Do You Wish For America To Fail?

Edmund Jenks 2012/04/26 14:04:15
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Yesterday, on the Rush Limbaugh radio program, Rush mentioned and played a few snippets of a video produced and posted by FreeMarketAmerica.org.
The presentation gave light to the how and why America appears to be
going backward and failing on the goals and opportunity that had once
been hallmarks to a free and Constitutional America.

Ryan Houck, the Executive Director of FreeMarketAmerica.org, a
project of Americans for Limited Government, produced this opinion
presentation which was inspired by Paul Harvey’s “If I were the Devil”
published in 1964 and 1996.

Paul Harvey was a cultural and news story commentator
that became one of the first to reach millions of people with his
presentations. He used the medium of radio in the form of a 15 minute
syndicated show that generally aired around noon and The Paul Harvey
Show helped to stitch part of the fabric of a true American culture or
insight on a way to think or view the world around us.

This excerpted and edited from TruthOrFiction.Com -

“If I were the Devil”
By Paul Harvey

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;

I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings;

I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around;

I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue;

I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership;

I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies;

I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient;

I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that life of animals are valued more than human beings;

I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit;

I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them;

I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the minds of every family member for my agenda;

I would attack then family, the backbone of any nation. I would
make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family
crumbles, so does the nation;

I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movies screens, and I would call it art;

I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;

I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined
by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agendas as
politically correct;

I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, the Bible is for the naive;

I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them
believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and
obedience are optional;

[Reference Here]

So how does this approach to understanding give us insights on how
American life has changed under a Barack Obama presidency and have us
understand the power of progressive thought as it is applied to our
every day lives?

This excerpted and edited from NetRightDaily.Com -

If I wanted America to fail (video)
By Ryan Houck

If I wanted America to fail …

To follow, not lead; to suffer, not prosper; to despair, not dream — I’d start with energy.

I’d cut off America’s supply of cheap, abundant energy. Of
course, I couldn’t take it by force. So, I’d make Americans feel guilty
for using the energy that heats their homes, fuels their cars, runs
their businesses, and powers their economy.

I’d make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy would seem cheap.

I would empower unelected bureaucrats to all-but-outlaw America’s
most abundant sources of energy. And after banning its use in America,
I’d make it illegal for American companies to ship it overseas.

If I wanted America to fail …

I’d use our schools to teach one generation of Americans that our
factories and our cars will cause a new Ice Age, and I’d muster a
straight face so I could teach the next generation that they’re causing
Global Warming.

And when it’s cold out, I’d call it Climate Change instead.

I’d imply that America’s cities and factories could run on wind
power and wishes. I’d teach children how to ignore the hypocrisy of
condemning logging, mining and farming — while having roofs over their
heads, heat in their homes and food on their tables.

I would never teach children that the free market is the only
force in human history to uplift the poor, establish the middle class
and create lasting prosperity. Instead, I’d demonize prosperity itself,
so that they will not miss what they will never have.

If I wanted America to fail …

I would create countless new regulations and seldom cancel old
ones. They would be so complicated that only bureaucrats, lawyers and
lobbyists could understand them. That way small businesses with big
ideas wouldn’t stand a chance — and I would never have to worry about
another Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or Steve Jobs.

I would ridicule as “Flat Earthers” those who urge us to lower
energy costs by increasing supply. And when the evangelists of
commonsense try to remind people about the law of supply and demand, I’d
enlist a sympathetic media to drown them out.

If I wanted America to fail …

I would empower unaccountable bureaucracies seated in a distant
capitol to bully Americans out of their dreams and their property
rights. I’d send federal agents to raid guitar factories for using the
wrong kind of wood; I’d force homeowners to tear down the homes they
built on their own land.

I’d make it almost impossible for farmers to farm, miners to
mine, loggers to log, and builders to build. And because I don’t
believe in free markets, I’d invent false ones. I’d devise fictitious
products — like carbon credits — and trade them in imaginary markets.
I’d convince people that this would create jobs and be good for the

If I wanted America to fail …

For every concern, I’d invent a crisis; and for every crisis, I’d
invent the cause. Like shutting down entire industries and killing tens
of thousands of jobs in the name of saving spotted owls. When everyone
learned the stunning irony that the owls were victims of their larger
cousins — and not people — it would already be decades too late.

If I wanted America to fail …

I’d make it easier to stop commerce than start it — easier to
kill jobs than create them — more fashionable to resent success than to
seek it. When industries seek to create jobs, I’d file lawsuits to stop
them. And then I’d make taxpayers pay for my lawyers.

