Friday, August 30, 2013

Good Intentions Never Filled An Empty Belly

"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too", Aldous Huxley

Government has issued a constant drum beat of programs that on paper look like fixes for problems but upon failure of these programs we constantly hear, 'but their intentions were good'. I believe that to be the most insincere apology for failure that was ever uttered.

Good intentions fueled the 'war on poverty' and failed. Good intentions fueled improvements in education and failed. Good intentions fueled food stamps and failed. Instead these good intentions have helped develop a portion of society that is dependent on government for their existence.

We are a society in decline and the decline is caused by our failures to offer real solutions to real problems. Like so many societies before us our downfall comes from within. We are our own worse enemies. The lack of political courage in our leaders is frightening.

We allow the fringes of our political spectrum set our agenda. We allow 'political correctness' to drive our policies.

We watch our poor get poorer, our rich get richer and our government grow fatter while we sit back and worry about whether it is politically correct to criticize our elected leaders because we fear being labeled  racist, sexist or a homophobes.

Dr. King wanted people judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin, whether female or male or who they happen to share a bed. That is the goal we need to work toward.

The Christian Right with their antiquated thought processes need to be silenced. As does the fringe left with their wild and far flung ideas as to how everyone should lead their lives. We need to silence these wackos with common sense government whose goal is the improvement of the plight of the American people as a whole.

We need to grow a society less dependent on government. We need to stop trying to find bias at every turn. Poverty and poor education know no race, gender or sexual orientation.

We need to stop trying to live every one's lives and let them live their own.

Good Intentions be damned!!!!


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