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Welfare State’s Destruction Powers

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 1, 2012

The “welfare state” is more than a state of mind.  It is a philosophy by which the state makes citizens wards, dependent on it for all manner of things relating to subsistence.

Feudal England had its castles whose lords offered the peasantry food and protection in return for subservient behavior.  While this system was rejected generations ago, is has been replaced by one just as repressive to the masses, the welfare state.  In the welfare system, the political elites who are modern-day lords, drill into the less fortunate their inability to progress in society without the assistance of their new lords.  Initially, the political elites implement programs that sound humanitarian, but in reality increase the power of the elites by making more citizens dependent on their handouts.

While it is staggering to consider the trillions spent on antipoverty programs since President Johnson’ Great Society its own, it becomes criminal given the fact that the same Progressives claim that the current American poverty rate has never been higher in.  Where did all these funds go?  Who actually benefited from them?  These are questions that the proponents of the programs never ask.

Shortly after President Roosevelt’s New Deal and the growth of the intrusive government began, there were those in the United States who feared the outcome of the welfare state.  Their fear’s have been proven correct.  The poem below, initially published in 1949, was sent in by Blog reader Carl.  We had certainly traveled down the slippery slope in the last six decades.

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