Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BIGGER GOVERNMENT = smaller people

By now, we have all heard plenty of reasons why people are against and/or for an increase in government's role in healthcare. But the reason that resonates most is the effect on the individual. This article gets to the core of the issue concerning the deleterious effects of excessive government on human character.

A summary of the five ways big government kills character:

1. People who are able to take care of themselves and do so are generally of better character than people who are able to take care of themselves but rely on others. Also known as pride.

2. The more people come to rely on government, the more they develop a sense of entitlement. Why work when there are handouts?

3. People develop disdain for work. Work is no longer considered a noble and worthy use of time.

4. People become preoccupied with vacation time.

5. People are rendered more selfish. Ever work at a can bank handing out food? The people that come in for free handouts are downright demanding.

As a result, Bigger government increases the number of angry, ungrateful, lazy, spoiled and self-centered individuals. Which is the same result that parents get when they never say "no" to their children!

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