by Lou Binninger
Some credit Benjamin Franklin with saying, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
Whether he said it or not, it is true and is coming to pass. And, the democrats have mastered being Santa Claus. “Vote for us and government we’ll give you the desires of your heart.” Our founders believed it to be a devilish deception.
Liberals say “free, everything for free.” It’s a great message. Every unskilled illiterate in the world will risk life and limb to get here to win the fare-thee-well lottery. Just get in, hold out your hand, everyone wins. There will never be enough troops or walls to withstand the caravans of moochers crashing the borders until the national message changes.
The recent California election revealed a desire of the majority to reward government waste and corruption by voting billions more in borrowing that the upper and middle class will be burdened with repaying. In addition, the rash of victorious local sales tax measures will make the biggest ding on the poor as others will skirt the burden by buying products and registering vehicles in lower tax jurisdictions elsewhere.
Most voters must think CalPERS is a cat food brand rather than a union “con job” to coddle government employees and rip-off taxpayers. Local sales tax revenues will go for pensions. Don’t let your local official “BS” you.
In the 1970s, communists and socialists determined there was a better way than the costly wars in Southeast Asia to take over governments. That was by undermining the culture from within using government regulations and deceiving an ignorant populace by degrees.
Random street interviews using questions regarding Americana, founding principles, major wars and holidays show there is a spirit of stupid over the nation. Even educators and college graduates were stumped. As showman P.T. Barnum may have said, “There is a sucker born every minute.”
You can’t get this lame by accident. The founders were convinced that the nation must be a people of virtue rooted in Biblical scriptures. If people did not self-discipline, work hard and understand that government was not the answer they would see their way of life taken from them.
Romans 1:25 says, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise!” Government schools worship at the altar of non-science insisting that we came from primates and that there is a climate apocalypse ahead. The God-free system in turn advocates earth worship.
Psalm 81:11-12 says, “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.”
America’s founders believed that to preserve the republic the citizens needed to understand our national manual, the Constitution, along with the concepts of freedom, liberty, protection of private property and the imminent dangers of an all – powerful, tyrannical government.
The union-controlled government education system has succeeded in promoting socialism as the ideal and capitalism as a curse to be purged. No wonder simpleminded students believe the government will provide for their wants. They are repeating what they have been told.
Children in communist countries are wiser, much harder working, have better values and are not sissies. They see through the socialist sham and want out at any cost. They have suffered. American youth can’t spell it.
Nowhere is this cultural shift farther along than in California. Governor Brown and liberal comrades are smitten with arrogance and stupidity. They redirect water for farming to a species of fish. The timber industry is destroyed for an owl. Uneatable solar panels cover the best farmland in the world. Billions are wasted on a bullet train from nowhere to nowhere rather than invest in the state’s water, power and transportation infrastructure.
Illegal alien criminals are harbored and cared for better than citizens. The state prosecutes an investigative journalist who uncovers murdered babies being parted out and sold. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood escapes unscathed. Schools have become re-education camps teaching kids the pluses of deviant sexuality and gender identification.
Californians with no moral compass look the other way and in some cases rally to support ideas that shock the country and the world. Rather than a world leader California is now a byword for laughingstock.