Work for it or do without – Understanding Conservatives
Written by Average American Bob
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
For liberals who mock and degrade Conservatives you may want reexamine your understanding of who we are and about what we advocate before you knowingly participate in… or support hate and slander campaigns:
Limited Government & Follow the Constitution
Our founders knew that the failure of every great country was because the centralized government became so big and powerful that the common people became slaves to it and could not support it. Our founders in their wisdom designed a Constitution that would limit the Federal Government’s role to securing her people with a strong military, and the numerated powers that were clearly outlined in the Constitution that would take care of only what could not be done effectively by the states.
We elect representatives with the expectation that they will hold true the oath they take to defend and follow the U.S. Constitution, not try to manipulate or circumvent it. Three separate and equally powerful branches of government for the checks and balances.
There are those who say that the Constitution is out of date for today’s complex world. Our founders understood that and gave us a way to add to, delete or change the document. It’s called the amendment process. Yes it’s a difficult process and for good reason our founders didn’t want any one group to be able to change your protection of freedom without the absolute okay of you, the American people. So it takes super-majority votes in the Senate and House as well as two thirds of the states.
As I have said many times… any time any President, politician tries to introduce legislation that would go against the Constitution… they are doing it knowing that they could never get their change through the amendment process. Our Constitution has outlined clearly that LIMITS what the government can do to you… it was never about what the government must do for you. If we continue to allow our elected officials to try and by-pass the Constitution, we will lose our Republic and fall helpless to whomever those who are in power at the time.
Self Reliance and Personal Responsibility
Where is it written anywhere in either the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution that one person is responsible for the livelihood of another? Where in either of those two great documents does it allow for the government to take from one person and give to another for the sole reason the government feels that the recipient is more deserving than the person who earned provided the money?
If the excuse is that there is a “moral” obligation, where does it allow in our free society for the government to dictate what is moral or not? Our founders understood clearly that the only obligation of the Government was to make sure that there was EQUAL OPPORTUNITY… understanding that there would always be a great difference in results. People are just different… some have more talent than others, some are risk takers. Others have great drive and ambition while there are those who don’t care and are lazy and unmotivated.
Let everyone live their life the way they want. If you want more… you work longer or harder, get educated or learn a trade. But don’t expect those who make great sacrifices in effort, time with family and long hours to be directly responsible for anyone else. Here is a basic truth… when you allow the government to take more from you to give to others you are allowing them to take your basic freedoms and liberty.
We all understand about helping the truly needy, those who either are mentally or physically unable to take care of themselves. But for those who are able-bodied? Force them back to work or to improve upon their situation by NOT giving them enough to be ‘comfortable.’
Be honest, if one of your adult kids moved home and stopped looking for work, sat around the house all day and watch TV and played video games, ate your food and sucked off your generosity, what would you do? You know exactly what you would do. At some point you would kick them out and MAKE them go get a job and take care of themselves. Now, if you are willing to show tough love with one of your own kids, why would you not be willing to do the same thing for someone you don’t know?
Psychological fact: A person must feel uncomfortable in their poverty before they will do anything about it. It doesn’t mean that poor people aren’t happy. I grew up in a poor family and we were a very happy, close family.
This is just common sense. Even JFK understood this basic concept. The more money you earn that you are able to keep the more you have to spend on things YOU want, the more you have to give to help people YOU want to help. Nothing helps an economy grow than more people spending more money. This is a simple concept of basic freedom, the freedom to live your life the way YOU want.
A person in CA earning $90,000 a year has over 70% of his earnings going to pay taxes. (Income tax 35%, SS & Medicare taxes approximately 10%, State income taxes 12%, sales taxes 10% and property taxes 3%). And that doesn’t even consider embedded taxes in gasoline, telephone bills, utility bills, etc. How much is too much? At what point does the person working their butt off wake up one day and say it’s no longer worth it?
The percentage will change from state to state but you get the idea. Success is being so penalized that at some point, people just don’t even want to try. High taxes will kill the Great American entrepreneurial spirit in this country.
Our country was founded on Christian/Judeo principals that has love, caring and compassion at their core. It gives us a clear definition of right and wrong. Look how we have strayed from the traditional family and the huge impact that has had on the character of so many of our young people.
From day one, the left has done everything in their power to remove all evidence of God from the public eye, the one thing that gives most people their moral compass and the constant reminder of our core values. Look how the left wants to disregard or get rid of so many of our traditions, some of which have been with us for over 200 years, such as Christmas decorations on public buildings or spaces. A time of joy, peace and giving generated by the celebration of Christ’s birth.
Why are people so upset with that? So what if you don’t believe in Christ or even God. Enjoy the day off from work that the holiday affords most people and chill. You may not believe that all the wonders of the universe were created, but you still enjoy of its beauty and greatness don’t you? Chill!
