In Principle

Posted: November 5, 2012 in Frustration
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Well the election is tomorrow and this will be the last thing you see me post anything political until after the results on Tuesday. There have been a lot of topics and discussion on it and to me the election boils down to two choices.

1. Do we believe in the responsibility of the individual.

2. Do we believe in the responsibility of the collective.

You see I believe in a limited government that sticks to the roles laid out for it in the Constitution of the United States. I believe that charity should flow from the individual to those in need instead of forced by the government.  I am wary and suspicious of anyone who thinks that government is the answer to our problems and should act as the great equalizer and righter of wrongs. One of my favorite quotes from an awesome book by Frank Herbert illustrates this point.

  In my estimation, more misery has been created by reformers than by any other force in human history. Show me someone who says, “Something must be done!” and I will show you a head full of vicious intentions that have no other outlet. What we must strive for always! is to find the natural flow and go with it.- Heretics of Dune

It comes down to forced control in the name of the greater good. I am amazed at how the very same people that want government to stay out of their bedrooms want government to regulate their kitchens. I fear those that want government to provide the basics of life and do not understand the price that must be paid for them. Yes there are some good things in Obamacare and there are people that will be helped by it, but does the short term benefit outweigh the long term cost? Does free healthcare now when it is abundant worth the price that necessary rationing of it when supply is low will create? Have we become just short sighted animals that are only concerned with the next meal or rut session instead of long term longevity? There are those that tell me that Free Government Medical care will works. Somehow that same government that gave us FEMA and the TSA, that gave bailouts to banks that used the money to pay bonuses to the folks that ran the banks into the ground, that backed companies that immediately took the money and filed for bankruptcy, will do a better job of administering the industry at literally has our life in their hands will somehow do a better job of it.

I am amazed at how I am told that the religious among us want to force morality on the masses yet assure me that government legislating morality for the masses is a good thing. The religious maxims of feed the poor and help the needy are evil yet EBT and Section 8 are good things.

Legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko, who was famous for drawing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, The Question and a few other great characters) wrote and drew a 4 page comic called “In Principle” where he illustrates that folly of letting government (or any other group with unchecked power) decides to help someone.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these images and am not profiting from them whatsoever.



You see government enforced charity isn’t charity at all. It is ultimately the death sentence of freedom.

So when you vote tomorrow understand that you are voting for either individual responsibility for yourself and the perils that come with it or the collective responsibility and the perils that come with that. Remember that there was a time in this country where there was a group of people, that by law, had to have basic shelter, food, clothing and medical care provided for them no more and no less. They were called slaves.

Vote for freedom.

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