I am your government, and I am sick unto death. Yes; it’s me the government of the United States of America. This is a long term illness; ONE very important infectious cause of my present illness was established at our beginning in 1791. Follow on causes happened since about 1850.
Another cause of my illness, I believe, was the 1859 release of Darwin’s, “Origin of the Species.” While Darwin did not think of himself as an atheist; I wonder if his work steered my citizens away from a belief in our Creator God. Within one or two generations I believe that many of our people began to believe that I, their government, was their god? Some (or many) of my citizens began to believe in what is now called progressivism. Progressivists wanted me, their government, to do for them what they should have continued doing for themselves.
Progressivist voters brought about programs that I the government was meant to do; programs such as Social Security and Medicare (and others). However, reality shows that none of these programs operate as efficiently and effectively as when these programs were provided by the private sector.
This home page is meant to be an introduction to my illness; and I hope to provide more detail in subsequent pages. A list of subjects will lead to the subsequent pages. All of the pages will give ample opportunity to my citizens who wish to comment.
WHO WILL HELP ME GET BETTER?
Who will help me get better? Will the Church help? Many (if not most people) continue to believe in our Creator God and the spirit world. So why aren’t the Churches helping? They were very helpful at my beginning, way back in the 1776 independence era.
Almost every one has heard of cancer, and we know that cancer kills even children: I know this is harsh but I am very sick and need help. What little that I know about cancer is that it produces uncontrolled cell growth. Probably anyone with deeper knowledge can help us know more.
Yes me, the government of the United States is suffering from uncontrolled growth; my uncontrolled growth is partly from inflation, partly from promises made that I am afraid that I cannot keep. And, add to that the wars that have been imposed on me as if they were to defend your freedoms when, after thinking it through were offensive wars with little or no relationship to our freedoms and liberties.
There are some who would argue with the “uncontrolled growth” saying that the congress and the executive branch are controlling my growth. They have a point there, but I argue that the growth in debt, especially, is beyond our ability to pay it back; so I, as your government, will continue to call it uncontrolled growth.
My basic frame is still relatively healthy as I have a constitution that I believe is patterned within the natural laws endowed to us from creation. Such things as the separation of powers mostly remain in tact.
As we speak my bill of rights is being attacked; such as gun control, and the misnamed, “PATRIOT” act which allows searches without a judges signature.
While I, your government, believe that these are constitutional violations; my Supreme Court seems too have become too political and seems to have lost its ability to effectively read and abide by my US Constitution. They say I have a “compelling” interest to do some of these violation, then they allow the violation!
There are symptoms and there are causes: I will discuss symptoms first.
Over the last 103 years the representatives, senators and presidents that you the people have elected have:
Grown me, your federal government 135 times faster than my population has grown! This calculation is for the 103 years from 1909 to 2012. Compare a relatively healthy economy then with now:
- In 1898 a relatively healthy economy grew my treasury by $50,000 per day and they had an annual trade surplus of $600 million. They did this with:
- No Income Tax (they did have a tariff);
- No Federal Reserve System, and (they could and did borrow money from the people); and
- No Social Security System.
NOW every day, 7 days a week they spend about $4 billion per day more than they take in. This number grows from year to year, for example in 1980 they spent about $220 millions per day more than they took in, 7 days a week. This years per day rate is about 20 times as great as 1980.
The US treasury daily debt is mostly bought with money created out of nothing using the congressionally created CARTEL: the Federal Reserve System. It is currently creating about $85 billion per month (as already stated, they create this money out of nothing (consider this as legalized counterfeit)).
On top of all this deficit spending they have made promises that I will call unfunded liabilities. The “Atlantic” on November 28, 2012 said: “I owe,” $87 trillion in unfunded liabilities for recipients of Social Security, Medicare, and federal pensions.
Regarding jobs; about 23% of out people are unemployed.
I have federal government employees that are paid at a rate that is double the private sector.
One more thing, I have a trade deficit that averages about $40 BILLION per month!
These are some of my symptoms; What can I do to improve my statistics: and more importantly, to make life better for my people??
List of pages that discuss problems and some possible solutions: