Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Government: Social Cure-All?

Why is it that, after seeing what a terrible job Federal and State gov has done with things like education, Social Security and Medicare, some think we should now also give them the job of running healthcare? It boggles me that every time there is a societal need that we are of the mindset that it is the Governments job to take care of it.

A little history. The U.S. government was established to do two things:

1. Protect our freedom from oppression by those more powerful than us, such as what is happening in the Middles East where people are forced, under penalty, to follow some leader, religion, or culture.
(Incidentally, for those of you who hate guns, this can ONLY be accomplished through force, not aggressive force, but by being strong enough militarily so that no one tries to attack us and if they do to punish them for it.)

2. Preserve justice.

At some point, the Fed became our "Mother" and the cure for all social ills. It just so happens that every time they try to do something outside of those two things listed above, they do a terrible job. This is because the government is trying to do things it was never designed to do.
What happened?

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

3. To act in the best interest of the people. That means certain basic things are their responsibility..

Bullfrog said...

This is where I think it would help to be more specific. I do not think it is the governments job to subsidize abortions, redistribute wealth, or cure the social ills of our society in general.

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