Leftist-statist fascism is in the news daily and there is no more non-tolerant place than American college campuses. These left leaning institutions have always supported state control of the economy and redistribution policy however, since the 2016 election, the statists have moved to a proscription against speech and freedom of association.
This contagion has spread beyond the traditional east and west coast statist bastions to small lower tier educational institutions in the Midwest.
spoke of a situation that could have been reported in 1930s Nazi Germany. This story is upsetting to any freedom loving American but it gets worse. There is a strong move among these same statists to create an economic crisis by not paying their obligations and then, get taxpayers to foot the bill for their obligated student loan debt.
Students Demand “Sanctuary” From Immigration Laws, Student Loan Debt, And Finals
The First Crack: $270 Billion In Student Loans Are At Least 30 Days Delinquent
Next Mega-Bailout On Deck: White House Studying “New Bankruptcy Options” For Student-Loan Borrowers
At 108 US Colleges, More Than Half Of Students Haven’t Paid Even $1 On Their Student Loans
The Student Loan Write-offs Have Begun: 78,000 Students File For Debt Discharge After Corinthian Closures
24% Of Millennials “Expect” Student Loan Forgiveness
“Cancel All Student Debt” – The Petitions Begin
To correct this we must remove the state from any and all influence in higher education and enforce the rights expressed in the US Constitution. Failure to do so will result in a loss of freedom and a very large tax bill to bailout students by paying off their debt.
The days of freedom are fading fast in America. Our access to information will be further filtered by the government via a statist supported corporation. Lest you believe this libertarian is over reacting, please consider the announcement by Google today.
What any freedom loving American should be afraid of is the following:
The review teams — comprised of contractors known as “quality raters” — already comb through websites and other content to flag questionable items such as pornography. Google added “upsetting-offensive” in its latest guidelines for quality raters. Google declined to comment on the changes, which were reported in the blog Search Engine Land and elsewhere.
This begs the question, who decides what is “upsetting-offensive”? One will have to be quite naïve to think the new filters will not favor statist information and positions over facts and free thought given Google’s connections with the state. Look at this dated article and shudder, it is likely even more connected to the state today. In a old 2010 piece on techeye.net, the links between Google and the state are immense.
Some background. Google’s DC office contains 30 employees, nine of whom are registered lobbyists. In addition to this, Google has hired six to seven lobbying firms. Four management-level Google employees have accepted positions within the Obama Administration, and Eric Schmidt, CEO, and John Doerr, Board Member, served as Obama appointees on a key advisory board.
Given this, please support libertarian candidates even if they are lacking in purity.
There is a very good article by Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute titled The dignity deficit: Reclaiming Americans’ sense of purpose. The piece speaks of the improbable Trump victory and postulates the win came about because of the anger of those citizens left behind economically in America. This thesis explaining Trump’s win is not unique, many political pundits have offered the same. However, Brooks extends the story by going back to LBJ’s War on Poverty. Brooks highlights in his article the plight of a poor Kentuckian named Tom Fletcher. Fletcher, despite government assistance (welfare) is never was able to escape poverty.
In 1966, when the War on Poverty programs were finally up and running, the national poverty rate stood at 14.7 percent. By 2014, it stood at 14.8 percent. In other words, the United States had spent trillions of dollars but seen no reduction in the poverty rate.1
There are millions more Tom Fletchers that Twenty trillion dollars of government largess has not helped and they voted in November, 2016.
The solution to poverty is to go back to fundamental economic principles. If you want more of something, then do not tax it. However, this axiom is ignored by statists and we have many Americans being left behind. The solution is simple, stop taxing the fruits of labor (wealth) and you will see more fruit.
The same principle holds true for government regulations that stifle labor and subsequent wealth generation. If you you want less friction on labor which will lead to more wealth creation, stop unnecessary regulation of the actions that generate wealth.
- Brooks, Arthur C. “The Dignity Deficit: Reclaiming Americans’ Sense of Purpose.” American Enterprise Institute. Foreign Affairs, 13 Feb. 2017. Web. 09 Mar. 2017.
Americans need to wake up and realize that our rights are being taken away by a corrupt government. President Obama assured us years back that his administration would respect the US Constitution but today we find out that the CIA has tools that violate our privacy and we would never know it. (See WikiLeaks Vault 7)
Senator Obama promised in a Woodrow Wilson International Center, Council on Foreign Relations speech on August 1, 2007 that:
His administration would not “spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, ”
“I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom.
“That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are.
Obama also declared that “the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers”:
“We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.”1
We Americans must all rise up and tell our government to stop and then only elect candidates who respect the law.
- Parks, Bob. “Obama’s 2007 Promise: ‘No More Illegal Wiretapping of American Citizens'” CNS News. N.p., 10 June 2013. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.