May 24 2013

The Fall Of The Church Of Big Government

Published by at 10:49 am under All General Discussions

We are seeing all around us the signs of a collapse. Not just economic collapse, social collapse or imperial collapse.

What we are seeing is the collapse of the myth surrounding the all powerful, all knowing, all pure, Big-Government!

Just look at how the Obama Administration’s second term has collapsed and is now impotent. We have Bengahzi, we have the tyranny of the IRS, we have surveillance of reporters for – reporting! It’s insane how badly these people abused their positions.

The IRS scandal is the one everyone in America will relate to. It involves the common enemy of all hard working Americans, and it is how the government picks our pockets to initiate so many screw ups. But there is a bright line between wasting our hard earned money, and using our money against us to intimidate us:

We now know that Lois Lerner, the Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service – who refused to testify before a House committee by invoking the Fifth Amendment – has a paper trail that reveals her direct involvement in sending intrusive and harassing questionnaires to Tea Party groups in 2012.

For this abuse of power, Lois Lerner is now on paid vacation. What kind of punishment is that? She refused to resign? Fire her. Recall, she was made aware of the abuses going back to 2011.  Did she stop them? NO!

She joined in on the harassment. Fire her and strip her of her pension. That is in the taxpayer’s best interest.

And I was dead-on right about Holder and Obama when it comes to getting warrants to snoop on the press. Those kinds of actions require the top people in government to sign on!

As it turns out, Holder not only heard of it, he personally approved it.  The warrant in the Rosen case specified that he was considered a potential suspect in the leak of classified material, the reason that the DoJ didn’t bother to follow the existing Watergate-era statute in coordinating the records request with Fox News.  And note that Holder’s testimony in this case wasn’t produced by some sophisticated perjury trap sprung by a Republican, but as a freely-offered representation to no particular question during the question period of a Democrat.

There is no other way to view this except as a lie.

Abuse of power, perjury…

Is Holder going to get a paid vacation too?

And don’t even get me started back on Benghazi, where the new excuse is: “silly us, we were just idiots

Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. 11, 2012 acknowledge that a range of mistakes were made the night of the attacks on the U.S. missions in Benghazi, and in messaging to Congress and the public in the aftermath.

“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”

Ignoring warnings of security risks, ordering people into harms way. Covering up a clearly coordinated attack and withholding the chance for the cavalry to arrive. All this ending with the death of 4 brave Americans. And the excuse is we were idiots? So what are surgeons who operate drunk and cause a death, or train operators who text while drivinh and cause death, or airline pilots who fly tired and exhausted and people die? Idiots?

Paid vacations all around – on the taxpayer’s dime.

And don’t think it is only in the US where this is happening. Check this out:

From a common point in 2005, three lines diverge widely to reflect the fact that prices in Europe are now 37 per cent higher than those in the US, and almost 20 per cent higher than those in Japan.

That chart captures a growing fear in Europe that rising energy prices now pose a threat to the industrial competitiveness of a region mired in recession. It has been driven home by a steady stream of announcements from European manufacturers about plans to build new production facilities in the US.

The chart says it all. If you are a follower of the Church of IPCC/Gore, you want expensive energy because – you know – the sky is falling due to rampant global warming.  Warming that has disappeared for over a decade and may not show up for 2 or 3 more. Idiots.

The big-government model is falling apart because it was never sustainable. It was never going to work.

Humans are fallible and make mistakes. Sometimes tragic mistakes.  When someone goes made and goes on a shooting rampage, or people become obese, or kids get hurt playing with toys, the old mantra was protect these poor saps from themselves. Bring on Big Government!

Thus we get ludicrous and useless gun laws, soda size limits and toys that do nothing so no one can hurt themselves. The almighty government has come to the rescue. Now there are no murderous rampages, obese people or kids getting hurt – right?

Here is the fallacy in this simple minded concept. Humans are fallible.  When they screw up as an individual, the damage – while tragic – is also contained. There may be a dozen Hitler wannabes out there, but they are safer as one of the masses than the leader of a major country. But when these error prone and egotistical humans are handed unlimited power over others, even the slightest error in judgement can be deadly.

You don’t have to be evil to do harm. You can just be a normal, fallible human taking on too much.

And that is why big government always grows to the point it becomes so engorged it implodes. It is full of fallible humans stumbling and bumbling. This appears to be one of the immutable laws of the universe.


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3 Responses to “The Fall Of The Church Of Big Government”

  1. oneal lane says:

    What also concerns me is how successful will the loyal opposition be in following up on thes scandals. Will the natrual timidity of the GOP best fo them. In their fear of Obama and fear of looking like meanies will they wimp out. Its time to get rid of the IRS and institute a fair or flat tax. Perfect time to build montemum for this. who wants the IRS dictatie healthcare rules.

    Wanna get really angry! find the video of AL Frankin literally dodging questions about his request to have Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS. Should make great anti Frankin TV spot in the next election cycle.

  2. Frogg1 says:

    I like the part about European manufacturers thinking about moving to the US. Let’s not blow it.

  3. momdear1 says:

    A reminder…Corruption cannot exist unless someone has control over the allocation of goods and services. The more government services, the greater the opportunity for abuse of the system. We have already reached third world status as government patronage, services and taxpayers money is distributed only to those who cleverly disguise their bribes as donations to political campaigns, Presidential libraries and monuments. And while I am at it. I have a question. Am I the only person who has realized that all those Americans who were abandoned in Benghazi by our first black president were white? Someone should be asking him if there had been some Black Americans among those abandoned would he have still been more concerned about the collateral damage to those who were attacking them than he was about those being attacked? Was his using the IRS and the Justice department to target and harass his opposition and political opponents, most of whom were also white and Christian, another indication that white Americans and Christians being targeted and victimized by reverse discrimination? This is a legitimate question. Why else did Holder’s Justice Depart drop the charges against those black panthers who intimidated white voters with Billy clubs out side that voting precinct ? How many other similar acts have been covered up or dismissed? And why are mobs of black teenagers attacking vulnerable white people all over the country? Are they so emboldened because they know they will not be held accountable for their actions? If the roles were reversed, and we had a white president taking these actions against blacks, there would be hell to pay.