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Why Government Can’t Save Us

January 12, 2012 by  

Former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, Tea Party favorite and bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root says government can’t save us.

Root explains the crisis and chaos in the U.S. economy today and proves why government not only cannot come to our rescue, but it is at the root (excuse the pun) of the crisis and chaos!

Wayne Allyn Root

(W.A.R.) is a former Presidential candidate, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a Libertarian-conservative national media star. His new book, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” is a #1 national best-seller in bookstores, as well as an Amazon #1 Finance and Conservative bestseller. A former CNBC anchorman and host (then known as Financial News Network), Root is the ultimate Capitalist Evangelist: a blue-collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) turned CEO, small businessman, serial entrepreneur, business speaker, and TV/radio commentator on the topics of business, economics, entrepreneurship, and politics. Root is a regular guest on Fox News, as well as on hundreds of conservative talk radio shows across the United States. His opinions reach tens of millions of Americans as a regular columnist and commentator for many of the most popular political and business websites, including FoxNews.com. He also writes regularly for The Washington Times. He is the bestselling author of eight books. Root serves as national spokesman for several companies, as well as a Senior Economic Advisor. Root is also well known in the television and media industries. He has hosted, starred and produced many television shows. Today, he is a producer of the highest-rated television show on Travel Channel. Because of his success in the diverse fields of business, media, sports, entertainment and publishing, Root was awarded his own 180-pound granite star in the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Only 60 legends in the history of Las Vegas have received a star on Las Vegas Boulevard. A native New Yorker and graduate of prestigious Columbia University, this Capitalist Evangelist proudly resides in Nevada, a state with no income tax. His website is ROOTforAmerica.com.

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  • FreedomFighter

    Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers: We Will Defend Our Liberties to The Death!! 1/3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1PZqFy7fLk&feature=uploademail

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • Lastmanstanding

      To those of you who haven’t checked out Oathkeepers please do so.

      http://www.oathkeepers.org we need your support

      • john j

        I’m a proud member !

        • FreedomFighter

          Former CIA Agent’s Message to America – WATCH NOW

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKlKGB3YwjE

          We the people are gaining power, stop SOPA.

          Laus Deo
          Semper Fi

          • Tom W.

            Hey FF, I hear what Mr. Root is saying but honestly, would you buy a used car from this guy?!

          • DaveH

            You wouldn’t have to, Tom, Wayne would give you Freedom of Choice.

          • Bert Cundle Sr.

            TOM W.: Do You Know Mr. Root?
            If he is the partner of Brown & Root Construction… He is a Government SUCK ASS! “UNION BUSTER”… ( His discription of himself, shows Too much on his plate, Makes him a Glutin.)

    • john j

      I second that , thought ! Ron Paul , the ONLY way to have ANY possibility of getting OUR country BACK !!!

      • Tom W.

        I agree with him on just about all his domestic policies, but when it comes to foreign policy, he’s an isolationist. The world has become much too dangerous of a place for us to bring all our troops home while the rest of the world wipes each other off of the map and be delutional enough to think that somehow we’ll survive WWIII! 100 yrs. ago a war on the other side of the globe would be something that we would read about two weeks later. Today a confrontation could end life as we know it in a matter of seconds!!!

        • DaveH

          How many times must we tell you people. Ron Paul is a non-interventionist, not an isolationist. He wants to trade with other countries, not control their political choices. He wants to make friends, not enemies.
          Ron Paul knows that the logic of ‘War is Peace’ is not logic.
          Ron Paul knows that every great empire fell after their Leaders pissed off too many people and impoverished their own countries with the inevitable result of being then overrun by their enemies.

          • Tom W.

            Although I have the utmost respect for his son Rand, I think the old guy is just a little too kooky for me! Call me an Islamophobe but in my humble opinion his stance on Islam can only be compared to Neville Chamberlain’s stance on the Nazi’s prior to WWII! You can’t make friend’s with someone who’s hell bent on your demise!!!

          • JC

            Tom W. says:
            January 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm
            Although I have the utmost respect for his son Rand, I think the old guy is just a little too kooky for me! Call me an Islamophobe but in my humble opinion his stance on Islam can only be compared to Neville Chamberlain’s stance on the Nazi’s prior to WWII! You can’t make friend’s with someone who’s hell bent on your demise!!!
            _________________________________________________________

            Have you looked into Ron Paul’s position on immigration policy?
            Or are you still working from media spin?

        • JC

          Tom W. says:
          January 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm
          I agree with him on just about all his domestic policies, but when it comes to foreign policy, he’s an isolationist.
          _______________________________________________________

          Wrong! he’s a non-interventionist as prescribed in the Constitution.
          He’s all for doing honest business with the rest of the world.
          Maybe try reading for yourself what he actually says instead of taking the twisted media version as any kind of truth.

        • James

          Tom, What’s wrong with being an isolationist? George Washington’s foreign policy was: “Trade with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” No power was ever delegated to congress to police the world.

    • ralph herman

      call them clown corner and a bad joke

    • Old Henry

      Another great link. I have passed it on to many and will send it to my Senators and Congressman.

      Thank you FreedomFighter.

    • Old Henry

      Here is a good article by Judge Napolitano:

      http://townhall.com/columnists/judgeandrewnapolitano/2012/01/12/what_if_elections_dont_matter

      As I was reading it I got to thinking about comments here hoping Ron Paul picks the Judge for a running mate. Would they then play “Here Come Da Judge”?

      Would he be driven around in an orange ’69 Stage IV GTO?

  • http://YAHOO MRS. GAIL RUBIO

    GOVERNMENT CONTINUALLY CRATES CRISES THAT IT CANNOT SOLVE…THAT’S WHY THEY ARE GOVERNMENTS AND NOT BUSINESSPEOPLE; THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE!

    IF THEY WERE BUSINESSPEOPLE/ENTREPRENEURS, THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE A LACK/PROBLEM AND SET ABOUT DEVISING A PLAN/PRODUCT/METHOD TO CORRECT
    THE LACK/PROBLEM….GOVERNMENTS DON’T DO PROBLEM SOLVING…NO..GOVERNMENTS MAKE MATTERS WORSE BECAUSE THEY DON’T APPLY COMMON SENSE TO ANY ISSUE…THEY IMMEDIATELY THINK, “..THIS IS GOING TO COST MY JOB..!” AND THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO ENLARGE…THEY GET THEIR NEXT BRAIN WAVE AND THROW “MONEY” AT THE PROBLEM AND WE ALL KNOW HOW WELL THAT WORKS!

    ACCORDING TO OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AND THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY, IT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RAISING OF SUCH TAXES AS NEEDED TO OPERATE THE GOVERNMENT…AND TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS….AS YOU KNOW,THEY ARE NOT GOOD AT THAT EITHER! IN FACT, THE ONLY THING GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO REALLY EXCEL IN IS “PROBLEM CREATION”, WHEREBY MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AND FACT FINDERS CAN COME IN AND SAY, “….YES, BY GEORGE…THERE IS A PROBLEM AND WE ALONE CAN FIX IT, WE’LL PASS A NEW LAW”!

    • jdst

      gov’t should be responsible for infrastructure…roads dams canals….(that is why West Point was create and the corps of engineers.) Gov’t is supposed to protect and pass bills that promote the general welfare of the people. neither party cares one bit about the general welfare….republicans privatized and send jobs overseas and the democrats created the welfare system in response….wake up Americans

      • ohoh

        Actually, the General Welfare Clause was not intended to be a separate grant of power to the Federal government to build roads and other infrastructure. It was merely modifying language to assure that the limited powers actually granted would not be abused with favoritism and would be exercised only in a manner that was good for the general welfare. As the Founders warned, an interpretation of the General Welfare Clause as a separate power would render the whole point of limited enumerated powers meaningless as it would, under such an interpretation, eventually swallow all of the enumerated powers whole. But this is the sorry intellectual state we have arrived at in the law, academia and popular opinion after decades of progressive-liberal revisionism and other assaults on the US Constitution.

