It is quite clear from the Democrats’ Debate that the progressive and socialist leanings of the candidates showed a disdain for this democratic republic’s capitalism. The unasked and unanswered questions for democrats and republicans which loomed larger than the continuing expansion of the national debts was where is all the money coming from appreciating the rich cannot support the total burden of their wish lists and what three cuts are they willing to make to existing programs to help facilitate decreasing the national debt. Additionally in the melding of rights under the constitution, can anyone spell out what rights citizens alone have that others don’t in the USA?
Takeaways from the debates so far reveal:
- As presented, socialism is unsustainable because service demands will overwhelm and prove unsustainable if all people make the same wage per hour while the majority may still continue in paying no federal tax.
- Any society which taxes based on the ”Robin Hood Philosophy” of stealing from the rich to give to the poor will stifle entrepreneurship, ownership rights, work incentives and responsibility for choices made.
- Paying wages not supported by market demands is a formula for more welfare dependents as well as limiting of full time employees with benefits.
- The promise of a college education as the end all and be all on many levels neglects options for those who don’t indulge in STEMs classes in primary and secondary education or trades which are a vital support service. (I want my more than $50,000 back which I paid for my education if this flies.)
- When you are willing to take disproportionately from one group to give to others, you feed into the Marxist philosophy—from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
- Failing to enforce national borders and allow any and all who want entry, disregards national security, citizen rights and human nature.
- Increasing the dependence of children on the government to the exclusion of parental responsibilities to provide for their progeny abandons individual responsibility and fosters more welfare as a way of life.
- The belief that medicine and science can cure addictive behavior is false; therefore let’s stop the legalize drug–marijuana, nonsense when data is increasingly showing ill effects from chronic use which may not be reversible.
- If taxes are to be fair they must be proportional since we all breathe the same air, drive the same streets, have access to public safety measures, etc. which is not based on our income. If the rich pay more don’t expect them not to ask for more in return.
- The rule of law must be equally applied and presidential candidates who admit to drug use while allowing others to languish in jail for the same if not less offense aren’t worth our votes whether the name is Clinton, Bush or others.
- Tax payers shouldn’t be on the lame for folks’ choices whether from seeking birth control, to legalizing drugs, to going to college or other appeals to human desires and wants not needs and requirements.
Now can we address the issues of the presidency around foreign policy, national sovereignty, commerce and constitutionally valid roles for the federal government and the executive branch while stopping the use of executive orders to bypass Congress and the Judiciary?