As you no doubt know, our nation is mired in a socialist morass, one that is moving our country into financial bankruptcy. At the center of this mess are Social Security and Medicare, two socialist programs whose primary beneficiaries are you, the older people of America.
As socialist programs, both Social Security and Medicaid are based on the principle of using the force of the state to confiscate the income of the younger people in order to send the money to you, the older people. In other words, these two programs are nothing more than welfare-state transfer programs in which money is forcibly taken from one group and given to another group.
Some of you feel that you are entitled to Social Security because during your younger years you “put money into the system” and therefore are entitled to get it back. Yet, deep down you know that that is not the reality of the situation. No one has ever put anything into the system. From the very beginning, Social Security taxes were simply imposed on people and the money was then sent to older Americans.
Today, as you no doubt know younger people are struggling to make ends meet. Many of them are even losing their homes in the housing crisis. Contributing to their financial difficulties are the high taxes that they are forced to pay so that you can receive your Social Security check and your free health care.
Moreover, soon things are going to get even worse for those in the younger group. Not only will they owe ever-increasing amounts of money as their share of the national debt, owing to out-of-control federal spending, they also have staring at them the payment of trillions of dollars in additional Social Security and Medicare taxes as more older people begin retiring.
The politicians don’t dare mention the word “repeal” for fear of antagonizing you, the older people. That’s why they always speak in terms of “reform.” Yet, reforming an inherently defective and immoral system will only lead to calls for more reform down the line, as things continue to get worse and worse and worse.
However, if you, the older people of America, were to lead the way by demanding repeal, not reform, of socialism in America, political support for these programs would crumble because the politicians could no longer use you as the excuse for continuing the socialist programs.
Why should you lead the way in calling for the repeal of Social Security and Medicare?
Simply because it would be the morally right thing to do. It’s morally wrong for a person to forcibly take money that belongs to someone else. The fact that previous generations did bad things to you cannot serve as a moral justification for you to do the same to the younger generations.
Moreover, what greater gift could you leave America than the end of America’s disastrous experiment with socialism? To paraphrase John Kennedy, ask not what your government can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
There are those who say that you would starve to death and die of illness without Social Security and Medicare. Nonsense. That’s what socialism has done to Americans — make them lose their faith in freedom and the free market and give them mindsets of helplessness and dependency. Americans did without these socialist programs for more than a hundred years. No one starved to death and we once had the finest health-care system in the world.
With the repeal of these programs, everyone, including you, the older people, would do fine. Some of you have money to pay for your retirement. Others would return to the workplace, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it keeps older people in the mainstream of life. Others would depend on their children or church groups or people in the community. That’s the way it should be. Charity means nothing unless it’s from the willing heart of the individual.
The fact is that God has created a consistent universe, one in which freedom and the free market work, while socialism doesn’t. Before things get much worse, we need to restore freedom and the free market to our land, both on moral grounds and on practical ones. You have the ability to lead us out of the socialist morass. Will you do so?