Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Who is our Daniel Hannan?

Where is the American Daniel Hannan? Who is standing and stating so clearly, so plainly, in just three and a half minutes what absolutely must be repeated over and over and over until this nonsense is stopped AND reversed?

"You cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt."

It's going to take thousands of citizens rising up and speaking together at Tea Parties across the nation, at every candidate meet and greet from here until November 2010. Enough! No more! Give it back! When I remember the absolute horror of the left at the Patriot Act it pales in comparison to what Congress and Obama and his administration have done in just months. The assault on basic property rights, the rule of law and the Constitution are astounding. Citizens of every ilk must take time away from earning a living, tending to their families and worshiping their God to get involved in this political battle if we're going to leave to our children a free nation that resembles the one we grew up in.

Hat tip: Bob Krumm


Rob said...

Daniel Hannan for US President!

How quickly can we amend the constitution?

Seriously, we have lacked straight-talking political leadership since Ronald Reagan rode off in 1989.

Where is the next Ronald Reagan?


N.S. Allen said...

This really is the height of absurdity.

First of all, I love that you'd hail this video as somehow parallel to the attacks you'd like to see on Obama, when the crux of the speaker's criticism rests on the failure of the administration prior to the present crisis to manage debt well then.

The U.S. equivalent of that would be the Bush administration. Under Bush, the national debt increased by a greater amount than it has under any previous president. To adapt a quote from Mr. Hannan, Bush "used the good raise borrowing yet further."

As for Mr. Hannan's insistence that spending can't help counteract a recession - that's an easy claim to wave around with big numbers and demagogic insistence. But I've yet to see any conservative actually try to justify that position, which is pretty much counter to all economic logic I've ever run into.

(And what, exactly, are conservatives who don't try to make an economic argument for their view saying? That liberal politicians with access to top economists all know that deficit spending doesn't work but are doing it anyway, even though it's politically unpopular and easy to attack? What sense does that make?)

Wendy said...

Miss Allen,

One of the items that President Bush and his administration spent more money on than any other previous Presidents was on Special Education. Thank you, President Bush for setting a high water mark for my sons and children like them in our Public Schools. I am indebted to you.

President Oh no on the other hand has given an unprecedented amount of money to people who made wrong choices, people who lent money to people who couldn't afford the mortgage and then feign outrage that he knew nothing of bonus pay.

So who would you rather give tax monies to: children with disabilities or adults with greed addictions?

Alan Keyes won't even call O President, he doesn't consider O a legal US citizen. Have a look around for what Alan Keyes has said recently.