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Differing Viewpoints and New World Orders

Since the campaign for President was in high gear in 2008 Americans have been frequently presented with ideas from both the left and the right on the consequences of a “New World Order” taking root in America. The right warned of socialism while the left warned of conflict. So as we struggle to emerge from a financial meltdown and conclude two wars half a world away, is our current system the best it could be or could a “New World Order” be of some benefit to America? If so, which vision of the future is best for America?

On the right there is a vision of smaller government, low taxation and very limited social services domestically and a strong military force promoting American interests here and abroad. There are positives and negatives associated with this vision of the future. On the positive side Americans would keep more of the money that they earn in the form of lowered personal taxation on income. The federal government would not take as much of their money and they would have more to spend locally. Additionally federal agencies would be scaled back and even eliminated to pay for the resulting lesser funds available from national taxation. Local governments would have greater control of the people they serve and less intervention from the federal government. On the negative side, the costs associated with increased numbers of impoverished citizens would mount on the local level creating the need for higher local taxation to counter the increased need for services. People not receiving government assistance would be left to fend for themselves, which historically has led to an increase of crime and health costs related to malnutrition and other poverty related illnesses. Additionally if there is a greater military presence spread about the world promoting American interests there would likely be a backlash of resentment from other nations and disruptive groups such as terrorist organizations leading to an increased risk of military conflicts and terrorist attacks on the United States and our citizens.

On the left there is a vision of governmental controls forcing organizations and individuals to be “socially responsible”. This in their vision levels the playing field for historically disadvantaged people and provides equal opportunity to all. Also incorporated in their “New World Order” is lessened need for military forces and greater political cooperation on a global scale. The expansion of government in their eyes rights previous wrongs and lessens the likelihood of future wrongdoing. On the positive side, everyone seemingly gets a shot at some level of success. Everyone gets healthcare and education and a sense of peace from the knowledge that with greater cooperation on the world stage America is less likely to be hated and attacked. Nobody gets left behind while others enjoy excess. On the negative side, we all pay higher taxes on the federal level for decades to come. We lose some freedom of choice in how our earnings are spent and we subsidize other people who may not work as hard as we do. We also potentially lose some control over our laws in the efforts to promote worldwide standards of human rights and trade.

So is either side right? Does either vision really best serve America? Could it be that a combination of these ideologies is what would really best serve America? If so, how do we find consensus when most indicators point to a political system of polar opposition and refusal to compromise? Perhaps nobody knows fully the answer and there is no one solution to the problems that face America.

It has been posited by some of the greatest thinkers of all time that it is only from dialog that progress comes. When one ideology is allowed to dominate the debate, no matter the good intentions of its supporters, it leads to a disenfranchisement of those who do not hold the same beliefs. To find what is best for everyone you must first find out what everyone wants and find the solution that meets the greatest number of those needs. A “New World Order” is a certainty in time. Change is the one constant in the universe. We cannot hope to have things as they are now be so forever. The question we have to answer in finding the right direction to take is which course serves the most people in the best way.

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Do you sit and yell at the TV when politicians come on? Do you shake your head sadly whenever you see a homeless veteran? Is that all you tend to do?

It's time to put up or shut up America. We all love to talk about how we could do things better or how we would do it if we were in charge. Well, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. If you can think of it, you can write it down. If you can write it down, you can type it. If you can type it, you can e-mail it and if you can e-mail it, you can send it here.

We at Reform America are committed to giving voice to anyone who wants to put their ideas out there to make our nation a better place. As the readership grows, we are able to take those views to a wider and wider audience. Grassroots campaigns begin with voices speaking out. You have opinions. Voice them. We aren't about conservative or liberal. We aren't about pro-this or anti-that. We're about Americans and the First Amendment. Reform America is about politics by, for and of the people. You are the people. You only need to speak up. America is listening. Send your article to: stories@reform-america.net



Have You Been Downsized Due to Outsourcing?

For several years now we have listened to some within the business community tell us that America can't compete on a global scale unless they send our jobs overseas where they can be done cheaper. The question becomes, if we don't have good paying jobs here, how can we sustain our own economy? We want to hear from you. Have you lost your job? Have you been forced into a lower wage job due to outsourcing? Has outsourcing been a success for you? Did you end up in a better job?

Tell us your story so we can make sure the politicians see how outsourcing really impacts the workers who are backbone of America. Send your story to stories@reform-america.net





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