The Greatest Con


I have grown so tired and, yes, angry with liberal’s exploiting the love we have for our children in order to further the designs of their own agenda.  Every opportunist will find the weakness of those they wish to con.  They then wedge, manipulate and humiliate those they game with that weakness until they buckle under the pressure and go along with the plan.  Such has been the operational directives for liberals in this State for years.

Our greatest weakness is our natural desire to protect our children and provide a better future for them.  So with every new government regulation, every new bureaucracy and every tax hike comes the caveat that all this is needed for the children.  Of course, when we see the behavior of those that pad their pockets with our tax dollars, it is easy to see why they contend that all is for the children.  Sarcasm aside. Why is it that we, as Americans, repeatedly allow this dishonest sideshow to cavort through our citizenry under the guise of honest debate?  Perhaps it is time we make a concerted effort to confront this façade and call it for what it is, a lie.

How is it that ballooning a government into the behemoth that it is can be ascribed to the necessity of benefiting children?  How can it be moral to spend the wealth of children before they can even create it?  Yet the liberals who saturate the ranks of the Democrat Party, and some of the Republican Party, feel they have been granted some overarching power to dictate the futures (or lack thereof) for our children.  Shockingly, when one begins to research the beliefs of many foundational leaders of liberalism, socialism and progressivism, one can find that many believed government should be the parents of society and the populace merely the “breeders”.

These within the ranks of the left have been waging a war against property rights for years in this State.  And, yes, they claim that all the restrictions on private property are for our children.  So, are we to believe that our children have no desire to own their own property, land and a home?  Should we simply capitulate to the whims of socialists that believe that we all should live in grey, drab, lifeless, government-owned apartment buildings like Europe?  Does government really know how to manage our land better than us?

Government has a proven track record of destroying and corrupting everything it touches.  I, for one, do not want the government to be touching my children.  I find the bumper stickers that assume I must agree that a vote for government is vote for my children extremely offensive.  On the contrary, I believe that a vote for government is a vote against my children. As father of three, I can assure you that I will do everything in my power to keep my children out of the sinister clutches of government.  If they want to exploit my children for their own personal wealth, which is the pattern of government throughout the ages, they will have to do so over my cold dead carcass, which has been the pattern of Americans through out the ages.

2 comments on “The Greatest Con

  1. As you may know, the flaw we have in a system such as ours, is that over time – in past efforts such as ancient Rome and here in the present day – the idea of everyone (no matter whether they have “skin in the game” or not) is entitled to vote, coupled with the steady rise of an underclass of those on entitlements – sooner or later reaches a tipping point where those that pay in are out-numbered by those that take-in. At that point, you have what is referred to as “Bread and Circuses”… “the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddle no more and longs eagerly for just two things — bread and circuses.” Juvenal (55-127 A.D.)

    “The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’

    ‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”
    — Robert A. Heinlein

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