“If there is one way to describe the aura of Detroit, it would be that of hopelessness.”—Steve Crowder
The video below is an example of a state-dependent society after free market principles have been removed. Steve Crowder blames government bureaucracies and powerful unions for bringing this once great city to its knees. According to Crowder, the promises of Brother O and his Bread and Circuses Administration and those made by Detroit politicians over the last 50 years are almost identical. He contends that Detroit foreshadows what America will look like in a short amount of time.
Once Detroit had highest median household income in the country, but now it’s 66 out of 68 with some the highest crimes rates, unemployment rates, and lowest graduation rates of any U.S. city. The city’s schools get more money per pupil than the average American public school, but only 28 percent of the students graduate; in fact, “a Detroit student has a higher chance of ending up in prison than graduating high school.”
So how does one of the wealthiest cities in America become the foremost example for “white flight, urban blight” in a little less than half a century? The answer in a word is progressivism.
Since Jerome Cavenaugh was elected mayor in 1961, Detroit has been run entirely by leftist mayors. Cavenaugh expanded the role of government to unprecedented levels and using President Lyndon Johnson’s Model Cities Program took the first giant step in central urban planning. The government dumped $400 million in a 9-square-mile radius of Detroit to create the model city for the rest of America to follow.
Leftists always tout their policies as a way to help the poor and give their fellow man a leg up. Well, now Americans can see just how well those progressive leg-up policies have worked.
Detroit has become America’s poster child for leftist entitlement programs gone awry as well as an essential reminder that the road to hell is not only paved by good intentions but also mortared by progressive policies.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.
It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”—Anonymous