No organization on the face of the earth wastes more money than the U.S. Government. And it’s not only the waste, it’s the high cost of corruption when the government participates in paying special interest and favored companies, even entire countries, giving away our hard-earned dollars. Look at the massive debt and deficits our kids and generations to come are facing. Do some basic math and ask yourself what is it going to take to even start paying down the debt?
Bush was bad racking up 4 trillion in 8 years! The CBO says that by the time Obama leaves office, he will have added 10 trillion dollars of NEW debt that will be more than EVERY PRESIDENT BEFORE HIM, IN OVER 200 YEARS COMBINED!!! Using Obama’s own words… “That’s irresponsible… That’s unpatriotic!” (His words about Bush in a pre-election speech 2008)
Yes, we are a melting pot for many ethnic and religious groups… but what did T. Roosevelt say:
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
To our Liberal counterparts, we are not ‘haters’! That’s the label used by the Radical Left Liberals and Progressives who hate Conservatism. We are lovers of our country and Constitution. You will never hear us say that we love our country yet we want to “Fundamentally Transform” her. That’s like saying… “I love my wife but I want to Fundamentally Transform her.” Just doesn’t make sense does it?
We are Americans who sincerely believe in American greatness and have no wish to be like any European country… or any other country for that matter. We love the freedom, liberty and free enterprise system that allows anyone to strive for any level of success they desire and have the best chance of archiving it.
Just because we don’t think it’s right to give free contraception to all women or believe in taking an unborn human life, doesn’t mean we hate or even dislike women. Trust me, we love our wives, our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins… we love women!
Just because we say that we believe that man has very little to do with Climate Change, especially here in the United States (because have seen the propagated lies and the reports of omission and manipulation of studies, computer models), doesn’t mean that we don’t care about the planet, clean air and clean water.
It’s absurd to say that an entire group of people believe that. Never forget we have kids and grandkids too, but refuse to accept a hoax that is designed to steal hundreds of billions in new CO2 taxes to feed the phony eco groups who in turn support only the Left. Corruption that is so obvious it should be embarrassing to liberals.
I always want to laugh when I seeliberal rich folks jump up and down about how the oceans are going to rise by several feet because of ice melting, yet they are spending hundreds of billions developing ocean-front homes, high-rise buildings and resorts. It seems to me that they really aren’t too concerned.
Just because we want to close our borders for the security of our country and preserve our sovereignty as a nation, as well as control the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants to our country, or hold accountable to a degree those who are here illegally, doesn’t mean that we hate Hispanics or anyone else. We want a way to deal with the immigration situation that is fair but we also want the government to follow our laws.
We can’t stand by and let the Federal Government pick and chose which laws they will enforce and those they won’t because it fits their political agenda. That turns us into a lawless nation. It doesn’t work. The president ordered ICE to not deport illegals when caught. There is a law suit pending against the president for that action.
We just had over 65,000 incarcerated illegals, including murders and rapist released back into our communities by the Justice Department that is riddled with corruption. They were all arrested, tried and convicted, yet this administration disrespects the hard work and efforts of the police, our courts and prison system and just let them go. Not comforting knowing that 90% off violent crimes are committed by re-offenders.
We Constitutional Conservatives want what most Americans want, i.e., maximum personal freedom and liberty. Equal opportunity for all… but no guarantees of equal results. We want peace and harmony, but understand that there are those Islamic Radicals who hate us for no other reason than who we are, thus we may have to fight those who seek to hurt or kill us.
But mostly we want our government to serve us and our country, not the other way around. We expect to be told the truth, not stonewalled and hide or cover-up the truth at every turn when scandals happen. Obama has said, with every major scandal since Fast and Furious that “I’m outraged and promise that we will get to the bottom of this and make those who caused the problem accountable and bring those who hurt or killed our people to justice.”
Go back and check… no one person held accountable for any of them… not one person brought to justice for Benghazi. That’s just gross negligence and failed leadership. Any CEO or president of any company in America would have been fired years ago. Now, a new wide-spread scandal with the VA Hospitals. Why should we tolerate such incompetence and gross negligence from our political leaders?
So before the name calling starts again I hope you’ll understand that we, as a country are in very serious financial trouble and this time around we need fiscal conservatives, from any party, to hopefully keep us from going over the financial cliff and bring back some sanity in spending. Yes, it will hurt for some us, but it’s better than all of us being subjected to a full collapse of our financial system. So when all the mud-slinging steps up, I hope you will focus on the candidates actual qualifications and not vote for the ‘personality’ or just because there is a D or an R behind the name.
Average American Bob