        • James

          Amen! I was about to say the same thing. Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 was for 147 years viewed as a lead-in statement to the specific powers that followed. During that period, Congress used their power to regulate commerce between the states to gradual control what may be shipped in commerce and what may not. Now, almost everything they pass is to provide for general welfare. That clause should be removed from the constitution.

    • Tom W.

      There is something fundamentally wrong with these fat-cats living high on the hog in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave by exploiting basically slave labor overseas! We as freedom loving Americans should be ASHAMED when ever we purchace any product from any company that profits from the exploitation of human beings living in poverty.
      When the people of Texas finally realized what the ‘Trans Texas Corridor’ was all about, to their credit, they shut it down and deserve our praise for doing so!!!
      If you want to fix our economy, Look for the ‘Made in the USA’ label!
      God have mercy on us all!!!

      • DaveH

        So we’re helping other countries to “exploit” their people? But your solution is to deprive those poor ‘exploited’ people of their jobs? Such a humanitarian.

        • Tom W.

          while the average American’s income has gone down 7% over the last ten years. The average pay for members of congress has increased by 15%. If anybody knows what the average salary increase for a CEO is, please post. I wonder how much of an increase Jeffery Immelt’s salary has enjoyed?! Such a dunderhead!!!

  • Henry Ledbetter

    FAITH SHOULD BE IN GOD NOT GOVERNMENT. He knows what He is doing and in the 41 years I have known Him, He has never failed me.

    • Mike Rotch

      God can’t save you any more than the government can. Religion can thwart your freedoms even more so than government. I wouldn’t cling to closely to unprovable entities.

      • DaveH

        Why are Henry’s beliefs a concern for you, Mike?

        • Deerinwater

          I believe such a statement ” God has never let me down” publicly offered, solicits a responds for those who would darn walk though an “opened door”.

          I’m with Mike, God don’t give a hoot, you are his regardless how good or bad you are. All this nonsense about “saving”, saving from what exactly? Save you from from damnation and hells fire? LOL!

          Hell is not heat and brimstone anymore the heaven is streets of gold and pearly gates. It’s truly amazing how you like to cherry pick what is offered as metaphor and what is to be taken as the “Word” in verbatim as your own interpretation of scripture. Like the Telban, you don’t know $h1t from Shoe polish, but only think you do.

          I never bought into that crap,~ and not planing to now.

          God is not a person, not human. You are attempting to suggest the Eternal Light might let you down? It’s “YOU” that let’s you down, so don’t be differing blame on God. These far right winger are “good” with differing blame,it’s one of the few things they excel at. And you start with God and it goes down from there, but how you manage to find yourselves to be void of any “guilt” is truly amazing.

          You people got the tail wagging the dog and there no changing your minds. I’ve no interest in trying. I don’t mind you being the way you are until you get on your high horse and putting someone down for the way they are.

          then Houston, we’ve got a problem.

          • Tom W.

            Dear Deerindeepkimchi, then why don’t you STFU?! If you keep that attitude you’re in for a sad awakening. None of us deserve to be saved, it is a gift of God! It CAN’T earned, that why it’s sooo AMAZING! But the choice is all yours, I pray that He opens your eyes as He opened mine. I sometimes feel like I cheated somehow because I wasn’t looking for Him when He opened mine. Have you ever smelt rotting flesh Deer? I pray that I didn’t drive you furter away. You won’t be LOL, You’ll be SOL!

          • DaveH

            Deerinwater,
            I’m atheist. Give me time, though, and I’m sure I could pick your logic to pieces if I knew enough about you. But why? What good would that serve? Why do you care what somebody else believes as long as they leave you alone?
            We have our hands full here trying to wake people up to the concepts of Freedom without wasting time worrying what other people believe.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Mike, God gave us unalienable rights, not Government Mike!_

        Why do you think its so important for the TPTB to squash any resemblance of Christianity?__Because its the basis for The Declaration of Independence & the Constitution, with “Divine Providence, in other words GOD”!

        Why do you think the United States Corporation has practically null and voided the Constitution, they refer to it verbally ONLY to shut us up?__If they crush Christianity & what’s left of Constitution at the same time, they know we the people have nothing left to stand on, except our guns!-

        • ohoh

          Part of the reason is that Christians have abandoned their responsibility to participate, having been led astray by selfish pseudo-Christian doctrines and bending over to lies like the modern “separation of church and state,” which was designed to neutralize them in the first place. The majority of the Founders believed in Divine Providence and they would have been heartbroken to see how Christians today have failed the assure that the soul of America would be advocated in ways to preserve us as a virtuous nation. They knew if we didn’t we would fail, just as surely as the non-virtuous nations of the Bible failed. Christians have made themselves irrelevant and as such, they are a huge part of the problem as they sacrifice their own children to Baal. Now, rather than being blessed, they are simply reaping the bitter harvest of what they have sewn.

          • Angel Wannabe

            oh, oh, you can blame who you want,___BUT we’re all to blame, we dropped the ball, the TPTB took they’re best shot at secular gradualism, five families run the Lame Stream Media and only expose what they want us to hear, not nessarily whats true!__They used every tactic there was and TPTB ran with it__ We we’ren’t paying attention and we bought it, we found ourselves disengaged__Bottom line!

            __Freedoms a hell of a lot easier to defend, that to regain once lost, are we too late?!

            The rememdy begins with the individual getting right with they’re Creator, coming together to form the collective, to work together for the betterment of the whole!

          • Tom W.

            ohoh, I thought you might find this quote from the man accredited with erecting the wall of separation intresting!

            “My views are the result of a lifetime of inquiry and reflection and very different from the anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruption of Christianity, I am indeed opposed, but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which he wished anyone to be, sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others.” – Thomas Jefferson

        • Carlucci

          Oh, fabulous. “Mike Rotch” is yet another plant from the looney left on this board. Pardon me while I go puke.

          • Deerinwater

            Plant? any resistance to your way of seeing the world is a “plant” ? A consorted diabolical scheme to expose the twisted thinking that you subscribe to? oh! dear me!

            You have been infiltrated by an alien agent, your resistance is futile, you will be simulated. Don’t look Ethyl!

          • Old Henry

            Well Carlucci, it’s good to see that bein’ a workin’ girl hasn’t caused you to loose your edge!

          • Angel Wannabe

            Deer in the headlight is what your name should be, because anyone with half a brain knows, that if ya come to a Conservative site and post with a Liberal Tongue, slinging Liberal shyt, your gonna get some shyt flung back at you__Have a Nice day! ;P

          • Tom W.

            2 Corinthians 4:3-4(KJV)
            But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

      • moonbeam

        Mike Rotch,

        “God can’t save you any more than the government can. Religion can thwart your freedoms even more so than government. I wouldn’t cling to closely to unprovable entities.”

        Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice.

        I don’t know you, Mike, but I’ll bet my bottom dollar you have called out to God for His help when trouble abruptly came. His name is the first thing out of your mouth “God please help me!”

        Consider your end of days and who you will cry out to as you pass from this life.

        If not for God I would be dead or living in the street. He is the Great Provider of my daily needs. I’m not hungry and have a roof over my head because of His divine provisions.

        Not proven? Beg to differ. He proved to me who He is, The Great I AM, when I was just 2 years old (before I knew Him) and found myself chin deep in a lake. When fear struck, a voice from above coaxed me back to the shore.

        Yes, the audible voice of an angel God sent to keep me from going under to my death. I looked up to see where the voice was coming from. All I saw was blue sky and white clouds. The angle told me to not try to see it “Don’t try to see me. Do not look up here!”

