“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have”
~ Gerald Ford
Little by little, we are a citizenry retreating from individual responsibility & hard work. We have instead been brain-washed to believe that government should “do” for us that which is either too difficult, or that which is (incorrectly) regarded as ‘government’s duty’ to provide.
Link: Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits
Web Editor, Townhall.com
Some astoundingly grim news on the “economic recovery” front: half of American households are receiving government funds to support themselves. No matter which way you slice it, this number isn’t good news for the Obama administration — they can spin the jobs numbers by ignoring the number of people who dropped out of the workforce, but this statistic is pretty straightforward.
(Read the whole thing at the link)
It is long past time we ask ourselves what kind of government do we want…One that believes we can be responsible individuals, with very little government intrusion. Or one that believes we are inept, lazy ‘sheep’, unable to live our lives without governmental ‘assistance’.
Remember – providing for the truly needy is NOT equal to subsidizing the willfully stupid. The current president believes we cannot survive without government, and will force as much government upon us as possible, saturating our lives, and stealing our Liberty.
If you are FOR 100% socialism, you WILL do one of two things:
1. Vote for obama
2. Sit out, stay home, or purposely split the vote.
Halting the natural progression towards 100% socialism means we halt and turn from the current path, as quickly as possible.
WE THE PEOPLE are responsible for driving the agenda of ‘party politics’, at ALL times, and NOT simply every few years. It is OUR responsibility, given to us by the Founders, to remain aware and actively engaged in the goings-on of government, at all levels. It is NOT dependent upon the ‘perfect political saviour’ of one ‘bright and shining’ candidate upon whom we can all agree. The pursuit of perfection should not distract us from what is possible, in terms of pulling away from the 100% socialism that is barack obama.
Never ever allow yourself to believe, not even for a minute, that We The People are not, and can no longer be, in control of our government.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
(Excerpt ~ The Declaration Of Independence)