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Open borders and other people’s money will be the death of Liberty

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Open borders and other peoples money will be the death of Liberty

It should be obvious that the outcome of the Left offering free stuff while erasing the border will be a disaster.

At times we’re supposed to give the Socialist-Left the benefit of the doubt in what they want for the country. We’re not supposed to question their patriotism because we’re not supposed to question their patriotism. But consider the outcome of the combination of the two main planks of their socialist national agenda: Erasing the border and handing out other people’s money.

Erasing the country with open borders

This is clearly their intent with their support of the illegal invasion columns that are beginning to assault our sovereignty. They oppose efforts to secure the border while wanting to cut the agency that is tasked with this effort. While the Left is careful about not outright endorsing these assaults, their bias towards the success of the invasion bubbles beneath the surface in all respects.

Many have also observed that the Left’s intent is to create an underclass of voters to keep them in office permanently. Witness their efforts to add as many of this underclass to the voter rolls, as well an opposing rational efforts to avoid voter fraud requiring identification and other measures.

Buying voter loyalty with other people’s money

Margaret Thatcher once stated:

Let us never forget this fundamental truth: the State has no source of money other than money which people earn themselves. If the State wishes to spend more it can do so only by borrowing your savings or by taxing you more. It is no good thinking that someone else will pay – that ‘someone else’ is you. There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money. Margaret Thatcher, speech to Conservative Party Conference, Oct. 14, 1983

Consider the bidding war the presumed presidential candidates from the nation’s socialist Left are engaged in at the moment. Each is vying to top the others in handing out cash to engender support. One is touting free health care, others are promising free college, while another has dropped all pretexts of rationality with naked offers of cash.

Never mind how they are going to get all of this money from other people, ‘You just pay for it’ as one guru of economic theory recently quipped. Presumably they have the misguided idea that vast pools of wealth are out there, ready to be tapped for what they think as the common good or Gemeinnutz in the Germanic language.

What will happened if the Left has their way on these issues?

Combine the elements of oxygen, heat and fuel and you will have a fire. A wildfire will result from an unlimited supply of these elements. An unlimited supply of people wanting what is at first an unlimited supply of other people’s money will see a government growing out of control. The key difference between these two analogies is that a fire will burn out without any fuel, while the government will simply find other sources.

It should be obvious that if one illegal invasion column is successful, more will follow. It should also be obvious that handing out other people’s property will only accelerate the process. Erasing the border will mean an illegal invasion of millions, attached to the prospect of cash, free health care, free housing, free food, free college, etc. It will get to the point where the entire system implodes when they run out of other people’s money.

Does the Left intend to destroy the country?

This outcome should be obvious to anyone taking the time to logically look at the facts. So at this point there are only two options as to why the nation’s Socialist-Left is pushing these two elements of their agenda. They either lack the intellectual acumen to understand the result of their agenda items, or this is their intention.

Perhaps they have convinced themselves that they have the ability to halt the governmental conflagration that they want to start. That their moral superiority is such that it is imperative that they have control over everyone else. One is hard pressed to fathom why they would intentionally set these events in motion, but either way they are playing with fire.

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The 1751 machine that made everything

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The 1751 machine that made everything

A short video on how technological innovation born of economic liberty has changed the world.

History is more than dates, places and battles. In many instances it’s technological advances that change the world for the betterment of all mankind. In this case it’s the story of French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson and his creation in France of the first all metal slide rest lathe, the forerunner to all modern machine tools in 1751.

Lathes had been around for centuries, but lacked the precision with hand held cutting tools. The slide rest of the Vaucanson metal lathe that provided the control to produce metal part of exacting dimensions. The lathe is said to be able to produce every other machine and machine tool. This advancement changed everything.

The producer of the video references a profound chart of World Population GCP and per Capita GCP 1 –2008 AD from data of the late Angus Maddison, similar to this produced by the  Visual Capitalist, we credit them for the chart and commentary:
Image Credit: Visual Capitalist

 

For thousands of years, economic progress was largely linear and linked to population growth. Without machines or technological innovations, one person could only produce so much with their time and resources.

More recently, innovations in technology and energy allowed the “hockey stick” effect to come into play.

The video was produced by Machine Thinking last year.

While some may quibble about which particular machine produced this miracle The larger point is that the machines of the industrial age profoundly changed what people could produce.

