Once again, the American people’s eyes have been taken off the ball. Politics works the same way as a magic trick. While the magician is getting you to focus on one thing in his right hand, his left hand is somewhere else. Both hands may be in plain view, but people are so distracted by the right hand that they completely overlook the left hand. What’s the distraction this time? Oh that’s right – same sex marriage.
It may offend some of you who are passionate about “marriage equality” for me to refer to it as a mere distraction, but in the grand scheme of things, that’s really all it is. In the 5 days since the Supreme Court took up the cases of DOMA and Proposition 8, the federal government has added over $15 billion to our national debt. The national debt now stands at $16.75 trillion; quietly working its way to the next big number – $17 trillion. Oh joy!
At the same time, Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, is set to keep up with QE3 (Quantitative Easing 3) until unemployment recedes to 6.5%. This means he’ll be printing $85 billion each month, used to buy up government bonds, and flood the market with cheap money. The problem, of course, is that printing money actually does make the rest of money cheaper – when you have more of something it is worth less. If someone said that Bernanke was printing a trillion dollars a year, there would be a scare, but because we divided it up by 12 months – to a measly $85 billion – it doesn’t sound so bad. Continue on, Benny.
And who could forget about the 10,000 drones set to be flying above US cities by 2020. Although Rand Paul’s filibuster did get the Feds to concede that they would not use drones to kill Americans on American soil, there is still something unsettling about 10,000 drones just flying around. What exactly are they looking for? These are the drones that are used to survey and kill terrorists in the middle east; why is our government using them in America? Seems like the set up of a 21 century totalitarian state.
Speaking of totalitarian states, the North Koreans are at it again. North Koreans nix their agreement to be peaceful with South Koreans; Americans and South Koreans get together and publicly display their military might; North Koreans shut down their military hotline with South Koreans; America sends a couple B-2 bombers to South Korea; North Korea tells everyone that their preparing a plan for bombing the US – namely Hawaii, Washington, Los Angeles, and Austin. Didn’t hear about that, did you?
Then there’s Planned Parenthood, who defended killing babies after they’ve already been born, but hey – let’s get real. What’s the difference between 9 months pre-born and 2 minutes born – only 2 minutes. That’s hardly a life, right? Where exactly is the line? Most people, even those who call themselves “pro-choice” would admit that once a baby is out of its mother, it is a human life. Do the circumstances make a difference? If the baby was born accidentally due to a botched abortion, apparently it isn’t really a life, and therefore can be killed. What if a mother just has her baby at home, and then 5 minutes after its born, decides to kill it – what’s the difference? Sickening to know that every year Planned Parenthood receives millions of dollars from state and federal government.
While the assault weapons ban has stalled in Congress, Barack Obama (and Piers Morgan, by the way) aren’t done with the issue. They still want guns out of the hands of legal owners. Obama and New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, still want “universal” background checks. This of course means that if a father wants to give his son a gun, he has to go check it in to the police department and have them legally transfer the gun to his son. By no means will this limit the guns criminals buy, because criminals aren’t going to get a background check. This is really just a way to get more information on legal gun owners.
Perhaps the real solution to gun crime isn’t to go after law abiding gun owners, but to prosecute gun criminals. Interestingly enough, the district that is the worst at prosecuting these crimes is also a haven of criminal behavior – Chicago. Out of 90 districts in the US, Chicago ranked dead last for how many federal gun crimes its attorneys have prosecuted. Number 2 was Central California (Los Angeles) and number 3 was Eastern New York (New York City). Wait a minute – isn’t that Bloomberg’s city? Why is he calling for new laws, when he came in 3rd to last place for enforcing the ones already on the books?
All this has happened and nothing was said about it on my personal Facebook news feed. Instead, everyone was too busy hopping on board the “gay rights” issue by posting pictures of a red equals (=) sign. I sure wish there was this much enthusiasm about balancing the budget, national security, the outrageous hypocrisy over the gun control issue, or 10,000 drones flying over our heads, spying on us from every angle. But debt isn’t an emotional issue; its a thinking issue, and thinking just isn’t what the left does.