9 Simple Truths - The House of Cards Crumbles

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves



- William J.H. Boetcker, 1916, often attributed to Abraham Lincoln


How do these simples truths apply to America today? How do they destroy every single argument of the Statist/Progressive/Moral Relativist/Big-government Enabler of today? Sometimes as it seems, simplicity is the best policy, the best weapon in an intellectual arsenal. Where is the American leader to spread these simple Thatcherisms?


First point - You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. Simple. Down with the progressive tax-code that punishes achievement on a sliding scale. Down with the system in that the more wealth one creates (and benefits oneself and society as a whole), the higher percentage one is taxed. Down with an inherent, massive disincentive to the best and the brightest, the goose that lay the golden egg. Liberal religiosity 101, the most sacrosanct of all - the Marxian progressive tax code. The achiever class, the bane of the altruist, the tool for the cause.


Second point - You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. Much the same here as the first point. As is the case in taxation, so is the case with all members of the best and the brightest. The gutter mentality amidst us deplores a strong figure, male or not. We worship at the throne of depravity, of feeble and weak minded loonies. We give up our freedoms while worshipping at the throne of silver-tongued slave masters.




Third point - You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. The Almighty holy grail ethos of the Leftwing. The evil 1%. The business man. The entrepreneur. The one that dares to work the most, the hardest, and be the brightest. The cigar-smoking boardrooms, packed with fat, sweaty, yellow toothed white guys plotting to take from the poor that which he has earned. The ethos of Robin Hood, to take from the rich that they have always unfairly gotten, to give to the downtrodden. And utopia is here!


Fourth point - You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. Once again the simple concept of class-warfare, of breaking the simple commandment - "neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife. Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." We lay waste to our moral-compass by disregarding simple truths, religious commandments. America was once a God-fearing nation, we jettison notions and values at our peril. Care to draw a figure for me of the impoverished employed by the poor? Envy creates misery. Our own politics in the US prove this, there is an absolute moral component to every ill we face.


Fifth point - You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. The Federal government cannot encourage home ownership by arm-twisting bankers into loans without merit, by skewing the simple laws of economics at ever front. Our economy proves this. Our government cannot pull us out of our malaise by adding debt to future generations, by noosing their collective necks. Liabilities today from our beloved government, all entitlements included, are 100 trillion dollars. A mind-numbing figure that defies all sanity. The solution to this debt of morality and finance? The creation of more entitlement programs, thus nearly ensuring our doom. Our society cannot escape simple math, the Founders would believe us to be doomed by such idiocy and folly. Is it all a bad dream?


Sixth point - You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. Refer to points, 1-5.


Seventh point - You cannot establish security on borrowed money. The entire foundation of our government today comes crashing down on this truth. The 'Stimulus' bill, Socialized Medicine, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Insecurity, every dollar spent to bankrupt and rob future generations....empty promises from a broken government nearing the stage of insolvency from an addiction to debt. Echoes and whispers from American families at the dinner table all across the nation, "We can't run our household like that, why can Washington.....?" They can't and they put the most vibrant experiment in freedom in peril on a daily basis.


Eighth point - You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. "The power to tax is the power to destroy" - John Marshall 1819. You take an individual soul when you take his ability to earn a living for himself. You take an earnest reason to awake early with a purpose. You take his dignity. You take his struggle for a good life, for the American Dream. You take everything.


Ninth point - You cannot help men permanently by doing for them by doing what they could do and should do for themselves. The essence of Liberty and our Founding. The essence of our God-given abilities and unique character. The essence of the fight to save our nation from the cancer of the State. The essence of the Pursuit of Happiness. The essence of the freedom to succeed of fail. The essence of our fight today. The essence of We the People.









39 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT PIECE!!! I'm gonna post it over at my site with a link back.

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  2. Blackandgold - I tip my hat to thee.....

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  3. Why me? I'm just a voice among many. Please tip your hat to those who deserve it: The Founding Fathers. They gave us the opportunity to do what we do here.

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  4. Great Blog! Very well done with so much insight. We should all work together for to rebuild our hope for America's future.

    Peace & Progress,
    Clinton Bennett
    www.clinton-bennett.blogspot.com
    www.twitter.com/clintonbennett

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  5. BlackandGold - I tip my hat to you as a fellow rebel-fighter, I eternally tip my hat to the Founders, as you say they gave us the opportunity that we have here...

    Clinton - I agree! Thanks for reading....

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  6. You continue to amaze! Great stuff.

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  7. Bill - Thanks, same to you, I don't know how you put so much great content out day by day....

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  8. Great post. Keep the truth coming. This is going to be a tough fight, but we can turn things around before our political adversaries turn this nation into another Iran. We only have time and money to lose. Others have to sacrifice much more to reclaim their freedom.

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  9. RK - Thanks, this will be tough but we can do it! We have to waken the sleeping giant of the Moral Majority, it can be done!

