Every since FDR initiated the “Great Society” by starting government programs designed to help the poor, we have been taking money away from those who can and doÂ and giving it to those that won’t.
Yes, you heard that correctly. There is a great difference between those who can’t (the lame, elderly widows, the mentally challenged) and those who won’t go to work. We all know the difference and yet we all feel powerless to do anything about the national trend of entitlements that have not only destroyed America but have done nothing to decrease the number of “poor” in our nation as FDR had intended.
I was recently reminded of this issue when I was doing some reading on historical figures and Benjamin Franklin’s name and story came up. Read his thoughts on this very subject written over 200 years ago. “I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it… The less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
Although this may initially seem cruel, we need to ask ourselves whetherÂ we areÂ really helpingÂ the poorÂ when they are given handouts that facilitate them to remain dependent upon governmental subsidy?
That’s called enslavement. The government loves that because it gives them purpose but it is not good for the poor nor is it a part of the duties outlined in the Constitution.