Barry Goldwater on the welfare state: "Dismantle it. If we take from someone the personal responsibilty for caring for his material needs, we take from him also the will and the opportunity to be free." (from The Conscience of a Conservative)
The most dangerous thing about Chairman Obama's Big Mommy Regime is the entitlement mentality that comes with it. Just ask the people of Greece who are watching their country crash and burn, literally. When the money runs out, as is often the case in the Euro-socialist dystopias, cradle to grave entitlements have to be cut, which tends to make people violently angry.
Gee, I wonder what will happen when the United States sinks to Greece's level of bankruptcy ?
What's frightening is the United States has over 100 trillion dollas in unpaid liabilities. Even if the rest of the world put their every dime into bailing us out, it still would not be enough to pay off this astronomical debt. There will be riots in the streets that will make the Watts riots and The Rodney King riots look like Mormon get togethers. Never mind another Civil War, the United States will cease to exist and descend into anarchy. The rest of the world, who bases the value of their currency on our suddenly fragile dollar, will also see their political and economic systems collapse.
Can we say "World War III ?" Only this time, it will be the United States against the rest of the world.
This is why we, as Conservatives, must stand firm on every position we have. This is why we must keep looking for ways to kill Obamacareless, amnesty for illegals, and the welfare state. This is why we have to keep looking for ways to reform Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. For the sake of our freedom and the freedom of our children and their children, we have to break the cycle of government dependence that has weakened every generation of Americans since the '30's. Nothing good can ever come from a welfare state and the sense of entitlement it creates. Which would you rather have: a check from the government that you can't really live off of or the freedom to reach any level in society that you desire ? If we sit and do nothing, if we're cowed by the hysterical leftists that make up the Progressivevik movement and their name calling, then it's finished. America will cease to exist. She will join Alexander The Great's Hellenic Empire, The Roman Empire, and The British Empire in the mists of history.
God help us all.
( By reincarnating Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.)