Government handouts unhealthy for country

info@islandpacket.comAugust 26, 2013 

Give a person a fish, and he will eat for a day; teach a person to fish, and he will eat forever. That's a powerful motivating lesson.

Realizing the American dream is a result of providing the opportunity to learn and improve. Yet our government's continued misdirection regarding social responsibility is counter- intuitive to providing this necessary assistance and training to incentivize those who need a helping hand.

For example:

  • You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

  • You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

  • What one person receives without working for it, another person must work for without receiving it.

  • The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

  • When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

  • Likewise, people who believe they will be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of them should take a closer look at Native Americans. Wake up, America, it may be later than we think. We will deserve what we get.

    Earl Everett

    Hilton Head Island

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