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Let’s teach responsibility, not dependence - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

September 27, 2016

Let’s teach responsibility, not dependence

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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

With reference to Steve McIntyre’s guest column on Aug. 11 (“It’s the ‘let them eat cake’ mentality — again,” The Daily News), it is yet another liberal attempt to make us believe that a bloated, bureaucratic, entitlement society is the way to go.

There are numerous references to Pope Francis and his economic opinions supporting a more entitled society funded by the rich. Pope Francis is a well-loved, spiritual church leader, and the Catholic Church is a great charity. They get all of their cake from donations and volunteers, not from seizing the amount that the Pope thinks the church needs based on how much we earn from selling our time and skills.

On the other hand, the federal government is not a charity. It does have the ability to seize a portion of our cake and give it away. If you don’t comply, you go to jail. If you don’t go to church on Sunday and put your check in the plate, you don’t go to jail. It really is that simple.

The guest column promotes a fair wage and system of fair societal policy. I could not agree more. We have it already — the United States Constitution.

Our society should preach freedom, liberty, faith, personal responsibility and opportunity to the next generation, and not government or other dependence.

Remember, if you got a piece of cake for nothing, somebody else got nothing for their piece of cake.

John Savage

Friendswood