Michael Redman - 2016 August 24
"If any would not work, neither should he eat." -2 Thessalonians 3:10
I was surprised to learn that this fundamental principle of economics and distributive justice, the abandonment of which over the last century is slowly destroying the West economically and sociologically, is almost as old as democracy itself.
Even Marx recognized that there had to be "from each according to his ability" in order for there to be "to each according to his need". It was not an "entitlement" because if no one works "according to his ability" then there is no economic value created for the government to play Robin Hood with.
200 years before Marx, John Smith communicated this economic reality to the Jamestown colonists:
"Countrymen, the long experience of our late miseries I hope is sufficient to persuade everyone to a present correction of himself, And think not that either my pains nor the adventurers' purses will ever maintain you in idleness and sloth...
...the greater part must be more industrious, or starve...
You must obey this now for a law, that he that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of thirty or forty honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain a hundred and fifty idle loiterers."
Wiser men than me have recognized for 2,000 years that the "something for nothing" "entitlement" mentality that started in America with the income tax, became an epidemic with Johnson's "War on Poverty", and has taken a complete stranglehold since the McCain/Obama election (which I viewed as a referendum on that specific issue), will destroy America and the "free" world if it is not turned back.
What has happened to "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?"
If someone wants "free" shit from the government, let them first paint a rusting bridge.
IN GOD WE TRVST.