In 1943, as a comment on the war Walt Disney produced a cartoon version of the classic Chicken Little. In this version of the tale, Foxy Loxy is a cunning villain who uses a number of psychological tactics to drive a farm full of animals into a cave to be eaten. Slightly disturbing and quite political it was a not so subtle message about manipulation of the facts and emotions to gain compliance. The stimulus package, healthcare reform, climate change …. The sky is falling and if we don’t take action right away…. look familar? Watch the video – yeah it’s a cartoon but what a powerful message…..
A Special Thanks to Rosie O’Connor for pointing me to this cartoon in response to my post of “Make Mine Freedom”.
Amazingly when you consider these two 1940’s cartoons, what we face today is nothing new to our great country. Except the difference this time is; there are many people in our government that want to “fundamentally transform America”. Is that what you want? That is the question that you must ask yourself. If not, what are you doing about it? Many people are still walking around in a fog telling themselves that this can’t happen in America. Well it can and it is! This Congress and Administration are spending us into national bankruptcy by creating false crisis after false crisis. The stimulus has not fixed the economy, the climate is not changing due to man and healthcare may need some reform but does not require a complete overhaul. Yet we are being told; Run to the cave! Do you ever wonder why we suddenly need to do everything in such a hurry? Do you wonder what your country will look like if we enact the proposed climate change regulation and suddenly live in the land of carbon credits? (Look at Europe if you want to see how well that works).
America, wake up! This is bait and switch at its’ best. You voted for Hope and Change; not ropes and chains. You have been suckered. Instead of running like a flock of scared chickens to the false safety of the government cave, ask questions and demand answers! Time is running out to stop this dangerous government expansion. Ask yourself these questions:
Nine months into this administration did you expect:
The federal government to be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries? That 19 of America ‘s largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the federal government which would determine if they were insufficiently capitalized, so they must be supervised by the government?
The federal government would be the largest shareholder in two US automakers: GM, and Chrysler? That the government would kick out the CEO’s of these companies and appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto industry and that executive compensation would be determined, not by a Board of Directors, but by the government?
That Barack Obama would appoint over 30 Czars, without congressional approval, accountable only to him, not to the voters and these Czars would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions? That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, a Regulatory Czar, an Urban Czar, a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar, a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory powers over US domestic and foreign policy?
The federal deficit would be $915 billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency – with a projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion – triple the $454.8 billion in 2008. Congress would pass Obama’s $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010… That the projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10 trillion?
The federal government would seek powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the financial system? That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and other financial products offered to the public?
The Obama Justice Department would order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention facilities in Afghanistan? That Obama would order the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of the 200-plus individuals held there? That several of the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom in Bermuda at the expense of the US government?
President Obama would to use the FCC to try to dismantle conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new “Fairness Doctrine”? That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of those who may disagree with his policies via internet blogs, cable news networks, or advocacy ads? That most major network television and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state-run media in communist countries?
States rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment would be under attack and the federal government would be attempting to gain sweeping new powers through regulation over policies currently under the province of local and state governments or voted on by the people? That Obama plans to control energy production, the environment, health care, education and the wealth of every US citizen?
The President to fly around the world apologizing for America and negotiate with thug dictators or madmen?
The president, the courts, and the federal government are ignoring the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country fought to restrict?
Not to mention: An additional 3,000,000 lost jobs and unemployment of 9.8%; 2,000,000 foreclosed homes this year and more people on food stamps then ever before.
Enough is enough! Is this the Change you want? Is this how our America ends? I say, Oh, Hell No! It is time to stand up and fight back. We can solve our problems through American ingenuity and the free market. You can’t spend your way to fiscal health. We must rely on American values, our national pride, our spirit of patriotism and our faith in our fellow citizens. America – it is time to restore our values and the American Dream.
Restore the Republic, The Sky is not Falling! Don’t run for safety to the Government Cave, Find your Safety in your Community with your Fellow Americans.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom”. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry