Time for an awakening
In the movie an organism “grows in size every time it consumes something.” The main character tries to “warn people about the menace” but “townspeople and police still refuse to believe …” Recognize the movie? It’s “The Blob.” The same can be applied to the federal government.
The fiasco called “government shutdown” has affected “crabbers” and Silver Salmon fishermen in Alaska to small Alabama “grocers … refusing the [WIC] vouchers for fear they would be worthless at the bank.”
“Twenty-seven percent of Virginia's budget comes from federal funding, and 37 percent of workers in the state are employed by the federal government.”
“Federal dollars in 2010 were nearly 36 percent of [New Mexico’s] gross domestic product.”
The media blames Congress, but real culpability must fall on “We the people.” Abraham Lincoln said, “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
The federal government has become a behemoth pervading, invading, and consuming every aspect of America. It’s time we contacted our representatives and demanded that the 10th Amendment be respected: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Our country was founded on the concept of independence from an out-of-touch government. This liberation expanded our borders, permitted ideas to develop, and created new industry. Our country developed into a world power. But since FDR and his disastrous social programs, ever-increasing dependency on Washington is sucking the freedom out of states and citizens.
Henry Ford stated aptly, “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."
It’s time for a voter revolution against an ever encroaching Washington Blob.