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If I wanted America to fail..

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If I wanted America to fail, to follow, not lead, to suffer, not prosper, to despair, not dream.. I would start with energy. I would cut off America's cheap, abundant energy.. I couldn’t take it by force, so I would make Americans feel guilty for using the energy that heats their homes, fuels their cars, runs their businesses and powers their economy. I would make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy would seem cheap. I would empower unelected bureaucrats to all-but-outlaw America’s most abundant sources of energy. After banning it's use in America, I would make it illegal for American companies to ship it overseas. If I wanted America to fail, I would use schools to teach one generation of Americans that that our factories and our cars will cause a new Ice Age, and I would muster a straight face so I could teach the next generation, that they are causing Global Warming. And when it's cold out, I would call it a climate change instead. I would imply that America's cities and factories could run on wind power and wishes, I would teach children how to ignore the hypocrisy of condemning logging, mining and farming, while having roofs over their heads, heat in their homes and food on their tables.. I would never teach children that the free market is the only force in human history to uplift the poor, estabilish the middle class and create lasting prosperity.. Instead, I’d demonize prosperity itself, so that they will not miss what they will never have. If I wanted America to fail, I would create countless new regulations and seldom cancel old ones. They would be so complicated that only bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists could understand them. That way small businesses with big ideas wouldn’t stand a chance - – and I would never have to worry about another Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or Steve Jobs. I would ridicule as “Flat Earthers” those who urge us to lower energy costs by increasing supply. And when the evangelists of commonsense try to remind people about the law of supply and demand, I would enlist a sympathetic media to drown them out. If I wanted America to fail … I would empower unaccountable bureaucracies seated in a distant capitol to bully Americans out of their dreams and their property rights. I would send federal agents to raid guitar factories for using the wrong kind of wood. I would force homeowners to tear down the homes they built on their own land. I would make it almost impossible for farmers to farm, miners to mine, loggers to log, and builders to build. And because I don’t believe in free markets, I’d invent false ones. I would devise fictitious products — like carbon credits — and trade them in imaginary markets. I would convince people that this would create jobs and be good for the economy. If I wanted America to fail … For every concern, I’d invent a crisis; and for every crisis, I’d invent the cause; Like shutting down entire industries and killing tens of thousands of jobs in the name of saving spotted owls. And when everyone learned the stunning irony that the owls were victims of their larger cousins — and not people — it would already be decades too late. If I wanted America to fail … I’d make it easier to stop commerce than start it – easier to kill jobs than create them – more fashionable to resent success than to seek it. When industries seek to create jobs, I would file lawsuits to stop them. And then I would make taxpayers pay for my lawyers. If I wanted America to fail … I would transform the environmental agenda from a document of conservation to an economic suicide pact. I would concede entire industries to our economic rivals by imposing regulations that cost trillions. I would celebrate those who preach environmental austerity in public while indulging a lavish lifestyle in private. I would convince Americans that Europe has it right, and America has it wrong. If I wanted America to fail … I would prey on the goodness and decency of ordinary Americans. I would only need to convince them … that all of this is for the greater good. If I wanted America to fail, I suppose I wouldn’t change a thing. Video from: http://freemarketamerica.org/if-i-wanted-america-to-fail/

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Duration: 4 minutes and 38 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 86
Posted by: dorrogeray on Jun 25, 2012

The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism — it's become an economic suicide pact. And we're here to challenge it. Video from freemarketamerica.org

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