It just keeps nagging at me. The whole issue is becoming an obsession with me as I try to pin down why anyone would want to move in that direction. Maybe I am an old fogey who just wants to be left alone. Maybe I am just not Euro enough.
I blew a flat in my SUV the other day. Out in the middle of nowhere. There is cell service in that area, but I never thought about it. I did what needed to be done and changed the flat myself. Why didn't I call for some kind of roadside assistance? My insurance policy includes it.
Our government willl help us with nearly every kind of problem that we can imagine. I hear it all the time from people. There ought to be a law. The government needs to look into that. We need more regulations. We the people ought to help those people.
At this time in our nations history we have almost helped ourselves into oblivion, or the poorhouse, whichever phrase you prefer. Cradle to grave security is here and it is alive. Entitlement after entitlement. Get your piece of the pie. To some that is a great idea. To me, it closely parallels the tire changing scenario above.
In this country, there exist a whole group of people, who rely on either the government or someone else to do things for them. The idea of doing it yourself has never occured to them, because they have been taught that the government, or someone else should do it for them. In many cases, they are also taught that their tire went flat because someone else is to blame, and therefore they cannot help the position they find themselves in.
We are heading down a road that leads to helplessness. I believe that someone wants us to arrive there quickly.