Will the American economy continue its meltdown? There is little faith that the economy can be turned around any time soon. I am of the opinion that the stimulus packages developed by Obama, not to mention the billions of dollars that Bush push upon upon us last fall will only make things worse. There is a term used in physics - critical mass - which simply means the amount of material that must be present before a chain reaction can sustain itself.
When something reaches critical mass, nature takes over and is no longer in our control. A good and simple example of this would be an automobile on an icy road. The driver is able to control the speed of the car, the breaks and the steering. But suddenly the speed of the car on the icy roads reach critical mass and the driver loses control. When that happens he (or she) is no longer in control. The driver must frantically wait until the car crashes or comes to a stop with hopefully no injury.
I think our economy is about to reach critical mass. When that happens it will spin out of control. We have created a society that cannot be sustained. The entitlement programs are pushing us toward critical mass and we will not be able to keep “the car on the road.” A primary reason for this critical mass is the alien flood into our homeland. Our nation is being buried by this flood - both legal and illegal. It is foolish to believe our culture will survive when we are being flooded with those who are of an alien culture.
I strongly believe in the free market economy. I also believe that governments are inherently bad. But I know that we cannot live without government, however we have to keep an eye on it - keep it under control. The Pilgrims knew the value of government and were aware of this need to create a form of civil politic to govern the colony. Therefore before settling into their new home in America they drafted the Mayflower Compact which governed the colony until 1691.
The framers of the Constitution debated in the Pennsylvania State House (later known as Independence Hall) about how this new nation would be ruled, however they were none-the-less united in their fear of an overpowering and oppressive government. Historically, governments almost always become oppressive. Because of this fear of an oppressive government they wanted each state to maintain its individual sovereignty. They gave us a Republic - a Constitutional Republic - with the primary purpose of protecting the God given rights of the people. They created this constitutional republic with the primary responsibility to stay out of our way. The tenth amendment to the constitution clearly tells the federal government that the only power they had were the powers expressly stated in the constitution and if the constitution did not grant them a certain power then they don’t have it and it belongs to the states and or to the people. Here it is, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
The bottom line is that the founding fathers simply did not trust the government - even the one they were creating - they knew it was necessary - but not trustworthy.
Thomas Paine penned the sentiment of the founding fathers when he wrote, “The best of governments is a necessary evil and the worse of them an intolerable one.”
I fear that the huge amount of money being given by the federal government has more to do with control than with the economy. It will continue the growth of big government. It will shrink the exercise of our unalienable rights and reduce us to absolute despotism.