Thursday, August 27, 2009


His name was Robert Welch.

In 1958 he gave a speech in which he made some startling predictions about where the government of the United States of America was heading.

You can watch a video of the speech here at The Clay Tablet.

He laid out his predictions in 10 points and repeated them in a 1974 conference.

I'm going to give you his points one at a time, and ask you a question about each one.

He predicted:

1. Greatly expanded government spending for every conceivable means of getting rid of ever larger sums of American money as wastefully as possible.

Question: Since 1958 has the government been spending more or less money? Has it been spent more fiscally responsibly or more wastefully?

2. Higher and then much higher taxes.

Question: Since 1958 has our total tax bill remained static or has it gone up?

3. An increasingly unbalanced budget despite the higher taxes.

Question: How many years since 1958 have we had a balanced budget?

4. Wild inflation of our currency.

Question: Will our dollars buy more or less than in 1958?

5. Government controls of prices, wages and materials supposedly to combat inflation.

Question: Since 1958, has the government controlled more or less of prices, wages and materials?

6. Greatly increased socialistic controls over every operation of our economy and every activity
of our daily lives. This is to be accompanied naturally and automatically by a correspondingly huge increase in the size of our bureaucracy and the cost and reach of our domestic government.

Question: Does the government control more or less of our businesses today than in 1958? Has there or has there not been an increase in the federal bureaucracy since 1958?

7. Far more centralization of power in Washington and the practical elimination of our state lines. There is a many faceted drive at work to have our state lines to mean no more within our nation as our county lines do now within the states.

Question: Has there or has there not been a fuzzying of state lines, with more and more of our lives controlled by the federal government, rather than individual states?

8. The steady advance of federal aid to and control over our educational system leading to complete federalization of our public education.

Question: Has the public education system in The United States of America moved closer to a government system or further away from it? Has federal aid to education increased or decreased since 1958?

9. A constant hammering into the American consciousness of the horror of modern warfare. The beauties and the absolute necessities of peace, peace always on communist terms of course.

Question: Is our government approaching war with an attitude of, "let's get this done, done correctly and done now," or is it more of a "let's piddle around at this, and do lots of diplomacy and maybe everybody will just learn to love us?"

10. The constant willingness of the American people to allow the steps of appeasement by our government that amount to a piece meal surrender of the rest of the free world and the United States itself.

Question: Does our government spend more or less time seeking to appease other countries, apologizing for our past behavior and moving toward a One World Government system?

Putting aside whether or not you think we're moving in the right direction, was Robert Welch correct in his predictions or not?

Answer: His predictions were correct.

Not only were they correct, President BO has greatly accelerated our march toward the "S" word, socialism, which is defined as: a political theory advocating state ownership of industry; an economic system based on state ownership of capital.

The move toward Socialism is not new to America, it has been going on in earnest since before Roosevelt.

Think: Government take over of Chrysler and General Motors, government assistance of private businesses (car dealerships), much of the financial services sector, and now attempting to usurp the health care industry.

And that is supposed to be in the spirit of the American Dream of self sufficiency, achievement and personal responsibility?


Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Wow, I've never seen that before. Your follow-up questions are spot on.

Susannah said...

Uh, to answer your final question. NO. Excellent post!