the guide was the son of a share cropper in town. He said his dad was so poor, but would never get his own property. His family was so poor a man in town who owned a store used to bring school shoes to them every year. That man grew up. He ended up being a facility manager for a large corporation. He came back home to his small town and saw the man's daugher (the man who had given them shoes all those years) eating in a restaurant. He went to her table and publicly thanked her. He knew where his shoes came from. They came from someone in his town who cared about him and his family. Oh and the guide, he has his own horse ranch. In America when the Prosperity is not stolen from the people, the people are able to prosper.
Look at Ben Carson. He says he came from a single parent poverty stricken home. His mom was a house keeper and noticed that the rich people had their kids reading all the time. She knew enough to get her son to read. He is a brain surgeon now. The government did not do that for him. We have kids in our community graduating from high school who can’t even read. That is inexcusable after 12 years. How many people who completed an 8th grade education in a 1 room school house where all the grades were taught together by a single teacher could read before they graduated?
A society that cares for one another will care for one another. It is called "Christian Charity" by some. That word charity in the King James Bible is translated to the modern English word “love.” Some call it philanthropy. Some call it the Golden Rule. When a government steals from the people to redistribute wealth it is not charity or philanthropy or the golden rule. It is theft. A society based on theft is one that murders it’s unborn. That same government that steals also murders at home and abroad on our dime. Communities and families will and can take care of their own. Some may have a harder time, but guess what, in a free society people reap the consequences of their behavior. When people reap the consequences of their behavior on a level playing field they will behave better.
There is a gal going to our church. She and her daughter got kicked out of her brother-in-law’s home. Neither she nor her daughter got a job. They are now living with a lady from our church who already had an unwed mother living with her as she was called by the local pro-life clinic to help. Anyways, back to the mother who didn’t work. It was Christmas time. She asked me for money so she could get her daughter a gift. Not only did I give her money, I was also able to speak to her about working. You see, the lady she is living with got kicked out of her house by her husband and has been working at a meat packing plant since then. Has her own place and her own car. I was able to help the unemployed lady see that if L*** had not gotten a job, L*** would be in no position to help her. The lady now has a job. People helping people in real ways and with real words make a difference. Anonymous government checks in the mail and food stamps sold for cash at a lesser dollar value to get contraband do not help. It enables. IMO the Government cannot help. People can help.
Social Security is supposed to be a mark of that good society that takes care of its poor. Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. When people give away their responsibility to care for themselves they get taken advantage of.
Why should we trust the government to do anything right at this point? What kind of record do they have for doing right by the people?
I listened to this this morning. I highly recommend it for information if you are interested: http://www.dailypaul.com/278719/catherine-austin-fitts-the-l... . The interview is jam packed with economic info. I have listened to it twice already today to try to absorb it all.
I know that was an earfull. I am supposed to be doing taxes. Can you tell if I want to do my taxes lol :)
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