Lessons from history could be applied


Editor, The Commercial:

“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured….but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

“And now, any of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”….Ben Stein

I strongly believe in a welfare system. We owe it to those unable to take care of themselves. However I don’t think recipients should be placed in above average housing, given free cell phones, eating steak with some of the able-bodied and receiving economic incentives to stay on welfare in lieu of seeking work.

History teaches that sloth in government does not last forever. Verification comes from the fall of the Roman Empire. Do you also recall the predictive words of Russian Premiere Nikita Krushchev? While pounding his shoe on a table he spoke: “It will not be necessary to conquer America for it is a nation that will decay from within!”

Lack of concern for our raging national debt by those only interested in a current “feel good benefit society” casts a dark shadow over the future of our American children and grandchildren. It also lends credibility to Mr. Krushchev’s prediction.

Continuing down our present national economic path bring these words of a Willie Nelson song to mind that NFL football analyst Don Meredith often sang: “ Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

Can I get an Amen?

Bob Smithey

Pine Bluff