- Politics and Social Issues
Political Views from the Underclass
There are uninformed and devilish people who have asked, "why do we need a Federal Government in the United States of America?" The Federal Government is tax supported financially by citizens and American business and commerce. The Federal Government was established by the American people (White men) because they no longer wanted to be ruled by Kings or Dictators. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were created by these early American Immigrants to give them the freedoms they couldn’t have in their Motherland. These documents declared among other things that “All men are created equal” and that they had a right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. The selfishness of these rich white landowners was exposed by the lack of inclusion of all other men of color and all women from being equal and having rights of life, liberty, and happiness written into Federal laws. In fact the Negro people were written into Federal laws as sub-human with no rights that a white man had to acknowledge, not even cruelty to an animal. The Founding Fathers, as some call them today had to know then, that what they wrote was not perfect and would have to be amended to become more perfect. The Constitution not only gave rights and privilege to every white landowner, also the right to vote and bare arms was written into law for the common white male citizen. States Rights was also written into the Constitution, which gave the south legal Constitutional justification to secede from the U.S. and thus the Civil War was fought. The Declaration of Independence written in 1776 in reference to the pursuit of happiness gave States the right to abolish the federal government.
In 1803 the Federal Government purchased Louisiana from France for $15,000.000. On February 2nd 1848 the U.S. Federal Government signed the Treaty of Guadalupe after winning the Mexican American War. Texas wasn’t the only state acquired in the defeat of Mexico. The States west of the Mississippi River all the way to California were acquired by the U.S. after winning the Mexican and Indian Wars. When the Civil war started in 1861 America was as it is today geographically, before the purchase of Alaska and Hawaii. The Federal Government had expanded the U.S. Territory from coast to coast, the Atlantic to the Pacific, and north from Canada, and south to the Rio Grande River. The Federal Government had supported financially the building of towns and cities throughout the New World. International trade was set up in Europe by the U.S. government and England became dependent on cotton from the southern states where cotton was King and Negros was slaves. The Federal Government was giving away free land grants and homesteads to European Immigrants to inhabit the vast new lands. If the U.S. Government didn’t win the civil war, there would be no Constitution, no Bill of Rights, no United States, and no talk about the Founding Fathers today. It would all be gone with the wind. The founding Fathers would have been shown to be short sighted about States’ Rights.
The South declared war with the Federal Government not because it was failing to be a government for the people and by the people; it was because the government wanted to include All Men. The southern states created gray uniforms for their volunteer army, over half of the Southern Army fought in plain clothes. The Federal army wore blue and was backed by the industrial might and military power of the northern army. The Southern states believed that they had rights and the Federal Government had no right to stop them in their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some in the southern states hoped for aid in defeating the North from England, since England depended on southern cotton. Cotton and slavery was the basic of the southern economy. The southern states and their governors had no plans to restructure or rewrite what the federal government had established since the Declaration of Independence was declared. The right to own people was the only reason the Southern states went to war against their own government. If the southern states had won the Civil war; America would have never been a world of power. President Lincoln issued an executive order after the second year of the civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the end of slavery in the United States included the southern states that were at war with the Federal Government. President Lincoln was personally managing the civil war while working with Congress on passing the 13th amendment. In the congress that Lincoln passed the 13th amendment in, included republicans and slave owning democrats who cared about the people, not the politics. In keeping with taking care of the people’s business, the President was spending tax dollars and land grants to build a transcontinental Railroad. The private sector couldn’t finance a project so costly, but could use the rail to expand commerce to and for the people. The 13th amendment didn’t declare that Negros were human and not 3/5 human anymore, it stopped slavery in America. Slavery was replaced by Racism. The 13th amendment was the first positive thing for Negros mentioned in law, in the constitution since it had been written before the 1776 Declaration. It would be 102 years of racism before descendent grandchildren of slave-owners by Federal law granted human rights to the descendent grandchildren of slaves (The Civil Rights Act of 1964). Sadly the racism has never stopped and continues to this day.
