Challenging the Myth

December 8, 2023

There is a great myth circulating in our communities and all across the country: If we just make people’s lives easier, they will become great American successes. Upon this falsehood, money is constantly redistributed from those who have, to those who have not. True, those who have money and possessions may have been fortunate to have been born into wealth. Just as true, those who have little may have been born into poverty. However, the circumstance is rare where a person of lesser means succeeds without a value system, regardless of how much money we throw at them or how much less discipline we enforce on them.

What the great myth does is enable power brokers to justify taking earned or inherited possessions of some and gifting it to those they feel have been slighted. Just how do they accomplish that? By initiating and installing programs at every level of government that must be funded with the only means the government has – tax dollars.

Most of us can agree that we don’t want any family in our community or country to be wanting for food or shelter. Decades ago, communities took care of their own. Churches and other charities were places of respite for those experiencing some of life’s greatest challenges. But then the well-intended, but self-righteous observers noticed what they felt to be inequity. There began the notion that some organizations required a sort of “quid pro quo” of behavior changes, to secure necessities. The only way to stop this, it was surmised, was to have the government step in. And they’ve been doing it ever since; manipulating morals, science, and constitutional interpretation – all in the name of equity.

One does not have to look far to see the efforts have been in vain (and highly politicized). There is more poverty, more moral decay, more rage, and fear in America now than most of us can ever remember. All at a time when governmental agencies are ignoring laws, letting criminals bypass prosecution, distributing checks in the name of a dreaded disease, and offering student loan borrowers a free payoff while their policies raise interest rates on others to the point of breaking.

Fortunately, we still live in a nation where we have the freedom, and I daresay a responsibility to do what our forefathers did. Replace the irresponsible government.

The opportunity is now as local office holder nomination papers are available to be circulated for signatures right now (and are due January 2nd).

Will you be so bold as to challenge the big myth? Step up and run for office!

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