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Guest Opinion: A Nation Addicted to Government - Getting Sober Comments

Americans are now a nation of addicts.  Only we are addicted to government.  Every time a challenge or difficulty arises, we have been conditioned to turn to the government to either remove (deaden) the pain that we might feel or to help us escape the challenge that we need to conquer.  And just like every other addict, we collectively deny that our dependence is a problem. Continue Reading

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  1. David Carlon
    2 years ago

    How true... a fascist corrupt oligarchy, military contractors and a military that have fed at the government trough like the hogs they are and that have promoted unjust wars of profit and the related murder of millions of human brothers and sisters for over 60 years needs to shaken off the government teat... the corporate welfare hogs are the root of evil and misery in this nation... not God's poor.

  2. Bulbajer
    2 years ago

    We Americans are addicted, and have been addicted, to a lot of things for some time now. Consumerism, for example. Capitalism, oil, materialism... government certainly can't solve all our problems and should be reduced in certain areas. But we need government in our lives to a certain degree, like it or not.

  3. NewCat
    2 years ago

    Well stated. This addiction is the lasting legacy of progressives which really goes back to Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Wilson even stated that the goal of education was to make a man as unlike his father as possible. He wasn't talking on a micro scale only with literally a child and the parent, he was talking macro about the country. The goal was to progressively, slowly change the country from the idea of self-reliance, as it had been for the first 110 years of the country to the idea of government dependence. Once government gets people hooked, those in power stay in power. This is why it hasn't made a difference which political party is in power, we move inexorably toward total government control. It's all by design. Imagine telling a drug dealer you are going to get clean...I imagine you would receive a handful of new "free" drugs as a going away present. The dealer knows how hard it is to go clean. To make this analogy worse, it's not the person walking away that's needed. America needs the DEALER to tell us, we are using too much and the dealer is going to cut us off on the supply. Yeah right.
    The undermining of religion of late by the government is the next step in the progressive evolution. Churches and religious organizations are one of the last remaining bastions of non-governmental support for people. If progressives can force private/church charities or hospitals out of the equation, there's no where left for desperate secular people to turn but to the DEALER, who awaits with open arms.
    The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. A system like that kills the very thing that feeds it - an individuals desire to succeed. It won't last long given where we are and the only place to go after that is total collapse.
    My God bless and keep us - because we certainly are not doing ourselves any favors.

  4. abey
    2 years ago

    In simple words addicted to the "I", which unfortunately comes in the word "Pride- The lust of sin" unknown to love, that love in Christ.

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