I swore I would never do a political post but here I am. I have been sitting here thinking about socialism today. Y'all socialism may sound good on the surface but I can promise you, in the end, no one wins.
Now, I am very well aware that this is probably going to make someone mad and that's ok but here the truth about socialism: nothing is free. Someone is paying for what you have. A person may think the government should fund things like utilities and healthcare but once we start having the government pay for these things, our freedom ultimately goes with it. See, as long everything is privatized and not socialized, us, Americans have a say in the matter. If we end up a socialized nation, we are under the government's thumb. We will be told when we can use our electricity, how much we can use, what doctor we have to see, what treatments we are allowed to receive ( welcome to Obamacare), we will be told what we can eat and how much we are allowed to have...you name it. The government will be in charge...and that is what they want.
The next issue is equal distribution of wealth. This is a VERY short sighted solution to a very long term problem. Margaret Thatcher said it best when she said "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Y'all that is a hard truth but it is a truth none-the-less. The top 5% is under no obligation to keep busting their butts to prop everyone else up!!! I sometimes wonder where those that are a fan of socialism think the money to run this nation is going to come from once tax payers get fed up and stop working? Seriously. Socialism ultimately lead to the poverty of everyone except for the government.
I do want to go on record by saying that there is a HUGE difference between needing temporary assistance for a period of time or being genuinely disabled and expecting the government to bank roll your life. It honestly makes me sick at how some people will do anything to keep from EARNING a living!!! Y'all that is out and out wrong. We are supposed to take care of people who really can't take care of themselves but not the pure out-and-out LAZY. Don't believe me? Here's what the bible says about it:
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and earn their own living.
Proverbs 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Proverbs 12:11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but whoever follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Proverbs 14:23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Those are just a few. Please understand the difference between people who WON'T work and people who CAN'T work. These scriptures apply to those who won't bother to earn a living and MOST people in favor of socialism are those WHO DON'T WANT TO WORK!!!
So with that said, keep America a free nation and stop seeking after a free ride.
If God has provided you with the intelligence to do a job, the skill and ability to do a job, the health to do a job, seek a job and do it. And for those that are waiting or TRULY aren't able to work, there is no shame in asking for help, just pay it forward when you can, but to those of you who think the rest of the world should keep you up? Get a haircut and get a real job.
Love Always (yes I really do love everyone, even the lazy)