“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering tongue worketh ruin.” Proverbs 26:28
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
I have often heard it stated by members of the Democrat Party from Obama on down, that they must, “Build up the Middle-Class.” One must ask what do they mean by Middle-Class?
The Democrat Party’s definition: Middle-class is an income bracket, whatever the IRS says is mid-range for that particular year. For example, if the IRS says $50,000 per year, then that is middle-class. The Democrat Party’s Middle-Class building effort consists of raising the levels of Welfare and SSI spending, so people who don’t work, not only have a “guaranteed income,” but a “Guaranteed Middle-class income” at that.
The Real American definition of Middle-Class: This is a class of people who work for a living, and they differ from the working poor, in that they have in demand skills, with which they can command a higher compensation. They strive to be financially solvent and upwardly mobile. Such persons are few these days.
So the Liberal, in the name of “income equality” which is “the equal liability of all labor,” clause from the Communist Manifesto, actually destroys the Middle-Class his leveling schemes. A welfare recipient who receives $50,000 a year in income plus subsidies is not Middle-Class, but an over-bloated loafer, because they do not work. The worker, who is Middle-Class on paper, is reduced to “working poor status” because his taxes and fees leave him hard pressed to make ends meet. In an effort to create in demand skills, the liberal creates higher education grants and loans, which create student debt, and flood the market with a particular skill set, out stripping the demand, driving those particular wages down, and creating an educated debtor class.
America is better off when liberals don’t try to build the middle-class, and the middle-class is better off as well. At the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW), we reject the liberal vision of “building the middle-class,” or “class building,” in any form. This is nothing more than class warfare.
Our platform preamble asserts that each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights; the right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of the individual’s personal interest. The freedom to own, use and freely dispose of property is an inseparable extension of the individual’s unalienable rights. The legitimate function of government is to secure these rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice for all. If left unchecked, it is the nature of government to usurp the liberty of its citizens and eventually become a major violator of the people’s rights. Therefore, it is essential to bind government with the chains of the Constitution.
In a state of freedom, the middle-class will once again build itself, without direct government aid. The surest way to ruin the blessings of higher education, home ownership, and gainful employment is to turn these things into welfare benefits.
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee WI, 53207