Subject: Reagan's deregulation
Am I missing the underlying manner used by the
conservative neocons theft of America? I have an observation about
neoconservative political movement. Many thought
the republican party was doomed to the dustbin of history after Nixon
resigned in disgrace, avoiding impeachment. Republicans
merely withdrew and began a slow and meticulous effort to regain
power and keep it. Ronald Reagan, in his greatest
role as an actor, was to be the great corrector of all things Roosevelt
They and their business allies began acquiring
all aspects of mass media. They had achieved this goal by the mid to late
Why was this control central to their plans returning
them to power? The FCC in an attempt to ensure that all coverage
controversial issues by a broadcast station be
balanced and fair adopted the fairness doctrine. The FCC took the
view, in 1949,
that station licensees were "public trustees,"
and as such had an obligation to afford reasonable opportunity for discussion
contrasting points of view on controversial issues
of public importance. Reagan knew if the media takeover were to be
this fairness doctrine must end.
Reagan did just that, effectively denying we citizens
the right to have all aspects of any controversial issue presented to us
timely fashion. Regardless of the naysayers,
this one-sided argument has forever damaged a number of this generationís
white males ability to make reasoned choices.
So, why didnít the democrat party try to get a fairness doctrine legislated
the least, reinstituted by the FCC? I believe
the democrat party, lost in the idea of their own invincibility, ignored
it. Now we
citizens are ensured of hearing one side of any
political debate over and over, a fair and balanced debate is hardly possible.
The lack of a clear, defined and ethical senate
and representative leadership has maimed democrat party.
Reaganís massive deregulation was the key to generate
great wealth over a short period of time without regard to consequence.
The Reaganiteís desire to return to post Roosevelt
governance was the birth of unpatriotic greed. The Reaganites were so intent
on destroying all federal social programs such
as SS, they purposively spent heavily on military and other dead end money
to create a massive federal debt liability. Their
intent was to spend so much at the federal level all social programs would
be discontinued for the US to stay solvent. The
Social Security Fund was and is the republican grail of privatization nirvana.
All that money lying around just waiting to be
acquired. For those who still remain lukewarm on the issue, think of this.
politicians have never argued that Social Security
tax should cease, they argue that the taxes should go to a private entity
taxpayer investment. We see what deregulation
has brought to the financial markets, that is social security waiting to
happen if we allow
any form of social security modification, privatization
or reforms. And you wondered why Grover Norquist worships Reagan.
Sometime during Reaganís political role he acquired
a group of young energetic reactionary republicans to assist him in obtaining
his regressive goals. These activists, borrowing
ideas and concepts from the radical student movement of the '60s, developed
implemented a political strategy focused on attack
politics of negativism, jingoism and deception. This new republican was
interested in politics for lofty ideological
endeavors, they were interested in ensuring an ability to maintain centralized
achieved. The 2000 presidential election
was the first test to gain and remain in power. With the assistance of
(my belief) supreme court justices, the nation
endured its first political coup. Over the desire and votes of we citizens,
and with the
specific assistance of his brother Jeb Bush,
then governor of Florida, and activist jurist Antonin Scalia, GW Bush was
the 43rd president. What followed was a disaster
for the nation as a whole. They were able to maintain power in 2004 thatís
an effort by Kenneth Blackwell, Ohioís Secretary
of State, to confound, confuse and corrupt the polling in Ohio.
There were many examples of this during the 8
years of Bush/Cheney. I believe we came perilously close to losing our
Constitutional separation of powers. The Democratic
leadership in the house and senate were for all practical purposes, AWOL.
The fruits of Antonin Scaliaís stay on counting
votes in Florida, are small minded and bitter indeed. The list of atrocities,
lies, thefts, acts of treason etc., are of such
magnitude that I can hardly comprehend, let alone list them all. The extent
of the republican
corruption is mind boggling. It was we citizens
who finally stood up to this tyranny and said no more. We elected a president
promised a change in Washington DC. Yet, now
I am beginning to have reservations.
Not with his diplomacy nor his economic programs,
it is his requesting the Courts to allow the continuation of constitutional
of electronic and telephonic eavesdropping implemented
by Bush and so despised by we citizens. His declination to investigate
criminal acts of Bush/Cheney administration especially
the treasonous act of publicly identifying an active covert cia agent in
a time of war.
Other acts are just as reprehensible. If we are
truly a nation of laws, a society predicated on laws, how is it possible
for a sitting president
to consciously overlook blatant violations of
laws, simply because he is looking forward? I believe he has a constitutional
pursue these investigations. The unfocused, ineffective
democrat senate leadership has certainly provided a fertile patch for lawlessness.
Given this weak democrat leadership, conservative
control of the media and the proclivity to overlook the crimes of another
has me worried about the future of the democrat
party but more importantly has me very worried about the future of America,
of the free, the home of the brave.
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