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Wednesday, April 11, 2012



By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

Many people are fed up with the direction taken by the United States. Just like the democrats with former president G.W. Bush, now the republicans with President Obama, believe the removal of the party leader will miraculously bring back the vitality and greatness of America.

“Anyone but Obama,” ABO, is wishful thinking. President Obama is an aggressively committed progressive. He has fought for rapid Marxist change by often ignoring constitutional and legislative procedures. Be careful what you ask for, you might not the change that you get.

Republican 2008 nominee, John McCain, G.W. Bush and most republican presidents for the past 60 years were “gradual change” progressives. Each one of them might have spoken about limiting the size of government but each enlarged the scope and size of it. They proposed different variations of a mixed economy each with progressive redistribution of wealth.

The United States does not need another slick politician saying one thing during the campaign and then doing another thing once in office. President Obama told Russian President Dimitry Medvedev, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved. But it is important for him (Putin) to give me space. This is my last election.” I can be more flexible after the election is over.”

The American people should not ignore the president’s off-the-record remarks nor should we settle for a politician without principles who has a history of flip-flopping on issues depending on the audience. The presidency is not another product to be sold through slogans and outright lies. Americans do not want or need another stealth progressive RINO.

Long-term adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, indicated that Mitt Romney would be more moderate after the primary. “I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It is almost like an etch-a-sketch. You can shake it up and we start all over again.” We need a president who means what he says and says what he means to bring back faith in our representative.

Our nation is in an economic crisis. The USA’s deficit is $15 trillion and climbing. Welfare safety net programs have proliferated that drain the treasury. Plus 50% of Americans do not even pay income tax but receive some form of government benefit. This has happened while international corporations have been given corporate welfare. They receive special legislative waivers from regulations and get taxpayer money for an unfair advantage over other businesses especially small ones.

Government mandates and regulations may give the public a false sense of security as did BP in the petroleum industry, Enron, MF Global and the entire Wall Street debacle. This illusion was short lived. Politicians with similar limited moral conscience join hands with crooked corporate businessmen to protect them for a handsome fee.

Businessmen without scruples can fleece the consumers. No enforcement of government regulations can control rampant immoral business practices. Defective medical devices, contaminated food and medicine, electronic knock-offs, false advertisement of a product can only be effectively limited by the moral conscience of the seller. When trust in the marketplace is lost, capitalism is undermined.

America can no longer be described as G.W. Bush described it when he said, “It is all about money.” This sums up an immoral and easily corrupted economic system that is solely guided by the greed of a select few. We need to reestablish a more level playing field to have a free market without government choosing winners and losers for personal and professional advantage.

America needs more than just ABO or a “progressive light.” We need a passionate moral leader who can persuade citizens that we all need to take the necessary bitter medicine for the USA to regain it's health and vigor. He must expose corruption and limit the political revolving door lobbying between government and international corporations. The fascist marriage of big government and select international corporations is stifling the free market hurting small business and leading us down the path to totalitarianism.

The reversal of this pervasive immorality in our business sector and other institutions of our society will take more time and effort to complete than one eight-year administration. The family unit has to be encouraged to resume many traditional functions instead of leaving it to government programs.

To bring us out of this mess we need a God fearing leader who knows right from wrong and acts accordingly. He will be a role model that awakens us to the essential stable family and morality in a laissez faire society. The free market cannot function without the stability of the most important social unit in society: the family, which best inculcates moral values.

Great leaders have strong moral character although they are made by the times they live. They see the needs of the nation and fulfill them. A major responsibility of leaders of the United States is to inspire the citizens to appreciate the opportunities offered by our freedom. Each person that understands America’s exceptionalism will be more motivated to put his energies into developing a strong moral family unit. Through their daily decisions and the selections of moral politicians on all levels of government the people will be a major part of the solution.

We need a president who leads not from behind but is willing to take on the hard issues head on. A person who has a strong moral compass understands the United States’ long-term interest to revitalize our social fabric and economy is intertwined with awakening our nation’s moral values. The inseparable connection between the morals of the people and interactions in a capitalist nation can no longer be downplayed.

America does not need another establishment lackey politician whose first interest is his party rather than the American people and nation. Enough is enough. Let us choose a strong, moral representative whose integrity shines brightly by their lifetime character and deeds not by empty words that waver in the political winds.

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