By Chris Rossini
One of the biggest problems that Americans face today is understanding what the role of government should be in a society. A century of compulsory government schooling has twisted the role into the exact opposite of what it should be.
Republican Presidential contender, John Kasich, provides the following awful analogy as to what his role as President would be:
“You need to recognize people’s frustrations. It’s easy for me. I grew up in a town where all we had was frustration. At the end of the day they want you to land the plane. They don’t want you to crash. . . . It’s like a doctor. A doctor diagnoses you and tells you you’re sick. What if the doctor then turned and left the room?”
The belief that Kasich is reinforcing here is that if you have a problem, you go to the government to get it fixed. Government then (as your "doctor") diagnoses the problem, and is expected to heal you.
However, there are grotesque details that "Doctor" Kasich is leaving out. You see, in order for government to help you, it must first harm someone else. Government must go and beat up your neighbor first, and then it can offer you some temporary relief.
This is a very twisted way for society to function. Once such a poisonous idea is accepted, it's only a matter of time before there are no healthy people left for government to beat up on, in order to "help" its "patients".
On the other hand, a real Doctor, named Ron Paul, has lived by a very different philosophy: "First, do no harm".
Government, by its very nature, cannot "first, do no harm". Instead, it must first "do harm." This is why it's so important for American individuals to change their government indoctrinated belief on what government's role should be.
If you have a problem, don't go to government. Don't even consider it an option. Instead, seek a voluntary, private, or market-oriented solution. Go to a real doctor, or charitable institution (that's not taxpayer-funded of course). Seek out those who will help you without beating up on anyone else.
There is no shame in accepting voluntary charity.
But there should be shame in accepting government help.
Someone else has to suffer a black eye in order for you to get it.