        You see, I could have lost my footing and DROWNED! The angel that God sent prevented that from happening. Thank you my Lord!

        The angle came again about 4 years later when a piece of hard candy got stuck in my throat. It was hurting and I was scared, but could breathe. The angel said “Don’t panic, don’t panic. Go in the house and drink a glass of water.” I did as I was told, got the water, and drank. The candy went down. Saved Again!

        OH! and how about the time while I was driving, the angel said “Sit back” I immediately sat back and a HUGE brick came flying through the driver side window, bounced off the roof of the inside of the truck and hit the floor. Had I not did what the angel said and sat back, that brick would have killed me. You see, the brick whizzed right past my nose where the temple on the side of my head was seconds before. Saved Again!

        So don’t tell ME my God is an unproven entity!!!!!

        • Deerinwater

          I don’t believe that is what Mike said, Mike said God, can’t or won’t save you ~ from what was not mentioned.

          Yourself, is the way I see it.

          You don’t want to accept that you have the government that you deserve to have. You refuse the responsibility, finding it easier to pass the blame rather then accept your failure.

          Or are you trying to tell us that you did all that you could do?

          • Angel Wannabe

            Deer in the headlight__Hmmm and your doing the same damn thing.. blaming someone else…..Just sayin.. :P

        • Old Henry

          Amazing moonbeam. Thank you for sharing your story.

        • Tom W.

          Moonbeam, I was homeless and living on the streets in Louisville,KY. None of my family or friends wanted anything to do with me anymore. When I was a drunken selfish wretch, I was always welcome, but now I was clean sober Jesus NUT. I was standing in line at a soup kitchen when verse 5 of Psalm 23 all of a sudden came to my mind and I saw it as it is written! WHAT A SAVIOR!!!

          Psalm 23
          A Psalm of David;
          1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
          2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
          3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
          4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
          5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
          6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

      • Tom W.

        God has already saved us who call His Son our Lord and Savior Mike.
        “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
        Have a little faith Mike. You don’t believe in God? You’d better PRAY that you’re right. He loves you Mike, don’t turn your back on the GREATEST gift you could ever recieve!!!

    • jdst

      God gave you a brain to use for the betterment of mankind…and His Glory. Trouble with people is that they don’t know what is for man’s betterment. We need a future……good gov’t that invests in high tech infrastructure…..and banks that invest in people and not the derivatives markets. These banks lost over a quadrillion dollars in derivatives.(they need to go into bankruptcy instead of killing us with more paper)…..we better wake up and start investing in the future…in a physical economy or we won’t have a future. Neither party talks about the banks…..and the republican frontrunners just talk about bombing Iran……what a nightmare of a future that these idiot politicians have in store for us.

      • Tom W.

        Psalm 2
        King James Version (KJV)
        1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
        2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
        3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
        4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
        5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
        6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
        7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
        8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
        9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
        10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
        11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
        12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

        Fear Not jdst!

    • Tom W.

      AMEN!!! Brother Henry, Keep you eyes on the skies Bro, He loves ya and so do I!!!

  • Angel Wannabe

    Government creates the chaos, so they can save us from from it!__The only advancement they’ve made, is they’re better liars, and when they’re caught lying, the TPTB have an over abundance of lawyers to choose from, who are paid hansomly to keep their clients from accountibility.__Sadly No matter who we vote in, it only gets worse.

    • Tom W.

      I say it’s time to make a statement, THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT!!! If their voting record doesn’t reflect the best interests of THE PEOPLE, they gotta go!

  • Tazio2013

    For those PLD readers who are interested in the US current and future reality:

    Meanwhile, your local police force is buying everything from spy drones to night vision equipment and are being militarized hand over fist. These weapons and systems that local police are purchasing are not for law enforcement; they are decidedly for issues like crowd control, nighttime secret incursions, combined actions with the National Guard and regular Army, which is now possible due to NDAA. Worse is the fact that numerous airports and facilities around America have had their security services subcontracted to Israeli security firms. While the government contracts training to SPLC for federal agencies and smaller local state agencies follow their lead, SPLC is the most bias-twisted, anti-Christian organization in the land. The federal government has established links with the JDL, Mossad assets, the American Jewish Congress, the ADL and other Israeli operatives; while we cannot prove this we know it to be the case. The story put forth by the Mossad that everyone in government now accepts as gospel is that Israeli and American security issues are one and the same. This, upon examination of issues, is utterly ridiculous.

    Lest we forget, police are supposed to serve and protect while military kill and destroy. The two functions are wholly incompatible in a republic. I saw this firsthand in Germany from 1938 onward and in Italy, and in Bulgaria and then in the entire Soviet bloc empire.

    In view of the Pollard, Franklin, Rosenberg and scores of Israeli spying operations against us and considering the USS Liberty affair, we would be wise to rely on our own security apparatus and not become entangled with the agencies of a nation which has for decades been most actively spying against us.

    We are already underwater with Israeli telephone monitoring and billing operations that have been off-shored by domestic suppliers to Magal Security Systems, an Israeli contractor. Let’s be cognizant of the fact that, according to information released last December, there is now operative monitoring of all electronic communications as well as GPS systems. We do not think it rational to allow such information to be subcontracted offshore.

    What we are pointing out here is that all the required means for the operation of a top-down police state are either already in place or are being put in place as you read. Even the agencies to administer all this from the federal level, Homeland Security – with over 220,000 employees – is a functioning agency run by one of Obama’s dubious associates.

    Beginning with 9/11 – a false-flag operation if ever there was one – the nation has lost one liberty after another, and now we have even lost our most basic right to face our accuser, habeas corpus, that has been part of English speaking law since the 12th century. The president, meanwhile, has taken to himself the right to use our own military against its citizens by voiding Posse Comitatus – enacted in 1887 after the war of northern aggression to alleviate the excesses of the Yankees as they had looted, raped and burned their way from Richmond to Atlanta – and the elimination of almost the entire Bill of Rights through the enactment of the USA Patriot Act, which had essentially been written and ready for enactment for over 15 years before 9/11.

    What would it take to instill in a mentally challenged population the willingness to have stripped away what little of our freedoms still exist? A little pre-arranged action to be blamed on Iran would make the neocons very happy, the president could be re-elected, the population induced to war against yet another Middle East nation, then the expansion of more freedom crushing laws, the enactment of national hate laws with the government providing the definition of hate, and there you have it – Soviet America Empire of the 21st century.

    http://www.thedailybell.com/3480/Adrian-Krieg-Emerging-Totalitarianism

    • John

      “while we cannot prove this we know it to be the case”

      This sentence saiz it all Tazio2013, rumors, hearsay,conspiracy theories.

      I stopped reading right there.

    • Mike Rotch

      Makes sense, but without proof there isn’t much to go on.

  • David

    This diatribe is so laced with crap, it’s hard to consider anything he says with any credibility.
    The government can do some things better than the private sector, but he is right, the government has really screwed up a lot of things. Deregulation of the banks and financial institutions is the cause of our current financial crisis. Big business players and gov’t are the instigators and yes, gov’t can fix that, but they won’t. Gov’t and business greed were instrumental in creating our mortgage crisis and that can be fixed too, but that would mean constraints on the ability of the big players to game the system, so that won’t happen.
    Better control of our captialist levers, raising the capital gains tax rate and returning top tax rates to pre-Bush levels, and seeing to it everyone earns a living wage would go a long way to solve our peoblems, but are by no means the only change that needs to be made.
    But rants like this does nothing to improve our situation.
    I’d start by voting out 90-95% of sitting legislators just to send the message that ‘business as usual’ will no longer work. Term limits, banning all campaign contributions except for individuals (with a strict cap), banning issue oriented ads that serve to prop up one candidate over another, ending most Congressional perks, banning income from speeches, there are so many things we, as voters, can and should do to counter the influence of the deluge of money flowing to politicians.
    The best thing we can do is reinstitute the banking rules that protected us for 50 years and banning such products as derivatives where no one can be held accountable for bad decisions.

