Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    The Abandonment of JFK

    I can't say I remember when John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address in 1961 - I wasn't even 9 years old. I do - as many other Americans - know parts of that now famous speech:
    ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country
    How times have changed. Democrats, and some RINOs, have totally reversed JFK's words:
    ask not what you can do for your country - ask what your government can do for you
    It's almost become a frenzy of government growth and socialistic handouts. Americans are far less self-sufficient and far more dependent on the government to guide and direct them as a parent would.

    Each year more government mandates are created to control the citizens (and non-citizens). Provide easy access to government resources - at the expense of the taxpayer. Control business - what they pay, who they can hire, what they must provide. Control citizens - remove the freedom of choice from their option list.

    Motivated by threats from liberals of being labeled "insensitive" or "mean" politicians quickly give in to the socialist's whines for more government handouts and control. America has been turning from a nation of able citizens into a nation of government-dependent weaklings. A recent example of this trend is public schools declaration (California) to do away with homework because it requires too much effort.

    Just after that famous line from JFK he said:
    My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man
    The citizens of the world didn't heed this advise, but rather continue to demand money and resources from America - from us, the taxpayer. Freedom? Forget that. This is the age of government oppression and government handouts - and it will get worse, not better.

    Watch and see how government will get BIGGER - more oppressive, not thinner - less oppressive. Watch and see who it is that is mandating BIG GOVERNMENT and who continues to make laws that tell us what we can or cannot do, how we should do it, and how we should do it, how much tribute we should pay - and remember them and their party come next elections. It's your money - not government's money. It's your life to control - not government's life to oppress. It's your choice to freely choose - at least it should be.

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