Well, now I’m really getting worried. And angry. This has got to stop. Bailouts now are happening at the speed of light. Any company in trouble, just head on over to the big government ATM.
“‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.”–Friedrich Hayek
Friedrich Hayek, an Austrian-British economist and political philosopher, was known for his defense of free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thinking during the mid-20th century. He left Austria to study and then chose not to return when Austria was taken over by the Nazis. A wise and learned person, his words are especially meaningful today.
All these bailouts are in response to “emergencies”. Just has to be done! No other choice!! If we don’t do this, we’ll all….!!!!!”…….
We’ll all what? Yes, the economy is in big trouble. But what our government is doing to try to “fix” it, is only going to delay the recovery of our economy. What’s worse, it is a GIANT step on our seemingly unstoppable path toward socialism.
Here’s another quote that we should all memorize. I think it’s so important, I’ve added it to my sidebar.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
This is scary stuff, people. We have got to stay aware of what’s going on, we have to pay attention to what our elected representatives are doing, we have to call them and tell them what we think. We have to help inform our misguided, underinformed, and misinformed fellow citizens whenever we can, in whatever way we can.
We cannot remain passive, and just “hope” that America won’t become a socialist democracy. We can’t think that “it couldn’t happen”. We can’t think that.
A very good article about the latest bailout of Citicorp, with links to other stories, is at Michelle Malkin’s excellent blog. Please read up on it.
Information is power. Let’s focus on getting all the “power” we can.