Framing the Dialogue

Update True American Hero – Vaclav Klaus

A while back I presented the Czech Republic’s President Vaclav Klaus as a True American Hero for his demonstrative free market views that paralleled those of America’s Founding Fathers.  If you paid any attention to the United Nations’ events last week you were inundated with coverage of Mamoud Imanutjob (I know it is spelled wrong, but the man doesn’t deserve my time to get it right) and our fretful leaders’ anemic response.  The United States needs to quit throwing money away at this group of thugs parading around in thousand dollar suits lamenting the plight of the poor.

You probably did not hear anything about the speach given by Vaclav Klaus.  This was probably because President Klaus does not support European socialism so the media either didn’t report his words or buried the story.  Burying the story gives them deniability when we blast them for being leftist since they did print it.  Unlike the calls from the world’s elitists for greater global governance Klaus, a free market economist, blasted this path:

“On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states…[the world is] moving in the wrong direction…The anti-crisis measures that have been proposed and already partly implemented follow from the assumption that the crisis was a failure of markets and that the right way out is more regulation of markets…[this is a] mistaken assumption…[that will] destroy the markets and together with them the chances for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing countries.”

If you are like me, these are the words that I long to hear from our President.  The problem Klaus and other free market proponents have is that even though the free market system always works (remember the United States has far too much government control to really be considered free) there will always be losers and winners.   There will always be a group crying for their piece of pie.  I always find it interesting that the smaller European nations that long-suffered under Soviet Communism have become some of the strongest free market societies.  Do you think they know something that we forgot?

For all of you socialists or liberals or progressives or whatever label you try to hide behind, would you rather be poor in America or Cuba?  You may be surprised to learn that being poor in the United States is much better than being poor in the third world.  I have never heard of a news story about a group of Americans making a raft to sail to Cuba to live. 

Cheers to President Klaus.

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