On this week’s podcast, we discussed the resolution drawn up by members of the Republican National Committee to “re-establish the party’s conservative bona fides.” Believe it or not, there are some who think I do not pick on Republicans enough, so I thought I would channel my inner xenophobic, pro-war, and socially intolerant Republican and jokingly insert the subtext I infer from their statements.
- We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill
When Democrats are in charge, we can no longer expand the size, scope, and power of the federal government in the ways that we want to, so we have decided to feign support for smaller government to keep those “tea baggers” from throwing us out of office. Remember the TARP bailout? Our guy signed that into law. Obama is a pretty easy and identifiable target, so we included invoking his name every time we talk about the stimulus bill that we would have written differently but still passed, had a Republican Congress and executive been in place in the time of need.
- We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare
Since the Democrats proposed massive government intervention into the healthcare marketplace, we oppose it. That will likely end the January after you get tired of the other guys and vote us back into power, so we can bring you more fantastic healthcare reform ideas, like Medicare Part D.
Are you pro-peace or pro-war? This is a question not only every politician should have to answer but also every American should ask themselves.
Most Americans would answer that question by saying that in their daily lives they are Pro-Peace and as a corollary they would agree that Force should only be used to defend a person’s life or Property. Why is it then when these same Americans, whose daily lives are built upon Peaceful interactions with their fellow human beings vote for politicians who are decidedly Pro-War?
Everyone around the world is just trying to live the best they can. That includes those folks in this country who not only advocate for Collectivism but also advocate for war. In this country the citizens who advocate for war overseas and “Obamacare” at home really believe that this is the best way to better their own lives and the lives of their families.
“To subsist to better one’s condition to bring up a family are not affairs of time, or place, or taste, or opinion, or choice, they are the daily constant and unavoidable concerns of all men at all times and in all countries” Frederic Bastiat
There are only two ways to gain what you desire in this world, that is from free and voluntary exchange or by appropriating it from others by force. Those who are Pro-Peace believe hat the best way for them and everyone else in the world is to improve their lot in life is through peaceful Free Trade. Those who are Pro-War believe in forcibly taking what another has produced by force or as Bastiat called it “spoliation” or “plunder”.