Is it just me, or is the dust storm over the debt crisis focused on the wrong thing? On one hand with have the Republicans, who can make a very valid argument that they have a mandate after the mid-term election of last fall to redirect the financial course of the United States from going over the cliff. On the other hand, the Democrats, after two years of absolute control of all three branches of the federal government grew more debt than all previous governments since the creation of the United States. And then there is Mr. Obama, who is supposed to be the one to mediate or look at both opposing party’s positions and do what is finally best for the American people’s best interest and the nation’s prosperity. The key word there is supposed to.
The Republicans since their regain of power in the mid-term elections have sought to regain their historic position as the party of fiscal responsibility, the party of Jefferson who believed that, “economy is among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.” The Republicans came in brazenly initiating the serious conversation of the gross imbalance of the U.S government’s ledger and the serious consequences it initialed for the nations posterity’s prosperity of it with Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan. For some inexplicable reason this proposal has been pushed back into the deep rear of the closet without any true debate of discussion over it. Mr. Obama and the Democrats shot it down in everyway he and they could in the most demonic way.
But interestingly enough the one issue or subject that has been unspoken is the issue making America not only financially solvent again, but sovereign. How to make America America again.
All during the debate over the whether or not to increase the borrowing limits of the federal government the contention has seemingly been not between the Republican’s vision and the Democrats, but between that of the Republican’s and Mr. Obama’s. Mr. Obama’s vision seems to be that of following through on his promise to “fundamentally change” this republic from one of economic dominance and vitality to one of destitutism. Obama is the face of the opposition to the vision of getting America back to the economic miracle that it has been since its inception. Every since his assenting to the seat of the presidency of the United States, he has sought to apologize for America world dominance, denounce or belittle the idea of American Exceptionalism, and blatantly set a course to undo and destroy everything that has made American dominant technology, militarily, socially, and economically. Though he is not the one who started us on this downward slide into the abyss, but he has certainly poured grease on the road without the slightest bit of apprehension or mental reservation.
Every word that has come out Mr. Obama’s mouth regarding the critical impasse that United States finds that it has placed the American people and the nation economically has been not to bring us together, to grow our nation with innovative ideas, or to see our plight as one nation fighting to reverse the tragically mis-guided economic policies of the past. Mr. Obama is most fiercely single-minded in an economic philosophy that has never ever led a nation to economic prosperity-the Keynesian Economic philosophy. But couple that with his seemingly less than warm fuzzy space that he holds for America and the American way of life, heritage, customs, and its history of world leader, we as a nation are in a critical crisis of leadership.
As the president of the United States Mr. Obama is the head of the United States and too the top representative of the people of America. He should be the one to bring the American people together in times of crisis and challenge not one who seeks to divide them. We have not heard words during this economic crisis from this president as we have heard from others in the past such as Thomas Jefferson when he said regarding debt, “… we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude; John Kennedy said regarding opposition to raising taxes, “A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget…. As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance”; and “Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.” as spoken by Ronald Reagan. All of these presidents faced great economic challenges of the nation, but they all spoke of what would truly be best for the country to grow and prosper, not rhetoric or mis-guided ideology that could destroy it.
The conversation in Washington has not been about bringing this republic back to its position of economic prominence for our posterity, but political positioning from both sides for temporary benefit. But too what has been most deafening silent in the conversation is true positive leadership from either side of the political isle to lead this nation to reach our potential. There has been one throwing down of the gauntlet to America to unleash its real abundance and majesty by lifting the burdensome tax and regulations off the backs of the American people and businesses with reducing the size of the government, enact a flat tax system, and end double taxing businesses who do business overseas, encourage domestic manufacturing and research and development and energy development to stop exporting it to enemy nations such as Communist China, and challenge the educational system and the citizenry to reignite American competitiveness in the sciences and engineering.
Irregardless what the outcome of the current dustup in the D.C over the debt ceiling is Mr. Obama has shown an extreme psychological dysfunction when it comes to encouraging or inspiring American exceptionalism or greatness. And this course will take some time to correct for this nation even after he is no longer president. We, the American people, have to demand a fundamental change for true leadership.