Sunday, December 02, 2007

Government Indoctrination in Our Schools!

The IRS has a lesson plan for teachers on Social Security. After going through it, I find it distasteful to say the least.

The IRS is getting into the Social Security Indoctrination of our children. If your opinions differ from those of the IRS you get a comment “One or more of your answers were incorrect. Please try again. This is just plain wrong! If your opinion differs from others, it does not make you wrong and them right.

Family Security and Social Security
The words “social security” have become popular in the last five or ten years. Actually the right and duty of a community to protect its members is as old as the records of men. Primitive tribes have rules and customs to assure the safety of all.

Even pioneer American families, of course, relied on each other for help in trouble and emergencies. Barn-raisings and corn-huskings, which have lasted down to our times, are a survival of years when a household asked the neighbors’ help in an emergency, knowing it would give its help when its turn came.

The problem with relying on others is totally different than relying on government. The difference is that neighbors gave only what they could afford and the needy knew the limits of this charity. There were also unwritten rules associated with this charity.

With the government, there is a faceless benefactor (taxpayers) who are deemed to be wealthy beyond comprehension. Politicians give freely of these taxpayers money in order to appear to be kind and generous. The problem is there is no control over where, how and who receives the charity, the unwritten rules have been abolished.

Davy Crocket ...........
"Mr. Speaker --- I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this house, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him.

Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week's pay to the object, and, if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks."


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