Stimulus plan smacks of Stalinism

This stimulus package is another example of well-meaning progressives appealing to broad-based constituencies and interest groups by use of national authority to disperse morally just and economically egalitarian principles to whom they perceive to be less enlightened, and thus under- or over-privileged Americans.

 

As a whole, the policies and principles included not only in this stimulus package, but also in the progressive or "American liberal" ideology are largely inconsistent with the rights and responsibilities delegated to our national government by the Constitution of the United States.

I am not charging that there are no real issues to be addressed by our leaders and our generation. There are some serious problems. Unfortunately, manipulating a largely uneducated population to buy into a unitary form of inverse justice and regressive leadership is not going to fix anything. It poses huge problems for the axioms on which progressivism was founded: the promulgation of innovative ideas and the constant pursuit of the highest degree of well-being for all.

Contradiction and hypocrisy rampantly pervade American politics. The exorbitant spending approved in this bill shows how confusion continues to dominate the political reality of the American majority. This stimulus is remarkably similar to Joseph Stalin's Five Year Plan for the Soviet Union. It was tremendously successful in recouping the losses Russia had experienced in the industrial race while under czarist rule, while cementing the relatively new communist government's position at the top of the Russian governing hierarchy.

The similarities between President Obama's stimulus package and Stalin's Five Year Plan are uncanny. Not to say that Obama is a reconstitution of Stalin, but 80 percent of American voters have been trending to the authoritarian left since the early parts of the 20th century. We can even find the same sort o f rhetoric used to advance these common agendas in both situations. Try researching this idea and see how well it sits with that juxtaposition of your heart and mind that has an innate and insatiable appetite for liberty.

Andrew Jensen

Hephzibah

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