempt to cross into the "superpower" realm but don't count them out.

on Jan 09, 2009

skyrocketed is the wrong term I think, 10 to 15% annual growth is nothing too spectacular for a 3rd world country. They were smart enough to improve their educational system in the recent years a lot but it will take 30 to 50 years before that pays of on a large scale and there is only so far you can get without a high skilled population, even with abundant resources and shamelessly infringing patent laws and copyright.

Even in absolute numbers it doesn't look so impressive they got a lower GDP than Germany which is far from being a superpower. Now if they where theoretically able to maintain 10% growth for the next 15 years they will have the GDP of the USA as of 2007. (while having 4 times the population).

on Jan 09, 2009

EL-DUDERINO

ironically china is a socialist country though, a totalitarian one but nonetheless socialist. And apart from the fact that China can blow the whole world up with their nukes, they aren't going to be a a superpower anytime soon, neither economically nor politically.
Don't be so quick to dismiss China.  Their economic development has skyrocketed in recent years and they are really starting to be quite an economic powerhouse.  It may be awhile before they even attempt to cross into the "superpower" realm but don't count them out.

 

THis is true and people might say...wekk socialism is working great over there... so what the problem?

 

Believe me no one wants to live in china.... the freedoms they have are non existant... in fact for what I just typed would land me in jail or killed.

on Jan 09, 2009

don't get me wrong I, wouldn't like to live their either - I just find the argumentation "USA elected a 'socialist', now it will fall down and a(nother) socialist country will become new superpower" a bit strange.

And that it works great is not really true either, 10% growth is impressive , but you shouldn't forget that its 10% of a very low level.

on Jan 09, 2009

skyrocketed is the wrong term I think, 10 to 15% annual growth is nothing too spectacular for a 3rd world country. They were smart enough to improve their educational system in the recent years a lot but it will take 30 to 50 years before that pays of on a large scale and there is only so far you can get without a high skilled population, even with abundant resources and shamelessly infringing patent laws and copyright.

I am merely reminded of our own industrial revolution with how quickly innovations happened that both improved working environments as well as production capability.  I'm not saying that they will be an economic force to be reckoned with in the next 5 years but I would bet in the next 10-20 things start happening that could start to impact the world market.

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