Wednesday, May 28, 2014
William G Burmer
America, after defeating the British forces and driving them from the colonies, became a singular powerful influence in the world over a relatively short time. Powerful in terms of economy, industry, and, militarily. Such influence can only be attributed to it Declaration Of Independence from England July 4th, 1776, and its Constitution of September 17th, 1787
Unfortunately “We the People” have over the past 120 years lost control of our government, by allowing it to become too large; Its legislators have created too many laws, too many regulations, and worst of all a collectivistic, even cancerous dependence by much of the proletariat for their personal existence.
When our founders created our nations laws (contained within the Constitution) they did so using principles written in the holy scripture and common sense. Termed “natural law” because it was attributed to God. Sadly, however natural law and common sense have been replaced by a plethora of vapid codes, statutes, and regulations which are entirely void of comprehension by the average citizen. Left to lawyers and politicians the average person has lost interest and has become indifferent, disinterested in government, and thus, in large part, stealthily manipulated dependents of government. .
Today most sources of employment come from the government: federal, state, county, city, and municipal. Much of what we have become dependent upon from them could very well be administered by the private sector for less expense, and with much more efficiency, America has demonstrated that private enterprise, individuals, capitalists if you will, are the genuine creators of real wealth and jobs.
Government on the other hand must spend our money in order to keep inflation down. As a result waste becomes a necessary evil as we have discovered under the Obama administration. Taxes in general are sapping the energy, enthusiasm and soul from those who work hard to pay them.
Mr. Bernard Baruch, at the age of 93, upon presenting his papers to Princeton University, as printed in The New York Times on, May 11, 1964 wrote 50 years ago this month, “The role of government and its relationship to the individual has been changed so radically that today government is involved in almost every aspect of our lives.
“Political, economic and racial forces have developed which we have not yet learned to understand or control. If we are ever to master these forces, make certain that government will belong to the people, not the people to the government, and provide for the future better than the past, we must somehow learn from the experiences of the past.” AND now, the present!
It is a true fact of life that we have become numb to the reality that government is a consumer of wealth: government produces no wealth. As we go to the poles in June and November this year THINK, seriously! Do you really want the status quo? God help us, You know, He will.