Liberty allows you and me to make choices; choices with our time, choices with our money.
And with every choice we make, we may make mistakes; even if it is just choosing better when there is yet an even better choice.
But is it better to force adults to make the choice that we think is best. Are we really that fearful that our country must tax the rich to give money to the government for our best social welfare? And is government so afraid to compete in the market of free ideas that they must take our money vs. asking for it?
I do not give money to the Boy Scouts of America because I am forced to. And there are many who have also donated money and time to many good causes without being forced to.
Would John F Kennedy be considered a right-wing-nut for saying, “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”?
On a similar topic, why do so many in Hollywood believe that they should get rich on the backs of those paying for their trash that glorifies immorality and violence?
More money should be donated to the poor, but not because of force?
More time should be donated to assisting charities, but not because of force?
I do not believe that all rich people are saints. Many of them are horrible individuals that need to be punished for their corrupt practices. But I do believe that most people in this country are good, and that in general those in political office are not as good morally as those seeking to run small businesses. And even if politicians were all saints, I do not believe that we should feed them with an excessive diet of the common man’s wealth.
History is full of where powerful men are given position of prominence, which brings them to become corrupt. Even good men become corrupt because of power, think of what that power does to the politician we have elected now days.
If the power of the Federal government was more diversified among the states; the ability to have corrupt politicians would also be diversified. There would also be more of a spirit of a competition of ideas that would lead to better governments. Does it really work better to have a monopoly of power in Washington? How many lobbyists would be going to Washington to bribe politicians, if they had no Federal projects to give out money for? How many fewer corrupt projects would we have if we stopped naming them after corrupt politicians?
Why do we want to turn like a dog to its vomit in having a King to rule over us in this country? Do we not recall the history of this World and how much evil a corrupt King will bring to the people he rules over?
Quit being distracted by the media and its influence about whether we should have a corrupt Republican or a corrupt Democrat as ruler of this land. Maybe you and I should listen to the founders and why they gave so much of the blood of this land to cast off a King.
Wake up and realize, that liberty needs you; your children need you; this land needs you; it needs you take responsibility for your life and to not allow any other man to be captain of your life.
idiots! there will be a king! i will be king! stick with me, and you will never go hungry again! — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_king