“It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss to the object, than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence.”
The conservative answer to those who claim government aid can solve poverty is simply, “No it can’t – it will make the problem worse.” It’s that simple. It has never worked and cannot work, because it works against the natural yearning of the soul and its best motivator: freedom. What is worse is that there are those seeking to rule with an iron fist who know they can achieve their objective gradually, by claiming the power they take is for the “good of the people.” The founders of the country understood that man cannot be trusted. And on that understanding they limited the power of government, and granted freedom to the citizens like the world had never seen. And that freedom built the most amazing country the world has ever seen. But there is another important catalyst: morality.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” wrote President John Adams.
So when we see our government growing in power, restricting freedom, and pushing God aside, we fear for our nation. But concern means nothing, if we do not act. And one of the biggest ways to act is in November. Go vote.