Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Evil Petition to Obama Saying Haitians Need to Help Themselves.

Find it here. h/T @harrislacewell. The small print at the bottom reads:

The U.S. Should Not Help Haiti Earthquake Victims Petition to U.S. Congress, President Obama was created by National Alliance for Liberty and Freedom, a coalition of national libertarian, tea party, objectivist, and Ayn Rand groups and written by Glenn Adamson (glennadamson78@yahoo.com). This petition is hosted here at www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service. There is no endorsement of this petition, express or implied, by Artifice, Inc. or our sponsors. For technical support please use our simple Petition Help form.

To: U.S. Congress, President Obama

The recent earthquake in Haiti is a tragic situation that has touched America's heart. However, America must be careful to avoid losing its head and making a bad situation even worse.

The National Alliance for Liberty and Freedom, a coalition of national libertarian, tea party, objectivist, and Ayn Rand groups hereby demands that no public funds should be spent on any disaster relief.

Certainly, if private citizens want to donate money that is an individual decision that they will freely make, and we cannot - nor would we seek to - prevent those citizens from deciding where to spend their money.

However, public funds are entirely different and should not be spent in this matter.

The main reason is simple: those funds are not the U.S. government's to begin with. Any money that the U.S. government would give would have been stolen - under threat of force - from U.S. citizens.

Further, any donations to Haiti will only serve as a "moral hazard", in effect underwriting their bad choices. Haiti had some of the highest tax rates in the Western Hemisphere, hampering the natural innovation of its citizens and making it difficult for corporations - today's engine of prosperity - to operate in that country. Their rules and regulations were among the most onerous as well, preventing true innovation to occur. Without such onerous rules and high taxation, Haiti could have been a thriving commercial center able to better withstand the earthquake and its aftermath.

By giving money, we will prevent Haitian citizens from rising up in their own Tea Party Revolution and taking their country back from the Marxists.

Once again, if private citizens want to donate their own money, that is their choice. However, the U.S. government should not give one dime: it isn't their money to give and it will only reward failed choices.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

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3 Comments:

Blogger KellyJaye said...

I was shocked about the petition, but is this legit or made up to discredit those groups mentioned?
I looked at the signature page and they are pretty much b.s..
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?nohaiti&1

I did a Google Search for “National Alliance for Liberty and Freedom,” and only got THREE hits: The petition, this site, a Tweet and http://otherspoon.blogspot.com/2010/01/evil-petition-to-obama-saying-haitians.html.

So, is this really legit or someone’s sick joke??

January 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger L A Neumann said...

Hi KellyJaye,

Of course I would hope it's a sick joke but the fact that we are wondering whether it's legitimate or not means that the rhetoric on the among that camp has moved into farce territory. I saw the comments too and the fact that they are so angry is either a good sign or shows that it hasn't reached/wasn't written by like- believers.

Thanks for writing! Best, best, Ann

January 13, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
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