How The Tea Party, Libertarians & Most Of The GOP Would Destroy America
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
These words can be found on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty. They used to mean something. They were the principles behind what our country used to represent. But they have been tossed aside by many Americans in favor of an enormous lie. Conservatives, particularly Tea Baggers, many Republicans and almost all Libertarians talk about “small government,” and too many Americans have fallen for it.
The biggest culprit of the abrogation of the ethics and morality of our Nation is the Tea Party. Their arrogance and ignorance do not allow them to understand that the democratic republic government of the United States was created because most individuals in a free market are unable to provide for the common needs of society by themselves. Infrastructure, utilities, education and yes, the common welfare of all of our citizens.
Despite their proclamations, there does not exist and never will exist any private charity that will be able to feed or provide health care for those too poor to afford it. A child should not go hungry because school lunch subsidizations get canceled. Nobody should go bankrupt because they cannot pay their medical bills. Nobody should be left to die because they cannot afford proper healthcare. Nobody should be put out in the street or lose their means of transportaion because of health problems. The Tea Party supports reforms that, if passed into legislation, will be detrimental to all but those at the upper echelon of society. The wealthy and those with Cadillac health care plans will undoubtedly benefit, but they are not the majorty. The rest of us will be kicked to the curb, like trash, left to wither and die without so much as a second thought.
There are many elderly, poor and/or disabled Americans who are watching, waiting and hoping that this is just a passing fad, that these people will fade away into obscurity along with all the other nutters who have come and gone. We are waiting for a concise answer as to what will become of us, because it doesn’t look favorable. Especially when you have politicians sucn as South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who said, “Don’t feed the poor, it makes them breed.”
I have a personal stake in this. I am disabled. I have Chroinc Aquired Peripheral Neuropathy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Distal Median Nerve Disfunction, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Ataxia, Mild Ephasia and Major Depressive Disorder. I won’t go into the details, but suffice to say, I am unable to work. I am fighting the Social Security Admonistration for disability benefits that I paid into for almost thirty years, and it will be a year until I actually start getting benefits. In the mean time, I will have to rely on Medicaid until I qualify for Medicare, and other social welfare programs such as food stamps, etc. While I wait for my benefits, I have the added stress of knowing that it is only a matter of short time before my car ends up on the repossessors tow hook. I wonder if I will be able to keep my lights on, or even be able to remain in my home.
I am not alone, not by a long shot. There are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people who are in the same boat, or one that is listing even more toward capsizing.
We are the tired. We are the poor. We are the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. But, according to the Tea Party, the Libertarians and most of the GOP, we are a useless drain on society, stray cats that should not be fed, lest we breed.
Thus, I watch with horror everytime one of these morons open their mouths and tout their poisonous drabble. I’ve lost count over how many times I have facepalmed due to the utter failure of common human decency that is exhibited by these people. Do they not understand that our government is the sum of its citizens and when it fails to provide security for all of us, not just in the military sense, but also economical and through health care, then government has failed? The Tea Party wants to sacrifice a vast number of Americans on the free market altar. They would close our borders and disparage our uniquely American ethnic melting pot by mandating English as a national language. They would continue to rape our planet through extreme environmental irresponsibility. They would destroy the lives of many of their fellow citizens by eliminating medicaid, medicare, social security and unemployment compensation. This is their platform, and it causes me great concern for what my children and grandchildren will have to endure if people like this end up in total control of our government.
There are days, more often than not as of late, that I am glad I am dying. That I don’t have many years left, because we are handing over our nation to tyrants who would regress us back to the time of the Robber Barons.
“But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.” – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Here are some wise words from Mike Malloy: