The Collectivist Party

November 19, 2006 will go down in American history as the date when America’s newest party, the Collectivist Party, replaced the old Democratic Party of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as the America’s major party. The only party that can somewhat challenge them is a regional party from the Deep South known as the Republican Party.

The event that led to the birth of the Collectivist Party is when a senior Congressman named Charlie Rangel said all Americans were the property of the State:

Rangel said the draft would require “a couple of years” of service in the military or in other public agencies.

Basically, for a couple of years, young people get to be slaves of Uncle Sam and Uncle Charlie doing their dirty work. This is a question of who owns me, me or the government?

In addition to two years of forced slavery, the Collectivist Party has wage controls in mind:

It looks like full steam ahead for a significant boost to the federal minimum wage when Democrats assume control of Congress in January.

Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said Thursday that increasing the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 would be his top priority as chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

On the House side, incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., already has listed an increase in the minimum wage as one of the issues that would be taken up during the first 100 hours of the next Congress.

So the Collectivist Party is against the right of employers and employees to neogotiate the terms of employment.

In addition, the Collectivist Party wants to control your healthcare:

In her remarks, Clinton outlined a range of challenges she said Democrats would tackle in the coming months, such as trimming the federal deficit, reducing dependence on foreign oil, and improving the image of the United States abroad.

She also said Democrats would focus on improving the quality and affordability of health care _ a touchy matter for the former first lady, who in 1993 led her husband’s calamitous attempt to overhaul the nation’s health care system. The failure of that effort helped Republicans win control of both the Senate and House the following year.

“Health care is coming back,” Clinton warned, adding, “It may be a bad dream for some.”

So how do we stop the Collectivist Party? More importantly, do the American people want to stop them?

I’m one of the original co-founders of The Liberty Papers all the way back in 2005. Since then, I wound up doing this blogging thing professionally. Now I’m running the site now. You can find my other work at The and Rare. You can also find me over at the R Street Institute.
  • Ryan

    Gee government, thanks for your minumum wage increase… now it’s going to be even harder for me to find a job! I love the government making my life easier.