Friday, July 3, 2009

Don't Take Freedom for Granted

The 4th of July is the day we supposedly celebrate our freedom in this country. But do we ever stop to really think about what that means? Year after year our state and national representatives pass laws that are continually encroaching on our freedom and independence. And how to we repay them? We re-elect them to continue passing more and more laws that take away our freedoms. Some in ways that are so minor that we don't even notice or bother to care. But one day you wake up and you find yourself taking for granted that you are relying on the government for something.

Take Social Security for example. Look how many people rely on it for their retirement. Look how many people don't want to give it up because of how much they've already paid into it or because they are a few years away from getting it. I'd give it up right now if they'd quit taking it out of my check, but they won't do that because they have to take from me to give to those that aren't working anymore. Ponzi Scheme. And as a nation we seem to be ok with the government run ponzi scheme. We depend on it. We look forward to our return, even though they keep pushing back our eligibility for it, and cutting the benefit.

When is enough going to be enough? When are we going to take back our independence from our own government?

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

3 comments:

Jay said...

I was depending on my pension fund...but that pretty much has been shot in the last few months.

jan said...

As long as people work til they're 80 and then die right away, there won't be a problem.

Lola said...

Well I think that's their solution...increase the age high enough where most people will be dead by the time they reach it...how's that for classy!

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