RCF Liberty Review

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

As Americans, we value our freedoms. Events in recent history often cause us to fear that those freedoms granted to us in the Constitution could be limited by the wealthy and powerful forces in our government. But the national policy discussions are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to freedom.

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  • Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?
    As Americans, we value our freedoms. Events in recent history often cause us to fear that those freedoms granted to us in the Constitution could be limited by the wealthy and powerful forces in our government. But the national policy discussions are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to freedom....
  • Challenging the Myth
    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 that 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....
  • An Unsustainable Path
    Dumbfounded. That is about the only word that I can use to describe my feelings about the recent arbitrary tax decisions of the government at every level. I find it difficult to believe, given the recent budgets presented and passed, that any elected official considers tax money, OUR money. Elected officials of every level seem to have lost sight that they are taking what we work so hard to earn and redistributing it to projects that are increasingly limited in scope and appeal to the general electorate....
  • Local Leaders Needed!
    When it comes to economic growth, I often hear leaders say, “A rising tide lifts all boats”. In other words, when our economy expands, they reason, everyone does better. That would be true if we were living in a society where everything is equal. But we don’t, at least not yet. We live in a society where ideas, innovation and competition are supposed to be the drivers of individual success. More successful privately owned businesses equals more local tax revenue which can be used to ensure the services critical to business success can be supplied by the local government: roads, utilities, communications, etc.. Following such a model even helps those who are not business owners by holding down borrowing and interest costs by the local government because the local tax base is healthy....
  • Civically Disengaged Citizens Endanger Liberty