First Principles: The Spirit of the People Preserves Our Republic’s Vigor

“The mobs of the great cities add just so much to the support of pure government as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1787)

Dependency on the government has been paid for through the continuing growth of the welfare state. Admittedly, there are many touchy feely, feel good components on the surface of this subterfuge.  But what is missed here is that eventually other people’s money runs out.

Why that matters now is that when it comes to healthcare coverage and a myriad of other programs, we need sound and deep deliberation on not just what keeps this current generation afloat but of all the generations to come.  We do not get to a healthy, vibrant nation filled with people living increasingly high quality of life by destroying our economy.  At some point, this has to be realized.  A rising tide of financial growth raises all financial boats.  Didn’t John F. Kennedy say something like that?  He wasn’t wrong.  But, what he and his descendants left out is that when financial tide is allowed to siphoned off, eventually everyone sinks into the muck of ruin.

Three quarters of the insurance exchanges set up under the ACA have had to file bankruptcy.  This is because they are set up on unsustainable premises.  Premises that will continue to sink our nation’s economy and with it the health, vitality, and general welfare of all persons not just the rich.

I will not get into the Constitutionality of the ACA here.  It was declared a tax and kept legal in that manner.  And yet somehow all those who endure it seem to have missed this.  It was declared a tax.  A tax higher than that which we rebelled against in our Revolution.  Worse than that, it is a tax that will -unless our course is corrected –  bring down our nation.

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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