Sunday, January 18, 2009

Educating the Future

It is a struggle to point out and define the numerous problems that are negatively affecting the economy. While some may question what acts of liberty should be imposed into the American society, my efforts would be somewhat spent on finding ways to better educate our youth of the actual force government is capable of. If a better sense of knowledge is given to our youth relating to negative government intervention, they will be far more driven and better directed to impose policies that depend on individual support rather than the use of governmental force. It is evident in American history that the collective decision of the majority is not always taken into consideration. For example, the government’s decision to enforce the Patriot Act resembles the lack of care for individual freedom government takes into consideration. The absurdness that our government is capable of completely putting aside public policy in order to advance their curiosity, while saying this country was founded on freedom, is the type of uneven power our future should understand. I feel that we grow with the imposing nature that government is used to benefit and aid in finding equilibrium for society and while in some ways it does, our dependency on the regulation continuously grows until we no longer understand what freedom actually is. By educating our future, I do not mean the use of force to impose liberal aspects, but rather advance their possibilities in understanding government capabilities. This also aides in preventing negative outcomes from government enforced policies. While the question “what can be done to fix and make the economy better” desperately seeks an immediate answer, an elapse of time where our youth is individually driven and educated will aid in the growth of liberty in our future economy. Many wish to debate the regulations imposed by congress but fail to understand their history of political viewpoint. If we wish to better our society and achieve a higher sense of liberty, instilling knowledge in our youth is the path that must be taken to ensure our economic growth and quality.

Conservative Strategy

The key political and economic ideological framework in this country is that conservatives like market outcomes and progressors want to rely on the government. This framework is false; the reality is that conservatives have been using the government to redistribute wealth upward. Many times this has lead progressives to rail against markets, which are a useful tool, and conservatives have been using the government to manipulate market forces and distribute wealth upward. Conservatives do not own up to the fact that many of the policies they favor are forms of government intervention. Liberals have accepted the framework that conservatives have given them to argue. This is like letting a football team pick the defensive formation they are going to be competing against in the next game. By accepting this framework, the liberal side of the argument is less effective and backed into a corner.

Stability In Government

Initially, assuming stability in a government over the long haul may be practical, but it can close off your mind to the possibility of not being the superpower. If the leading thinkers of any nation, the nations own inherent supremacy, then it is likely they will overlook the problems and issues, which need to be solved.
Today America is suffering from this very problem. We have assumed since the Cold War that the U.S.'s place as the worlds only true superpower and that we have the moral and leadership authority to act in almost any way we choose for the best interest of the world. Conversely we never knew how powerful we were on the international stage and failed to plan, internally, for the road ahead. The nations infrastructure is in desperate need to be fixed, we have lived to long assuming fossil fuels will be here forever rather than finding an alternative, and finally that our education and medical systems are the best in the world so there was no need to constantly improve them. Secondly, assumptions about the future or about the long-term inherent intellectual superiority of a country's leaders will usually only lead them to disappointment.