There are, ultimately, two forms of government.
In one form, the government is a creation of the people, answerable to the people, and in all ways subservient to the people.
In the other way, the government is the master, and the people are its slaves.
There’s really no other way to look at this.
Our Founding Fathers chose the first way. And throughout our history, we have been more than pleasantly surprised with the results. See, when people are free to pursue their dreams, hopes, and passions, when they are free to choose for themselves how they will spend their time, resources, talents, and money, wonderful things happen. We see inventions that make our lives easier and puts ever increasingly abundant and healthy food on our table for less money. We see medical inventions that prolong the life of man and cure leprosy, the plague, and almost every imaginable disease. We see charitable works as doctors volunteer their time, training and equipment to hold free medical clinics, and hospitals provide care for the poor, penniless, outcast, and forgotten. These are the fruits of liberty, where government is answerable to the people and people are in charge.
This system isn’t perfect. It requires intelligence, hard work, and responsibility. If you aren’t careful with your freedom, you can easily allow yourself to become entangled in all sorts of traps. If you don’t work hard, you will forever be a beggar, or perhaps worse. If you don’t take responsibility for your own life, you will never find happiness and joy that comes from responsible living. In a way, the free society allows nature’s consequences to bear on those who are not willing to make the right choices. Nature is a harsh teacher, but an effective one, and the message of intelligence, hard work, and responsibility is learned very quickly on an empty stomach.
The other system of government is the way of all the rest of the earth. Since time immemorial, except for rare and short-lived exceptions, humankind has found themselves enslaved to one master or another. Instead of being free to pursue what they would like to pursue, they are left with barely enough time and resources to provide for themselves, let alone their family. Absolute poverty, with no relief in sight, is the order of the day. The only way up in such a society is to stick your hand out, or to bow your head to the ground in front of your masters and plead in the most pathetic way possible for perhaps a spare moment or a spare piece of bread. Of course, why should those in power care what you have to ask for? What have you to offer them? You are a burden, worse than a cow since you can’t be eaten. You are shunned, mocked, scorned, and cast out of your own land.
In between, there are degrees. Today, we are walking the line, as a people, as we ask for government to sieze one quarter of our economy only to give it back to us in their own name. We ask them to save us, save us! But all they are doing is tightening the chains of poverty around our own necks. Are we docile sheep, ready to follow the flock even though it leads to the shearers or the slaughterhouse?
I still believe Americans are more than sheep, more than slaves. We value our liberty, when push comes to shove. Pretty soon, we will be feeling the taxes on our backs, and it will only get worse since Obama’s tax increases will never raise as much revenue as he has hoped. Every dollar he hands out in his name was a dollar stolen from our own back pockets, and yet he thinks we will be grateful for it, especially when he and his buddies skim more than half off the top for their own purposes.
I believe America will, soon, throw off the chains of oppression that Barack Obama have brought upon us. I believe that the better part of our souls will wake up and see what has become of that once great, proud nation that now is no better than a European state. I pray that when we realize, as a people, what we have done, that we will turn back to our roots, our liberty, and our freedom, and exert our authority over government once again.