It's Not Fair
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
Let no one misunderstand, the fairness being referred to is not the "life is not fair" fairness. The fairness referred to is the fairness that is rooted in theft and laziness. When someone speaks of something that is not fair that could be obtained by thrift, hard work, and dilligence, but instead encourages the taking from others who have worked hard to obtain what they have, put simply, is wrong.
Unfortunately, this country is becoming a den of thieves. How can one know they are being led down a path of theft? When you hear a political candidate suggest taking from others to benefit you to get your vote for purposes other than what the founders originally intended, this is just a form of bribery.
Ask yourself, if someone from the mafia was offering you money, but you knew they were extorting money from good people to give you that money, would you participate? How is it any different when politicians create unjust laws to do the same?
“The general objects of the union, are, 1st. To protect us against foreign invasion. 2d. To defend us against internal commotions and insurrections.”
William R. Davie, Founding Father
One of our founding fathers, William R. Davie, when debating the constitution, addressed what functions government should be limited to when he said, "The general objects of the union, are, 1st. To protect us against foreign invasion. 2d. To defend us against internal commotions and insurrections. 3d. To promote the commerce, agriculture and manufactures of America. These objects are requisite to make us a safe and happy people, and they cannot be attained without a firm and efficient system of union."
When there is a cry that something is not fair or that you are entitled to something, is it along the lines of what he said Government should be doing?
"It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government."
President Ronald Reagan
President Reagan expounded on this concept in his inaugural address, "We are a nation that has a government; not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth," he boldly declared. "Our government has no power except that granted it by the people." As Reagan said repeatedly, he believed government wasn't the answer, it was the problem. "It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government."
: Quoted (William R. Davie) in, The Making of America - The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution, W. Cleon Skousen, p. 120 ISBN: 0-88080-017-8
: Quoted (Ronald Reagan) in, America, Empire of Liberty, a New History of the United States, David Reynolds, Basic Books, pp. 417-418, ISBN 978-0-465-01500-9