Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Armed Robbery By Proxy

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."

Ayn Rand


The purpose of our Government as proposed by our founding fathers was not keep our banks solvent. In fact, our founding fathers opposed having any kind of National Bank, feeling that the control of our money was the control of our lives.
Nor was the purpose of our Government the prevention of poverty. The 'welfare' of general welfare is that which benefits us all, not that which benefits individuals. You do not want to be poor. Live right. This is also applicable to bailing out companies. Waving the truth that bailing out a company is wrong to begin with, bailing out one company and not its competitor is even worse. Do not reward a company for its bad choices and do not reward a person for bad life choices.
The Constitutional purpose of Government is certainly not to provide cheap medical care. Medical car is often the product of sowing wild oats and praying for crop failure. Enslaving the taxpayers and the medical community was never a goal of our Constitution.
No, the purpose of our Government is to protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic. A thief would be our enemy. A politician using my money to buy his votes is a simple thief. And since taxes are collected under threat of violence, that theft is armed robbery.

Every national elected position is sworn in with a promise to 'Protect and Defend the Constitution'. Most politicians have little or no intent to do that. There is a word for that - treason. Why is this the least prosecuted crime in the whole Federal Government? It is because integrity is rarer even than honesty. And neither are appreciated virtues in our society.

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