Posted By POSCA
When Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were first married, they toured England together to assess the conditions under which "her" indigent people were living, especially with respect to their dwellings. The queen wanted the prince to design new places for her people to live, and he soon produced captivating drawings. At no time, however, did anyone ever ask the question, "Why are we doing this?" Why is it the business of the monarchy to design the homes in which people are to dwell? Why not create thee conditions in which people can ACTUALLY RISE ABOVE POVERTY AND MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES? Obviously, Victoria was perpetuating the choice-defeating welfare state she had inherited--and she was doubling down. Maybe that's why a "lunatic" tried to shoot her in an open carriage and hit Prince Albert instead. Talk about taking a bullet.
Our Founding Fathers understood this simple fact: every time the government gets involved, you are one step closer to absolute monarchy. Accept a welfare check, the next thing you know they are telling you where to live, what to eat, with whom to associate, and how warm you can keep your house. Accept healthcare, and you have aromatherapy instead of proven cancer treatment, mandatory abortions instead of prenatal care, and death panels. THEY KNOW BEST HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE. Just ask them.
In the mad dash to free the slaves, the North actually created the conditions for producing a new kind of monarchy in the United States--a Federalist monarchy that cast aside states' rights. For decades, this new monarchy has insinuated itself into every aspect of our lives to such an extent that we no longer feel the icy hand of the government around our necks. If this system of government is to work, BALANCE is key, but we lost balance MANY decades ago.
Now we have in America a President who actually thinks of himself as king.
Let us hope and pray that a second Civil War is not necessary to correct the mistakes of the first one.