    • John

      We have term limits, its called elections. Unfortunately not many people are smart enough to use it for that. Any artificial limits on the time people serve in congress will take the choice away from the voters and will not only impose term limits for politicians but also take our right away to chose who we see fit to represent us..

      • Sol of Texas

        I think that term limits worked well for the Roman Republic which lasted from roughly 509 BC to 59 BC (450 years). Rome existed as a kingdom for the preceding 250 years, and then as an (struggling) empire for the following 500 years. I am still surprised that the framers of the constitution did not learn from the mistakes of the Republic and institute term limits in all three branches of government.

        Machiavelli observed more than 500 years ago some insightful tidbits on collective human behavior … {from Discourses on Livy – Book I – on the election of leadership in corrupt republics):

        “…nor had they [the Romans] any more enemies whom there was ground to fear. This sense of security and this weakness on the part of their enemies caused the Roman people in appointing to the consulate to consider not a man’s virtue, but his popularity. This drew to the office men who knew better how to get around men, not those who knew better how to conquer enemies. They then turned from those who had more popularity to those who had more power. Thus owing to the defectiveness of the institution it came about that good men were wholly excluded from consular rank.”

        Are we not re-living this today?

        • John

          Yes we do. But, how will term limits change that? It will still be a popularity contest as we can see from the presidential elections. Moreover, people who could make a difference and work hard and did made it into the government would be replaced at the end of their term with another popularity contest winner to the detriment of the voters.

          So, term limits will not really solve the problem. Educating the voters, getting rid of special interest, lobbying, and corruption on the other hand will go a long way to solve the problem.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            The electorate have votes, they have education, they are bombarded with information. What is lacking is discernment and using their free will and there is no cure for that if the electorate is lazy.

    • DaveH

      David says “This diatribe is so laced with crap”. Yes David, your diatribe is loaded with crap.
      David says “The government can do some things better than the private sector”. Name some things, David, that Government does better than the private sector?
      David says “Deregulation of the banks and financial institutions is the cause of our current financial crisis”. Prove that, David.
      The Federal Register (since March 14, 1936) is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains most routine publications and public notices of government agencies. Note in this listing how the number of pages in the Federal Registry (regulations listed) has grown regularly throughout the years. In 2010 it was 81,405 pages long. So much for “deregulation”:
      http://www.llsdc.org/sourcebook/docs/fed-reg-pages.pdf

      Continued in my next comment.

      • DaveH

        The myth of financial Deregulation:
        http://reason.org/news/show/the-myth-of-financial-deregula

        David says “Better control of our captialist levers, raising the capital gains tax rate and returning top tax rates to pre-Bush levels, and seeing to it everyone earns a living wage would go a long way to solve our peoblems”.
        More control, more taxes, mandated minimum wages are the answer? I think not. As I previously demonstrated, there is More Government Control than ever before. There is more Government Spending (now at 44% of the GDP) than ever before, except during WWII. And Minimum wages only put more people out of work. No employer in his right mind (except Government, which of course we know isn’t) will employ a person who is a net loss to his business. If, for example, that employee would only produce $7/hour worth of profit, why would an employer want to pay him $8/hour? They haven’t invested their money to lose money. Would you?
        David says “But rants like this does nothing to improve our situation”.
        You’re correct on that, David, neither your rant nor your ideas would do anything to improve our situation; quite the opposite.

        • Richard

          Dave H – well said. Your comments are excellent and need to be heard by our general populace.

          • Sol of Texas

            Yes, yes!

          • Bert Cundle Sr.

            TRUTH IS: The Poor; Designed the Election System, to have someone Smarter than them, to Protect Them! & their Choices… The Wealthy (Smarter…)Got the job… But they used the power to get Control of MORE! Than Rase their pay by EXTORTING “$” useing the CRIMINAL SYSTEM against the PUBLIC! { The More LAWS The More $$$$$$$…)The Poor / LITTLE People Loose again…

          • Bert Cundle Sr.

            FINES = EXTORTION!
            BAIL = HELD FOR RANSOM! “No mater who uses them!”

  • home boy

    so wayne, tell us something we don’t know.

  • TakeAnotherLook

    O.K. it all sounds good and I agree with your assessment, but what are we the people going to do about it? VOTE!! where has that gotten us? More of the same underhanded schemes off the backs of the good citizens of this great country. Tea Party has the right ideas, but they seem to be falling back. Have faith in GOD and yourself, and then we’ll be able to change our future in America.

    • Mike Rotch

      Faith is what credulity becomes when it finally achieves escape velocity from the constraints of terrestrial discourse.

      • Tom W.

        “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” – I Cor. 1:18-29
        I’m Prayin’ for ya Mike!!!

    • DaveH

      Our Votes haven’t gotten us anywhere because the majority of people just don’t care enough to do the proper homework before they vote. We keep putting people in office who have previously broken their promises, or have showed through previous records that they aren’t what they say they are. Instead of voting for the Representative with a quality agenda, we vote instead for the prettiest face, or the best orators. Instead of investigating alternate ideas and really thinking about the morality and the experiential outcomes of Candidates’ agendas, we buy into the sweet-sounding lies that come out of their mouths. We let our Control issues cloud our Judgement.
      We are going to continue getting phony politicians who say one thing but do another (like the 50% of so-called Tea Party Candidates who caved on the debt-ceiling increase), until we start educating ourselves, scrutinizing candidates’ voting records, and really thinking before we put a candidate into office.

      • Ted Crawford

        Thomas Jefferson agrees with you “If a Nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be”

      • John

        Unfortunately, i.m.h.o., by the time the citizens of this country have the choice of people to vote on, 99% of them are already bought and paid by special interests and foreign governments through the multitude of organizations paying for their campaigns. All the voters really can do is to chose the lesser of corrupt evils and the lobbyists that are closes to the voters ideology. In todays political climate, honest and upstanding citizens do NOT make it onto the national ballot.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          So why are the voters so gullible? Doesn’t this tell on the character of the nation?

          • Lois

            This nation was created, and rooted in the Bible, by white European Christians. This is a Christian nation, but we have an enemy within this nation who has infiltrated all our institutions…government/politics, education, finance, entertainment, media, some churches, business…the list goes on.

            Americans have been mandated to death, with forced political correctness. We’ve been blungeoned to death with liberalism. The enemy within has used multiculturalism as a weapon. Americans have been pushed, shoved, been misled.

            Yes, the nature of this country changed…with the help of an enemy within and multiculturalism.

          • Tom W.

            Nadzieja and Lois are you sure you want to know the answer to that question? If you say yes then watch this ten minute video. Watch carefully David Gergen’s reaction when confronted!
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj3AECSKmhU THANK YOU FreedomFighter!!!

            Ephesians 6:12(KJV)
            “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

        • DaveH

          Then don’t vote for them.

      • Sol of Texas

        DaveH –

        I refer you to my prior post quoting Machiavelli in this discussion. Are not the parallels between yours and Machiavelli’s observations chilling? We have not learned much in 5000 years, but for a while we created some neat toys, and conducted some ineteresting journey’s of discovery. Too bad we haven’t actually learned much as a species.

        • DaveH

          Yep. No matter how technologically advanced we become, the behavior of mankind remains the same.

          • Deerinwater

            Oh, our science exceeded our humanities 1000′s of years ago.

            Human kind is but a thinking animal, but so are all other animals.

            Human learned to communicate by abstract and proxy early.

            Notions of Irony, I’m not sure if it exist in other animals, maybe it does as well.

          • Tom W.

