Problem with Government Today
Richard Salbato 8-25-2011
is a huge war braking out between the left and right in American political dialogue
and it is no longer civil and is going to get violent. The two sides are going
to spend billions of dollars and march hundreds of thousands of people in the
streets to support their vision of government.
Some of this will get violent in the next year. This war is not just going
will only understand this by understanding why people are so violent about
their views even though they are the exact opposite of other people’s views. And
then look at the purpose of government – what government should be and what it
should not be.
anger against the Tea Party should be amazing to you unless you understand why
they are a threat to some people. “They can all go to Hell,” said Maxine
Waters. Other congressmen have called them terrorists. Government unions have
vowed to pour billions into the elections to save the liberal cause. Trial Lawyers have vowed to spend more money
this election than ever before in history and they have always been the second
largest political contributors in
reason for this anger is the two different concepts of government. In short
there is the American Constitutional concept of government and the
Socialist/communist concept of government. The liberals will be angry at me for
dividing it that way because they want to think of themselves as compassionate
or progressive. In truth - even though they do not think of it this way – they do
not believe in the limited power of Government. It boils down to the word, “Charity”.
when the constitution was first written, people understood it and loved it. At
the time we had a congressman named, Davie
Crocket. In a State close to him a fire broke out and burned down four
houses. He approached congress and asked to help these poor families out. He
went to that state expecting the people to be happy with what he was doing but
they were not. This was not the constitutional power of the federal government
but left to the States. In fact the Constitution does not allow any
compassionate charity at all. There is a good reason for this.
purpose of America Constitutional Government is to make everything equal and fair
under the written rule of law. They make contract law and enforce it. They make
patent and copyright laws and enforce them so that everything is equal between
the rich and poor. The other purpose is to regulate interstate commerce so that
big states do not take advantage of small states and states with water do not
deprive states that do not have it. This includes safe food. The most important
purpose of Federal Government is protection, protection from foreign governments,
pirates on the high seas, and immigration. Border control is a major job of the
where in this does it say that the feds should take care of people who have not
taken care of themselves. These people, who often have only
themselves to blame for being in great need, are not the responsibility of the
Federal Government but the responsibility of the people, the Churches and the
the Federal Government only did what it was designed to do
it would only need 10% of GDP, whereas today it takes 25% of GDP.
Government be Charitable?
you understand the word, “Charity” you have to ask if a government can be
charitable. More important is if a government should be charitable. Is it the
job of government to be charitable? If a government tries to be charitable, can
it work? When it tries, what are the unforeseen consequences?
is the primary definition of Love. It means to care for the needs of others
more than yourself to the point of giving of yourself
to help others. For charity to be charity it has to come from you and of your
own free will.
we will die and face
is the main cause of all the problems in Europe,
How it was
I was a kid I lived in the 16th largest city in
of this is gone now since the government got into the business of charity. The
orphanages have been replaced with foster homes; the soup kitchens have been
replaced with food stamps. Etc.
to the Catholic Church have fallen to such a low rate that we are closing
conversions of the past happened because of our Catholic charities. In fact
throughout history we fed the hungry and this led to conversions.
even Catholic Bishops and priests think they are being charitable by voting for
the liberal wings of government because they think that is the loving thing to
do Catholic Bishops vote for these programs above the issue of abortion? It is
because they do not want to spend the money to be a Church of charity again.
Like it or not
it or not every non constitutional
activity of the Federal Government will have to be shut down or the nation
will collapse and no longer be a nation. That does not mean these things will
go away but it does mean they will have to be transferred from the Fed to the
State or City governments and then in time back to the people.
would start by transferring all Medicare and Medical from the Fed to the State.
(Rep. Ryan’s plan) Then I would close the Fed department of Education. I would close EPA and leave it to the
States. I would transfer all food stamp programs
to the local cities. I could go on and on but there are 78 departments that
have to be shut down.
progressives or liberals who insist that we must keep these things in the Fed
system do not care that they cannot survive even if we print more money.
Do not think you are being
charitable or loving by doing so with other people’s money. We have only one year to change this or we
will not be able to change it because there will be more people voting to keep
their handouts than paying for them.
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