If you can think of an exception to this- please let me know. I have not found one yet.
And when I speak of health, I am talking about catastrophic plagues and epidemics. Not government provided check ups for Johnny and medicare. Or Obamacare. I am not talking about starting wars either- over political philosophy or oil. Just self defense of this country.
The original Constitution was a thing of beauty. It was written by a true genius, Thomas Jefferson. The role of the Federal Government was highly limited in size and scope. Jefferson knew history. And he damn sure knew that a Federal Government, given too much power, would trample the rights of its citizens. Just like it's doing now.
As a constitutionalist, I apply a simple test to any government function. Simply stated, does the intended action provide citizens with health, safety, or self defense? If it does not, we have no business engaging in that activity.
Here's the beautiful thing about government. Once they start over stepping their boundaries, they create a ripple effect. Screw one thing up and they will inevitably screw something else up trying to fix the unintended consequences of the first thing they screwed up.
Such is the case of the Federal Reserve Bank and it's member TBTF banks. For 150 years, smart politicians including Jackson and Lincoln resisted and destroyed the greedy intentions of international bankers who desperately wanted to skim vast profits off the top of our growing country. It wasn't until 1913, after a sinister meeting at Jekyll Island, that a bought and paid for Congress and Woodrow Wilson did the single most destructive act in the history of the United States. http://www.amazon.com/review/R2TXH2NX6KRKF3/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2TXH2NX6KRKF3 They passed and signed the Federal Reserve Act while nobody was watching (Christmas Eve) and created that monstrosity called the FED. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Act
Wilson himself, before he died, said this:
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
~ Woodrow Wilson
Now of course, if the framers didn't want a Federal Reserve Bank and clearly they did not, they sure as hell could not have envisioned that a mistake of that size would blossom into a catastrophic mess of uncapped credit that would eventually bankrupt the country and lead to the ruin of our Republic. Or the world. The framers could not have known that we would do something so stupid primarily because they either underestimated the greediness of men or vastly overestimated future human intelligence. Or both.
So simply stated, the government has no business providing any kind of economic stimulus. This is where Moonbats and I usually part company. The government was never given that power or authority. They simply usurped it at some point after they created the FED and the cartel of member banks. Once that mistake was made, a series of other mistakes began, the worst of which was the Great Depression. It only took them 16 years to screw that pooch.
Does fiat money and the FED finance war? Of course. Where would we get the unlimited credit line otherwise?
The Federal Reserve Bank has to go. They are the single most crooked and treasonous threat to this country or the world that has ever existed. Forget Al Queda. These Central Banker crooks are far more sinister. They have mired us in a second depression of immense proportions and think- incorrectly- that somehow they can extract us and go about their business of stealing the wealth of this country. On a gold standard, without a FED, we wouldn't need economic stimulus. We wouldn't have had the Great Recession in the first place.
If you want your country back- start there. End the Fed. Ignore these pricks at your own peril...they have enslaved every one of us and our children and their children to the tune of 17 trillion and they won't stop until they own it all. That my friends, is Frankenstein Government.