How much is enough?

The liberal leadership of the United States recently approved a law that will require everyone to purchase health insurance, else pay a fine, beginning in 2014.  It is a massive redistribution of hard earned money by those that work for a living to those that don’t.

Let’s see first there was social security.  Next there was War on Poverty, or welfare.  Then came medicaid/medicare.  All of which have neither helped the country, nor truly aided those for which they were intended.  At the very least, the social programs have hurt our country in terms of productivity and personal liberty.  Mostly, they have ensured that those in the D. C. establish have kept their elected positions and the like, without much effort.  They’ve left it to us to fight over the scraps.

Every law that is passed that requires us U. S. citizens to forgo more of our hard-earned salaries also erodes more of our freedom.  How much more are we going to allow?  Consider this:

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for –  That my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

Adrian Rogers, 1931

 

Have we not already figured this out?  The future of our country doesn’t seem to bode well at this point.  It’s up to those of us who love America–not Amerika–to turn things around.

Joe B. Coates

 


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