To the editor:
When a government program fails to produce its intended, promised results, often times it is rewarded with a larger budget and greater control. When has this ever worked? I don’t know about you, but in my life if I fail to succeed at a given task I’m not given greater responsibility (though I wouldn’t know, I never fail).
Examples of such ludicrous actions are the welfare state, gun control, health care, education, etc. The welfare state was promised to reduce poverty, yet poverty has increased. What do we do as a nation? We grant the government greater authority to increase welfare programs and give them more of our tax dollars. The government enacts gun control to “protect us,” though we are now more vulnerable than we were before. We then as a society entertain the thought of giving the government greater power over firearm ownership.
The government attempts to regulate the health-care industry, and then they claim that now the “health-care industry is broken we must fix it.” So, our response is to give the government more control over the health-care industry. The government fails to educate our children. Then responds by saying, “We need more money.” Does this make any sense to you?
The government has effectively failed, and we respond by increasing its budget and control. I say it is now time that we become masters of our own destiny. We should now do the job ourselves, not hand the reins over to a bureaucracy that is a proven failure. It is time that we get back to a government that is by the people and for the people.