LTE – Skipper Ford

Dear Editor,

I read last week that you are afraid. Do not be afraid. The government will take care of us. We may not be smart enough to take care of ourselves, but the government is smarter than us.

Are you afraid that we will not have enough money? Don’t worry, the government will just print some more.

Are you afraid that we will not be able to handle the terrorist threat? Don’t worry, the government will just create another governmental agency to take care of them.

Are you afraid that we will not have enough money to fulfill our obligations to pay Social Security to the recipients? Don’t worry, the government will just tax the wealthy. They don’t need it anyway. They just use it to create jobs.

Are you afraid that we will not have enough jobs for everyone? Don’t worry, the government will find jobs for all of us. Even if they have to create another government bureau to employ us.

Are you afraid that you won’t have enough money to retire? Don’t worry, by that time you will be poor and you will qualify for all kinds of government benefits for the poor, i.e., free transportation (when they can find it for you), food stamps (limited quantity of course), free medical (if you can find a doctor that will accept government payment).

Are you afraid they are going to cut the military budget so much that they won’t be able to protect us? Don’t worry, the politicians know what they are doing, even though most of them have never been in the military.

Are you afraid that government regulations will take away your freedom? Don’t worry, the government will pass more regulations to insure that you don’t lose your freedom.

Are you afraid of the government? I would BE AFRAID if I were you. THE BEST GOVERNMENT IS THE GOVERNMENT THAT GOVERNS THE LEAST.

Skipper Ford.