Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 11:10 am by Diamond Jim
Eagle Bridge, NY - March 14, 2012 - The United States was born in the spirit of classical liberalism imbued with a dedication to protect individual liberty. Our nation prospered for a century and a half with limited government unable to molest individual liberty. But, in the mid-19th century, a foreign, collectivist ideology spread to these shores from Europe. The dual threats of fascism and communism were not just military but philosophical. Benito Mussolini was correct when he said: "If the 19th century was the century of the individual (for classical liberalism means individualism), you may consider that this is the 'collective' century, and therefore the century of the state." In 1900 American government expenditures at all levels comprised just 3% of GDP. In 2011 that figure was over 40%. In his most recent State of the Union address, Obama declared: "At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, [America's soldiers] exceed all expectations. They're not consumed with personal ambition. They don't obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together. Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example." In 1943, F.A. Hayek warned in his seminal book Road to Serfdom against the fallacy exhibited by Obama: The fashionable phrases about doing for the purposes of peace what we have learned to do for the purposes of war are completely misleading, for it is sensible temporarily to sacrifice freedom in order to make it more secure in the future, but it is quite a different thing to sacrifice liberty permanently in the interests of a planned economy. . . . Planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is to be possible. . . . There will be a stronger and stronger demand that some board or some single individual should be given power to act on their own responsibility. The cry for an economic dictator is a characteristic stage in the movement toward planning. Thus the legislative body will be reduced to choosing the persons who are to have practically absolute power. Obama recently threatened: "We can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won't act, I will." Since taking office, Obama has issued 112 executive orders. Daniel Oliver, CEO of W Ketchup, reacted: "Obama's comments and actions should terrify anyone who believes in Western civilization. Thinking of citizens as soldiers in the body politic reflects the movements of Hitler and Mussolini, not the principles of James Madison and George Washington." In communist countries the state seeks to remove all societal institutions other than the Party itself. The individual's place in society is determined wholly by his relationship to the Party. In fascist countries non-Party institutions are permitted so long as they are completely controlled by the Party, such as trade unions, captured corporations, and ideologically pure universities. One of the most mettlesome institutions for totalitarian states is the church, which is difficult to suppress or control. The separation of church and state is enshrined in the Constitution and has been a core American principle for four centuries. Obama's signature achievement, Obamacare, purposefully contains language that forces religious institutions to support practices abhorrent to Christian faith. In a recent court case, the Obama administration argued that churches must bow before Federal law to determine whom they may employ. W Ketchup™ supports Congressman Walter Jones' recent resolution proposing the impeachment of Obama for committing extra-Constitutional activities. W Ketchup™ reminds members of Congress that they have each sworn to "defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." W Ketchup™ Chairman Bill Zachary commented: "We must remember that domestic enemies are often more dangerous than foreign ones." W Ketchup™ was founded to free Americans from the ketchup monopoly, and to allow all Americans to support a ketchup that shares their beliefs. Unlike other ketchup corporations, W Ketchup™ does not give money to politicians. To order W Ketchup™, please click on the link below: Order Ketchup...http://www.wketchup.com/ketchup/ To join the W Ketchup™ email list, please click on the link below: Join Email List...http://www.wketchup.com/subscription/ W Ketchup™ donates a portion of every purchase to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which helps fund college tuition for the children of America's fallen heroes. Founded in 2004, W Ketchup™ is a private company that makes ketchup in America solely from ingredients grown in the USA and does not support any liberal agendas. For more information contact 1-866-WKETCHUP, or write to 954 Lexington Ave, #236, New York, NY 10021-5013.