Saturday, January 23, 2010

What Everybody Knows

Every American, except me, knows the following to be true:

  1. Only a gigantic Stimulus Program can save this country from the depths of Depression.
  2. All Americans have a right to health care.
  3. The Federal Reserve is empowered by Congress to regulate our money supply.
  4. The U.S. Military defends us against foreign invasions.
  5. Without our intelligence network, there would be a terrorist on every airplane and suicide attacks without number.
Here's how your humble Underground Carpenter begs to differ:

  1. Since the U. S. Government is beyond broke, where is all this money supposed to come from? Borrow it? From whom? Everybody I know is broke. Print it? Isn't that called counterfeiting? And doesn't a counterfeiter steal value from everyone who holds dollars?
  2. Americans have no more right to health care than they have a right to food at Walmart. Need and right are two completely different concepts. Right to health care is not what Americans are hearing anyway. What they hear is a right to free health care. Who could possible be against that? But who is going to pay for it?
  3. The Federal Reserve Bank is a private bank with unknown owners. Congress has zero control over it, in spite of the pony-show appointed board of governors. The Fed is the hugest counterfeiting operation ever foisted upon a country, and their century-long theft is staggering. The Fed has an FAQ page on their website with the question, "Who owns the Fed?" Go read it.
  4. A standing army is a really bad thing, because standing armies always get used to provoke attacks, currently by swatting Muslim hornet's nests. I don't much care for hornets, but if they leave me alone, I leave them alone. On the bright side, the U.S. Military is a huge jobs program--If you don't mind chancing death or dismemberment or permanent psychosis(PTSD), there's a paycheck in it.
  5. No country should have spies and secret agencies. These people are scary as hell. Get on their wrong side, and no matter who you are, they can shut you dow


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