Skip to comments.What, Exactly, Do We Want to Restore America to?
Posted on 05/05/2010 9:30:54 PM PDT by NY Hockey Mom
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The only difference between Fascism and Socialism is the fig leaf of private ownership of the means of production that are absolutely controlled and regulated by the Government.
The left like to paint anyone who opposes their socialist control as a Fascist, and try to claim that the Nationalist Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) were “right wing fascists”. To a hardcore leftist, anyone to the right of Stalin is a “Fascist”.
If socialism is communism sold by the glass, fascism is just a different flavor of whiskey in the glass. Same statist control, same anti-liberty position.
Lame blog from a lame writer with an intellectually retarded sense of history and politics.
Communists killed their own citizens in a relentless battle to control and regulate every aspect of their lives.
War, disease, displacement, famine, U.S. citizens and the U.S. army killed millions of Native Americans; because they had the bad luck to be some of the last horticulturalists to be displaced by an agricultural society, as has been the trend in human history for the last few thousand years.
You may want to try some moral equivalence on the government system of absolute State control and the expansion and elimination of one culture over another; and that may wash in postmodern soft thinking idiot land; but that doesn’t fly around here.
Restore it to 1950 minus Democrat Jim Crow laws.
Term limits, (I favor no more than two terms) guarantees that there is not a senior crowd leading the government regime for thirty years.
How many years was Ted Kennedy a Senator? He was in the Senate since 1962. His immigration plan to bring 250,000 Somalians a year into the US every year was voted down numerous times before it finally was passed. Every city that is stuck with these uneducated, tribal idiots is suffering under the welfare costs. The people have no idea how to come from a third world grass hut community to a top of the world modern city. Their cultures do not blend with ours in the slightest yet we are expected to greet them as long lost relatives. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to retract such a law once it is established? It is frigging near impossible. When you are an established figure in government then you get to corrupt the system with tricks and sleight of hand moves.
I remember when the EPA was formed in 1970. That was fought over for at least 10 years before it passed. Bastards like Sen. Gaylord Nelson knew they had stuck a sword into the heart of the American economy. Senators Adlai Stevenson, Mathias, Percy, and Hubert Humphrey, were among the far left, knew that the socialists/communists were in the fight and winning serious battles. It was only a matter of time before they could do some serious damage to our rights and liberties.
I am also in favor of term limiting judges. One two year term and then a seven or ten year final term. The two years gives the people a chance to see whether he/she can do the job.
Imagine the government acting today the way Washington halted the Whiskey Rebellion. The good old days weren’t always. I am not a libertarian, which is to say, I believe limited government has a vital role to play in society so we can co-exist with a minimum of physical, mental and financial damage to ourselves & others. But I do believe government is best that governs least. I would like to get back to that. I just don’t want to delve into socialism.
I never knew of Capital punishment for interfering with the post office. That is interesting.
Found the death penalty for messing with the delivery of mail in the Annals of Congress. I believe it was the first or second Congress which passed that law.
Jim Kalb wrote a piece while at Yale on colonial law which I can no longer find on the internet. Fascinating. Pennsylvania had some draconian punishments. The punishment for homosexuality was worse than for rape. Flogging, then ten years and sometimes the death penalty as I recall. Rape was, again from memory, five years.
We never learned this stuff in history class. I need to keep reading.
We were cheated. In High School and in college. Thought I was fairly well set because I had read Kant, Nietzshe, Marx, Freud, Sartre, Marcuse and on and on. But they almost never gave the other side. All the instruction was within the leftist framework. A little Dostoyeski and Solzhenitsyn was all. Its a crime what they do. Thank god for the internet. I’ve learned more on it than I ever did in school.
You are right.
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