Wednesday, June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004 - Comrade Hillary Speaks

Today's Commentary: June 30th, 2004

I have to commend Hillary Clinton. Unlike her life-partner Bill, she does -as disgusting as it may seem- let us see what's really under her hood from time to time. Which is no small task for such a huge chassis. Butt, I digress. As first lady, she provided an odious glimpse of her socialist agenda with a failed attempt to remake the US health care system. More recently, as the junior Senator from NY, she endeared us with her shrill on how she is "sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic." Now, according to, which describes San Francisco as "Hillary Country", the former first comrade made the following statement on June 28th:

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

If this does not tell you that she is a Marxist, nothing will. How different is her quote from: "From each according to their means, to each according to their needs?" Her view of America is that all aspects of our society and economy must be controlled and therefore improved, by government intervention, regulation and taxes. Except in her socialist OZ, the wicked witch does more than fly around on a broom - she creates policy. In a recent speech she made on March 3rd of 2004, her vastness said:

"In fact, I'm very proud of the fact that during the 1990s, with the greatest expansion of economic prosperity that our country or any country has ever known, we did create a lot of millionaires and multi-millionaires, but equally important, we lifted more people out of poverty, we put more people on the path to home ownership for the first time, we opened the doors of college to more first-generation college-going students, so it truly was a win-win."

Of course she does not mention the economic collapse which began in the waning months of her monarchy. After she finished taking credit for the technology improvements and productivity increases of the 1990's (leaving the invention of the Internet as Al Gore's brain-child), she continues promoting her socialist utopian agenda:

"Many people talk about President Franklin Roosevelt's great contribution, saving capitalism from itself."

While I believe that there is place for government in the roles of military, building and maintaining infrastructure like highways, and some oversight for our protection (ie. FDA, FAA, SEC, etc) I find it hard to view American capitalism as a domestic enemy of the Constitution. In Hillary's dreamy NeverLand Ranch, government gropes and controls all - and guess who's in the master bedroom? However, what she fails to grasp is that any attempt to centrally manage a huge and growing economy is doomed to fail. The scale and complexity is simply too vast, and in the end, the people at the top do what all people do - look out for themselves and their own.

Some examples from the "ash heap of history" prove this.

Pol Pot's communist nirvana resulted in the deaths of approximately 2 million people, many of whom were scientists, doctors and teachers who were murdered simply because they did not fit his nationalized agricultural industry. Most victims starved to death while working to harvest crops which were exported.

Mao Tse-Tung's "Great Leap Forward" of the late 1950's was a tremendous failure as China attempted to centralize their economy and industry. In 1989, the world was witness to the slaughter of student protesters at Tiananmen Square by Beijing's communist government.

Ask any of the Cubans who risked their lives on the open seas what they think of the communist government in Cuba. When was the last time you heard of a Floridian trying to float the 90 miles to be part of Castro's 'Promised Land'? Ask the residents of North Korea if their life is the panacea that the far left believes socialism and communism to be.

The relatively recent collapse of the former Soviet Union and the stories of their Gulags should prove the ultimate foreshadowing of anyone who thinks that capitalism needs to be saved from itself.

Take a close look at the Bill of Rights. These tenets limit the power of government with phrases like "Congress shall make no law...", "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.", "The right of the people to be secure in their persons..." and more. Limited government, as envisioned by the founding fathers is the basis for where the United States is today. Communism is the basis for where Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia and North Korea are today.

But go ahead Hillary. Take my money for your needs and raise my kids as your village sees fit. As long as it is done for the common good.


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