            ”Our scientific powers have outrun our spiriitual powers; we have guided missiles and mis-guided men.” – M.L.K. Jr. – “Strength to Love” 1963

            A true intellectual!

          • Bert Cundle Sr.

            M.L.K.??? No Civil Rights Leader… Black Power — By Trojun Horse Tactic! Gov. G Walice Was RIGHT!

  • Tony N

    Why NEWT and Rick Perry are right to Question the Metrics of How Romney and Hedge funds Like Bain capital have made the USA and Europe Unsecure in durable wealth creation .

    Why Capitalism has Not worked over the past 17 years and the Position the USA and Europe are now in…… because we did not stay true to the Principles of Making sure Self Reliance above everything else was sustained as this was what the Founders meant when they wrote the words Independence and Individual Liberty into the US Constitution . Today we are SERFS Dependent on Foreign Import supplies and thats about to Cause a destabilization of the Independence of the USA in ways that will end in a nationalization of the FREE market system and I have to say I think it was Planned by some in the policy making positions because they are the best and brightest so stupidity is no excuse .

    The Paper Currency markets are about to collapse because of Hedge Fund Operators taking advantage of a Failure of a WTO FREE TRADE AGREE of the past 17 years !!!!!

    CAPITALISM AND THE VALUE OF IT IS SUSTAINED IN A COUNTRY WHEN IT IS PRODUCING A VITAL HUMAN NEED NOT THE PAPER CURRENCY VALUE OF ANOTHER COUNTRIES PRODUCTIONS . THIS IS THE RESULTS OF NOT HAVING TARIFF TRADE IN THE MIDDLE OF A INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT WHEN THOSE TRADE PARTNERS CURRENCIES ARE VALUED DIFFERENTLY AND NEVER PAR VALUE BECAUSE OF THE CRIME OF NOT FOLLOWING A FREE FLOATING CURRENCY RULE AND IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS THEN READ ” GRESHAM’S LAW OF THE 14TH CENTURY , and when reading about the way it works consider the 2 side of the argument in that the condition works both ways in terms of what happens when 2 different valued currencies trade in the same market without a Counter balance which a Country like USA or Europe needs a tariff Duty on Imports that are Under valued in order to stop the Devaluation of that Countries currency and with it their Durable wealth Creation at the domestic level of the economic structure . If you ask a Hedge Fund Like Bain Capital would they have had the same Incentives that over the last 17 years of tariff Free trade with Asia would they have been able to calculate the profits of Having something Produced in a Asian manufacturing area rather than in a USA or Europe area if Import tariffs were in Place at the port of entry and if this is all thats Necessary in Maintaining a solvent economy is to Have NO Tariff Trade then why are the Highest valued Currency Nations before the WTO free trade agreement was started 17 years ago now without the credit availability which was propping up these economies in the European Union and the USA have been doing up to 2008 , why now are these 2 economies failing if Tariff FREE trade was the answer to our Trade Policy and economic affairs !!!!!
    The Paper Currency markets are about to collapse NOW because of this Lack of Holding those accountable for NOT following the rules of FREE Floating Currency rules that have to follow a Tariff Free trade policy , because NOW we out sourced all our Tangible Production and those Fools who did this have placed the west in a destabilized position . Intrinsic Value behind a Currency is the Vital Human Supply it creates to sustain Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness , words that Fools No Nothing About but are running the Paper markets that Feed societies , and while they chased those Paper profits the Smart ones in the middle of all this have taken control of the Production side of this Cabal and now we are about to see what its like to RUN OUT OF SUPPLY !!!!!
    I think the defection from the dollar by the Nations below that are the main suppliers of tangible vital human needs are now going to start using that vital resource against the Dollar traders as the paper trade starts to come apart at the top …..
    First we have this story , then the one below shows the results of the defection from the paper currency markets …. nasty .

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/russia-iran-proceed-bilateral-trade-drop-dollar-russian-warships-park-syria

    Full-Blown Civil War Erupts On Wall Street – Financial Elite Start Turning On Each Other
    Reality Finally Hits the Financial Elite as They Start Turning On Each Other
    By David DeGraw – ampedstatus.org
    http://wakeup-world.com/2011/09/06/full-blown-civil-war-erupts-on-wall-street-financial-elite-start-turning-on-each-other/
    MITT Romney Ever since we started 17 years ago with the WTO and that Unfair Free Trade agreement that all these Hedge funds have done is get in the middle of this trade policy over the years and disassemble and reassemble Our Industrial base over in Asia and as they did this shut down of all the small business operations in the USA they consolidated all that domestic wealth into their holdings and now have Isolated the USA away from the actual supply of vital human needs in countries that hate our guts , and are saying now they don’t want our Dollar any more , so how is that a Smart Business plan by Romney and the other hedge fund Operators Kathleen ? Do you remember who said we would hear a Giant sucking Sound if we did the WTO Free Trade agreement back in 1991 ??

    • DaveH
    • jdst

      good essay

    • ohoh

      Thanks, Tony. Self-reliance went out the door with the steady abandonment of our Founding Christian principles that has resulted from an increasingly misguided and weak Christian community, and the advent of strangers we have let in with contrary agendas and who are emboldened by our ignorance and apathy. The woosification of Christian America now happens in a thousand ways every day and their own Churches are guilty of tying their own hands behind their backs. Thank God our Founders didn’t see things this way. At least God blessed them…for a while.

      • Angel Wannabe

        oh,oh,__ok idiot, your MO seems to be stuck on Christian bashing,… but nobody’s really takin’ the bait’??__So, why don’t ya make like tree ‘n’ effin leave!

  • Tony N

    I think we need more than ever a retooling of our Parts manufacturing to be able to maintain our various primary Needs infrastructures before this happens , because it is going to happen and being so Dependent on Imports of everything right down to hardware ( Nuts and Bolts ) we couldn’t even supply a NAPA Parts Supply if the dollar is rejected by foreign sources , this is one big reason why the Congress passed the NDAA , watch this Video , United States Economic Tsunami – TIME TO WAKE UP!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0SmVYxrLTE

    The BRIC nations don’t need anything the USA has anymore . They can supply their own food with supply from South America and the other BRIC nations , once The destabilization of the Middle east is done with Obamas shadow actions called Arab Spring and with the rise of the Muslim brotherhood and Iran being head of OPEC , they will reject the dollar as their currency and we will be in Hyperinflation over night . This will result in Nationalization .

    We need to retool our industrial base to at least be able to supply our most needed supplies and then we can negotiate and sustain some what of a quality and abundance in our supply of vital human needs . We should have seen Mitt and his Bain capital , the International banking franchise people as well as all Multi-National Corporations realize this need to keep America a Vital force in world trade negotiations making sure we negotiated Fair trade and balanced Trade so we were adequately supplied and deficits free , but instead Mitt and his Greedy group and all the Multi-nations hedge fund operators like Mitts focused Only on the Dollars and not on what that currency was representing , and today all we have left is the paper with nothing of Tangible intrinsic value to back it up , and this is what we get read these links by our so called TRADE PARTNERS , Putin says U.S. is “parasite” on global economy

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/01/us-russia-putin-usa-idUSTRE77052R20110801

    If The Eurozone breaks apart and they are so dang dependent on BRIC nations supply , they may be in a Position to Break away from the US Dollar are world trade currency to maintain their supply of tangible goods a Vital human needs over a paper US Dollar , this is the kind of critical position we our talking about here .
    Ahmadinejad of Iran Is President of OPEC?

    http://shortlittlerebel.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/ahmadinejad-of-iran-is-president-of-opec/
    Yuan Will Be Fully Convertible by 2015, Chinese Officials Tell EU Chamber

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-08/yuan-to-be-fully-convertible-by-2015-eu-chamber.html
    Mitt Romney how can you Repair the USA and European Economies when you are only a Paper dollar currency in a bank now that all the Durable Resource supply and the manufacturing of it is located in foreign lands called the BRIC nations and they are about to tell you and the rest of us they don’t want our dollars any more ??? Looks like we should have kept some Manufacturing here in the USA and Europe should have done this too , so at least we could have some Leverage in Negotiating Trade even if that Trade agreement ended up in disagreement because the way it now we the people are pretty vulnerable to having to BEG for MERCY because what else do we have to fall back on when the BRIC rejects the Dollar and cuts the USA and Europe Off for a Little while ??????

