On the Contrary: Why the Democratic Candidates Oppose Reason
The Hillary Effect
Irrational Men and a Woman
It’s a dismal state of political affairs when the candidates for president fail to establish the essence of what makes up government: what is its proper role? This question, of course, is never posed to the people who claim to know what is best for a nation consisting of over 300 million citizens. Out of touch and apart from reality, both Republican and Democratic candidates cannot simply state why a government is necessary and its sole responsibility: the protection of individual rights. In the Democratic debate on Saturday, November 14, 2015, partnered with Twitter, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Governor Martin O’Malley all sunk to new lows in representing what America ought to mean.
A Question of Rationality (or Lack Thereof)
Who is More Irrational?
How preposterous is it for Senator Sanders to blame practically every negative in the world on climate change? It is as if he considered man, and damned him resoundingly for fashioning a more technological, comfortable world. The spread of Islamic Totalitarianism and the proliferation of terrorist groups has nothing to do with the natural alterations of the planet. His fellow presidential potentials presented similar delusions. Secretary Clinton speaking against Glass-Steagall saying it would not “get the job done” fails to see why such a piece of regulation was abolished. Instead of displaying her aptitude for ridding the economy of state controls, she chose to say that a repealed act would not do enough to strangle banks.
Senator Sanders stated that the big banks ought to be broken up into smaller ones. This clear and deadly violation of individual rights sends a sign once again that Senator Sanders does not comprehend that government ought not have a hand in the market. Whether it is breaking up financial institutions or not, the government should only safeguard against force and fraud. But Governor O’Malley sided with Sanders and proposed a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall.
And as far as the minimum wage goes, all of the candidates preached support for establishing at least a $12 wage to be forcefully put upon the market. Without realizing it, each of them has just supported the barring of thousands if not millions of young, unskilled workers who seek to find employment but can’t. This is due to pricing them out of the market as a result of a wage that employers have to comply with because of government intrusion. And for those youngsters looking to enroll in institutes of higher learning, Senator Sanders advocates for a debt-free college plan. At whose expense? He would like the income to be raised on millionaires and billionaires to fund such a project. As evil as this sounds, the root cause of Senator Sanders vicious speech is the fact that he expects to sacrifice the strong, wealthy, able individuals to the poor and needy. Though he claims to be a socialist, no other idea could be more Marxist.
All of the Democratic candidates seem just as inept when it comes to the Islamic faith. Just like any other belief system claiming the unknown and unknowable, the potential for acts of initiating physical force remain. Whether Judeo-Christian or Islamic or any other faith, the capacity for violence is inherent. Now, it is primarily Islam which has manifested itself as the scourge of the civilized world. Calling Islam “peaceful” negates its true inclination to force people to believe and to submit (what Islam actually means).
The debate did little to answer the true questions which ought to be posed to candidates. With their lack of basic understanding of the appropriate function of government and the only three agencies which ought to make up one, the candidates will continue to speak their mealy mouthed garbage. Let’s hope that reason, individualism, and capitalism reign in the future.