End of the Republic

The American Republic is in decline. The decline is self-inflicted, a sort of suicide by choice. Why are people deciding to follow the "Road to Serfdom" over the "Road to Freedom"?

Location: Chesapeake Beach, MARYLAND, United States

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Let us get down to business

Here are some ideas of American patriots:
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Benjamin Franklin

I think that we can see a common theme here. We are in trouble once people discover that the majority can dictate fiscal policy. No matter what the cause, public schools, national health care, or social security - the impetus behind the vote is to tax others and redistribute their wealth. This country is evenly divided between Republicans/Democrats. Each of them represents their respective interest groups who will be the beneficiaries of any redistribution of wealth. Both parties have easily conned their followers into believing that they can deliver jobs, education, and health care at NO COST. How will this be done? Taxing other interest groups. For instance, the Democrats promise health care for those who cannot afford it. They plan to pay for this by taxing those who can afford it. In other words, they plan on turning the more affluent people into slaves for the less affluent. People are suckered into this. They are suckered into this idea of "free health care" or "free social security". The word free is incorrect. It is a lie. More correctly it is "no cost (to yourself) health care" as someone else gets stuck with the check. These same people who clamor for national health care would probably think it is unethical to go to a fancy restaurant, find a lady sitting nearby wearing expensive jewelry, and stick her with your food bill. However, the principle is the same!!! What is different about those two situations? You cannot argue that health care is a right because people need it in order to survive! What about food? Do people not need that to survive?

Government redistribution has polarized this nation. Each party represents its own "chosen recipients" and own "forced donors". If you want to "bring this nation together", the best thing to do is end all programs that redistribute wealth. Cease turning some people into slaves and others into masters. (I also care to emphasize here that the only thing that can turn a slave into a master in numerical superiority at the polls - morality, ethics, and reason be damned). After all, why would people want to be friendly to each other if they are always looking at each other either as a looter or a potential meal ticket.

Back to what Franklin said. The end of the Republic is at hand. One of the main causes: Government intervention.

The Matz


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could go on and on with both shallow and profound comments on the sate of our representative republic and all the complexities of modern life that we are plagued with. And please, before I go on, excuse any misspellings and gramatical errors. Noting these seem to prove some sort of point in blogs these days.

Forget any complex schemes. Just make recipients of any sort of "welfare"; be it a check or transfer payment of any kind, pass a urine test.

November 4, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

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