Principium Volume III, Book 12, Quote 1249

1249. (2-1-2011) It is those of a socialist mentality that would have us be taxed heavily at death so as not to be able to assist our children to a better life. They frown and despise too many being able to accumulate wealth so instead of an economic policy like capitalism that advocates for one to work hard save their capital (money) and invest it in better ways, they would follow the Keynesian economic model that advocates the promotion of spending or consumption, people do not learn the sacrifice of savings, they learn to try and satisfy their lusts and greed to the great impoverishment of all. Then because the people are impoverished, the powerful government steps in and takes care of them. Where savings and prosperity would teach and allow people to take care of themselves, more power can be achieved if the government enslaves the people by impoverishing them both temporally and mentally. The elite in government then become the gods, to take care of the wretched of the Earth. Where they display their cunning is in the fact that they pour all their speech into the care and worry for the poor, using the government’s coercive power to seize the wealth of others and distribute it to those who now feel beholden to the people in control of the government for the gifts doled out from the common treasury. Contrast this with religion which teaches a man to use his talents and diligence for good and he will prosper, whereupon he is to humble himself and sacrifice by giving to the poor and needy part of what God has blessed him with. Who learns more about self-sacrifice and self-mastery, the serf of the government who waits eagerly for his next handout or the servant of the people voluntarily sacrificing of his own goods and labor. The difference is in the heart where the change takes place. Government cannot replace God’s plan to improve one’s self through self-mastery through obedience to his commandments. His rules improve us, the government’s rules leave us empty and bitter or enslave us. - Andrew T. Jackson, 1970 - Present



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