"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." George Washington
Welcome to the Slaughterhouse, America!!
By Nicholas Meyeres
This is an easy one!
First, we start by repealing 16th Amendment effectively abolishing the income tax and property tax. After that, we force the government to live within their means just as we as citizens must live within ours in order to survive. Once we do that, we start paying down the deficit IMMEDIATELY, and stop borrowing from places like China.
After all, the people, not the government, are supposed to run the economy- so, we should fight for more power given to the private sector, not less. Besides, there is no way to control spending when the Federal Reserve creates money by printing it out of thin air to pay our debts off. As a result, we need to abolish the Federal Reserve, too.
In fact, I would go so far as to say we should stop all non-essential aid to EVERY country we currently prop up, as well. Sure, the American people are a naturally giving people, but we need to allow ourselves a small amount of selfishness in this day and age if for no other reason than out of necessity. Frankly, let them get their own collective houses in order, just as we must.
Similarly, hard choices must be made here or we won't survive as the prosperous nation we once were, either. We all have those things we want the government to not cut, but cuts must be made all the way across the board no matter what your pet issue may be. That includes government worker's salaries, Medicare and Medicaid, welfare benefits, veteran's benefits, the the military industrial complex, the public school system- EVERYTHING!
We also need to end as many regulations as possible in order for businesses to do their business without the government taking their share right off the top. And we need competition to get it done. No more "no-complete clauses" with the United States Post Office for instance. Let those of us who know how to run a business show the Feds a thing or two, and let the rest fail.
The truth is, the government is like a drunken sailor on shore leave, they spend way too much even though they have very little to actually give, and when they come home they wonder why they need even more assistance by the government. Our government simply taxes us more and more every day thinking that will somehow regulate our economy magically. But all that accomplishes is anger and resentment by the people when their hard earned money is taken from them and wasted by a clumsy and inept government that can’t run itself as a proper business anyway.
In short, we need to restore our nation by returning to the TRUE conservative tenant of “less government via fiscal responsibility” and force those who govern us- both republican AND democrat- to be personally held responsible for our debt should it ever grow beyond what is acceptable to us as a people. In the end, we can’t legislate economic fairness in a true republic; so the only answer is to make our existing government as small as possible while continuing to still function with the barest of essentials. Then, we allow the private sector to do their thing, and fix the rest!
Having said all of that, the very first step is for the American people to realize that they have a true say with their vote, and that they need to use that vote to make a statement. The two-party system simply isn't working anymore, and we need to kick EVERY big government crony out of Washington on both sides of the isle that isn't a true fiscal conservative. In doing that, we stand every chance of not falling into the trap that so many other nations have fallen into over the years. But this can only be accomplished if we follow the right signs that lead the way out of the darkness.