  • John

    Although he has some valid points, the presentation simply sux. He comes across as a superfluous insincere person. He should stick with writing the script and Bob should find somebody who is serious and knows how to present it. Wayne Allyn Root comes across like some of the loons on U-tube that rant the whole day without saying anything of substance. This is not meant as a personal attack on Mr. Root, but I.M.H.O. he lacks the skills to preset his material in a sincere, mature, and convincing way. he looks during his representation like all of this is fun and game…. and who knows maybe that is what it is for him.

    • DaveH

      Not a personal attack? It sure sounded like one to me.
      And if he said it with a frown on his face, more than likely you would have had something negative to say about that, John.

      • John

        Nope Dave, a frown maybe would have helped but it is more then that. Look at this video again, it does not look sincere to me. If something like this would come over my desk at work I would tell the people to re-shoot it. I would not put it on the air. And it should not be on the web either.
        And no it was not a personal attack, i did not say he is stupid or a moron or the like. I simply said that this video i.m.h.o. does not look professional or sincere.
        If a video or a presentation does not look sincere, how do you believe you can get a point across and convince others to join you in your fight?

        • Sol of Texas

          Is this an argument supporting the triumph of style over substance?
          Just curious.

          • John

            Nope, but how can you get substance across if you lack style? I mean, he does not have to convince the majority of people on this blog, most know what it is all about, have heard it many, many times and it’s basically old news. The only people that can benefit from a video like this are the fence sitters and people that we try to convince to fight the fight. If the video is not made in a way that can convince those people then it is simply a waste of time and someone preaching to people that are already convinced. And yes, I do know about this,if Bob wants to look at the IP he can see that I work in the industry, not for a small outfit either but for one of the largest outfits in this country.

          • DaveH

            Ron Paul is proving across the country, John, that Substance trumps Style. Obama has Style, he has no Substance.
            Sorry, John, but your “style” has gotten this country into the mess it’s in. Too many people voting for pretty faces and smooth-talkers. We need less of those, not more.

        • DaveH

          So, John, did you agree or disagree with what Wayne had to say?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Your post is a personal attack. If you didn’t mean what you wrote why did you write it.

      • DaveH

        Apparently, equivocation is part of his style.

  • http://Idon'thaveawebsite Jim

    I think we need to VOTE,frustrating as it is to vote when we don’t think it will necessarily solve our problems. I think we should teach our children our constitutional principles of government and alternatives to the propaganda our educational systems keep feeding them. Certainly we need faith in God,but what is that? A lot of people have faith in government which goes something like,”I have a problem.Please provide a program that supports my family or cause without me doing anything beyond signing up to exercise my abilities and work towards doing more than telling the government I believe and please send my checks.The principle works in other areas too.

    I think you are right on when you say that as we have faith in God and ourselves we will be able to change our future in America because when we have such faith we then do what we need to do and as we do that the Lord then does what He needs to do which is beyond our ability to complete. This is the faith that led to the founding of our nation and this is the faith needed to preserve our nation and our freedoms and liberty.

  • s c

    People, government relies on force to do what it does. Big government is addicted to power, and the use of that power isn’t much different than the “ability” or “leadership” found in a drive-by shooting.
    People, government is a GOD SUBSTITUTE. It is a false god. It is a god that thrives on lies and deception. Its high priests are those who are sent to Washington.
    If you know anything about the many problems found in trying to serve two masters, then you should understand why a small, limited and efficient government is ALWAYS better than one that is huge and growing daily.
    ANY mortal who tells you that he or she is your Savior, and is anxious to use Big Government to ‘help make your life better’ is a LIAR of the first order. Our non-leaders are drunk on power, and they DO NOT SERVE US. If you don’t understand that, then please consider yourself an ILLEGAL ALIEN. You have NO place in America.

  • Deerinwater

    Why would I ever be interested in reading an article titled “Why government can’t save us”?

    The very implication that I might think it could, is insulting or written for someone less bright then I. So needless to say, I didn’t bother.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      You responded, so therefore you were interested to see if it applied to you.

      • Deerinwater

        actually, no ~ as I stated ~ My posting was very short and yet you missed it.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Deer in the headlight___Soro’s has your check, your FIRED! :)

          • Deerinwater

            You are becoming like a Nat Angel, come at me with some substance and maybe I’ll swat at you some. Otherwise be a Nat, your presence in clear but easy enough to ignore.

  • DaveH

    Good Job, Wayne. Thank you.

  • DaveH

    Who would voluntarily pay 44% of their income to acquire the services that Government provides? For the average wage-earner ($39,336) that’s $17,307/year. Would anybody here voluntarily pay that?

  • Ted Crawford

    ” Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people” Thomas Jefferson

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined total of $68 million in the last quarter of 2011, bringing their total 2011 take to $222 million — and exceeding the campaign’s internal target of $200 million for the year. Campaign manager Jim Messina shared the news in a video emailed to supporters.
    SEE anything fishey… POLITICANS have Lots of $… Its our Country going broke!

  • Gringo Infidel

    A good man – no wonder he could not get elected – his sound reasoning is a threat to the status quo in politics.

    What an outrage it is for ‘public servants’ to get pensions for life while real defenders of the Republic WAIT for CARE!

    Sickening.

    We get the government we deserve.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Kindly curb the collective “we”. Each of us is an Individual, but what is done with Individualism is a different story. Do you see yourself deserving of the government that is in place?

      • JC

        “We The People” are a collection of individuals who call ourselves Americans. We’re different because “We The People” assert our individual sovereignty as a nation. Unlike the doctrines of most nations.
        Now, We The People need to get our collective s*#t together and eradicate socialism. ;)

  • cawmun cents

    The mistake here is one of Humanity’s belief that they can architect a way to build themselves out of the conditions extant.They assume that if you have the whole world working towards a goal,then that goal is achievable.But if you get a hand full of folks together and ask them what should be done,you wont get them all to agree on the answer no matter what the question.
    It is much easier to appear like you are trying to fix the conditions without actually having to fix them.
    This system is known as”government”.
    Have you noticed that there are those who believe that if you throw enough money at something,it is bound to be fixed?
    They believe this despite the fact that they are not even ready to diagnose the conditions correctly.The real condition is that they have turned away from what gave them security,and prosperity.
    But since they assume that it is a condition which they brought forth themselves,it will not get fixed.Rather it will have money thrown at it like that is the solution to the conditions.
    Money has replaced the actual salvation of humanity as the cure all for its ills.No matter how you get after the issues,the humanists will insist that wealth is the solution to their current problems.But then the coditions which existed before the issues and problems,still exist therefore the problems and issues dont get fixed.
    This system is known as”government”.
    One of the conditons which are extant,is one of false hope and false charity.Those are two things government throws money at that never get fixed.When government decides where hope and charity come from,and what monies get thrown at them,they never seem to get the conditions changed.Without changing the conditions,the issues and problems are never solved.Changing the conditions cannot be solved through human efforts,because the previous line above where you cant get a handful of folks to agree to an answer to any question,comes into play as a result.
    This system is known as”government”.
    The designers of our system of government were well aware of these issues and problems,so they created a series of documents that would serve as guidelines.Their hope was that these conditions would not arise,from their form of government.But the conditions changed when the documents were ignored by the government,and it was decided to favor money as the solution to the problems and issues,over using their given documents to change the conditions back to the real situation under the given documents.
    This system is known as”government”.
    Now the government could not keep its system of using money to solve its problems and issues,because that system did not necessarily work correctly.So they went out to other systems of governments in the world to seek the way to make their money system work.It was decide that if all governments would make the money sytem the way to change the conditions,then it would have to work correctly.Regardless of the fact that they already had a complete and worthwhile working model inherent in the documents which were given to them,they decided that their money system would work correctly if the whole world would give it a try.
    But the conditions remained.
    Their attempt to solve the problems and issues extant was unsuccessful.The conditions were still present.this boggled their minds.But it is better to appear like you are diong something to fix the conditions than actually doing something to fix them.
    This system is known as”government”.
    So the people who got stuck with the system known as government were never let to know the extent of the conditions.
    The problems and issues never got fixed.
    But they still thought that throwing money at the situation would do the trick so they kept trying to architect the building their way out of the conditions.
    This system ism known as”government”.

