May 14, 2007
France Moves Forward,
Democrats Move Backward
The newly elected president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has pledged to
stimulate France’s economy by cutting taxes, reducing the size of the
government bureaucracy, free businesses from rigid anti-growth
restrictions and keep immigration in check. French voters signaled that
they are tired of unsuccessful socialist policies that have caused
France to become one of the weakest countries in Europe.
Democratic leaders in the United States, on the other hand, want to
raise taxes by doing nothing to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, expand
the size of the government with universal health care, impose
anti-growth restrictions on successful businesses by “taking their
profits” as Hillary Clinton says, and stimulate the influx of even more
illegal aliens into the country by not securing our borders first, and
by allowing a fast track to citizenship for millions of people who have
already broken our laws.
The evidence is compelling that Mr. Sarkozy will move France forward if
he is successful, and that the Democratic leadership will move this
country backwards if they get their way. Their way is political power
with a larger majority in Congress and the 2008 presidency. Their goal
is not progress for the country or the people, or they would be making
proposals to solve our biggest domestic problems, instead of proposals
to massage our nation’s war weariness, economic illiteracy and lack of
self-responsibility by so many people.
took decades for the French people to elect a free market, low-tax,
smaller-government, enforced-immigration-minded president, even though
the media labeled his 53 percent to 47 percent victory a landslide and a
mandate. I would be careful of such an attitude, because it could lead
to the sort of arrogance and misrepresentation exhibited by the
Democrats in Congress after their congressional victory in November
Congressional Democrats conveniently tag all of their illogical and
irrational proposals as a “mandate” from the November 2006 elections.
Such as, Americans want a “new direction” in Iraq, even though all the
Democrats have proposed is surrender to the terrorists in the form of an
internationally televised withdrawal date and a ridiculous piece-meal
war funding bill to constrain the war fighters on the battlefield and
hijack the president’s authority.
Such as, this vibrant economy and stock market is only helping rich
Americans, even though we have a record low unemployment rate for people
who want to work. Maybe the Democrats will be happy when we have a 9
percent unemployment rate like France, instead of a 4.5 percent rate,
which is generated by businesses free of government interference.
Instead of proposals to prevent the impending financial train wreck of
the Social Security system, the Majority Leader in the Senate, Harry
Reid, says that the system is in good shape for many years to come. Each
year the so-called trustees of the Social Security system report just
the opposite. Somebody is not telling the truth.
According to David Villars in a Wall Street Journal article of
May 7, 2007, when Mr. Sarkozy was interior minister, he introduced
stricter immigration laws that led to the deportation of tens of
thousands of immigrants. Mr. Sarkozy evidently understood what Tony
Blankley described in his book, The West’s Last Chance. Namely,
illegal immigrants could care less about laws being enforced,
dysfunctional social programs or a sustained vibrant economy as long as
many of their needs are accommodated.
This tendency to accommodate rather than insist on legal and cultural
assimilation has created many of the social and economic problems in
France and Europe in general. Tony Blankley warns that the United States
is headed in the same direction if it relaxes its laws to accommodate
the bombardment of illegal aliens and if it compromises its core
Mr. Sarkozy has recognized what needs to be done to move France forward,
while Democrats in Congress refuse to recognize what has already been
done to create a strong and vibrant nation despite our problems, issues
and increased political polarization.
Mr. Sarkozy has also stated that he wants to improve relations with the
United States. That’s encouraging, but it would be more encouraging if
we had better relations with ourselves first, politically. Poison
politics is destroying this country.
it took decades for the French people to recognize that the socialist
policies have not worked, then why do the Democratic leaders and
presidential candidates want to repeat those same mistakes?
The answer must be blowing in the wind, backwards.
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