A recent blogger who obviously disagrees with some of my opinions, stated that he and I apparently live in the same town, yet in different worlds. We don’t. It is merely the perception of that world that is apparently different.
He lives in a world where the “government” Â is apparently considered to be an omniscient and all-caring being that knows exactly what is best for meÂ in every area ofÂ my life. I live where the people who make up that government only “derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” as President Lincoln once said.
He lives where these government workers and community organizers supposedly have moreÂ gray matter in their brains than the rest of us. I live where the people who make up this “all-knowing” government were educated right where I was, punch a clock to get a paycheck just as most people in the world, and fall asleep on the couch at night watching Law and Order. Sound familiar?
He lives where government workers magically get paid higher than average wages, receiveÂ pensions that allow them to retire earlier than most, and get every extended holiday off with their families.Â I live where the government has no money except for that which is taken from the people who work by the sweat of their brow just to make ends meetÂ and put food on the table. They work through most holidays because they may get paid time and a half and that helps ease that struggle abit.
He lives where that government apparently has no limit to its resources for providing jobs, wages, and pensions for it’s employees. I live whereÂ the government hasÂ a 4 trillion dollar deficit and has now enslaved itself to China.
He apparently loves being enslaved. IÂ enjoy the freedomsÂ my ancestors desired when they chose instead to break the bonds of slavery to the British Crown for just these same reasons. As Mel Gibson said in The Patriot, “What is better, a tyrannt 3000 miles away or 3000 tyrannts one mile away?”