That's a total bill of $4.1 trillion. To put that in perspective, the US brought in $3.46 tr in tax revenue in 2019. That means that if 100% of ALL income taxes collected went JUST to those two schemes and nothing else, $0 for military, $0 for FEMA and other emergency relief, nothing but those two items, we could not pay for them. Assuming a national debt of roughly $28 tr: If we dedicated 100% of tax revenue to pay down our existing debt, it would take about 8 years.
Thanks for listening this past year. I hope you'll stick around for season 2 of the LR podcast starting soon!
In essays to follow, when I refer to "conservatism" I'll usually be referring to American conservatism, but first, let's define what conservatism is in general. At the root of the word is (to) conserve, or to control or prevent loss. Conservatism then is a social/political philosophy concerned with the control and prevention of the loss … Continue reading Defining Conservatism
The left's assault on the English language continues, most recently with their attempt to redefine the word "infrastructure". "Control the language and you control the debate," is an axiom in the worlds of politics, the law, and anywhere else where influencing thought is considered valuable. The left, being well aware of this has been working for decades redefining words. Terms like racist, fascist, and justice have been so far removed from their meanings as to become unrecognizable to those of us who know the original, correct definitions.
The left, more specifically, Democrats on the left, wish us to conflate infrastructure with those things that infrastructure makes possible, cell phone use, your personal mode of transportation, daycare. Even under the most liberal definition of infrastructure, these would count as personal or private infrastructure, not public. One of the defining characteristics of “infrastructure” as commonly understood, is its public nature, that's it's for common use.
For the life so far of the podcast, our liberties have been under threat, particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. It was surprising in some cases, just how easily some of our Constitutional rights such as the freedom of religion were lost.
When it comes to the chronic, existential crisis of keeping America a Constitutional Republic, we are in the autumn. With faith in ourselves and the Creator, this too shall pass. Christians and Jews have endured much greater tyranny than what some of our current political leaders have in mind for us.
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would. Matthew 28:6
At this time of year, we celebrate a different covenant, not one with our leaders on Earth, but our Father in Heaven, one which can never be abridged or revoked thanks to his son's sacrifice on Good Friday. Because of that sacrifice, we can celebrate Easter Sunday.