by Guest Contributor, Rusdon Ray
Obama is upset that the American people don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, so he threatens to cut Social Security. Does his threat come as a shock to the majority of Americans who are opposed to raising the debt ceiling and who are also opposed to raising taxes? If so, that is the real shocker.
Haven’t we who claim to be for freedom and personal responsibility prepared ourselves for this? We’ve known this has been planned and that it would happen sooner or later. Are there more dependents on government than independents who cherish freedom? Shouldn’t we be more worried about the future of our children than our money? Isn’t Social Security, along with other Socialist programs, and our dependence on government for our sustenance, bankrupting our country and threatening our children’s future? Do we not believe we can take care of our own parents without a few hundred dollars a month from the government through “Social Security”?
Did we take to heart what has been said at every TEA Party meeting: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have,” or did we think it could never happen, not here, not in the USA?
If the debt ceiling is not raised, and taxes are not raised, and the budget is balanced, we have got to be ready for such dramatic cuts as this. We have to have the arguments and persuasion to let people know it is for our own freedom and the freedom of our children. What freedom will our children have if our country bankrupt? Worse, will they know freedom at all if their necessities are provided by their government?
I think it is hypocritical for those who agree with the TEA Party and the founding principles of our country to be upset and at the same time fear and protest the idea of cutting socialist dependence on government such as Social Security.
Many may ask, what about those of us who have paid into Social Security all our lives? Don’t we deserve what we paid for? I would ask, “did you think it would work in America when Socialism has never worked in any other country without bankrupting and collapsing the system? If we learn our lesson, then our money has been well spent."
Maybe the song God Bless the USA says it best:
"If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my
life, And I had to start again with just my children and my
wife, I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today, ‘Cause
the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.
I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to
me, And I’ll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still
today, ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God Bless the USA."
The colonists gave up a lot more than us when they cut their ties with England under threat of retaliation. Are we not as brave as them?