I desire, want and demand a full and complete investigation of the corruption in Washington, D.C. in all spheres, aspects, and entities of government. I am perfectly willing to let the chips fall where they may. I believe that is the only avenue by which we can reclaim, restore, and reignite the government our Farmers and Founders envisioned and established. The Republican Democracy of Representative Government has proven to be the best system of government to ensure the inalienable rights, liberties, and freedoms of mankind. Sorry, Prime Minister Trudeau, I use the term “mankind” not “people-kind” because I do not deem that term sexist but simply referring to the species of the human race and human family.
One of the greatest crimes in modern history, in my view, has not been the scandals of the Obama administration, the Clinton camp, the FBI, the DOJ, or any other governmental agency. I am not suggesting that those are not incredibly serious and deserving of investigation and jail time for many of the participants. Congress, in my view, has committed a crime that is off the charts in its importance, gravity, and impact upon our Constitutional Republic and the ability of American’s to PURSUE the American dream and enjoy our liberties and freedoms to which we are entitled.
Do I have your attention yet? I HOPE SO but realize that some will possibly disagree with my assertions and disagree with the level to which ascribe the Congressional crime of which I speak. What am I talking about? THE NATIONAL DEBT and SPENDING! It is or should be at the top of the list of clear and present dangers for the Republic and our continued existence. The amount of IOU’s held by nations such as Communist China hold is staggering. The politicians over many decades have hocked America’s future up to the eyeballs and many seem to treat this as inconsequential and believe it is simply PAPER not REALITY. It is very real and incredibly ominous, yet congress after congress and president after president allows it to continue. We see the DEBT CEILING being raised on a regular basis, the entitlement spending and non-discretionary spending continues to skyrocket with little or no cuts in spending. That should keep you awake at night, but as long as people are not directly and personally impacted they ignore the issue.
Our National Debt is over $20 TRILLION and that is staggering! The National Debt is comprised of two categories: Intragovernmental Holdings and Debt Held by the Public. We owe Communist China a whopping $1.3 TRILLION or about 19% of the total National Debt. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE and DANGEROUS! It may not trouble you, but it disturbs me to the core of my being. If China were to call in all the debt at once the U.S. dollar would collapse and the economy of the entire world turned upside down. That is possibly the only true hedge we have against China calling in the debt and wrecking our economy. If China were to take those steps to destroy America, they would do grave damage to their own economy. However, they still have incredible ability and power to manipulate us in many ways due to the debt. It is hardly mentioned but we owe Japan more than $1.1 MILLION and other countries hold $3.8 TRILLION of our debt. The foreign involvement in our debt is troubling but that is not the total story.
You may or may not be aware but about $12.9 TRILLION of our National Debt is owned by Americans. That’s good, you might say, but is it? Our politicians, especially since Lyndon B. Johnson have been borrowing or stealing from Peter to pay Paul and destroying us. Our Social Security Trust Fund owns about $5.1 TRILLION of the debt. That is absurd because the politicians have no intent or interest in every paying that back, so it is theft by the government from the monies you and I paid into the system to fund their agendas and entitlements. That is troubling on so many levels I shudder to think of it. That fact is the major reason the Social Security program is in the dire straits it is in. Politicians have effectively stolen from our Piggy Bank and stuffed it full of IOU’s they know they can never and will never repay. Over $5 TRILLION is owed to individuals, pensions funds, and state and local governments. That is problematic on many fronts but ignored by politicians and citizens. We are, in a very real sense, bankrupt and operating in a money shuffling scheme which is a very real Ponzi Scheme that amounts to legalized theft by the federal government. That is why the politicians of both parties are more than willing to listen to the call for MORE AND MORE TAXES. They want to continue their “gravy train” that empowers them to do advance their agendas where they SPEND, SPEND, and SPEND and that requires TAXES, TAXES, and MORE TAXES.
I have only touched the tip of the iceberg this enormous problem represents but if you will allow me to go to the Bible and also insert some of the views of our Founders and Framers on DEBT. I a very real sense DEBT is SERVITUDE. Proverbs 22:7 warns that “the borrower is servant to the lender.” I would argue that Freedom and Liberty are diminished in direct proportion to the debt owed. WHY? Because debt reduces the options the debtor has with regard to what he/she does with what he earns. The greater the debt the fewer the options available because the debt must be serviced (paid) otherwise bankruptcy results and the loss of everything or most things transpires. In Deuteronomy 15:6 God issued a commandment to the nation of Israel that we would do well to heed in America. He said, “for the Lord, your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, BUT YOU WILL NOT BORROW; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.” [Emphasis Mine]. The lender rules over the borrower.
Thomas Jefferson was adamant in his opposition to debt. He said, “To preserve their [the people’s] independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election [choice] between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.” WHAT HAVE WE DONE TODAY? We have allowed the politicians to place us in the servitude of debt nationally and that limits our liberties and freedoms significantly. Jefferson also warned of the excesses in federal spending saying, “The forehorse [leader] of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows, that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.” That was prophetic and a warning we failed to heed and once you dance you must pay the fiddler. He also argued, “I… place economy [frugality] among the first and the most important republican virtues and public debt the greatest dangers to be feared.” I AGREE!
Jefferson was not alone, Alexander Hamilton also warned, “Nothing can more interest the national…prosperity than…extinguishing the present debt to avoid as much as possible the incurring any new debt! Establish that a government may decline a provision for its debts, though able to make it, and you overthrow all public morality, you unhinge all the principles that must preserve the limits of free constitutions, you have anarchy, despotism, or whatever you please, but you have no just or regular government.” WOW! Our First President and the Father of our Country, George Washington agreed completely saying, “The progressive accumulation of debt…ultimately endangers all governments. No pecuniary [monetary] consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of public debt.” NOT IN THE MINDS OF MODERN POLITICIANS and those on the dole. Jefferson also said powerfully, “I am for…applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt. But if the debt should once more be swelled to a formidable size, its entire discharge will be despaired of and we shall be committed to the English career of debt, corruption, and rottenness, closing with revolution. The discharge of debt, therefore, is vital to the destinies of our government.” WHERE ARE WE TODAY? We are one step from realizing the fulfillment of those warnings and experiencing the total collapse of our economy and the disruption of our government, resulting in anarchy and tyrannical despotism. THIS IS, in my view, A TREASONOUS CRIME that is being perpetuated by elected officials against our Republic. IT MUST BE ADDRESSED and STOPPED!
Yes, there are many serious scandals and corruption in Washington and most of them can be directly or indirectly connected to money. Money connects them to the National Debt and the thirst for power by the political elitist of today. When you vote in November think about the National Debt and ask your candidate his/her views on the Debt. IT IS IMPORTANT!
God bless you and God bless America!