By Chris Rossini
Take all the wasteful, inefficient, unconstitutional, unethical and immoral things that government does, and none are as reprehensible as war.
War is easily the worst thing that governments undertake, and they're the only group of people that can pull it off.
Private individuals and private groups or gangs could never get away with mass murder in the way that governments can, because they'd never be able to get the funds. Private individuals and groups can't tax.
Government forcefully takes whatever funds that it wants from its citizens, and there's no way out. Even if Americans hate the wars, and don't want their money used to kill people, it's tough luck. Get back to work.
Ironically, people erroneously look to this very dangerous institution, called government, to perform acts of kindness.
They believe that government should be there to help in times of need. When you're down and out, government is there to pick you up.
It's a very peculiar belief, but it's widely accepted nevertheless.
America's government was never meant to play such a role. Taking money from one person and giving it to another is not in the U.S. Constitution.
However, breaking the "law of the land" is apparently OK if no one makes a big deal about it. No need to amend the law of the land, which is what the Constitution says must be done.
Just break the law.
So it's accepted that government is there in times of need, but everyone knows that they're terrible at it!
When hurricanes hit, we see just how inefficient, bureaucratic and terrible government is at "helping." The people who are in the disaster zones get to see it first hand.
Take Puerto Rico, as the latest example.
Do you know the excuse that President Trump used to explain away the reason why one should not rely on government for "help"?
It's a good one. Here it goes:
“It’s very tough, because it’s an island,” Trump said during a meeting with members of the House.
It's a big ocean!!!!!
It's never "a big ocean" when they have to wage war in Iraq (7,000 miles away) or Vietnam (8,500 miles away) or North Korea (6,000 miles away).
They'll mobilize millions of men if they have to!
And this is all done against people that have done nothing to us. It's not even for any type of defense!
But getting food and water to Puerto Rico, off the coast of Florida? ---- Oh, well, it's a big ocean.
Americans really need to rethink a few major things. This obviously can't last forever. The financial clock is ticking.
Perhaps America's founders were right.
Actually, not "perhaps."
They were right!
Government should definitely not go abroad looking for monsters to destroy, and government is definitely not there to steal from one to give to another.
At most, government should be there to protect our liberty.
Unfortunately, Americans are re-learning these lessons the hard way.