Swickard column: Our in debt forever society

© 2016 Michael Swickard, Ph.D. “As quickly as you start spending federal money in large amounts it looks like free money.” Dwight Eisenhower
             It was a short political conversation when he started, “Our leaders…” and I interrupted, “They are not my leaders, they are my representatives. I didn’t empower them to lead me, I empowered them to represent me.”
            He was trying to make a different point but I wouldn’t call the people who won elections my leaders. Leaders are like the King and Queen. Leaders rule over me. Well, perhaps Congress is full of leaders and lacks representatives of the people.
            Many of the representatives we send to Congress act like they are royalty. They get rich on the public dole. While making less than $200,000 a year from their congressional salary their wealth increases by millions each year. The media turns a blind eye to this.
            Also, there is the long-term effect of our representatives. They have put every man, woman and child in our country very much in debt without our permission. Every year for decades they spent more money than our country had from tax revenue.
            Know this: I did not empower my representatives to place me in debt. They won’t admit it either that our country is broke because our representatives have consistently for decades spent more money than they received from tax revenue.
            In fact, our representatives have and are spending more money than taxes can ever bring in. Our listed debt is near twenty trillion dollars and our unfunded debt is near a hundred trillion dollars. That means we could take every dollar in our economy for five years and apply it to our debt but we would still be hopelessly in debt.
            This has been done in less than sixty years. During the Eisenhower presidency there were several years of budget surpluses. Then starting in the 1960s our representatives spent and spent and spent making government bigger and bigger and bigger. Each new class of representatives seemed to outdo the last in making government bigger and more intrusive.
            Worldwide we see this in many countries. Their politicians over decades have consistently spent more money than tax revenue to the point these countries are completely broke but will not admit it. At first they borrowed and borrowed and borrowed to keep their power going.
            When they couldn’t borrow any more money they printed money. Now they are in default as will be almost all nations who spend more than they take in. They still deny their debt and try to make it someone else’s problem. Ultimately, that will not work.
            In New Mexico it is a similar story. States cannot spend more money than they take in from taxes so our representatives starting with Governor Bill Richardson stopped only spending what they had and started borrowing money so they could spend even more money.
            Previously under Governor Gary Johnson New Mexico only spent what it had. The state was one of only several states who did not have debt. Richardson changed that and floated bonds for spending which are debt instruments. Now a large percentage of our spending is paying for the debt they borrowed. It only gets worse.
            Everything in Santa Fe is about bonding capacity and using more and more debt instruments. The debt of these practices will bankrupt the state at some point. But the media didn’t take Economics 101 so all they see is more spending, not realizing that the spending is achieved with debt which must be repaid.
            There is an old saying, “Laugh when you borrow and you will cry when you repay.” Yep, we are about to have a sob-session like no others. Look at countries that have spent and spent and spent. They are forced to tighten their belts and the citizens often are rioting because they feel entitled to money the country doesn’t have.
            The very least we can do with the debt that is being foisted upon the citizens of New Mexico is to admit that it is debt and not good in the long-term. Our representatives are money-holics who live to spend. First they must admit their addiction to debt if we are to cure this problem.

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Radical Islam is a political movement

© 2016 Jim Spence  Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton want America to believe what they say about Islam, not what the Koran instructs. And of course, most people won’t take the time to read what the Koran says about non-Muslims. Obama and Hillary continue to con people, especially Democrats who are arguably the most gullible people in the civilized world. Below, is what the Koran instructs Muslims to do to non-Muslims. The quote is from Chapter 9:
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor Hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
If you are wondering, the “jizya” is a tax that is imposed on all non-Muslims. IF they pay this tax for being infidels, they are permitted to live. They are permitted to live because they have indicated that they have submitted to the authority of an Islamic state. Payment of the jizya reminds all non-Muslims of their inferior status under Muslim law. For Muslims it is important that all non-Muslims “feel themselves subdued.”
Consider how politicians like Hillary Clinton travel all over the U.S. spreading utterly false information about Islam. Bernie Sanders does the same thing. They pretend Islam is just another harmless little religion. Protestant, Catholic, Islam…..what is the difference.
While not all Muslims are willing to kill people, it is a curious distinction. Almost all Muslims would be perfectly comfortable living not under the protections of the U.S. Constitution but under the rule of a Muslim caliphate with Islam’s Sharia laws being strictly enforced. This fact explains why Islamic terrorists can operate with impunity, within Muslim communities in western neighborhoods. While millions of Muslims are not exactly “radicalized,” they are also quite unwilling to lift a finger to help authorities indentify those who are willing to kill thanks to Chapter 9 of the Koran.
For anyone who thinks this overstates the complicit mindset of Muslims, consider what happened in Turkey, a supposedly “moderate” Muslim country a couple of days after the radicals committed mass murders in Paris. There was a big soccer game being played before a huge crowd in Turkey. Prior to the game, the public address announcer asked for a moment of silence to honor the dead in Paris. The vast majority of the crowd booed heavily. Expect no sympathy for any dead infidel. This explains why Muslims celebrated in the streets in all Muslim countries on 9-11.
With the passive and active support of the vast majority of Muslims all around the world, Islam is not merely a religion, it is a political movement. It is a movement that desires Islamic SUPREMACY. 
The reason America must control its borders and immigration policy is that radical Islam exploits the freedoms afforded it in western societies. Radicals use people like Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton to infiltrate so they kill in any way they can. 
Obama and Hillary simply refuse to admit that no other political movement has ever been able to recruit people to commit suicide so they can kill tens of thousands of civilians. And yet these mass murders take place almost every week somewhere in the world.
It is instructive to understand that while radical Islam uses freedoms afforded to it when it is a minority in a western country, in places where Muslims are the majority very few if any freedoms or tolerance are allowed. The mass beheadings of Christians in areas held by ISIS is a sneak preview of what Muslim supremacy is all about. Besides the decapitations, consider the treatment of women. Or don’t, if you are Hillary Clinton.
When you see the Democrats double down on the idea of importing more Muslims from areas of the world where radicalism prevails, you have to wonder. Are they the dumbest people to ever be put in positions of power? Or are they pure evil? What sort of person would support the denial of the truth about the Koran and radical Islam? Democrats.....that's who.
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