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Wean America Off Entitlements Or Kiss America Goodbye!

November 8, 2010

Wean America Off Entitlements Or Kiss America Goodbye!.

Great opinion piece about America’s entitlement problem.

Boy, have Americans been played by their government!  For some reason the American people aren’t much smarter than a dog.  It seems that if you put a moving rabbit out in front of a bunch of greyhounds, they will run their hearts out trying to catch it.  Dangle a carrot in front of a pig and he’ll go through Hell and high water in pursuit.  Put a free meal out in front of an idiot American and they will beat a path to your door and be your slave forever.

Distribute an unemployment check to the un-employed and they will find reasons not to get a job.  Provide welfare to the undeserving and they will procreate generations of welfare recipients.  Take money from the young by rule of law and dole it back to them in monthly checks when they are old, with no benefit for interest earned during the interim, they will not plan for their old age.  Offer an illegal alien free food, free clothing, free housing, free health care and free education and millions will pour across our borders, at minimal risk, in search of the great American pig trough, offered by no other country on the planet.

Make promises to the multitudes with other people’s money and eventually other people’s money will run dry.  When the pig trough is no longer full, the pigs will riot in the streets, burn cars, break windows, trash businesses and trample their own in the rush and demand, under threat of unbridled violence, that the pig trough fillers keep their promises.  That is the evolution of a socialist government, which will, in time, break down into chaos, mayhem, financial bankruptcy and angry, unruly mobs.  That is America’s future if we stay on the course of entitlements that we have no way to pay for, except by borrowing money we don’t have, or can ever pay back.  It is already happening in Europe under the same failed, governing model.

But to the hapless idiots that buy into the “free” everything mindset, especially if the “free” everything is being provided by government, their path will take them inside the high, fortified fences government installs around the pig trough and they become prisoners for life.  In return for their “free” everything, they promise undying loyalty to the providers and their vote come election time.  Far worse than being locked in the prison surrounding the pig trough, their decision to take the “free” everything, robs their soul of pride, self-reliance and independence and robs their body of freedom and liberty.  They won’t even try to break free, being happy and content in their new-found comfort and security.  In the end they become weak in spirit, bereft of conscience and wholly dependent on an entity that has no honor, integrity, honesty or morality, nor any allegiance to the rule of law.

For over 100 years, government has been buying off different constituent groups with promises of free lunches and subsidies for not working, or not producing.  Because we are such a rich country, government has gotten away with providing the free lunches from the public treasury.  But as the throngs of idiots with their hands out clamored for more, government went to borrowing to fund their promises.  As long as there were countries that would fund our growing debt, all was well. That is until now.

No lender will continue to lend a borrower money, when the borrower never pays back the principal and accruing interest.  Eventually, the lender will cut the borrower off.  When that happens is when the lender decides that the borrower is no longer a good risk.  America, with its debt at or above its gross domestic product, is no longer a good risk and either the lender will cut America off from any more borrowing, or the lender will increase the interest rate on the rising debt to make it commensurate with the growing risk.  In either case, the borrower goes into bankruptcy and becomes another failed experiment, in a very long list of countries who toyed with socialism and lost.  Unfortunately, those that called the shots run away in the dark of night, in the hopes of avoiding the very chaos they created.

We, as a country, either unravel the entitlement spider web in which we are now entangled, or find ourselves on the street with no money, no job, no assets, no order, no stability, no freedom, no liberty, no sovereignty, no pursuit of happiness, no country and no hope, except the hope of those who would rather die in battle, than be a slave to a tyrannical government.

If we don’t become a little smarter than a dumb dog chasing a rabbit it never catches, we deserve everything we get.  There are some of us in the multitudes who will not accept this as the final end to the only truly free country on Earth and will do whatever it takes to re-claim our unalienable rights that are a gift from our creator.  If we have any hope of re-claiming our freedom, we must wean America off entitlements before it’s too late, or we might just as well kiss a free America goodbye and succumb to mediocrity, waste, fraud, abuse and perpetual corruption, along with the institution of global governance.  If that is our choice, the shining light on the hill will be snuffed out forever and freedom will have been relegated to the scrap heap of forgotten dreams, as a side-bar in some dusty old history book.

Ron Ewart, President
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA 98027
425 837-5365 or 1 800 682-7848
Website: http://www.narlo.org
Get your powerful, legally intimidating No Trespassing signs
at http://www.narlo.org/sign.html

Update – 12:58 pm, 11/9/2010 – added Mr. Ewart’s information to his excellent article I posted.  My most sincere apologies for not doing so before hand.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 7:14 pm

    That was an outstanding article. So true in every aspect. I was talking to a friend today about weaning us off social security just today. I said we must do this because it is simply unsustainable. He agreed. We need a convention Colin. We need to limit their power, repeal the 17th amendment and get the states to unplug from the federal beast.

    • November 8, 2010 7:20 pm

      Hell yeah. How does the amendment process work. Does it start in the federal government, or with the states?

