Apparently, as with all nuts, the ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. went on a rant on the House floor on March 2, 2011, and priceless it was indeed. In his words are found the fundamental difference between people who believes as he does and the rest of us.
Democrat Jackson schooled traditional Americans that the fix for this nation’s ills should be found in the Constitution. And not any current topics there already…freedom of assembly, worship, speech, press, right to unlawful search and seizure…ya know, all that stuff? No, no, no. Congressman Jackson thinks we need to add to the Document with acid trips gone bad ideas like:
The right in the Constitution for a “family to have a decent home,” unspecified as to what decent is. He thinks it would increase home construction. The right in the Constitution the “right to medical care” then asks “how many doctors would “such a right create?” A right to a “decent education” builds schools he claims.
Then the LSD kicks in and he wonders “how many people would be put to work building roofs and designing classrooms and providing every student with an iPod and a laptop? How many ghettos and barrios will actually be touched by such an amendment?” Is Jesse Jr. talking about Chinese barrios, cause they build them suckers over there ya know?
Frankly I think good old Jesse Jr, chip off the old block that he is, or ACORN having fallen to the base of the nut tree, has at least ‘fessed up as to the progressive agenda. It’s called “Social Justice.” It is as dangerous a concept as golfing in a thunder storm. If one wishes to be the lone lightning rod on an open plain, by all means have at it but he’ll pardon me if I don’t grab a 9 iron and join him.
Jackson’s rant was all about poverty, as if we couldn’t have guessed where that ACORN would land. He believes these “ideas” are the answers to “long term unemployment.” I believe he’s lost his leftist mind, but that goes without saying. Typically he is following the lead of progressives and suggesting the problems with this nation aren’t Middle East unrest, Fannie or Freddie, stupid leftists refusing to create stability with permanent tax cuts or any common sense solutions that history proves work. No, instead let’s grow government and entitlements, even as it’s known and almost totally undisputed – even by progressives – that entitlements are one of the major reasons the US is deep in a hole already.
Don’t ya love that after 100 years of progressive crap they seemed to have learned exactly ZERO? Can anyone name a single progressive idea that ever did what they swore it would? Just one will do….ya know, just one that did not bring with it the dreaded “unintended consequence?” For any good progressivism may have addressed there are problems.
In truth progressive ideology has fixed little. It has thrown a ton of money at it but to hear them tell it whatever ill they are singing about today is worse than ever, so money can’t be the answer considering the $12 Trillion thrown at them since 1964 already – if $12 Trillion don’t fix it, clearly the answer isn’t found in piles of greenbacks. Sorry….
Hey, here’s a concept there Jesse Jr…let’s install fiscal discipline and watch the economy came roaring back. Let’s make the tax cuts permanent and watch business explode with expansion and hiring. Let’s actually educate our kids, ya know, like we did BEFORE the Dept. of Education? Let’s drill our oil, use our coal and build atomic power plants like we did before the Dept. of Energy. Let’s remind citizens the Constitution is about OPPORTUNITY and not outcome. Let’s stick to the guiding principles and watch us go.
Or we can keep living the pipe dream of progressive nonsense and “[provide] every student with an iPod and a laptop.”