The Anchoress at http://theanchoressonline.com/ has a quote, in her header, attributed to Pope Benedict XVI: “Freedom is not only a gift, but also a summons to personal responsibility." --
What a thought!
So, here in this, the greatest country the world has ever known, we are being taught to trust the gummint for everything...
As I was cogitating on this quote, the thought came to me about some things we could do in this country to maybe encourage personal responsibility.
The federal gummint is paying out mucho dinero to farmers and ranchers to not farm their land... seems to me, the gummint would be better served, to claim all the land in the CRP program under eminent domain, and open it up to homesteading.
Is that not more advantageous, to have taxable income coming in from the land, rather than paying out tax money to the land?
Seems like a "no-brainer" to me.
But, that is just a part of what we are up against, these days, ain't it?
There are too many individuals in this country who wish to be king and queen...you know, have all the wealth, and hold sway over what the common people can and cannot do.
One of the easiest ways to bring about a monarchy, or dictatorship, is to make the people dependent on the gummint.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
That is a statement that defines gummint as the one who determines who gets what.
Every year we are finding more and more people on the roles of welfare; free, or reduced, meals at schools; food commodities.
And now we have a national discussion going on regarding the gummint controlling all health care.
Yeah, freedom is a summons to personal responsibility... why put forth the effort to take care of yourself, when someone else, who is more willing, can do it for you?
Beam me up Scotty, there ain't no intellugent life on this planet.