Tuesday, June 07, 2005

More than money,

I often warn people about government welfare programs. Most often I explain the injustice of taking money away from one American and giving it to another one. But aside from that injustice there is another.....and that is robbing an individual of their potential. You can give a person a welfare check that will pay for their immediate needs (food, shelter, clothing. etc..) but at the same time that keeps them looking to the government for answers instead of looking within themselves. A person is better served working for $100 a week, than sitting at home and receiving $400 a week in government welfare; they are better off working because only then do they develop their potential. That's why past generations of Americans were happy with far less than Americans have today. They were forced to develop their full potential without government help; they knew that a good work ethic is worth more than money.