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Matt Winey: The tea party is dead

Well, at least that is what my progressive liberal friends try to convince me of. They tell me the Tea Party movement is what has caused all the problems we are facing as a nation. They also tell me how much they hate the tea party. I am starting to see their point. Why wouldn’t you hate some stupid group that stands for constitutionally limited government?

Matt Winey: Where do we go from here?

So the American people have voted and now we are headed down a socialistic path. So President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Bill of Second Rights” has become what the American citizenry desire. In case you have not heard of this bill from FDR, below is an excerpt from a speech of his that explains the philosophy. “This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty. As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”

Matt Winey: Yes it is bad, but do we just want to make it worse?

Yes our health care system in America is Sick, but do we want to just make it sicker? Will ObamaCare improve the health care in America by making it accessible to more citizens and making it more affordable to all of us, by making it a Federal Government run system? President Obama has said in speeches before the ObamaCare law was passed, that we needed to improve our health care system by making it more like the government run health care in Canada, and other nations around the world. I have been studying the facts and the answer to the question stated above is a definite NO.

Guest column: Matt Winey: Our government isn't a democracy

If you were to ask any number of Americans, "What type of government does America have?," I believe you'd be surprised at the number who would answer with the standard response, "a democracy." To me, that answer's not quite right. We're creeping toward that form of government, but we're not living under a democracy yet. Throughout history, there seems to have been five types of government: a monarchy or dictatorship, the rule of one; ogliarchy, rule by a few; democracy, rule by the majority; republic, ruled by law; and anarchy, rule by no one. There has never really been a monarchy, because a king has his courts or a dictator his czars, therefore a monarchy or dictatorship is actually an oligarchy.

Guest column: Matt Winey: America at a crossroads

Would the Founding Fathers recognize today’s U.S. government? Would those who lived in the 13 states that ratified the U.S. Constitution? I’ve become a better student of American history since the 2008 national elections than I was during my high school years, and my answer to these questions is a resounding NO. To explain my answer, I think it’s necessary to see what the American mind was like that caused us to declare our independence from the British, fight the Revolutionary War, and come up with the form of government they did.


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