What would you do if you could not fail? If you had backers with enough money to correct any of your mistakes and teachers who would explain each failure to you to avoid future losses; what would you do?
Would you stay at home and collect food stamps and government welfare? Or would you get up and get to it? Strange as it may sound, not everybody would be attracted to working the long hours and dealing with multiple failures if they could avoid it all by staying home and watching television or playing on a computer. Everybody has a different definition of success and a comfortable life. Everybody has separate expectations for outcomes affecting their lives.
What would you do if you were guaranteed you would be successful at least 50 percent of the time? How about if you were successful 25% of the time?
For example, how many of you have a place you would like to visit or a sight you would like to see? Do you have a long term goal for visiting or seeing this place? Do you stand more of a chance of seeing this place if you have a plan or should you rely on hope for it to happen? If you have a plan, do you carry around a photo/description or a 3x5 card listing this location? Do you wake every morning thinking of this place?
I know a lady who for years wanted to see the Mona Lisa in Paris. She developed a plan and worked her plan. The day she stood in front of this famous painting she reports crying in joy at seeing this remarkable piece of art. Understand she was not an artist or an art connoisseur; she just wanted to see this painting. There is no additional money in seeing the art, her business did not grow from seeing the art, but she considers herself richer for having gone to Paris to see the Mona Lisa. She had a plan and she worked her plan to success.
By now you are wondering if I will ever get to the point. The point is we all have different needs, different goals and different abilities. We have different work ethics, different skill sets, and different levels of stamina. We all have a different “bucket list.” Thus, the problem many have with big government.
The problem we have is with bureaucrats determining what is best for us. The problem with conformity is most will be left unsatisfied. Our Founding fathers understood this concept when writing the Constitution. If the Government decides, then … what chance does a person have for developing his own goals, own lifestyle and own way of life?
By definition Government is too big, too inflexible and too organized to monitor every person’s dream. In a Socialist Society only the elite will visit museums in other countries. The working class needs to be at home working on projects decided by the central planners. A Government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it all away.
The question might be as we go into this election period: who will control your dreams, who will control your goals, and who will control what is in your heart?
People come to the United States seeking freedom. Freedom is not a thing, a job
or a place. It is the ability to dream, to plan and then work your plan for your benefit. Sorry, Harry Reid, I don’t think you and your pals have a big enough heart to work my plan. Actually, I don’t think you or your friends can dream my dreams. Harry and his friends may think my dream is a waste of time. But Harry and friends cannot understand the joy of having a dream and working it to success. That is why our Constitution guarantees individual freedoms.
The Constitution protects our dreams.