    Good luck with that folks.
    -CC.

    • ohoh

      What you have described is Babylon and what you present is a false dilemma. The Founders and God knew better. Please don’t throw the baby out with the bath.

      • cawmun cents

        What I have presented is secular humanism,and I am not tossin anything out there with the bathwater.
        I am pointing out that it is a failed system.
        That it will not work.
        That they do the same old things over and over again,with no good result.
        When Solomon claimed that there was nothing new under the sun,I took that to mean that under the conditions which secular humanism brings about,there is nothing new under the sun.
        That was my point.
        Personally I am well aware of Gods role in our nation.
        But if you use the word God in your post,some will just think you are batscat crazy,which doesnt lend to them listening anyway.
        But thanks for policing me.(I hope you understand the concept of sarcasm)
        Cheers!
        -CC.

  • Michelle

    Welcome Wayne. Truly an eye opener you nailed it! Now, how do we STOP this legalized thievery?

  • jdst

    Gov’t creates chaos if we let it….if we keep voting for whomever the democrats and repubs at the top want us to vote for…we need a grassroots movement…but it won’t happen until the people know where they want to go and what is in the best interest for Americans……..the republicans use the term “best interest ” to bomb Iran……..now most Americans I can sadly say think that is brilliant and that is one reason why we are in a mess….we advocate messiness

  • DaveH
  • Henry Ledbetter

    Mike Rotch ; I remember being much like you in that I didn’t like preachers or church because I had an uncle that was a preacher and not what he should be. Then one day my daughter who was 4 years old begged me to go to church with her and our 2 month old son and their mother. I finally relented to the pleas of that 4 year old and since we were running late that morning my wife suggested we stop in at a church just down the hill from us. I came under what I now know to be conviction when I walked in the door. Someone graciously took our children to the back but the only place to sit was the second pew from the front. I was in misery as the preacher opened the Word Of God and preached to us. When the invitation was given I knew I had to get to the front and I thought I ran over the deacon sitting on the outside of us but many years later that pastor thought he remembered me going over the pew. Jesus met me on the way to the altar and I gave my life to Him that day. I became a new creation that day of March 7, 1970 and my life was totally transformed that very day. They baptized me that night and for the first time in my life I sensed a cleanness and freedom that I never knew existed. I have been betrayed by many inside as well as outside the church since that day but Jesus said He would never leave or forsake me and He has kept His Word. I pray that you may let Him find you as He did me. Religion may kill but I assure all that read this that Christ can give you joy and make life worth living, even in a world like this.

    • ohoh

      Well at least you solved part of the problem. Now if Christians could only wake up a handle the rest. Those Founders were pretty smart guys.

      • Angel Wannabe

        oh oh, take a powder!

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      YOU MUSTA REALY BEEN RECHID!

  • ONTIME

    This Constitutional Republic we honor and defend was not made to save you, it was formed to make opportunity by the use of free markets, capitalism and intitiative of unlimited degrees.
    The government that we use to keep our country cohesive provides the commonality for us to defend, extend and depend, we use a common language, common biz practice and the rule of law, we let politic and religion tend to themselves by the use of choice. It’s what makes us get the job done in spite of our differences and makes us exceptional because we revel in our independence and this allows us to be a just and humane society.
    If you smoother any of these functions and ruin the balance with big government intrusion then you will suffer the loss of freedoms, develop friction and retard incentive. Government works best when it governs least.

    • ohoh

      The Founders knew this and so does God.

      • Deerinwater

        So you think that God cares?

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        THEY ARE FOOLS, THAT SPEEK FOR GOD!

  • ranger hall

    PEOPLE, GOD is not going to clean up the mess WE have allowed, The constitution tells us we have the right to clean up this MESS. The Bible tells us we have the Right. SO let it Be. GOD in one hand, COLT in the other. THE POWER GROUP only has one fear. The PEOPLE UNITED

    • ohoh

      That’s right. While the selfish, personal enrichment “me and Jesus” Christians fade into irrelevance and their children increasingly graduate from government schools as agnostics and atheists, they ignore the row boats God keeps sending their way. They truly have lost their way.

      • Angel Wannabe

        oh oh, hey idiot, can ya get anymore obvious?

  • http://gmail.com sancheleezy

    Let us all agree that there are many problems in this country and that over sized government is not the answer. Why not give the Libertarian philosophy an opportunity to create an atmosphere where the people with their creative talents can offer solutions that bureaucracy cannot. Open our minds and consider just what Dr. Ron Paul and others are saying, we need to try another alternative, and smaller less intrusive government is the answer. Think deeply and give all of us a chance to right this sinking ship—work for Ron Paul’s election in 2012.

  • Bill A

    WELCOME WAYNE ALLAN ROOT!!! You still have the way to get the truth out with a smile, and that smile comes from right over might. I look forward to more from you as we all find our place.

  • Lawrence Ekdahl

    Pray that God will first lead the churches to repent and then America.

  • DaveH

    For Personal Responsibility, Individual Freedom, Limited Governments, Free Markets, and the Peace that those bring — Vote Libertarian:
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

  • Jim Lundberg

    Wayne Allen Root. I would have voted for you if you had won the Libertarian Presidential nomination for 2008. But now you are obviously joining to the main stream media bandwagon and criticizing Ron Paul with statements like “he wants to legalize heroin” and all the other crap that is constantly repeated to influence the less intelligent. Well sir, you have just permanently lost my vote on any office you run for. So good luck with the rest of your career…

    • DaveH

      Do you have any references to back up that claim, Jim?

  • THOR 2 4

    VALID POINTS ALL.. HOWEVER IT IS TIME TO PUT THE OLD WAY OF THINKING ON
    HOLD . THE GAME HAS CHANGED , THE PEOPLE WE PUT IN OFFICE DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR COMFORT , JUST YOUR MONEY ! THEY HAVE NO REASON TO LIMIT
    TO ACCESS TO OUR CASH . ITS LIKE ME TELLING YOU TO QUIT YOUR JOB .
    NO THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE CUT OFF FROM THE PEOPLE THEY ARE STEALING
    FROM. THE FASTEST WAY TO A POLITICIANS HEART (if they had one) IS NOT
    THROUGH THERE CHEST ! NO ITS THROUGH THERE POCKETS !
    CUT THEM OFF AFTER ONE TERM AND WATCH HOW MUCH MORE MORE ATT. WE THE
    PEOPLE WILL GET !! THE WORLD IS WATCHING…

    • http://deleted Claire

      “The Lord helps those that help themselves.”

  • Helen2

    Ranger, God will help us. 2 Chronicles 7:14 God is talking and He says : “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” And He will do it, we just have to make the first move.

