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It’s up to the voters

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:32 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:33 p.m. CDT

Are we people who believe in freedom, based on the Constitution? Or are we people who believe in getting everything “free?

Today we have two different political views, one liberal and one conservative. To be too liberal is to give away much of what is in the store for free, by politicians who are then kept in office by the people who receive these free items.

And to be too conservative is to tell people there are no more free items from the store because the store doesn’t exist anymore, and they should instead purchase seeds and plant them in their garden to sustain themselves.

The liberal philosophy believes in catering to people who say, “Here I am; take care of me.” The conservative philosophy says, “It’s time to take care of yourself.”

Is it possible to compromise these philosophies — I think not. One is based on “takers,” and the other is based on “givers.”

It is similar to the story of the little conservative “red hen” and the liberal dog, the secular male cat, and the socialistic noisy duck who lived on the farm. The story starts when the little red hen finds seeds to plant and asks her barnyard friends who will help her plant these seeds ... not I said the liberal dog, not I said the secular male cat, and not I said the socialistic noisy duck.

When the wheat grew, no one helped to cut the wheat, grind the wheat into flour, nor helped to bake the wheat into bread. And when the bread was finished the little red hen ate all the bread herself, even though her three friends wanted a free slice of bread.

We all have to sacrifice or the freeloaders will overwhelm the system. We are spending money we don’t have, and if you say that you will stop giving away much of what is in the store, the people who are used to the free items, pout and cry foul.

Then the liberals shame the conservatives by saying they are inconsiderate to the poor’s needs. They, along with the liberal media, portray the conservatives as insensitive, so they influence them to just keep on spending money. So our dollars become worth less and less and eventually worthless. America’s debt is now more than $15 trillion.

How will we resolve this enormous debt, and what are we to do? We need new leaders who are in the system for the good of the country and not for the good of themselves. America is at a crossroad for its survival, and the greatest country in the world, politically, militarily, economically and religiously may not exist anymore as a democratic country.

We will become a socialistic country like Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, etc. Only the voters can answer this problem?

Carlo Olivero

Dalzell

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