It’s a Simple Decision, Really

5 Sep

Writer and commentator Star Parker took us to the root of the matter — very simply — when she recently wrote:

“. . . the bottom line defining the choice facing Americans this year is stark and clear, and these conventions provide no new insights or information.

“If you think we’re struggling because we don’t have enough government, then the Democrats are the party for you. If you think the point of government is to protect individual freedom, and the problem is it has gone way beyond that, then Republicans are the party for you.”

Not that the Republicans have ALWAYS demonstrated a penchant for smaller government, but there seems to be a mood across the land right now that COULD result in a more effective and efficient government.  But my greatest fear is that, indeed, so many Americans have become at least partially dependent on the hand-outs of the government that this influence-peddling activity has captured the hearts and minds of people who represent an insurmountable number of votes.

I just saw this morning that the latest numbers are that Food Stamp/SNAP recipients have increased from 31 million to 46 million over the past few years.   I’d like to see a survey of the likely voters among these people, to see which party they are likely to vote for.

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2 Responses to “It’s a Simple Decision, Really”

  1. Joseph Edward Wages September 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    It is actually a question of where the “amuhican” people now stand. Do we still have the spirit that caused our ancestors to forsake the comforts of serfdom and emigrate to a new world? A new world where they made their own choices but would had to make a new life on their own, or fail and die. Or, do the majority have a yearning for the comforts of the new European style serfdom where the “lords” take care of your needs but you have no freedom of choice in anything?

    • illero September 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Thanks for the response. The questions alone give me an uneasy feeling. After all, the European people DID allow themselves to get drawn into that trap. What’s to keep the American people from choosing the short-term gratification, as well?

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