The republic will be a welfare state

Published 9:54 am Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mitt Romney was taken to task for saying, “All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, … who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, … who believe that they are entitled to health care, … to you-name-it.”

Ironically David Behling (a Democrat/liberal?) seems to validate Romney’s statement by writing; “They (Republicans) want to change a lot of the things about government that Americans have gotten used to in the last 80 years.” There it is folks “we the people” (rich and poor alike) have gotten used to getting entitlements, grants, handouts and promises from our elected officials (Republicans and Democrats alike), and they are all to happy to “buy” our votes with goodies. Remember that quote: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” (attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville)

Is there any denying that we’re demanding benefits, that we have loose fiscal policy, and that we have a president who is some sort of socialist/Marxist hybrid? Oh, and how old is the USA?

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Let me quote de Tocqueville again; “The American republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Let’s hear it for tarp, bailouts, student loan guarantees and free birth control and more, lots more, trillions more.


Tom Jacobson

Albert Lea