Why Don't We Learn?

Are Americans getting less intelligent by the day? They complain about “Big Government” but elect officials who will do absolutely nothing to change policy. Many don’t realize there are times “Big Government” is required to repair damage done to our economy by run away banks and corporations.

The United States military comprises 50% of the entire global economy spent on military defense. This is almost ten times as much as China, who has the second highest military expenditure. Much of what we manufacture in armaments is useless garbage that would never be used. Want a smaller government? Stop policing the world to bring so called democracy to them. The truth is, we are only interested in their resources. What are other countries spending on? They are investing in green technologies such as wind, solar power, nuclear and high speed rail services. What we are spending on? Nothing, zero, zip was invested to rebuild or repair our bridges, roads or railways on a large scale.

The Great Depression and every recession we’ve had were due to corporations and the banking system completely out of control. The government fought the banks and “robber barons” throughout our history, but after few years or so, those lessons would be unlearned. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and now Barack Obama, all tried to repair the system, and each had another party or politician remove those protections for the average citizen.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin (1802):

“Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wakeup homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

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