Skip to comments.Paul Ryan's radical beliefs about budgets, politics, and society
Posted on 08/17/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT by SumProVita
This is, without doubt, brazen and even radical stuff, full of the sort of triumphalistic, jingoistic, and greedy rhetoric you expect from Republicans and conservatives. Brace yourself:
Oh, wait. My apologies; the quotes above were all taken from the 1960 and 1964 Democratic Party Platforms. How did that happen? Whoops.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicworldreport.com ...
PS It’s a long article but worth the read. The first page alone will make you grin.
I like the following, quoted from Paul Ryan:
Of course government has a critical role to play in establishing neutral rules that enable open competition, and in securing peace and order with courts, a standard currency, defense forces, first responders, teachers, infrastructure, and a safety net for the most vulnerable.
Government can help create the space for innovation and prosperity, but government can not fill that space. Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should never try to displace what is best left to civil society.
I don't agree that the government should create a "safety net for the most vulnerable" ... that is the place of the Church, and of "benevolent societies".
The rest is excellent. Mr. Ryan articulates well the proper scope and limits of government
Just the beginning, ya think?
We have to remember some common attributes of safety nets. If you look at deck edge netting on an aircraft carrier, the safety net for acrobats as the circus, or a net on a job site, they are all there for a reason. They save lives. One other attribute is that they aren't very comfortable to hang out in, and the users rarely stay in them long.
What the liberals have built isn't a social safety net, but more like a social safety public pool. While initially refreshing, especially on a hot day, eventually most people will want to leave due to the overcrowding, noisy kids, etc. There are those who will be content to stay in the pool as long as they can get away with it. Remember when they used to empty the pool for a few minutes every so often for people to take a break. It is time for somebody to blow the whistle.
What a really really important point
‘One other attribute is that they aren’t very comfortable to hang out in, and the users rarely stay in them long. “
So well put.
This article is excellent in that it places Ryan in a light that is filled with logic. Ryan is not an ideologue, he is a man passionate for individual rights and loves mankind.
I do not see his desire for a safety net as bad, I am not against all government or all government help, I simply believe that less is good. I think that Mr. Ryan would agree.
I personally, and I think most republicans and even conservatives have no desire to throw the helpless into the streets to be taken care of by the church. Libertarians may have that goal. I don’t hate someone because they do feel that way, in fact I think I can understand it, I simply don’t feel the same way.
I feel that in a free society that there will be such a demand for labor and such competition for goods that all goods will be low priced and everyone will be able to find work that can work. Those that cannot work will be a small part of society and yes I think society should help them.
I am liking more and more what I am hearing from our likely president and vise president nominees.
Sorry, I meant viCe president