In the past we have elected candidates based on the promises of what they would give us. Not all of us perhaps, but enough. We have seen the dichotomy of “What are you going to do for me?” run our political arena. We seem to have forgotten about the simple need of service.
Our elected officials are there to serve the will of the people. Our responsibility is to serve others while taking care of our families and ourselves. Charity comes from within us not from an overburdened government.
Now is the time to remember that we are born of a self sufficient heritage. We need to become like our fore fathers and become what they would want us to be. We need to be allowed to be self sufficient and accountable to ourselves and our elected leaders need to be something completely different than what they have been in our recent past.
We must, and we shall, elect principled leaders who have the strength of character and the intestinal fortitude to tell the American people, “No.” We need men who are not only willing to go to Washington to stop what is going on, but are willing to undo what has been done. We need men and women who are willing to repeal the crippling acts of the past and restore the America that our fore fathers created.
What I am saying is that now is the time for our elected officials to turn back the clock and remember that the Federal government is not a charitable organization. We need to remove the largess that has been the cause of so much denigration within the American family. We need to stop the expansion of the welfare state and turn it back to one that does not regulate, does not give to the poor, and does not remove the need for a father in the home providing for his own children.
We need to call on our elected officials to remove the barriers to wealth creation by taking away the charity that our people have become so accustomed to of late. We need to remove the ideal that everything we receive is a right.
I have no right to take from any man that which he has earned by the sweat of his brow. I have no right to go to my neighbor, reach into his pocket, and proclaim that it is only fair. If I do not have the right then neither does the Federal government. I cannot compel a man to give and it is not correct that the Federal government should do so either.
It is my responsibility, that should I see a brother in need, to give of what I have, if I have it by me, to him. It is my responsibility to look to the well being of my own family and not someone else’s. It is my responsibility to seek out those in need and help where I may if I have the means to do so. It is not the purview of the government to dictate to me who and how I shall support.
Some may say that this is too harsh. This is something that the government should do as they have so much money. Truth be known, the government has no money that they have not taken from someone else. They should have no more money than what they need to pay off the debts of the nation, provide for the defense of the nation, and regulate “free” commerce between the several states.
Anything else is largess. Anything else is theft. Anything else fails the principles upon which that glorious document inspired so long ago gives the government the right to do. Anything else robs Americans of the opportunities that they have sought after. It denies them the right, the privilege and the responsibility that they have to succeed or fail on their own. It denies us the right of being a free and independent people.