Shame On Us
Shame on us for believing it is somehow compassionate to take the hard-earned resources of one individual and giving it to another.
Shame on us that we’ve forgotten that the “Government” is us, that whatever monies it has is our friends, our neighbors and individuals we do not know.
Shame on us for permitting legislators to throw about our earnings like so much candy to buy votes, to curry favor and seduce us into supposedly good things, all the while doing little more than spend money that is not theirs without regard of the costs to us.
Shame on us for assuming that because we think it’s a good idea to do such-and-such that every should be compelled by law to support it, even if they disagree.
Shame on us for daring to believe that what is our neighbors is ours to direct and allocate under penalty of law.
Shame on us for permitting our own self interest to pervert law into the means by which we take from others to line our own pockets (subsidies, credits, socialized healthcare, etc.).
Shame on us for daring to blindly throw about the hard-earned monies of each other as though it were ours to control and not the ones who earned it.
Shame on us for eagerly endorsing law that amounts to little more than theft.
Shame on us for forgetting it is NOT government but us, WE the People, that are the solutions.
Shame on us for being suspicious of anyone suggesting something could be better accomplished without doing so through government.
Shame on us for distrusting each other so much as to bind each other in the chains of legislation blindly believing that coercion and forced re-allocation will some how redress inequities.
Shame on us for refusing to resist the temptation to use law to coerce others to doing only what we approve of; for criminalizing rudeness and offensive behavior.
Shame on us for lacking the will and determination to win hearts and minds by example and persuasion and deeming ourselves the moral conscience and judge of our neighbors when they disagree with our particular views.
Shame on us for decimating the rule of law in favor of the rule of the mob.
Shame on us for preferring chains over liberty; for what we leave the next generation.
Shame on us.