P.J. O’Rourke On Compulsory Government Charity

After being bombarded by flyers and commercials from the Obama campaign, all claiming horrid things such as.. the other guy would make kids borrow money from their parents to go to college, or the other guy will cut this or that social program, or the other guy will throw grandma off a cliff, I have officially had it!

And I have had it with people telling me I can’t be a Christian and be against all these charitable government social programs! They say I am a hypocritical for not wanting to help the poor by voting for their candidates. I say charity is a gift you give from your heart, of your own free will, it’s not taken from your wallet by the IRS. And trust me, there is no end to the arguments on that position from the 47% of the people in this country who don’t even pay a federal income tax. But if you ask me, that’s the real hypocrisy!

Which reminds me of these Words Of Freedom… Which is the issue before our country today:

There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money. Well, who isn’t? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money — if a gun is held to his head. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

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Abraham Lincoln On The Nature And Objects of Government

During president Obama’s State Of The Union Address last night I was impressed to hear him quote, or attempt to quote, Abraham Lincoln. All thoughts on the present administration aside, I do sincerely believe that if this administration, or any administration, would truly live by these great words of freedom.. that it’s people would truly be free.

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.” Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1854

Abraham Lincoln on our most sacred right

In honor of the April 15 Tea Parties being held today all across the country I thought it appropriate to look back at our greatest of presidents and remember these great words of freedom:

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. ” Abraham Lincoln

God Save The Republic!

Ronald Regan on protection

Noticing that on this date in 1982 that US Marines landed in Beirut Lebanon I was reminded of the troubled world in which President Regan held office. However my admiration for President Regan comes more from his views and thoughts on government than on his foreign policy. A classic example of those views which I consider essential to our continued freedom is listed below.

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” – Ronald Regan