So I usually don’t like people that simply rant and yell and scream on YouTube or on their blogs but I saw this and I think it reflects the sentiment of the overwhelming majority of Americans today regarding the financial recession and the supposed “help” that President Obama has decided to give.
I feel like Rick has some valid points. I think that these points are valid for perhaps a deeper reason that he realizes. I agree with Rick that the government is rewarding irresponsibility and bad behavior in many of its moves lately. I do not think that it is right for us to be bailing out anyone who has been hurt by the economy because of their own bad decisions. My basis for this decision is as follows. The role of government, in its very basic form, is to protect the life, liberty and property of its citizens. In doing this, it is only authorized to exercise power that the people themselves already possess individually. Similarly, it should only obligated to do things that individual citizens also are obligated to do. If my neighbor has purchased a house which he knows he can not reasonably pay for and then has added to that debt by living further beyond his means, I do not have the responsibility to help him out of that predicament. I may, if I wish, but I do not have a social obligation to help him. Likewise, he has no right to expect that myself and his other neighbors should bail him out from his bad decisions. This is the essence of responsibility and capitalism. When we make bad or unwise decisions, we are responsible to deal with and respond to the consequences of those actions. We have no right to go weeping and wailing to the government, and thereby to our fellow citizens, to save us from the consequences of our unwise decisions.
So there you have it folks. I fear that this kind of action on the part of the government is only the first step on a slippery slope that will lead our country into the kind of social decay that we have tried for decades to avoid. I’m afraid that this kind of action is a harbinger of an accelerating decay into socialism, the very evil that the last great wars of our time have fought to push back.