If I wanted America to fail …

I would transform the environmental agenda from a document of
conservation to an economic suicide pact. I would concede entire
industries to our economic rivals by imposing regulations that cost

I would celebrate those who preach environmental austerity in
public while indulging a lavish lifestyle in private. I’d convince
Americans that Europe has it right, and America has it wrong.

If I wanted America to fail …

I would prey on the goodness and decency of ordinary Americans. I
would only need to convince them … that all of this is for the greater

If I wanted America to fail, I suppose I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/26 14:37:31
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    I want the socialist liberals to fail in their agenda to steal from those who are successful and provide us jobs, taking away our free speech and trying to take away our 2nd Amendment Right. The Fast and Furious scandal is one way that they tried, and failed, to get public support for banning guns. They should just move to a country that already has socialist anti-gun laws.

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  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/05/09 22:03:23
    None of the above
    Nooooooooooooo! I LOVE MY AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Anna 2012/04/27 17:43:33
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    I'm not sure I understand here, but I want America as good as possible.
  • marianne Anna 2012/04/27 19:01:11
    i agree with you, anna;
    as much as i loved harvey, and the rest of the story, paul harvey seemed to have wanted america to be a christian theocracy.
    this second poet, sounds like koch brothers' propaganda......................
  • S. Gompers 2012/04/27 16:54:02
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    S. Gompers
    Never trust anyone who wants to "take care" of you for a nominal fee. No one can take care of you better than you.
  • Striker 2012/04/26 19:15:50 (edited)
    None of the above
    The "Fail" continues. It's too late and there is little we can do about it.
    Which do you prefer, collapse or revolution?
  • Anna Striker 2012/04/27 17:45:16
    It's never to late to correct a mistake.
  • Striker Anna 2012/04/27 18:26:28
    that's a platitude. If you know how it gets fixed, say so.
  • Anna Striker 2012/04/27 18:59:04
    What?? And I don't know the word platitude.
  • Striker Anna 2012/04/27 19:59:26
       [plat-i-tood, -tyood] Show IPA
    a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
    the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite: the platitude of most political oratory.
  • Anna Striker 2012/04/28 01:57:53
    I didn't do that.
  • Striker Anna 2012/04/28 02:19:28
    Oh, then who did?
  • Bob S 2012/04/26 16:45:29
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    Bob S
    I don't think any additional comments are needed.
  • rdmatheny 2012/04/26 16:08:57
    On one hand, I don't want to see America fail. On the other hand, I do and I want it to fall hard. To me, the only way Americans will wake up and stop treating elections like a damn TV show like "Dancing with the Stars" or "American Idol" is for this country to be stripped away with nothing.
  • Waldorf 2012/04/26 15:03:27
    None of the above
    I look forward to groups of States once again going their own way, rejecting the notion of a republic held together by force, becoming increasingly socialist and with increasing multicultural tension.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/26 14:37:31
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    I want the socialist liberals to fail in their agenda to steal from those who are successful and provide us jobs, taking away our free speech and trying to take away our 2nd Amendment Right. The Fast and Furious scandal is one way that they tried, and failed, to get public support for banning guns. They should just move to a country that already has socialist anti-gun laws.
  • Striker Torchma... 2012/04/26 19:07:48
    That socialist fail is written on the wall, and the Dem-Reps are gonna keep right on truckin'. They control and they hold the Force.
  • rdmatheny Torchma... 2012/04/26 19:49:54
    I agree. Romney and Obama can take their a$$es to a anti-gun country and leave our 2nd Amendment rights alone.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/04/26 14:35:49
    NO - I cherish making decisions for myself
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    A central government making the decision for the people is called a dictatorship - we fought to be relieved of that burden - no reason to regress to that form again and that appears to be the desire of Obama and his followers
  • Striker Jackie ... 2012/04/26 19:09:33
    That must be a traumatic conflict for you then, supporting Obama's twin bro Romney.
  • Jackie ... Striker 2012/04/26 20:41:18
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Oh Striker - stop it, you have to comment on what I say on polls - while the attention is flattering, it is unrelated to the polls and you are beginning to sound just plain silly. Go follow someone else
  • Striker Jackie ... 2012/04/26 20:51:41
    You're smart enough to grasp what I've been trying to tell you. Replacing one dictator with more of the same will fix exactly nothing.
  • Jackie ... Striker 2012/04/26 20:53:21
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I know you are trying- I am not stupid enough to support Obama or Paul - even if we were the last two people after a nuclear winter. Leave it now!
  • Striker Jackie ... 2012/04/26 20:54:40
    I'll be happy to stop whenever you do.
  • Jackie ... Striker 2012/04/26 23:35:11
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I will not be bullied by you to stay off SH - if you keep this up, I will report you. Now leave me alone
  • Bella 2012/04/26 14:21:50
    None of the above
    Wanting America to fail is what the GOP and Limbaugh, the republican de facto leader want. Americans want compromise
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 14:37:18 (edited)
    Personally, I do not wish to compromise the ability to make decisions about how I make my living (legally), spend the money I make, and how I wish to live my live within the basic constraints of the Constitution of the United States.