As the video noted the average person in 1600 was no better off economically than someone thousands of years earlier. This is what is called the Malthusian trap and for seven thousand years, it was inescapable no matter what we did.

Machine tools such as this changed all of that, one person could produce what had taken many. This surplus could outpace births, allowing the economy to grow at an incredible pace as seen in the chart. All from the genius of the mind undergirded by the Economic liberty of the free-enterprise system. This is why this is vastly superior to the societal slavery of socialism.

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Colion Noir: Exposing the under the table business of homelessness in San Francisco

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Colion Noir Exposing the under the table business of homelessness in San Francisco

Anyone who has walked the streets of San Francisco in the last few years was likely shocked. Unless they came from Seattle or a similar city in which homelessness and drug abuse are rampant on the downtown streets, it was likely a wake up call to anyone seeing how big the problems have become.

For a city with such extreme wealth and both historically and thanks to the Silicon Valley boom, it can be perplexing to witness how little is done to help those who need it so desperately. As we noted before, for some reason San Francisco is so “woke” yet so blind at the same time.

This video by Colion Noir exposes the ugly truth about San Francisco, that no matter how much money is pumped in by tax payers, the hyper-leftist radical progressive government that runs the city is incapable of solving these problems. It’s noteworthy that some of the people Noir talked to called for less government, including one gentleman who believed anarchy was the only thing that can solve the problem completely.

Yes, the city that is known for imposing the largest amounts and most obtuse overreaches of government is the city that seems to be imploding despite an overabundance of tax dollars flowing in. If there is any better testament to the failures that would befall the entire country if socialism is ever implemented more than it already is today, I’m unaware of what city that could be.

San Francisco is a disaster, yet they continue to depend on progressive leadership to somehow fix what they’ve continuously broken for decades.

Not only is the cover up intentional, as Colion Noir concluded, but the system that keeps homelessness and drug abuse prevalent on the streets is intentional. Dealing with poverty for San Francisco’s bourgeoisie is a political industry.

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Washington has America standing on the precipice of a fiscal abyss

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Washington has America standing on the precipice of a fiscal abyss

Yesterday was Tax Day, an annual reminder that our tax-and-spend government continues to get taxier and spendier.

Fox News is reporting that Donald Trump will be holding campaign events across the country this week to do some damage control in the wake of his unpopular tax cuts, but the destruction being caused by Washington’s spending addiction should be the real headline for Tax Day 2019.

Although, to be fair, many faux conservative media sources have their hands full right now pushing McConnell’s “vote Republican because #notSocialist” 2020 campaign rhetoric, so we shouldn’t be surprised if they’re too busy to be bothered with something as petty as the inevitable bankruptcy of America.

In a report issued last week by the Government Accountability Office titled “The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government’s Fiscal Future,” we were provided with an update on the nation’s fiscal health at the end of FY 2018 and what lies ahead if fiscal policy isn’t changed.

Some of the findings included in the report are:

  • The federal government’s current fiscal path is unsustainable
  • The federal deficit increased to $779 billion — and will reach $1 trillion in the next few years for the first time since 2012
  • Publicly held debt was 78% of GDP at the end of FY 2018 and will surpass its historical high of 106% within 13 to 20 years — sooner than projected last year
  • Other agencies join GAO in saying that the longer action is delayed, the greater and more drastic the changes will have to be

Graphic shows 4 projections of debt increasing

Alexis de Tocqueville, the French legal and political scholar, politician, and historian who is most known as the author of the book Democracy in America (pub 1835 – 1840), has been attributed for this quote: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

Whether these are the words of de Tocqueville or not is irrelevant. The reality is they are 100% true as we are witnessing in Washington today.

With Republicans and Democrats always in election-season mode, policies are decided based on how they affect political parties instead of America’s needs. This has given birth to finding new and better ways for them to buy votes, and it’s why we’re seeing Democrats promoting socialist ideas like Medicare for all, paid family leave, and the Green New Deal heading into 2020.

However, despite claims to the contrary, Trump and the GOP are actively pursuing the same socialist programs as they join the Democrats in a scramble to find ways to buy votes.

After decades of taxing and spending, growing the federal government, and pursuing a socialist Utopia, America finds herself on the precipice of a financial abyss with little reason to hope the unibrow party in Washington will save her. In fact, they’re likely to push her over the edge … if it means they can get a vote out of it.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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