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  10. Another inspiring/amazing post. I have re-posted the top part and linked back to you.
    http://mainfo.blogspot.com/2009/06/9-simple-truths.html

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  11. LCR! This piece is excellent, as is your whole blog! Thanks for finding me, you are a must read no doubt about it.

    Our founding fathers are spinning so hard in their graves they will end up in china (who's regime we are beginning to resemble, thanks to dear leader)

    Keep up the good work, people will wake up from the nightmare soon, I hope.

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  12. opus - Thank you!

    TCL - Thank you to you too!

    Bunni - I appreciate the kind words, I have one disagreement though. The Chinese are becoming more like we used to be and we are becoming Maoists. I hope that Americans wake up soon as well, we have to do our best.

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  13. Perfect. Concise. Well said. :)

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  14. Good work. It is not so common common sense! There is not magic way to avoid the truth. And, yeah, the truth can hurt by hiding from it will only make it hurt worse, later rather than sooner, and much worse.

    Keep up the good work!

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  15. Doom - you are right, common sense used to be so common and now needs to be repeated because such things are long forgotten. The truth does hurt but is better than hiding one's head in the sand......

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  16. Hey, could you pass this on to Mr Obama? I don't think he got that memo.....

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  17. Teach your children these axioms, along with basics of economics, and word for word recall of our constitution. Armed with this power, our future will reach a level of freedom and prosperity that exceeds the Reagan years. Happier days are on the horizon.

    Excellent post, Tim.

    Blackandgoldfan, don't sell yourself short. I read you blog Sunday, I read it today, and there is no reason on God's green earth why I would not read it tomorrow. Hook me in five consecutive times, and you have a regular on your hands.

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  18. Great post. I taught my children these very same axioms. Hubby and I were active duty Navy when the kids were young...the life just makes you teach your kids differently. I like your stuff. Please add me to your blog roll.

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  19. While Obama is busy flushing the country down the toilet, I amuse myself by collecting young, handsome bloggers ;-)

    Very insightful post for a young handsome blogger. Marxism demands that everyone be equally miserable, except for the elite. However, some of the so-called elite are going to be real surprised when the bus rolls over them in the middle of the night.

    As my dear hubby says, "the higher you are the farther you have to fall."

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  20. Thanks for the blogroll.
    msplaceddemocrat

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  21. Goddess - I don't think BO got the memo!

    William - I will sir, you are correct I appreciate your optimism!

    Adrienne - Thanks for reading, I'm not sure aboout the 'handsome' thing but thanks for the compliment!

    Navyvet48 - So pleased to make your acquaintance, I commend you on your fight against ACORN and I loved seeing you on Glenn Beck last week, keep up the good fight, I am here for whatever you may need, to help in any way possible!

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  22. Readers - Visit Navyvet48's site, it's on my blog roll as Msplaceddemocrat.com. She was on Glenn Beck's show last week extolling the evils of ACORN and is an activist against the group now. Amazingly she was also a Democrat up until recently. God bless her! Please support her efforts and her blog.

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  23. Well I'll be, NavyJet. I heard Beck read your letter on his radio show last week. I wanted to hear it over and over! Talk about inspiration! Damn! You can bet this video clip will be seen and heard from me weekly for a while to come. Hell, I still listen to Daniel Hannan's speech weekly, where he ripped Gordon Brown a new one. Your letter is in the same league.

    By the way, after hearing Beck read your letter last week (on radio,) I sent an e-mail to him, with a comment I posted here at LCR. It was regarding the ironies of the greatest generation. Of course he didn't read my e-mail to his audience (even after I realized there were typos, and grammatical errors; I did clean them up) but the only reason I sent it in the first place was because of the inspiration I got from you.

    You Rock AND Country! ;)

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  24. You sure have this right. Great job here.
    Good luck with your blog, it's a fine one.

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  25. Man, superb. That is just fantastic.
    Back from Vacation now, gotta get crackin...

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  26. William - amazing woman, I am honored to have had the chance to talk with her

    JustWalking - Thanks, hope to see you here more!

    KOOK - You were much missed, where did you go on vacation?

    Fuzzy - thanks!

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  27. So good I read it twice! Fallout 3 eh? Have you played Fallout 2?

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  28. Darth - Thanks! I came aboard the Fallout bandwagon when Fallout 3 came out, I never played the others....

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  29. Wise words indeed. Too bad BO doesn't read your blog or he could learn a few things.

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  30. Cube - Thanks, BO doesn't listen to anyone that has an idependent voice, that's why I am here....

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  31. Well written piece.

    Sure, we can all be somewhat jealous of the fat-cats' success and their largesse, but it does us no good to want them stripped of wealth. That's like longing to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

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  32. Billy Ray - I agree, thanks for reading!

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  33. Great entry and a wonderful reminder what libertarian minded people are fighting for.

    Found it on ABC's blog and put the first part of it up on mine with a link to here. You'll be a regular on my daily read list from now on.

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  34. @ Chris - Thank you so much, I am glad that you found my site!

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