1932 Franklin Roosevelt was elected promising a 25% reduction in
the federal budget, an end to deficits, and the restoration of a
eight years the federal budget tripled, federal debt increased 155%,
and the gold standard was repudiated – making the U.S. dollar a
New Deal transformed America from a unique country in which everyone
could live his life as he saw fit into a welfare state in which
most business was supervised from Washington.
longer was America run by the people – or even by Congress. Instead
it was now directed by bureaucrats operating in regulatory agencies
like the AAA, FCA, CCC, FCI, SMA, FSA, NLRB, PWA, WPA, FDIC, FSLIC,
SEC, SSA, REA, EHFA – directing when we shall sow and when we shall
would Americans give up their freedom for a system that had never
worked well in the Old World?
did it because Roosevelt never attacked the American Way head-on.
Instead . . .
magic words were "recovery" and "emergency."
They justified everything – even though the New Deal produced no
recovery, and there were far better ways to deal with the emergency.
THE MESS OF
writer Garet Garrett called the New Deal "The
People's Pottage." Esau had traded his birthright for a
mess of pottage. And now the American people had traded their birthright – the freest nation the world had ever known – for a mess of pottage.
what did that pottage consist of?
1940 the unemployment rate was still 15%, the Depression was still
severe, and Roosevelt was maneuvering America into war to distract
attention from the New Deal's failures.
THE BUSH REVOLUTION
2000 George Bush won the Presidency promising "limited government,"
reading the Constitution literally, and rejecting the concept of
"nation-building" – the practice of imposing pro-American
governments on foreign nations.
once in office he produced a federal budget limited by nothing.
And now he's making the Constitution an instrument of his own power – even as he imposes a new government on Afghanistan.
THE LAST OF
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Roosevelt Coup d'Etat destroyed the 9th and 10th amendments – the
ones limiting the government's functions.
1st and 2nd amendments remained in form – although the Supreme
Court now decides when they can be overruled by the government's
"compelling interest." Amendments 3-8 have survived, although
considerably battered. But now the Bush Coup d'Etat is aimed at
erasing these last restrictions on government power.
wants to decide when people can have a jury trial, be safe from
cruel and unusual punishment, be secure against unreasonable searches
and seizures, and be able to confront their accusers.
the Bush New Deal is completed, the Bill of Rights will survive
in name only. And you will live and breathe only by the sufferance
of the all-mighty government. Your fate will be in the hands of
people like George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Teddy Kennedy,
and Strom Thurmond.
course, George Bush is doing this to save America.
what is America if there's no individual liberty?
Roosevelt, George Bush isn't attacking the Constitution and the
American way head-on. Instead . . .
magic words are "security" and "emergency."
They justify everything – even though Bush is increasing the world
domination that made us vulnerable to terrorism in the first place.
George Bush were a Democrat, many conservatives would be fighting
him to the death. But too many conservatives have abandoned their
principles and begun deciding right and wrong on the basis of party
too, are trading the last remnants of America for a mess of pottage.
War on Terrorism has no more chance of succeeding than the New Deal,
the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, or the War on Illiteracy.
first revolution for big government was effected by a man who railed
against big government and said he wanted to save capitalism. The
second revolution is being engineered by a man who claims to be
for limited government and the preservation of freedom.
as he seeks to destroy the last vestiges of a free America.