Yes, I want the government out of my life and I want the borders hardened.
The social programs, that they use the money they take from me for, are a joke. Yes, some people need a hand up. That is what we
are for. The federal government isn't. Other than defense and a few other responsibilities already mentioned, there is nothing that they do for us that we could not do better, cheaper, and with more compassion. (see the post about panhandling)
The money they squander, the way I see it, does nothing, but make our general population more and more dependant on them. If they can keep this momentum they will ensure their place in the power structure. When they "save" us we are beholden to them.
They (current and past administrations, save very few) have slowly conditioned large portions of our populace to feel compelled to vote for "compassionate" politicians. These politicians pass so many bills that it boggles the mind. They announce a huge dilemma here, and a "solution" there. Once they get their salvation bill passed a sigh of relief is uttered, and suddenly there are more dependants that they can count on for votes next election.
Is it just me, or is it not an obvious plan? Why the **** is it so difficult for some to see? They create problems, so they can come up with a solution. Come on, do we really think that these folks in Washington are that smart? I am not talking anarchy (although....some days
). I just see that we are collapsing under our own weight.
Unfortunately, we have all outgrown that mantra we held at age two...."LET ME!!! I CAN DO IT MYSELF!!!"