After the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s white flight fueled by State's Rights and Federal urban development block grants and community redevelopment grants, allowed those that left the inner cities to surrounded the nation’s large cities with small towns. They worked in big cities but paid taxes where they lived. There were all kind of Federal Assistance provided to states. These states had the discretion to help who they please to grow and prosper. Most large cities had their first black mayors, police chiefs, bus drivers, fire chiefs and city council members. Most did not really understand what the lost of tax revenue, caused by white flight, would cost the cities in the years to come. All they knew was jobs were available to African Americans in the United States that had never been open until the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Federal laws were enacted that protected slave descendents from racial discrimination at work and in hiring. African Americans for the next 30 years experienced economic gains never before or since experienced in the United States. In the mist of this positive growth for African Americans, Ronald Wilson Reagan went to the heart of the Confederate South (Mississippi) and promised change. Ronald Reagan’s “States Rights” speech was given on August 3, 1980 in Neshoba County, in the state of Mississippi. The Republicans party’s Presidential nominee gave this speech a few miles from Philadelphia, MS (A town associated with the murder of the 1964 civil rights workers). He was elected president twice. I suggest that you study President Reagan’s Presidency and his positions on civil or individual rights and which individual’s rights or state’s rights did his administration support?
President Bush the first wasn’t elected twice because he broke his pledge not to raise taxes even in a recession (that sounds kind of Teapartyish, huh?). President Clinton raised taxes and was elected twice; he ended his presidency with a surplus and not a deficit. That was the first time in a long while a president left office with a surplus. Bush beat Gore, or did he? That doesn’t matter; it a lot of things under the bridge now. President Bush the 2nd became the 43rd president of the United States. Very soon after he took office and before 9-11 happened, he gave the budget surplus away to the rich and famous. The Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 (Better known as “The Bush Tax Cuts”) blew President Clinton’s surplus away and instantly caused a budget deficit. The Bush tax cut was June 7, 2001; on September 11, 2001 America was terrorized. The tax cuts were not rescinded because we were going to war in Afghanistan and no politicians in the Republican Party spoke of the billions in budget deficits a war and tax cuts would produce. Tax cuts during war time made less fiscal sense then tax cuts during a recession, but Bush was the President and Decider. When the President and Vice President decided to go to war with Iraq over Weapons of Mass Destruction, the tax cut was not rescinded. In November 2003 the House, after a 15 minute vote, sent to the Senate and the Senate passed a 400 billion dollar prescription drug plan, while fighting wars on two fronts and not rescinding the Bush tax cuts. The president Bush was reelected in 2004. At the end of the Bush Presidency he bailed out big banks and Wall Street with the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The House and Senate approved a 700 billion Wall Street bailout bill and they never considered rescinding the Bush tax cuts. President Bush was an out of control spender but cared about the American people. He wasn’t a Tea party-Republican. His position on immigration, prescription drugs for seniors, and his economic response for Katrina victims express compassion not tolerated by Republicans in the 44th President’s Administration.