    • Deerinwater

      It’s nice to support God matters with religious text. If I’m not mistaken the primary reason that it was written.

      Think of how wonderful it would be if you did it on your own without the aid and support of religious text.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Deer in the Headlight, ahhhhh, another Atheist too full of himself to believe in a higher power,eh, when ya get your cloak and walk on water_ let us know! :)

        • DaveH

          Don’t blame the rest of us atheists for Deer’s behavior, Angel.

      • Tom W.

        Duhhh! It’s called GODS WORD for a reason Blondedeerindeepkimchi!!!

        • Deerinwater

          Yea, I know what you call it. I only question some people interpretation & implementation.

          I don’t question the divine,but I question people like yourself, that claim they have “seen the light” but to your benefit, on occasions you speaking suggest you have seen what I have seen. You don’t carry the same fear so many of them do here.

          You don’t take offense being question do you? You know, ~ you shouldn’t? Not if you know what you say you know.

  • http://tvfmontana.org dickm

    The reality is that federal spending for government programs is no longer sustainable. The country is $15 trillion dollars in debt and because of the fiscal irresponsibility of both parties the spending will continue and the debt will increase. The increased debt will become a burden on all Americans because it will result in the silent tax of inflation. All government spending programs, including welfare and military, must be scrutinized and subject to cuts. All the legislation, executive orders, rules, regulations, subsidies, grants and earmarks have combined to transform this nation to the point where the President, Congress and the Courts are no longer representative or accountable to the American people.. Rather, Americans have become subjects to a communitarian rule of law where the principles of the Constitution, limited government, our sovereign rights to life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness are becoming meaningless

    • Deerinwater

      “The reality is that federal spending for government programs is no longer sustainable.”

      A sweeping general statement that few could disagree with.

      Two protracted unfunded wars will bring rise to such statement “every time”. Put some Federal Tax cuts on top of that and the nation is bleeding out.

      It’s not rocket surgery, not complicated.

      I don’t feel the pain and hurt when I spend money, but only “AFTER” I spend money. We are in the “AFTER” and this too will past.

      The only thing I know is that I didn’t spend it and I didn’t get any of it unless you consider that my neighbor didn’t lose his job and I’m not having to mow his yard,paint his house, raise his kids and pay his part of the tax burden that we all share.

  • Buck

    I am beside myself in frustation on why people are blind to whats happening to our once great country and why . At this point RON PAUL is our only earthly hope , he and the grace of God are all that stand between the success or failure of the United States of America as Obamass tramples , desecrates and completely destroys our constitution and all that America stands for . If he is not the anti-Christ he is a dam good impersonator of him . PLEASE ! Support and vote for RON PAUL to lead us back to America the great !!!

  • JC

    Just for fun, Penn & Teller on Libertarians and Government intervention…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1xmGK8PEJw

  • JC
  • Thinking About

    Maybe the Libertian way is the way of spending more and blaming everyone else or seems to be with some Libertians. It makes everyone the same.

    • JC

      Not having a lucid day are you? :(

      • DaveH

        Must be a Liberal.

  • hitthedeck

    The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007,the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:
    January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
    Remember that day…
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment…to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 times to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy). Barney blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy” (and the sky did fall!)

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA

    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
    OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!
    So when someone tries to blame Bush…
    REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007….THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!”

    Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.

    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

    In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets.That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for,
    And then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

  • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

    The government has no intention of saving us. Does anyone out there get the message yet? We are the slaves of government and whilst we continue to place people like Obama in the highest positions of authority we deserve to be enslaved and that is exactly why he treats us all as fools, because we are. What thinking person would idolize such a dictatorial, arrogant empty suit? Only someone who is unable to think for him or herself and is thus led in the wrong direction. Put not your faith in any man, you will definitely be lost. Please also understand that there is no such thing as a moral politician. They were always and are all still now into self glorification and ultimate control. Those who scoff at the reality of martial law and one world government are sadly mistaken. Evil is consuming us daily.

    • Tom W.

      The Way I See It-What’s wrong with our world, what’s wrong with our country, and what’s wrong with our economy? How is it that the one time world economic leader is now on the verge of being reduced to third-world country status? How is it our president is now seeking assistance for our struggling economy from the countries where we allowed big business to send our jobs in their quest for $14 a day labor? We should have told them back then to pack up and take their corporate headquarters also! Maybe you’re one of those arrogant folks who say that will never happen to our great nation. I’ve got news for you guys, it’s happening! If the U.S. Dollar (Which J.P. Morgan/ Stanley is now comparing strength-wise to the Mexican Peso.) is ever allowed to be replaced as the world standard currency, we will be a sovereign nation no longer. We will have become a member of the New World Order. Maybe you’re one of those who say that it’s about time, but before you go jumping on that one-world bandwagon and buy yourself a Rosetta-stone C.D. to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese, please stop and consider that we are the only nation on the face of this Earth that was ever founded on the principle that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (The three words our president usually forgets when quoting this line, although to his credit, he finally did get it right when addressing our troops in Afghanistan shortly after Thanksgiving the year before last.) with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That’s not by the power of some king, queen, chairman, czar, dictator, imam, act of congress, or senate, but by our Creator! Which makes these rights undeniable! Is there a higher order to be sought? I think not! The New World Order won’t know anything about We the People, but will be of the elites, by the elites, and for the elites. The rest of us that they allow to live will simply be their slaves. Wanna see their agenda in a lapidary nutshell, in their materia sacra? Simply goggle “Georgia Guidestones.

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    These Elections are Leading to: A Black Muslim, again; Or… Catholic Biship or Preacher of Christianity interpeted their way. UNTILL We GET A REAL CIVIL LEADER IN OFFICE, WE ARE DOOMED TO THE CORRUPTION OF RELIGIONS. {CHURCH / / “State” ~ “STATES”…}

  • michigander

    I see something BEHIND all the people voting for ron Paul, the biggie
    is who can defeat obama effectively…. Can you picture Ron Paul debating obama ? LOL No doubt in my mind they have it all figured out, by voting for ron paul, knowing obama would pulverize him in a debate.
    I truly believe it is wrong to let anyone person running for the presidency to have millions more money than anyone else running. Sure
    is true, MONEY TALKS. They should ALL have an equal chance.

  • James

    The Bible says Satan is the Prince of this world, and will remain so until Christ returns. Satan hates white Christian America and God will let him destroy most of it in the final war (Armageddon). Then Christ will return, remove Satan from power, and rule here for a thousand years. When He comes, every eye will see Him coming, that means every eye on the planet.

  • Deerinwater

    What an abortion from reality this thread took.

    God & Government , and the blame game played over and over like a broken record.

    What is Paranoia?
    Paranoia involves feelings of persecution and an exaggerated sense of self-importance. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders and is rare as an isolated mental illness. Since the delusions involve only one area, a person with paranoia can usually work and function in everyday life, however, their lives may be limited and isolated. There are different types of paranoia including conjugal paranoia, erotomania, hypochondriacal paranoia, and different types of paranoid disorders such as paranoid personality and paranoid schizophrenia.

    Symptoms of Paranoia:
    Symptoms of paranoia and paranoid disorders include intense and irrational mistrust or suspicion, which can bring on sense of rage, hatred, and betrayal. Some people suffering from paranoid personality may have a high capacity to annoy or enrage others because of rigid and maladaptive behavior. Some identifiable beliefs and actions of paranoid-related disorders include mistrust, taking offense easily, difficulty with forgiveness, defensive attitude in response to imagined criticism, preoccupation with hidden motives, fear of being deceived or taken advantage of, inability to relax, argumentative, abrupt, stubborn, self-righteous, and perfectionistic.

  • Patriotic Agenda

    Guess what, neither does Former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, Tea Party favorite and bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root. He only reads what a dead president wrote. Not an original thought in his head.

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