Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Friend,

Dear Friend,

I saw your strong approval of Obama on Facebook. Why?

I know you think it is virtuous to worry and care about the poor and less fortunate. Fine. I don't have a problem with that - in and of itself if that's what you want to dedicate your life to.

But what is going on now is that Obama is advocating that motive as a his tool of persuasion to have the government provide all of these benefits. And the government is FORCE. It is not a voluntary organization. People do not get to not pay their taxes. If they try that, after some initial conversations and letters, an agent with a gun strapped to his waist will be out to see them.

If you translate this to everyday life, what it means is that if you want to provide for a needy neighbor and didn't have enough money to do that effectively, you would have to enroll people into giving to your cause. Another way would be to rob people of their possessions in order to get the money.

When we ask the government to pass a law to provide, we are asking for this robbery. People don't get to volunteer. They are forced.

So anyone advocating this program is really a person initiating force - not directly, but indirectly by calling on the government, voting for the government, to take this force-initiating action.

I assert this is fundamentally anti-life in every respect and I cannot believe that if you actually thought this through you would ever advocate it. This is why I am taking the time to write you.

There are lots of ways of providing. But doing it at the point of a gun is not a valid one. Just as a robber becomes a menace to peaceful society, you have to understand that by advocating the same action, you are becoming a menance to peaceful society. Do you get this? Think about it.

What this is - the name that no one will call it - is SCREW YOUR NEIGHBOR politics. It does damage to people and to society and good will among men and the facts show this to be true over and over and over. I can get those facts for you if you need them to verify that this is so.

You have advocated world peace. I think it is a great and noble goal. Using government to initiate force against its citizens is one of the primary and quickest ways to insure that there will never be peace - let alone world peace.

My best regards to my friend.


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