America slowly losing her way, writer believes

Posted 6/30/19

To The Editor: If you graph freedom against taxes, you find they work in opposite directions. The lower the taxes, the higher our freedom! As taxes rise, our freedom goes down. A closer look at …

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America slowly losing her way, writer believes

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To The Editor: 

If you graph freedom against taxes, you find they work in opposite directions. The lower the taxes, the higher our freedom! As taxes rise, our freedom goes down.

A closer look at the graph finds the tax line is linear while the freedom line is exponential. We lose freedom much faster as taxes creep up. When taxes go down (if ever), the economy catches fire!

This brings me to the difference in our form of Constitutional government and what’s being proposed by the Democrats running for president and supported by most Republicans in Congress today. I call it “SCP,” short for socialism-communism-progressivism, all one in the same.

You turn on the TV and some fake newscaster or politician is cramming “SCP” down our throats while they try to destroy our Constitutional form of government, and then claim they love our country.

Are these people just plain stupid or do they know something I’m missing? What’s the difference between capitalism and “SCP” anyway? Why do the hordes of people head toward our border and away from their homeland? Is there any “SCP” in our government today?

In 1903, a liberal “America hater” named Lizzie Magie stole a board game invented, and played, by the Kiowa Indians called Zohn Ahl. She changed the name to “The Landlord Game," and like all liberals, she claimed she was the inventor.

She began selling the game as a way to demonstrate how awful our Founders were and how “SCP” should replace our way of governing. Today, the game is called Monopoly. To show how “SCP” works at its worst, think about playing Monopoly with North Korean rules.

Starting with $1,500 in your pocket, your first roll lands you on Baltic Avenue in a ghetto area. You feel threatened and look for a gun, only to find out guns are banned. You would like to criticize the government, but realize that would land you in the gulag.

Your next roll takes you to St. Charles Place and you would like to purchase. Can’t find a mortgage company and find out it’s owned by the government, as well as all other properties on the board.

The entire country has a net worth of zero. It’s all dead capital. Your net worth is reduced from $1,500 after paying a landing fee that’s collected to help pay for “free” education and “free” health care.

Your next roll brings some good news. You land on “free” education for all, from K through college. You wonder how good the education is and find out the only major offered is basket weaving. But, it’s “free."

You realize you need some health care and hope your next roll takes you to “free” ObamaCare. It takes 10 more times around the board and six months later you get your wish. The doctor examines you and finds beginning signs of dementia. He calls in the euthanasia team. Look on the bright side. It’s “free."

What about “SCP” in America today?

Suppose you are a young high school graduate just starting a new job. To prepare for your retirement one day, your employer is required to pay 14% of your earnings to your local bank. You have no choice, or say, in the matter; if you want the job, you must pay the 14%.

When you retire you’ve paid in over $300,000, and it’s time to live on your savings. If you were to die instead, your family doesn’t receive anything. The bank keeps it all. If you live, the bank decides how much “they” will pay you each month. The bank sets the rules.

Obviously, we would never let a bank get away with this. But, welcome to the beginning of “SCP” ... America style.

Whether it’s Ducktown City Hall or the U.S. Capitol, America is in desperate need of a political enema.    

— Ed Huber

Copperhill

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