Reader: Maybe we need a revolution

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." -- Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005

Where in the Constitution is the authority to spend the people's money in the present reckless way? The 10th Amendment says that powers not expressly granted to the federal government remain vested in the people. Yet, trillions of fiat dollars are being printed for pork programs that devalues our money in retirement and savings accounts. We are being robbed.

The regime in Washington is taking our nation down the same slippery slope Germany went through in the 1920s. Flooding the system with enormous amounts of fiat money devalued the German mark until it took a wheel-borrow of marks to buy a loaf of bread.

I consider what Obama and Congress are doing amounts to legalized theft. The only difference between them and Jesse James is that Jesse used a gun. Congress is stealing the value of our life savings to distribute to others who have no right to it. Maybe we need a good old-fashioned revolution to set things right.

Norm Olson


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