Government and the people 1

The Democrats believe we all “belong to the government”. Here’s part of the the video clip shown at the Democratic National Convention in which they say so:

 

The Left really does think that the government is a sort of parent and master to whom we belong and who has a duty to nurture us, direct us, run our lives.

We on the other side think that the government should be our servant. As President Ronald Reagan did.

Here are some of the things he said about government:

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.

It is not my intention to do away with government. It is, rather, to make it work – work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take it all away.

Government, the people said, was not our master, it is our servant; its only power that which we the people allow it to have.

Obama’s government has taken too much power. The people must take it back again.

Posted under Collectivism, Commentary, government, liberalism, liberty, Progressivism, United States by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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  • liz

    What a contrast between Reagans words and the Democrat mentality.
    The sad thing is that even when he said those things, Reagan was going against the prevailing mentality. Just as Ayn Rand was when she wrote Atlas Shrugged. She recieved not one positive review of that book, from the Left OR the Right.
    And every word of it is now being acted out before our eyes – who needs the movie when you have it in real life? But the movie is needed (although it, too, will be ignored) because people are blind to reality.