Wednesday, September 07, 2016
A parallel universe without progressives
I have often heard it said the universe is so large that anything we can imagine exists somewhere. Taking that as a starting point for a flight of fancy, let's imagine a parallel universe without Progressives.
We wouldn't have had the 16th amendment. Therefore we would still have a land without personal income tax and the Federal Government would have lived on fees and tariffs as it always did before the Progressives secured a source of money large enough to spend us into oblivion.
We wouldn't have had the 17th amendment and the senators would still be selected by the State legislators. This was one of the checks and balances the Founders embedded in the original Constitution to protect the federal nature of the Federal Government. The House represents the people and the Senate was supposed to represent the States.
We wouldn't have had The Creature from Jekyll Island, the Federal Reserve System, and America's representative of the international banking cartel. Without the Fed to mismanage the money supply there would never have been the banking crisis of the early 1930s. This is crisis that set the stage for the re-boot of America's free economy as a centrally-planned command and control machine used to transform every sector of American life.