Conservatives and The Constitution

Who has been to a Tea Party us-constitutionmeeting? Conservatives love the constitution. At a typical Tea Party gathering there will normally be at least one Constitution rant. They are all about the same. Its all about the constitution and getting back to its glory days when it was respected. In truth, there never were any of those days. From the very beginning the Constitution was bypassed and ignored every time it has been politically expedient.

The U. S. Constitution has been so seriously flawed that it has never completely served as the law of the land. The biggest flaw is that there is nothing to prevent the legislative process from being used to rig markets. Government being used freely as a tool for personal gain guarantees its eventual failure.

The U. S. Constitution provides no way for adherence to the constitution to be enforced. The Supreme Court is defined as apolitical and completely independent. That is nonsense. The justices are given political appointments. Any Supreme Court decision is a political decision because in practice it functions as a political organization. Describing an institution with words doesn’t guarantee it will work in ways the words say it will function. For all of American history The Supreme Court has passed down political decisions. The exceptions are rare. In other areas, citizens are protected by the jury system and it would take a supreme court jury system for it to function as the law of the land.

Conservatives love the constitution. Wouldn’t it be a great activity at Tea Party events to have a constitution rant contest. The best rant could be given a ribbon or a trophy. I suppose the are a few conservatives who would be happy if government shrunk in size but not many. The average conservative gets so much in government benefits he gets cold feet every time a real conservative candidate enters a race. The higher the income the greater the government benefits. The Tea Party is for enhancement of self esteem. The members would panic if any of their activities started resulting in smaller government.

Corporate welfare creates a huge on society and individuals. When a corporation uses the political process to capture customers the result is an indirect tax on consumers, mostly on those who are poor. The poor are constantly chastised on talk radio for not paying income tax. It takes about three minutes to explain to a rich person how the additional cost ethanol adds to the cost of gas. Unfortunately that is longer than the attention span of conservatives in the United States. The added cost actually is a tax but it doesn’t go to government. It is a tax that congress allows corporations to collect from the poor, truck drivers and even our betters.

An odd thing about the truth is that it goes unnoticed when spoken or written.

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James Quillian independent scholar,free market economist,and teacher of natural law. Who is James Quillian? Certainly I am nobody special, Just a tireless academic and deep thinker. Besides that, I have broken the code with respect to economics and political science. Credentials? Nothing you would be impressed with. I am not a household name. It is hard to become famous writing that virtually no one in the country is genuinely not in touch with reality. But, if I did not do that, there would be no point in my broking the broken the code. If you read the blog, it is easy to see that there are just a few charts, no math and no quantitative analysis. That is not by accident. Given what I know, those items are completely useless. I do turn out to be highly adept at applying natural law. Natural law has predominance over any principles the social science comes up. By virtue of understanding natural law, I can debunk, in just a few sentences , any theory that calls for intervention by a government. My taking the time to understand the ins and outs of Keynes General Theory is about like expecting a chemistry student to completely grasp all that the alchemists of the middle ages thought they understood in efforts to turn base metals into goal. Keynesian theory clearly calls for complete objectivity. Government can only make political decisions. Keynesian techniques call for economic decisions. So, why go any further with that? Fantasy Free Economics is in a sense a lot like technical analysis. Technical analysis began with the premise that it was impossible to gain enough information studying fundamentals to gain a trading advantage. Study the behavior of investors instead. Unlike technical analysis, I don't use technical charts. What I understand are the incentives of different people and entities active in the economics arena. For example, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve with life in the aggregate. In the aggregate, only self interest applies. It is routinely assumed otherwise. That is highly unappealing. But, I am sorry. That is the way it is. I can accept that because I am genuinely in touch with reality. Step one in using Fantasy Free Economics is for me to understand just how little I really know. A highly credentialed economist may know 100 times what I do based on the standard dogma. Compare the knowledge each of us has compared to all there is to know and we both look like we know nothing at all. There is always more than we don't know than what we do know. I am humble enough to present myself on that basis. Why? That is the way it is. I am not bad at math. I have taught math. What I understand is when to use it and when to rely on something else. Math is useless in natural law so I don't use it. While others look at numbers, I am busy understanding the forces in nature that makes their numbers what they are. That gives me a clear advantage.
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