Some of "my" (borrowed) thoughts about gov't health careAugust 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm
"If you have the right to give at all; and as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. 'No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity."
The above is an excerpt from "Not Yours to Give", by Colonel David Crockett. You can read it in its entirety @ http://notyourstogive.com/ (and I strongly urge you to read it! It's not very long)
The US Government has a history of taking money from the people (that it has no business taking) and spending it on things that it has no business being involved in. Everything the gov't touches destroys lives, makes us poorer, takes away our freedoms, and makes government bigger and more powerful.
A friend recently shared this quote, and I think it fits right in:
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931