Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The sins of our fathers,

Past generations of Americans gave us the idea that our government should take care of us. The Constitution of course makes it clear that the government's role is not to provide for the people, but to give people the freedom to provide for themselves. During the Great Depression many Americans gave up on Capitalism. They begged the government to intervene in their lives for security. They traded freedom for security. Still today we are stuck with the same government system. Someone once said "anyone who trades freedom for security deserves neither". That is what we are looking at today.