Thursday, December 08, 2011

Herman Cain’s Departure from the Presidential Race

It would be more important to publish an article informing people about the candidates that are still in the race, but I will indulge you with this article about Herman Cain instead.  The fact is, I am not 100% certain that Cain is really out, he has only “suspended” his campaign and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he reentered this race, which is characterized by a “flavor of the month” phenomenon.  I don’t believe that Cain ever even intended to win the nomination, and despite the recent polls, I stand by my belief the Rick Perry is the one is chosen by the establishment to be the next President and most of the rest of the candidates are just window dressing to make it look like there is really a honest competition.  Only Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, and possibly Michele Bachmann are not part of this deception.  Herman Cain’s role all along was to draw supporters away from Ron Paul and possibly Michele Bachmann, so that he could deliver these voters to Romney or Gingrich and eventually to Perry. 

If Cain were ever really serious and if he was not unfaithful, these allegations would not stop him from continuing.  Cain himself said on Shawn Hannity that SOME of the allegations were not true.  That strongly implies that some of them were true and most particularly the latest ones, since up until then, he denied all of it.  A candidate who thought that he could get away with this is not a candidate you want to vote for, no matter how good his ideas are.  This sense of immunity to culpability plagues those who are in a position to take an office such a President.  Power goes to people’s heads.  And all these people who kept defending him look like idiots now.  Maybe that was all part of the plan (to discredit conservatives).  I do believe that moral integrity is directly correlated to political integrity.

I have heard several people say that they wanted Cain to be the nominee because he was a black man.  They thought a black man would have a better chance of beating Obama because some blacks vote for people just because they are black.  But this a horrible reason for voting someone.  For one thing, any black who would vote for Obama just because he is black, would probably not vote for Cain.  The fact that Obama is (allegedly) black may have brought more blacks to polls in 2008, but these were mostly people who would never vote a Republican of any race--even if the opposing Democrat was white.  More importantly, even if such a strategy of voting for a black Republican would work, it is not a principled strategy.  It is always best to vote for the best candidate.  Is Obama more powerful than God?  (I don’t want anyone to think that I am opposed to voting for a black man.  I have in past voted for Alan Keyes and other blacks who at the time I thought were sincere, constitutionally-minded, and well-qualified statesmen.  But such statesmen are rare in any race.)  And I don’t think that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have wanted people to vote for either Obama or Cain for either of these reasons.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

But I dismissed Cain as a possibility for my vote long before these allegations were ever made.  In fact, I was against him before I had even heard of any talk that he was considering running for President.  Like Obama, McCain, Bush and most of the rest of the Republicrats, Cain supported the bank bailouts.  This is an immoral, unconstitutional and ultimately economically detrimental policy.  There is no difference between stealing from people by your own physical force or by using public policy.  The Constitution requires that the Congress make laws for the GENERAL welfare, not the specific welfare.  (i.e., the laws must be for the benefit of all, not only certain people).  There is no charge in the Constitution to protect banks or other private institutions from failure.  The bailout policy does more harm than good in the long run because it encourages banks to engage in unnecessarily risky behavior, because they know that they are too big to fail.  But Cain either does not understand any of this, or does not believe in doing what is in the best interest of the American people. 

Furthermore, Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is just another political con job.  Cain had no plan to cut spending significantly.  There were platitudes, but no specifics.  Cain said he would wait until he became President to decide (with the advice of generals) whether or not to withdraw from Afghanistan. What’s to decide?  We are broke!  The generals can’t change that no matter what they think.  We simply can’t afford it.  We will be become enslaved to our debtors if we don’t immediately drastically cut both foreign and domestic spending.  No matter how revenue is collected, if it there isn’t enough, then there isn’t enough!

Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would have introduced a new tax (a National sales tax).  We fell for this kind of thing before.  When we (as a nation) were sold on the idea of an income tax, we were told that it would only be a one percent tax.  Research shows that best method of getting the most money out of taxpayers is to create as many taxes as possible, with no one tax being too high.  They were successful at this in Europe.

Cain claims to want honest money (so that a “dollar is a dollar”), but laughed at the idea that we even need to audit the Federal Reserve, much less abolish it.  What difference does it make if you lower taxes, but keep spending high and print the money to pay for the expenditures?  You end up paying more because of inflated prices.

In conclusion, I hope that many people can through Cain’s con job and realize that they were hoodwinked.  Then they will be able to be prevented from being hoodwinked by the other clowns.

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