    Really, how much government (all forms) is too much government for someone who believes as you do.

    6 trillion dollars in debt

    This federal government is way out of control as evidenced by the fact that it has not passed or run on a budget for OVER 1,000 days! I suppose you do not have a problem with this one outrageous fact of (mostly) Democrat and Republican leadership.
  • Bella Edmund ... 2012/04/26 14:48:48
    In Jan 2009 the CBO projected budget deficits until 3014 de to the economic state, bush's tax cuts and if the current policy continued. No one is surprised at deficits. Majority of people want to see compromise in their leaders, bipartisanship. But the opposition is not having any of that because they are dead set against this country looking good, because it may make the president look good. LOL It's expected that the unemployment rate will be below 8%, around 7.8% by the election. Our government was out of control for eight long years with over $5 trillion in NEW spending, something citizens will not ever forget.
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 15:45:42
    Again, I suppose you do not have a problem with this one outrageous fact of (mostly - they controlled Congress since 2006) Democrat - 6 Trillion in only 3.5 years under Barack Obama and Republican under G.W. Bush - 4 Trillion in 8 years leadership. Maybe it is the Democrats that need to compromise on ... SPENDING.
  • Bella Edmund ... 2012/04/26 16:08:32 (edited)
    Bush had over $7 trillion in new spending, Obama has had $1.4 trillion in new spending. America cannot afford the republicans they are too expensive. Dems took control of congress in Jan 2007, however, not
    In time to stop bush's recession a few months later.
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 16:20:11
    Your information is not correct - Stimulus and Omnibus in 2009 alone were nearly 2 Trillion and the Federal Government has been allowed to grow in their budgets by at least 25% in an an almost 2% growth economy. Get real.
  • Bella Edmund ... 2012/04/26 16:43:47
    Stimulus cost is $831 billion, up from the original $787 billion. That's real
  • Bob S Bella 2012/04/26 16:49:37
    Bob S
    even so, how many jobs were created? I've read from several soursces tha it cost sometimes as a million plus to generate one job. Go OBUMMER.
  • Bella Bob S 2012/04/26 16:57:15
    Employees are hired, for example, to repair a bridge with stimulus money with both the employees wages and materials for the bridge coming from the stimulus. Next time listen to a source that separates the actual wage of the individual from the total costs for a project.
  • Bob S Bella 2012/05/09 17:34:46
    Bob S
    and just what has been repaired Bella? You might stop kissing Obummers butt and check the facts. STIMULUS did NOT work.
  • Bella Bob S 2012/05/09 17:45:53
    You wish it hadn't worked. "The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package continues to have a significant effect.

    The bill raised fourth-quarter 2011 gross domestic product by as much as 1.5 percent, it states, and lowered the unemployment rate by as much as 1.1 percentage points.

    The package reduced the rolls of the jobless by up to 2 million people in the last three months of 2011.
    The CBO analysis is very similar to the last stimulus report it produced in November. It continues to predict that in 2012, the stimulus will increase the number of people employed by up to 1.1 million." http://thehill.com/blogs/on-t...
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 17:00:03
    Failed Green Economy

    Plus Omnibus in 2009 which expanded budgets over 20%, plus GM bailout, plus Chrysler bailout, plus ObamaCare in 2010 cost increases, plus TARP 3, plus Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts, plus Solyndra, Fisker, et al, PLUS - PLUS - PLUS ... all Obama, wake the heck up Bella.

    Bush was bad on spending but Obama is easily TWICE as bad. All of this government spending through expansion takes from ALL of us regardless of philosophy ... again, wake the heck up.
  • Bella Edmund ... 2012/04/26 17:10:25 (edited)
    It all adds up to $1.4 trillion in NEW spending, MUCH lower than bush's $7 trillion
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 17:12:39 (edited)
    You are flat out wrong ... or drunk ... or work for the people who wish to have America fail.
  • Bella Edmund ... 2012/04/26 17:21:06
    Prove I'm wrong...don't make accusations about me or my character.
  • Edmund ... Bella 2012/04/26 17:36:11
    Fact is, I'm the only one who has posted facts, and have proven you wrong ... about 5 or so responses back. Maybe you are just blind, or do not have the capacity to read graphic material, or know how to add.

    This is not about your character, just your lack of reality as it relates to responding to facts when they are presented to you ... there is a disconnect.

    Have you ever sought out professional help?

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