Love of liberty


On The Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages on April 2, 2014, there was an editorial with the title “Ryan Priorities.” It stated:

“Paul Ryan laid out his House budget outline on Tuesday which is already more than Senate Democrats plan to do this year. Democrats plan to cruise through the general election on December’s budget deal and not let the voters in on their future plans for taxes and spending. Mr. Ryan is showing the country what his priorities are. His proposal is a general outline as these things always are, but the plan reiterates the House GOP’s focus on balancing the budget over a decade largely through spending restraint and entitlement reform. He would not raise taxes, and in the best news he includes an economic growth dividend from reducing the deficit…Senate Democrats…favor higher taxes and much more spending for everything other than defense.”

Paul Ryan isn’t a self-centered politician. He wants what is best for a strong America-period. We have become a panty-waist nation under the current administration. The last 1,000 days of Obamanomics will be critical for America’s future. Shallow politicians concerned only about their re-election need to exit government. They are detrimental to the culture of America.

On April 2, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece by Charles G. Koch, the charmain and CEO of Koch Industries. It was enlightening. He stated:

“The fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation’s own government. That’s why if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so.

“The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism. …The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle.

“Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) …Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.”

Mr. Koch is honorable and correct. National politics in our country is phony. By supporting these people we are as much to blame for America’s demise as they are.

George Zaio

Iron Mountain