Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is smaller government really wanted?

In the Sun, there were 2 letters to the editor about Americans and smaller government. One states that Americans have shown that they want less government by their vote in the 2010 election.

The other says that Americans don't have the will power to give up their big government. It states,
Every dime the government spends goes into someone’s pocket. The vast majority of federal government expenditures go for programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the veterans system as well as national security. I haven’t seen any indication that Americans are willing to give up any of these things.

Then there is an article about Americans freedom choice and lack of discipline.It states,
Wonder why you have already broken all your New Year’s resolutions? Do not blame yourself — heaven forbid. Enlist modern sophistication and blame your brain’s frontal cortex, affluence, the Internet (the “collapse of delay between impulse and action”) and “the democratization of temptation.”

This is the problem that America is facing. We want a quick fix. We are not willing to sacrifice and be disciplined. We look for the easy diet to lose weight. We look for the easy way to get rich. We look for the government to solve all our problems.

It is time for Americans to take responsibility for their lives. We must do it while we still have enough freedom to plan our lives and to succeed. Soon we will be working for the government like the serfs worked for the king in feudal times.

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