Sunday, July 26, 2009

Created Equal?

We all know we are not born equally otherwise we would be clones. However, our Founding Fathers believed there are three ways in which we can be equal:
  • In the protection of our rights
  • In the sight of God
  • In the sight of the law (W. Cleon Skousen, "The 5000 Year Leap")
They believed that a society needs to accept these individual differences and allow people the freedom to prosper. The Founding Fathers saw no reason to punish the rich because they were rich.

Today's Popular Fallacy
Our modern day government tries to provide "equal justice for all" - going against the principles outlined in the Constitution. Now in 2009, the government "decides" who has rights and who does not. This cancels-out the principle of equal rights as stated (and once guaranteed) in the Bill of Rights. AND it's NOT LEGAL!

Their principle is to take from the "haves" and give to the "have nots" like Robin Hood did.

For Example: Tax the rich who make over $250,000 an additional 5% to help pay for Government Heathcare.

C A U T I O N: Wake up Americans! If the government can take away "rights" and privileges from the rich, they can also take them away from you too!! The sword is double edged. The fact remains that the government "cancels-out" the principle of Equal Rights in this proposed legislation.

Good Bye Bill of Rights !
A little for freedom disappears and you haven't noticed!!

Don't you get it? Use YOUR common sense and be outraged!

Now obviously some will prosper and some will not. Most (not all) prosper from hard work.

Granted some wealth is inherited, some wealth comes from talent, some from devious activities, and some from just plain good luck. The Founders believed in providing protection for equal rights, not for equal things.

Samuel Adams stated clearly that the ideas of welfare were unconstitutional. He wrote:

"The Utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of wealth], and a community of goods [central ownership of all the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in or government unconstitutional." (Quoted from "The 5000 Year Leap" by w. Cleon Skousen.)

The Founders believed that providing welfare would corrupt the government as well as, the poor. They did however, provide a formula for this. They believed that you should help the needy to help themselves to become self-sufficient. They wanted to let the needy earn self confidence through their own achievements. They believed that you could help them achieve advancement in education and prosperity without permanent charity and welfare.

Where are we today? How many people are on the dole? How many more after the Stimulus Bill? Too many! Is this fair! Is it in the Constitution? Emphatically NO.

How could we allow our country (our government) go this far in the wrong direction? What will it take us to wake up? When will it be too late?

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