Mises and Madison

"With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the DETAIL of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a METAMORPHOSIS of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." -April 20, 1831 Letter from James Madison (dubbed Father of the U.S. Constitution for his role in drafting of the text; see also The Federalist Papers, published on behalf of the American system as one of limited government of by and for the people of A Free Republic)~

"MODERN CRYPTODESPOTISM, which arrogates to itself the name of liberalism, finds fault with the negativity of the concept of freedom. The censure is spurious as it refers merely to the grammatical form of the idea and does not comprehend that all civil rights can be as well defined in affirmative as in negative terms. THEY ARE NEGATIVE AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO OBVIATE AN EVIL, NAMELY THE OMNIPOTENCE OF THE POLICE POWER [OF GOVERNMENT], AND TO PREVENT THE STATE FROM BECOMING TOTALITARIAN." -Ludwig von Mises in chapter 21, The Theory of Money and Credit~

Prov. 11:3 - If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What we need right now

WE NEED A CAPITALIST REVOLUTION. A revolution of ideas which will empower us, encourage excellence, and build wealth. It is not about "spreading wealth" its about building wealth. Many of our so-called leaders are fostering government dependency and mediocrity rather than independence and excellence. Obama probably wishes he could understand what makes a corporation or company work in real life so instead of learning about it he is treating taxpayers money like his investment/capital/retained earnings account but its just his friends getting rich (George Soros, Warren Buffet etc) while everyone else is getting poor. Its a revolution and plunder agenda. Its not about promises, promises are for con-men and manipulative characters. PROFIT is not a dirty word, everything we do is to profit us somehow! Money is a tool but it gets lost and wasted in the hands of fools. It is the spirit of entrepreneurship, virtue and excellence which helps us reach our goals. That and long term thinking. It is the crisis and hasty action model which gets people to play into the hands of manipulators and would-be dictators to gain power and do their "work." Liberty is a cornucopia it can't be "directed" or rationed in the name of prosperity. The Karl Marx "spread the wealth" worldview/attitude and doctrine has only spread more poverty and misery. It is folly and nonsense to argue and really believe that this is STRICTLY a world of haves and have nots, because there are categories in between. This argument didn't take into account the fact that people usually move upward, more and more towards the "haves" category so the "class war" is myopic and divisive nonsense. One might even consider it a form of conditioning and brainwashing which fosters dependence and excuses. In other words: mediocrity, resentment, and negativity with all that follows along with economic ignorance and lack of appreciation for the creative forces of a free market and truly enlightened, creative, productive and educated entrepreneurial people.

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