posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 08:31 PM
It's illegal to say to a voter "Here's $100, vote for me."
So what do the politicians do? They offer the $100 in the form of Health Care, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Food Stamps, tobacco
subsidies, grain payments, NEA payments, and all sorts of programs. Somehow, the fact that more poor people are on welfare, receiving more generous
payments, does not seem to have made this country a nice place to live, not even for the poor on welfare, whose condition seems not noticeably better
than when they were poor and off welfare.
The government is really good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, "See if it weren't for the
government, you wouldn't be able to walk."
There are legitimate uses for human institutions but continuation of faceless bureaucracys interested only in centralized planning, theft, socialism,
dependence, pauperization, inefficiency, greed waste, while at the same time converting the world into a nursery of "for your own good-ers" and
"self-serving busybodies" does not parallel with human happiness.
Just remember that the principal instrument of government is coercion and that our government officials are no more moral, omnipotent, nor omniscient
than are any of the rest of us.
edit on 31-7-2011 by METACOMET because: sp