Politics

The Government vs. the American Character

April 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Over the past 50 years, the purpose of the American government has radically transformed. Whereas it’s main goal in domestic matters used to be to protect liberty, it is now an entitlements machine, transferring over $2 trillion per year from some people’s pockets to others. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute explains how the explosions in social security, medicare, medicaid, and other welfare programs are changing the American character for the worse–from one that is focused on individual responsibility and giving, to one that is focused on grabbing as much of the pie as possible.

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  1. raygun says:

    For all practical purposes, we are becoming: the typical ancient utopian classes and or the modern utopian ideals of: the former USSR (commies), most of the EU and half of South, Central America and Africa. The Marxist will never give up … or they haven’t, yet. For this we can thank: the ancients (Greeks and the Roman Empire) and 19thcentury philosophers (elites with thought and pins), the 20th century doers (V. Lenin and his minions in crime {the revolution}, J. Stalin, Mao, Ho, Castro and their minions and the modern day commies). The US of A is quickly becoming the failed EU countries of the world …. “for the good of the repressed masses sharing in the equal pain of nothing” with the commie elites in charge. Today there is another threat, the radical islamist that want to compete with the commies for domination of the world. Both ideals have murdered hundreds of millions just over the last 100 years …. a good view of what’s to come with them in charge. The free world fought them in Korea and Viet Nam and now around the world. Freedom is NOT Free, just ask the Koreans and Vietnamese and some of the modern day South and Central Americans. Thousands of modern day Cubans witnessed the Castro/Che days of murder and mayhem. Now, if we can get our own federal so called Government to actually protect us from these ba$tard$, may we as an exceptional nation can survive. Is it 1776, again ??? Will the states militia be needed, again, to defend our Republic states ??? All we can do is fight them at the polls and on the battlefield. Are you ready …. I am. US Navy vet.

    • tinlizzieowner says:

      Yup, we are heading back to the Roman days of ‘Bread and Circuses’.
      Appease the low info. masses with entertainment and trinkets, while destroying the very things that make the ability to have the entertainment and the trinkets possible. :-{

    • Rabelrouser says:

      An answer to your last few questions:
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      Modernmilitiamovement dot com

    • paulnordin@aol.com says:

      I do not agree with your analysis. I do agree with your plan of action. I will fight with words and votes, not with guns and swords. I am a WW2 US Hooligan Navy Vet.

  2. Rabelrouser says:

    Well the video has been removed by the user. I guess that says alot.
    But I have a question that possibly goes along with this video and should seriously be pondered by all with critical thought:
    Have the elected “representatives ” of this nation become a mirror image “representation” of the people and how they have been manipulated to consider their lives?
    Maybe that is why as a subject such as this has such few comments.The mirror image is too truthful to be viewed and painful to be considered.

  3. BayMan says:

    Since when did Social Security become welfare? I’ve been paying since I was 15 and since I am still working I’m still paying in and I’m 72.

    • Doug Olson says:

      Social Security became welfare when they started paying those who never paid, or paid very little, into the system and even more so when the congress elected to use it as a cash cow for spending instead of leaving it as a retirement fund.

      Unfortunately, this is the same with other government-sponsored programs that take from the “work-fors” and give to the “work-nots”.

      My only hope not is that, when the gladiatorial games begin, the work-nots will be the first into the ring.

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