Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yeah, What He Said

Ted Nugent: Independence is a beautiful thing; dependency isn't

A while back I entered a blog entitled "The Government Ain't Your Daddy" which spelled out my opinion that the Federal Government is already too big and that socialism in whatever form is a bad thing. Here is a column by Ted Nugent spelling out a similar opinion in his own, unique way.

Our freedoms are slipping away inch by inch as we cede more power to the government. The lack of leadership in our country is pathetic. Politicians on both side of the aisle are not leading at all, but pandering to those groups from which they think they can get the most votes by either giving away people's money or offering to take less away in the form of lower taxes.

(It galls me to hear leaders of the Democrat Party go on about how they got a mandate from the people in the last election even though they barely have over 50% of the seats. That's not a mandate, people.)

Dependence on government is not the hallmark of Freedom. Going out and making your own way and participating in the American Dream is - "Independence" as Ted put it. There are endless opportunities out there for anyone who wants to work hard and make things happen. I just don't understand why anyone would want to limit themselves to what they can glean off the government.

If you're a working American, then you are footing the bill for all government programs. You need to stop thinking about it being "the government's money" and start thinking about it as your money, because that's what it really is.

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