I do not live in California, but I do have friends and family that live there. I have been hearing and reading a bit about this issue and have decided to throw my support into the ring. In doing so I will post two articles that I feel are very well written, as well as two web sites that I support.
We are putting ourselves into bondage by giving our government our power.
I just listened to this Live on Purpose podcast called, Self Family Government, In That Order. It was excellent. It is a bit of history and explanation about elections and how we need to be very careful and selective about what and who we vote for.
I really liked the analogy that Ruel Haymond gave about the distribution of our power. In his analogy he describes a pyramid. The base of the pyramid should be the amount of power that we have. The next level up could be the amount of power that we give to our family. The next level could be the amount of power we give to the city, the next to the state, and lastly to the federal government. In other words, we should be retaining most of our power and giving the federal government a very little portion of it.
Ruel also said that we should be jealous of our government, when it comes to power. This is because the more power we give it the less we have. Not only that, but the government never gives power back. It just takes and takes. Until it has all power and we have none. When this happens, we have only ourselves to blame.
When the government has all the power, the only thing we can do to get it back is use force. This is usually called civil war.
I encourage everyone to take the time to listen to this podcast, especially before election day. I would love to hear your feedback on it.
I just read Jason’s post about How “Redistribute the Wealth” Works!. I have to say, Amen to that.
Redistribution of wealth all sounds so warm and fuzzy until it comes time to actually do it. The waiter may have been willing to contribute to the poor of his own free will, but being forced to give charity was not very pleasant and much less meaningful.
This was a perfect analogy for how governmental welfare works. It is basically robbing the rich to feed the poor. Don’t get me wrong, I think the poor should be fed and clothed and cared for. However, I think it should be our choice to give that charitable service.
Forcing people to do good is worthless.