A recent paper contains articles stating the government trend toward fiscal responsibility hurting valuable programs while offering no alternatives to just borrowing more money to spend on them.
Individuals ignore the responsibility of paying for programs either by borrowing or taxing and condemn those who have that responsibility. Is it any wonder that individuals want someone else to accept responsibility for their poor decisions?
We have become a nation of dependents, not independents, relying on others to pay for our poor choices whether in how much education we get or in what we determine we need or want. The government encourages dependence, so they can control your vote and freedom of choice.
The definition of a slave is “one who has no freedom of choice and must do what the master says, in return for the minimum necessities of life (food clothing and shelter).” Think public housing, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.
A free man will take responsibility for providing for himself even if it means suffering for the privilege of making his own choices. The call used to be “freedom or death” not “slavery for food.”
Are we becoming a nation of slaves to government control?
Allyn Aldrich, Asheville