Posted on | June 22, 2014 | 11 Comments
Quite a ring of truth about this:
2. The State
The State is threatened by a decline. Generally it moves into full pretend mode. Three behavioral traits characterize its behavior. The State must convince citizens:
- things are not as bad as they seem.
- the State is not responsible for the situation.
- the State must do more (grow bigger) in order to solve the problems.
Statistics issued by the State are fudged to convey a false image of well-being. Government spending soars in an effort to juice reported economic activity. Much of the spending is unproductive in terms of providing things that would have otherwise been bought. It is also counterproductive to a proper functioning economy as price discovery is disrupted and consumer and investment decisions are based on false signals.
Read the whole thing.
It remains to be seen whether the poison that the Left has injected into this country is going to make death preferable to renewal. Even with the prospect of a fully Republican Congress starting next year, who expects “elections have consequences” in this case? ObamaCare remains fundamentally a bum steer, a 10th Amendment violation, and a kidney-load down the back called “rain”. And the GOP is sounding. . .flaccid at the thought of repeal.
This is why I support the Convention of States. The fundamentally wrong things with the United States have their epicenter with the District of Columbia.
— Michael A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) June 23, 2014