Socialists vs. America First Populists
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How many times do you have to hear that going off the financial
cliff is a failure of controlling spending as opposed to a lack of revenue? Systemic deficits exist because government is
too big, not because taxpayers are not paying their fair share. This assessment is sacrilege to the Democratic Socialists
who make up both political parties. The "so called" debate over cutting back the growth in budgetary increases is
void of any real substance or focus. The basic reason that the federal government leviathan instills mass hysteria and fear
about cutting back on social welfare programs is that the system preaches a false egalitarian and utopia deliverance from
Contrast this dependency viewpoint with the foundations of
America First populism. Thomas Jefferson presents the basis for a healthy economy. "Agriculture, manufactures, commerce,
and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise."
The National Center for Constitutional
a free market economy was, to them, the natural result of liberty, carried out in the economic dimension of life. Their philosophy
tended to enlarge individual freedom - not to restrict or diminish the individual's right to make choices and to succeed or
fail based on those choices. The economic role of their Constitutional government was simply to secure rights and encourage
commerce. Through the Constitution, they granted their government some very limited powers to:
¦assure that the ground rules were fair (a fixed standard of weights and measures)
¦encourage initiative and inventiveness (copyright and patent
¦provide a system of sound currency with an
established value (gold and silver coin)
¦enforce free trade
(free from interfering special interests)
from the harmful acts of others
The big government legacy from the New Deal destroyed
the last vestige of a constitutional central government. A recent illustration of the institutional attitude for the entitlement
mentality comes out of that shining example of democratic community; namely, Detroit Michigan. FoxDetroit video and report in We voted for you, now bail us out tells it all.
"City Council member JoAnn
Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month's election was enough reason for the president to
bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen)
"Our people in an overwhelming way supported
the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,"
said Watson. "Of course, not just that, but why not?"
Detroit’s former prosperity and manufacturing dominance rose out of the genius of Henry Ford and the companies
that grew out of the auto industry. Now, Detroit teetering on the brink of
bankruptcy, looks more like a Beirut war zone landscape than the affluence of Gross
Point. "No city Detroit's size has ever gone through federal bankruptcy, and analysts say the experience could easily
have negative effects statewide, from Michigan's image to its bond rating."Public officials like JoAnn Watson typify
the poverty victimhood constituency. The Democratic Socialists of America is very clear on their vision for the country.
"Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet
public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy
must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in
the many decisions that affect our lives."
each passing administration, the federal government exerts more central planning and economic regulations. The middle class
is under an unprecedented onslaught from bureaucrats that expand federal dependency programs that the Watson’s of this
world demand as claims for quid pro quo votes. The earning class is systematically being impoverished for the benefit of crony
capitalists that the Democratic Socialists assail. However, their alternative is to grow central government even larger.
First populism recognizes that an all powerful and intrusive federal government destroys not only personal liberty, but drastically
diminishes economic viability for producing and working individuals. Without the productivity of legitimate commerce, no ceiling
on taxes can generate the funds to raise the underclass out of poverty.
Genuine traditional populism is not progressive. While being anti corporatist, the heritage of honest free enterprise
and the merchant economy is defended as the alternative to the democratic socialist corporate/state. Yet the like of Chip
Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons condemn Right-Wing Populism in America.
of the staples of repressive and right-wing populist ideology has been producerism, a doctrine that champions the so-called
producers in society against both "unproductive" elites and subordinate groups defined as lazy or immoral."
This criticism of producerism is disingenuous because of the implicit
bias that progress ideologues have in the superiority of their democratic socialization mission. The inbred Marxist, contaminant
much needed reform activism that America First populism offers to those who understand that a real market economy has the
best prospects, for the greatest gains, for the most people.
a return on labor, ingenuity and innovation is the essence of noble work. The common enemy of all non-establishment political
persuasions is the debt created fake money system under the Federal Reserve. Without an adequate understanding of the impossibility
of taxing yourself into wealth, the democratic socialist just sinks deeper into the debt hole of central bankers.
spending is inevitable, when the U.S. Treasury borrows funds at interest, from the Federal Reserve to create fiat money. Authentic
populism must be based upon a limited federal government, with a separation of shared powers, among sovereign states and local
The anxiety of a federal government meltdown
coming on January 1, 2013 should be no surprise for that same Democratic Socialists of America, in What is the fiscal cliff?
inflammatory term used by corporate elites to resist paying higher taxes and to allow them to keep offshoring jobs. Rather
than prioritizing job creation and economic recovery as the road to long-term fiscal health, these advocates of austerity
are using misguided hysteria about the federal debt level to further drive down the living standards of working people, the
poor and the elderly. A more accurate term for the "fiscal cliff" would be "fiscal fake-out."
Apprehension of the corporatist playbook does not necessarily translate into a
workable solution, when the DSA advocates more money to feed the government that serves only the globalist elites.
Even the neoconservative
flagship, the Weekly Standard feels the need to chime in their counterfeit conservative message in, No 'Drama' Obama--Wants to
Raise 'Debt Limit Without Drama or Delay'.
fighting the debt limit last go around, according to Reuters, is the reason America's credit was downgraded:
It was the reluctance of congressional Republicans to agree to such an increase
in 2011 without deep spending cuts that brought the nation to the brink of default. The result was a historic lowering of
the U.S. credit rating and a setback to the recovery from a recession that ended in 2009.
The statutory ceiling on U.S. Treasury borrowing is $16.4 trillion. The nation
is expected to hit the legal limit near the year's end, although it can tap emergency measures to stave off a default and
keep the government running into early 2013.
No Virginia, the
real reason for the inevitable credit downgrading is that financing budget deficits with devalued dollars demands a drastic
rise in interest rates. All sincere citizens must acknowledge that the Obama administration is committed to destroy Jefferson’s
vision for a restrictive federal government. Washington’s spending problem is self-evident, but for the democratic socialist,
the growth of central governance is paramount. Barack Hussein
Obama quoted in Yahoo Finance demonstrates the arrogance of an out of control dictator.
America First populism exponents recognize the absurdity of surrendering constitutional Congressional
control over the federal budget, in favor of an imperial tyrant.
"If Congress in any way suggests that they're going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling
votes and take us to the brink of default once again as part of a budget negotiation…I will not play that game,"
he said. "Because we've got to break that habit before it starts."
realizes that the national debt must be repudiated because the criminal central bankers, the Jackals of Jekyll Island, have been running a banksters scam on all Americans. The fundamental difference
between democratic socialists and America First populists is their standpoint on central government tyranny.
person can’t be a real conservative if he rejects the primary populist message. The government is answerable to the
people . . . The responsibility of the individual is to become a knowledgeable and a capable citizen. That means that pledges
for a free lunch must be rejected as just another swindle dressed in a pretty package. The performance seldom matches the
rhetoric and never attains compatibility with basic conservative principles. Our test is clear; if it harms individual liberty,
it can’t be conservatism."
SARTRE – December 9, 2012