The Problem With Elitism

It’s pretty hard to ignore the power of the people in the aftermath of the 2010 elections – and they seemed to be voting for their life. 

The Tea Party is the hope of America today. It rises up from the people not yet incapacitated by the moral decline of our elites – as stated by Michael Novak.

Thanks to the unabashed illumination of controlling elites by Barack Obama. Big governments eclipse of the private sector and free enterprise has given us a glimpse into the socialist’s wealth redistribution agenda since the ‘New Deal’. This glimpse led us to envision an egregious death of the “American Dream” and “American Exceptionalism”.

Massive spending is viewed by many as the vehicle used to force us into redistributive (socialist) submission with the promise of crashing the American dollar along with the economy. When the middle class goes broke, there’s nowhere to go but join the poor class. Enough of us woke up in time to salvage the remnants of a beloved Republic.

You can obtain a healthy fear of the elitist agenda by just revisiting history according to Thomas Sowell as he points to the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution and other examples. Why would we otherwise waste our time repeating that which has already been proven to fail?

Please invest 9 minutes to view Bill Whittle’s video called; What We Believe, Part 2: The Problem with Elitism

Extremism in the defense of liberty, is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. ~Barry Goldwater~

For those that are still unsure what a Tea Party Conservative is, I urge you to acquaint yourselves a bit more with this fantastic summary of a common folk movement that’s made big waves across the nation by Bill Whittle – What We Believe, Part 1: Small Government and Free Enterprise.

I can’t endorse a bailout for California when they’ve mismanaged themselves into a financial mire. Then, I found out Michigan isn’t faring much better as we continue to operate over a billion dollar deficit (final tally for FY 2010 could be as high as $3 billion).

Major changes need to take place and the now ‘usual fix’ of asking for a Michigan bailout will do little to fix what ails us, as evidenced by the previous 10 years. Of course the bailouts (stimulus) may not be issued this time round as crunch time is likely to be met with increased fiscal accountability.

What could very well happen is something the Tea Party will probably push for, as recommended by Dick Morris. Mr. Morris suggests; “Go bankrupt, then abrogate the Municipal Unions Contracts. Deal with the cause; it puts them in touch with the crisis they caused”.  I support this suggestion and add we cut all the non-essential government programs and entities to end our 10th straight year of running a deficit and begging for handouts.

Our lack of budgeting skill is burdening the rest of the country and making responsible states pay the piper on our behalf. Local governments should have already been bracing themselves for the inevitable cuts to come. Un-cross your fingers legislators and aggressively trim the fat, that’s far more preferable than being forced. It’s a ‘man up’ sort of thing.

So, what do elitists and the deficit have in common? It’s the elites that push for spending, call them grants, stimulus, entitlements, subsidies or overcompensation for politicians and government workers, it’s their program. You can even see them working in our little corner of the globe.

Photo by Graur Razvan Ionut

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