Originally Posted by Chris F
Exactly and it is all a scam to milk your paycheck to pay for their racket. The founders were dead set against this. Socialism in its core is a governet that is cnetralized and they take for those who earn and spread it out to those who do not. My guess is you have bought into the lie that those services are for the "public good" If that were the real case than we would have done it that way from the start. Were a Republic and in that each state foos their own bill and the feds are the servants fo the people. What we have now is a socialist democracy were we serve the gov. I encourage to read the works of our founders and books prior to the 1960's What Ameica is today is not the America the founders risked it all for.
Not every government program is designed to "redistribute wealth". Case in point...THE FBI...
I'm sure when the founding fathers were sitting around drafting the constitution, and thinking about the interest of enforcing laws for the greater good, they weren't able to fathom things like the internet where perverts share child pornography across state and international borders 24 hours a day.
I also doubt they planned on the day coming when we would have to worry about suicidal terrorists who integrate into our society for many years only to high-jack an 800,000lb steel flying machine and crash it into our nation's financial epicenter. Besides that, had that day actually come during their era of existence, who do you think would have been some of the first people the the founding would have sent to battle were? I will just take a wild guess and say it probably would have been the slaves they all owned.
I always found it to be a ridiculous notion that what the "founding fathers" wrote on a piece of paper hundreds of years ago needed to be taken as literal gospel from now until the end of time. The founding fathers seem like they were educated men of their time, and I would be willing to bet that even they wouldn't have gone so far as to assume that what they envisioned as a good structure for their time would ultimately be the best for all generations to come. That's like saying you or I know how to handle all the intricacies of life in the year 2210.
I hardly agree with all the ways our government spends our tax dollars. There are plenty of unneeded programs, and plenty of wasteful spending across the board. However, not all of these programs are all bad, and understanding that doesn't mean a person has bought into some grand lie aimed at turning this country into China.