Archive for May, 2009
Would you please slow down on the re-inventing America process. The bail outs and stimulus spending have put our nation in a terrible position that will take generations to fix. We can ill afford to add to the problems by giving our inefficient government more responsibility with a socialized healthcare system.
We, as a nation, need to understand that our rights as citizens are philosophical in nature. The bill of rights protect our freedoms and do not guarantee any outcome or physical objects. For example, we have the right to bear arms, we do NOT have the right for our government to provide us arms. Along this line of thinking, we have a right to seek healthcare, we should have equal access to healthcare, however, we do NOT have the right for another taxpayer to pay for our healthcare.
America is the home and virtual inventor of freedom. Freedom encompasses the ability to succeed to the best of our ability but also guarantees us the right to fail. No matter how hard we try we can not legislate away that some people fail. It is a punishment on those who succeed to make them pay for those who fail. When we finally decide that it is ok for people to fail without all the safety nets we put under them, people will take a greater responsibility for themselves and be able to succeed to their best.We not only need to not add more safety nets like healthcare, but need to reduce the scope of safety nets already in place. We need a populace of self reliant individuals who are the engine of the economy.
Again, do what is best for the nation, not what is best for a few individuals (voters). Now is a time for principle not politics.