You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred..
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
If we, as a nation, cannot harness the power of people to produce and market the best of their abilities and ideas, then all of the stimulus the white house has to offer won’t solve anything. Creativity needs freedom, and the yoke of more government mandates will only serve to squeeze the life out of the process necessary for us to continue the true creation of jobs and opportunity.
Government never “creates” opportunity. It can only legitimize what already exists in the hands of the public by it’s power to legalize it via the lawmaker’s pathway. If the right of the individual to conduct a legal business enterprise, whether large or small, becomes blocked because of government intervention and economic sanctions, the money supply will not expand. People will not find “new” jobs, only that which has been recycled from the ingenuity of the private sector.
Let’s hope that, in the quest to create a legacy of it’s own design, this administration will wake up and recognize what other political ideologies have faced as they perished in the path of the indomitable spirit of the individual search for expression and success, in conjunction with the power of common goals. The citizens know their own way, and we do not need to be shepherded into a pasture of serene acceptance of some superior all knowing government.
I’m not ready for 1984…not ever.
* George Orwell’s disturbing novel of a new order.