*****<quoted text>Keeping people dependent on the government isn't the Christan thing to do either! It takes away their humanity, their self respect and makes them no better than livestock, who are bought and payed for.
I whole heartedly agree with you, but he was talking more about his religious beliefs this time.
When people depend on government, I believe it takes away their pride and self esteem. I'm speaking mostly of those who have sincerely beat the bushes looking for a job and can't get hired. Is it not in our nature to take pride in what we worked for and earned through hard times and work efforts?
Those who choose to live off the government because they feel somebody owes them something for their hard luck, are the ones who will never have a damn thing in this world but what they can buy off meager income. How can you take pride in something that causes you to live below poverty, when those who keep you there live lives of luxury, drive expensive cars and take elaborate vacations?
Somewhere there is resentment and anger. I have seen both kinds as I'm sure you have also. I would rather work and be independent. IMO, I don't need government to baby sit me or mine.