There was a time when I was a liberal

There was a time when I was a Liberal. There was a time when I was a Democrat. I have not changed my values. I have not changed my philosophies. I was taught that each human being has value. I was taught that each human being has a contribution to make, a purpose on this earth. I was taught that each human being is to be nurtured to allow them the opportunity to make that contribution. I have never wavered from those principles. Unfortunately, they are no longer the principles of Liberals or Democrats. The welfare state is an abomination to anyone sharing those values. It enslaves people, makes them dependent, degrades the individual human being's feeling of self worth, of motivation, of dignity. It discourages people from making their unique contribution to society, turning them from contributors to unmotivated takers. Incentive is stripped from those trained to accept whatever is handed to them rather than to strive for so much more. Initiative becomes a faded memory. Individualism...(Read Full Article)

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