My neighbor asked me if I watched Glenn Beck. I told him I didn’t because I don’t have cable or satellite TV. Lucky for me he didn’t ask me if I wanted to come over to his house to watch Glenn Beck. If you really think about it, why would anybody want to listen to a mountebank? So today, Beck and Osarah bin Palin are in Washington at their “Restoring Honor” rally. Just whose honor are they restoring? It isn’t mine. I never lost my honor.
Do they mean “National Honor?” Did the nation lose its honor when Barack Obama was elected president? Please. Mr. Beck and Mrs. Palin are a few years late and a few dollars short. This nation lost its honor when voters allowed a B movie actor who rehearsed as the governor of California to become its president in 1980.
Now, Ronald Reagan was an honorable man. He just surrounded himself with dishonorable people who advised him how to redistribute wealth. Now, isn’t that what Mr. Beck and Mrs. Palin are against? The redistribution of wealth? Of course they’re against it. I’m against it too. It’s just that I’m against the reverse Robin Hood redistribution ideas of the Republican Party. Take from the poor and working middle class and give to the top 2% of income earners. So has President Obama surrounded himself with dishonorable people advising him how to redistribute wealth? Of course not. He is surrounding himself with mostly honorable people advising him how to deal with the worst economic recession in 75 years.
There will always be boom and bust cycles in free market capitalistic economics. That’s a good thing because flat line means you’re dead. That’s what happened in the old Soviet Union. But in order to promote the general welfare (it says so in the US constitution) the government has a duty to the people, not to the corporatocracy, to moderate the boom and bust cycles of free market capitalistic economics. How does the government do that? It’s called regulations, Mr. Beck and Mrs. Palin.