The Republican Party and the Conservative movement had driven America and the economy into a ditch since President Clinton left office with a budget surplus. I personally believe, the Republican Brand was so tainted after Bush the 2nd their conservative base wanted Barack to become the first Black President and not Hillary to become the first Woman President. The Republican Party knew that after 8 years of political mismanagement they would have to be absolutely ruthless if they would have any hope in getting the White House in four years after 8 years of absolute blunder. They knew that the American people wouldn’t stand by and allow the first woman President to be attacked as disrespectfully as the first Black man to be President of the United States. After President Barack H. Obama was elected he was publicity called a Muslim, The Anti-Christ, and racial slurs were publically used by far right conservatives to describe the man who would be the leader of the free world. Hillary Clinton would have commanded and the public would have demanded, that she get the respect due the office of President of the United States. If President Obama commanded the respect due his office, he would be displaying an angry black man. He did what he could for the American people before the pledged Tea-Party took control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 Mid-term elections. The Republicans, after eight years of not being fiscally responsible and two years removed from the presidency declared President Obama was a tax and spend liberal that is driving up the budget deficit. While making this ridiculous declaration the Tea-Party Republicans all pledged to not raise any taxes and not rescind the Bush tax cuts. President Obama is the first President in history to be denied tax revenue which is one of the only sources of revenue to fund the Federal Government. After Bush the 2nd enacted his tax cut, the Senate and House allowed him to spend like a drunken sailor backed by the power and credit of the United States. I know that President Obama would like to do for Sandy’s Victims at least what Bush did for Katrina Victims, but the House and Senate has denied him any credit. To disrespect and deny the first black President the revenue and credit to perform as the Commander and Chief wouldn’t be enough to win back the white house in the 2012. The Republican Party along with the Democrats and their black President had to be blamed for the budget deficit caused by the Bush Administration. If they were going to get out in front of the critics by admitting Republicans faults along with the Federal Government, Democrats and the President would have to be in that smokescreen. Where will they get a candidate to run in the 2012 Presidential election was the question? (Up jump the Devil) The Tea Party was created to run against President Obama and the entire Federal Government both sides of the aisles and those in the center. The New political party to rise out of the ashes of the Republican Party, was called the tea party. What I saw of the Tea Party was mostly older American in southern states with decorated straw hats and carrying signs. They were afraid President Obama would mess with social security and or Medicare. There were a few younger supporters representing the armed second amendment wing of the new party. Most of the people I saw were 47%er’s. What united and blinded them for a minute was THAT man and his family was in the White House. I believed a lot of those Tea Party 47%er’s who stood on street corner during the 2010 midterm got wise and nobody stood there in the 2012 elections. I believe some stayed home and some voted for the President. The Tea Party Republicans that took over Congress are naive politically they were pledged and sent to do nothing but vote no to anything President Obama supports. Their job is to engage in Federal Governmentlessness and go on vacations and recesses. Capitol Hill has been a sad joke since the Tea party took over the Republican Party.
The Federal Government is more important to America and the American people than any President or political party. Vice President Dick Cheney said in 2002, “deficits don’t matter” when he was warned about the looming fiscal crisis. I agree with Dick Cheney, deficits don’t matter and balancing the budget was not the solution to the fiscal crisis faced by the American people when President Obama took office. The Federal Government cannot be selfish and self serving like State Governments. All 50 states receive government subsidies; there are farm subsidies, bank subsidies, oil companies, energy, health insurance, airlines and many more Federal Government subsidies. Big Business and Corporations depend on the Federal Government (big brother) as much or more than the poor. Big Business and Corporate are the sponsors of those who advocate for less government spending on social programs along with less taxes and regulations on Capitalism. Without the Federal Government Capitalism would have failed long ago. Because of the fore sight of progressive Presidents and the actions of a functioning independent, uncorrupt, and a working House and Senate, America has last as long as it has, and prospered. Great Presidents like Lincoln and Eisenhower had the visions and the tax revenue to build nationwide rail and highway systems that made it possible for Capitalism to succeed. The biggest boost to Capitalism was when President Roosevelt nationalized gold and made it illegal for citizens to possess gold coins or bullion. He did this to stop runs on banks during the depression in 1933. The second reason he did this is because he was planning a lot of expensive social and economic programs and he needed money to finance them. In 1971 President Nixon ended the Gold Standard and replaced it with a Fiat Currency System. Fiat currency is not backed by any precious metals or commodities. That may be why Vice President Cheney said “Deficits don’t matter”, when all the money that the United States prints is backed by the power and might of the most powerful country in the world. All of this debt and economic crisis Hogwash that’s been going on since the Tea Party’s 2010 takeover of the House and Republican Party is just an attempt to defund the Presidency of President Obama. The Tea Party in its devilish ways will claim success for bringing down the Budget Deficit by denying the President Tax revenue and cutting social programs across the board with the sequester. All the Tea Party Republicans have been successful at doing since 2010 is creating Federal Governmentlessness and causing collateral damage to America’s most needy citizens. All we have between us and ruthless heartless Capitalist and Corporations is the Federal Government . Don’t believe all the mis and dis information about the Federal Government nor believe your State
Government really cares about your rights.
August 4, 2013