Or: It Can’t Happen Here… Can It?
The rioting that is happening in Greece is horrifying to observe yet hard to miss these days. How much more frightening must it be to see it happening first-hand. It’s sad to think that the country that gave birth to so many of the precepts on which Western civilization is based has sunk so low. It’s also too easy to be complacent and think that it couldn’t happen elsewhere… like right here.
As Michelle Malkin pointed out:
Think it couldn’t happen here? We’re getting closer. Reminder: SEIU Purple Shirts threw a city-wide tantrum in San Francisco last fall over budget cuts and layoffs. The teachers’ union in New Jersey wishes austerity crusader GOP Gov. Chris Christie dead. The anarchist riots in Santa Cruz caused massive property damage to more than a dozen businesses and a similar rampage in Asheville, NC involved more than 20 black-clad thugs — for whom a Denver anarchist group is now raising legal funds. Reminder: SEIU and little ACORN knock-offs launch banking shakedown campaign.
When Ponzi schemes crumble, European welfare state dependents take to the streets and demand that the same old schemes be propped up again…
The latest jobless rate, announced today, is 9.9%. In his statement this morning addressing the latest figures, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) said:
“I look at the horrible images coming out of Greece and I am struck by the reality of what can happen when a country goes on a shopping spree without paying its bills. Thank goodness America is not at that point. We have time to right the ship and get serious about tackling our own debt crisis. But we have to start now. Until we do, sustainable- job growth may not be possible.” [emphasis mine]
Our government is now more than ever before on a shopping spree without being able to pay its bills.
With unemployment numbers rising again, with bankrupt entitlement programs indebting ourselves, our childern and their children to the tune of a hundred trillion dollars or so, with nearly half of the country paying no federal income tax, we have to act now.
We have to repeal Obama’s health care bill. We have to elect leaders with strong conservative values, leaders who are willing to stand up and state the true but unpopular facts: We must stop spending, cut entitlements, prevent government from inching its way into Americans’ everyday lives.
We must make the elections this November count in a way they’ve never had to cont before. Otherwise, prepare yourselves for more of the same old same old.
Plus, very possibly, rioting in the streets… as the money finally runs out.