Monday, August 13, 2012

Will It Go Round In Circles?

Cruising around the internet this morning, I came upon a small bit of the UK Independence Party‘s creed at Theo Spark’s place, which reads as follows.

We believe in the minimum necessary government which defends individual freedom, supports those in real need, takes as little of our money as possible and doesn’t interfere in our lives.

Rico, whom Theo obtained the creed from, asks the following question and comments on that little portion of UK Independence Party creed as follows.

WHY is the UKIP creed NOT everyone’s?
- The Tea Party is very close to this, and the Republicrats had better wake up and smell the coffee!

Rico’s observation regarding the Republicrats, and their inability to smell the coffee burning, reminds me of the phrase Republicans, They Thirst for Death., which I first ran across in 2008, and this brings us full circle to the news of Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney‘s VP pick.

Of all the punditry I’ve read regarding Ryan being Romney’s VP pick, Tam, at View From The Porch, summed up the ramifications of Romney’s VP pick most succinctly in a post tilted The problem in a nutshell…

While the press paints him as some maverick Ebenezer Scrooge for the budgetary Band-Aid he proposed slapping on our sucking fiscal chest wound, in reality, Ryan’s toes are firmly on the party line: he voted for Medicare Part D, TARP, auto industry bailouts, and the rest of the whole free-spending financial firehose that’s tried to float the ship of state on a fresh tide of fiat currency.

Or, in other words, Romney’s selection of Ryan as his VP pick is simply a continuation of going around in circles, unless the Republicans, and those who pull the levers which elevate them into office, actually take a principled stand against overreaching government power and strip down The Leviathan and return it to its proper place as a servant, rather than a master.

If Leviathan is not returned to its proper place, if the individuals who make up the United States of America do not accept individual responsibility for their lives, the election of Romney and Ryan will make no difference in the current state of American affairs.  It will be a song with no melody, a story with no moral, a dance with no steps.

Will it go round in circles?

Posted by John Venlet on 08/13 at 08:21 AM
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