Monday, August 22, 2005

O ye of little faith,

Some people who champion Capitalism and its Truths waiver in their faith. Usually such people are politicians who give lip service to Capitalism but fail to support it when the heat gets turned up. They won't dare say anything that can cost them support; they won't make a pro-Capitalist statement if they fear it may cost them votes. Especially when it comes to helping the less fortunate; politicians of every stripe doubt the power of the human spirit. Capitalism supports the human spirit, it beleives in it; every time a seemingly hopeless situation emerges in the world it is the power of a free mind that provides an answer. There is no need for government dollars to support any cause that is better provided by an individuals' own strength.(with the exception of national defense, the individual is almost always a better creator than the government) Fredrick Douglas said it best:

" Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall!"

If you don't have faith in yourself to be productive without government assistance, then you probably won't be much better off with it; o ye of little faith.

Fredrick Douglas