"demonization of government" is a traditional argument in the US, as history has shown. Let us use the proper term, distrust of central authority. If we look at like this we get a better perspective, historically, as what we face. After all, it is arrogant for this generation to think we face radically different problems than our forefathers. The human has not changed all that much, nor has the age old tricks of tyranny and oppression. What is new in the world is freedom, its a scant 235 years old and has the stains of man all over it.<quoted text>
I don't believe I'm polarized, as you stated. As a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook, with my B of S in Political Science, I've learned to look at both sides objectively.
You and I would be considered "Moderates" - this is what is truly lacking in our polarized political system for the last 30 years. Polarization top a degree has always existed between both parties, but was ratcheted up full gear in the Reagan era, the "demonization of government" has become an embedded train of thought within the GOP base. There is no single president that can himself change the way government works - slowly chip away at certain aspects maybe, but a complete shake up of the system itself? Never. The very concept is ludicrous, and I'm sure as a level minded individual you would agree with this.
Now, the GOP has been against the very concept of Medicare since it's inception during the Truman administration, and in 1961, Reagan made an album for the GOP condemning the idea of Medicare, calling it a "path towards socialism".
I've always wondered how caring for our own seniors is somehow considered socialism. But listen and see that as far back as 50 years ago, this issue itself was demonized and the polarization began. Sad.
Glad to meet a moderate conservative. Thanks for your input.
The debate began in earnest during the Constitutional Convention, Hamilton versus Jefferson. It exist today.
Honestly, is caring for the elderly as we do, centrally, really humane when we look at the shape of our nation ? Is it humane to give medicare to a rich person at the expense of the future earnings of an unborn citizen ? Is SS humane at the expense of the freedom and liberty of our posterity ?
The fact is we run an empire that is going broke and when it does, the currency crashes, what will all these humane programs do for the dependents of central government ? It will kill them in the thousands as witnessed by the elderly from the Soviet empire during its crumble down, seventies and eighties. Simply immoral to get a group of free humans addicted to the drug of spending future posterity to gain temporary false prosperity.....sound familiar ?
All of our social programs brought to us by our central authority came AFTER 1913. All are based on the debasement of the currency, debt, to fund. The entire program is based on one simple thing, that the US control the worlds transactional currency. If we can continue to force the world to use our currency we can continue to live beyond our means. If not, do you have any idea how much suffering the elderly, disabled, sick and diseased will go through ? Can you imagine just how bad it will be ?
The fact is we are broke, morally and financially and if we dont change our ways radically we are going inflict the worst holocaust of human suffering ever.
Consider the effects if your wrong and we cant afford what we are doing, the way we are doing it.
My view, lets manage the suffering to prevent the crash, yours ?