Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Over Taxed and Undermotivated

Today is a national day of note.  Firstly, it is tax day.  It is the day where Americans who are productive face the music of what it costs for the privilege of collecting a paycheck.  Yes, we put out taxes in the pot in hopes that it will pay for keeping us safe and ensuring that commerce can be conducted in an orderly manner.  

It should remind us of the greedy hand known as government.  Hence, we have the second observance today, that of a tea party.  

Unfortunately, many adults today want a nanny state.  They want to be tucked in every night by a feel-good government.  They want the government to make us to feel all warm and cozy and take away all our difficulties.  They want to visualize peace and random acts of kindness and all the bad guys will just disappear.  And if we are attacked, apologize immediately and all will be well.  They are asking the fox to guard the hen house as they fail to see that the most scary tyrants are those of an over reaching government.  To be a good government nanny, means to pass more laws about what can be done, taught or thought.
It is scary to think that we have elected a person who thinks he has a mandate to recreate our civil society in his and other demigods of his party, as long as they agree with him, image and likeness.  They do not see politicians were put in office to uphold our founding principles.  They want to coerce thinking and action through repressive tax laws, public ownership of banking institutions, healthcare and even more control of our children in longer school weeks and years.  They want you to suspect anyone you know that has private wealth as not hardworking or deserving of any fruits of their labor.
Worst of all, they do not respect life from its most humble of beginnings and they don't want to be reminded that they are funding genocide with abortions and the right to die movements.  Anyone who sees these issues as the primary issues today is extremist and suspect.  Yet the community organizer in the White House should be the first to acknowledge that if you believe in something, you should speak up for it.  Ronald Reagan pointed this out in the following quote:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.

It is April 15th in America.  God bless America.

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