Continuing our series with Michael Cloud. When he speaks of the government below think of your public schools. Public schools are government schools. In government schools you will find corruption, waste, fraud and patronage. Are you going to get involved in controlling the spending and waste in public schools? Or will you continue to let them raise your taxes so you do not have to make any effort? When will it stop? How much money are you willing to give up while continuing to get poor results and lower standards from our schools? As a parent I believe my responsibility is to leave a better world for my child. Leaving a large tax burden with little accountability on the part of our public schools does not make a better world for my child or any child.
Personal Responsibility Sets Us Free Michael Cloud c 2002
Personal responsibility sets us free. Personal responsibility makes us
self-reliant. Self-supporting. Thoughtful. Productive. Personal
responsibility makes us prosperous and civil.
Yet everywhere in America, government responsibility advances, while
personal responsibility retreats.
Government responsibility expands, while personal responsibility shrivels
Government responsibility grows stronger, while personal responsibility
grows weaker and weaker.
Because too many people have been taught that personal responsibility is a
hard and painful burden.
Too many have been taught that personal responsibility means blame and
Too many people have been taught that personal responsibility is just one
more thankless task.
So individuals surrender their responsibility to government. And Big
Government is happy to take it.
Because Big Government grows by assuming responsibility.
But Government responsibility doesn't work.
Government responsibility makes things worse.
Government responsibility creates new problems.
Government responsibility means programs that squander and waste.
Government responsibility diverts money and energy from positive and
Government responsibility IS the problem.
Personal responsibility is the solution.
Health Care? Federal, state, and local politicians vote and lobby for more
government responsibility. They drive us toward a single-payer, Big
Government Health Care monopoly. One big VA hospital for America. That's
government responsibility in Health Care.
Education? Federal, state and local politicians vote for more government
responsibility. More government authority. More government control. More
government involvement. Government-run public schools are obscenely
expensive and teaching disabled. That's government responsibility in
The Family? Politicians make politically correct votes for the children, for
family leave, and family planning. Their votes destroy the authority and
responsibility of parents. Their votes make more government rules and
regulations, restrictions and requirements, mandates and demands ... decided
and guided by bureaucrats and politicians. That's government responsibility
Welfare? Disaster relief? Retirement? Business? Jobs? Area after area, time
after time, government responsibility makes things worse.
Government responsibility is the problem. Personal responsibility is the
It's time to take back personal responsibility.
Personal responsibility is the price of liberty. Personal responsibility
sets us free. Personal responsibility leaves us with the freedom and
resources to support our families, raise and educate our children, plan our
careers, and save for our own retirements.
Personal responsibility is only possible with small government. And small
government is possible only with personal responsibility.
Government responsibility or personal responsibility? Which do you want?
Government authority or personal authority? Which do you want?
Government control or personal control? Which do you want?
Big Government or small government? Which do you want?
It's your choice. Your responsibility.
You can pay the price of achieving small government, individual liberty, and
Or keep paying the costs of Big Government, government authority, and