Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Good Question... Government Help or Control?

I came across this excerpt (below) from a 2008 forum entry that very much applies right now with the debate on whether there should be government-run health care.

"I think it's funny when people talk about Cuba and how wonderful it is because the government controls....uh...I mean....funds everything. And yet Cubans risk their lives by floating on an old door across the ocean to get here. Why would they do that? After all, communist Cuba is just so freakin' awesome! Michael Moore tells us so.

Don't fall for it. The more aspects of our lives controlled by any government, the less freedom we have."

Every government program created to "help us out" turns into a huge, bloated, money-sucking, bureaucratic blackhole with so much red tape it ends up hurting more people than it helps.  It becomes out of control and easily abused... which ends up costing us (the taxpayers) even more.

With every addition we become one step closer to complete dependency on the government.  This is not the government our founding fathers envisioned.  It was not meant to become the surrogate mother and father of every citizen.  It was meant to protect us and our freedom.  Not to decide how we are to live and provide for our every need.  That's control... and when we give over control, we also give over freedom!

Something to think about.