      • JustFacts permalink
        November 8, 2010 9:19 pm

        The problem with a Constitutional Convention, and the reason that we really, really, really don’t want to have one, unless it’s as a last resort, is that once the Convention is called to order, the whole Constitution is up for grabs, and they can basically rewrite the whole thing. There is no telling what we would end up with in the end. If you think the intrepetations that the Supreme Court has issued are a problem, just think what would happen if we had politicians from all of the states in a Convention setting, rewriting the Constitution. I personally don’t think we want to go there. I think that is why the Founding Fathers made it so difficult to amend the Constitution. The easier it is to change, the more superfluous it would be.

      • November 8, 2010 10:56 pm

        Really? How depressing. I need to read up on the amendment process. Thanks for the info. =)

  2. November 8, 2010 8:59 pm

    Hey! I’m entitled!

    There was a bone-chilling quote from a top Democrat Congressman today or yesterday. He was talking about the Republicans’ aim to turn back some (or all) of Obama’s miserable health-care bill. He said “We gave the people a right to health care – who wants to be in the ranks of those who want to take away a right?”

    Governments can’t give rights, they can only take them away.

    “When the pig trough is no longer full, the pigs will riot in the streets, burn cars, break windows, trash businesses and trample their own in the rush and demand, under threat of unbridled violence, that the pig trough fillers keep their promises. That is the evolution of a socialist government, …”

    Sounds like France.

    One problem is that in p,aces like California, the feeders at the public trough are in the majority, and vote the only sensible way – in their own interest. If you try to explain to them that eventually “other people’s money runs out”, they only shrug their shoulders and say “The government will print more money”.

    The government is already casting its beady eyes on our IRAs and 401k plans We’re just keeping way too much of their (the government’s) money.

    Let’s assume (purely hypothetically, of course) that Social Security will eventually run out of money (or reach the point where 4 people are working for each recipient). Is there some sort of happy medium between where we take all those 4 people’s money and split it 5 ways, and the other extreme where if you reach 70 without any money, you just wander off into the desert and die?

    • November 8, 2010 9:05 pm

      Excellent comment, thank you for visiting. =)

      The saddest part about the entitlement programs is the own progressives agenda with regards to abortion. They are so for it, they are killing off people that could pay for the programs, very short sided. I am rather apolitical when it come to abortion, but I have always questioned the logic behind why progressives are for killing innocent babies, but are pro saving killers on death row? Odd maze must be the liberal mind.

      “The government will print more money”….holy crap! Don’t even know how to respond to that one, I guess, how about we let California start printing its own money and let them go to town, see how long it takes for Mexico to annex them.

  3. JustFacts permalink
    November 8, 2010 9:30 pm

    Rick Perry, (R-Governor of Texas), has some good ideas of how to handle entitlements. See what he has to say here.

    On another note, here is how the Feds plan on paying for a lot of their largesse. From The Hill – 11/8/2010

    “Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) have written to the chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform advocating for a 25-cent per gallon tax increase.”

    So much for note raising any taxes, “not one penny,” on anyone making less than $200,000 a year.

    • November 8, 2010 10:58 pm

      When is Voinovich coming up for re-election, I think we need a Tea Party candidate in Ohio for that one?

      Texas is the only state that actually gets it. Of course his argument is so simple…Fed take less money. But how would we pay for the Department of Education, and Energy, and the EPA, and the National Endowment for the Arts? Perry is just a crazy radical right-wing nutjob. Or maybe he knows how to read, and the Constitution pretty much says all that crap is bulls**t.

  4. November 8, 2010 10:55 pm

    I was just watching Milton Friedman’s “Free To Choose” last night and he also talked about weening us off of Social Security, except that was 30 years ago.

    • November 8, 2010 11:04 pm

      Amazing, its almost like it has been a problem for a really long time. Thank god we “didn’t push the problem off on our children”. Oh well…=(

  5. JustFacts permalink
    November 9, 2010 7:45 am

    Looks like Bob McDonnell (R – Governor of Virginia), gets it, too.

    From The American Spectator 11/09/2010,

    Stand and Deliver: Advice From a Federalist Governor By Jed Babbin.

    Hopefully, the Rebublicans in Congress will take Perry’s and McDonnell’s advice to heart. It may be their last chance.

  6. bunkerville permalink
    November 9, 2010 8:51 am

    Great article…. but how this will end is going to be close. California had a chance at two business women to try and help right their ship, and they went for the “give me”.. Feds are giving them 40 mil just to pay their unemployment commitment.

    • November 9, 2010 11:15 am

      Yep, isn’t that every month? That’s what I heard.

  7. November 9, 2010 12:46 pm

    Dear Fleece Me:

    Although I appreciate you publishing the article I wrote on your blog, no where in the article did you give me credit as the author, much less the name of our organization and our website.

    To set the record straight for your readers and comment posters, I post the following information:

    Ron Ewart, President
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
    P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA 98027
    425 837-5365 or 1 800 682-7848
    Website: http://www.narlo.org
    Get your powerful, legally intimidating No Trespassing signs
    at http://www.narlo.org/sign.html

    • November 9, 2010 12:59 pm

      Holy crap, my dearest apologies. I in no way meant to do that. This was the first time I ever quoted a whole article, usually I just link to them, but I like it so much I wanted to put it in its entirety. Please forgive me for the indiscretion. I will add it to the post immediately.

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