It is highly unlikely you went to bed with the ideal
Body Mass Index of 20 and awakened a morbidly obese
related weight gain is so slow it escapes your
notice until the morning you find yourself
struggling like a fat old man putting on his
(This is not sexist, as in today’s
progressive America even skinny young girls can grow
up to be fat old men.)
America’s incremental loss of freedom is just
as subtle as weight gain and I fear we will continue
trading liberty for security until bondage becomes
our new normal.
Here is how:
In 1913, our
Constitution was amended to allow
disproportionate collection of taxes and
disproportionate redistribution of funds. The
“Sixteenth Amendment,” inoculated Marxism into the
American soul and the illusion of offering
sacrifices costing nothing progressively swept the
Today’s patriots who endorse liberty over wealth
redistribution are chastised as greedy and here are
three examples showing the breadth of the infection
modern day minutemen are fighting.
No group wraps themselves in Old Glory more
passionately than Iowa corn farmers, as long as you
do not separate them from their ethanol subsidies.
Sadly, nearly every flavor of food production
depends on government redistributing wealth.
Senior citizens typically oppose the
education cartel’s mill-levy increases.
However, in this 2016 election cycle, a
mill-levy funding senior programs is before the
voters of Yellowstone County, Montana.
Yard signs promoting “Yes for Elder Services”
are sprouting all across our county.
Should this pass, 578,335 dollars will be
removed annually and perpetually from the wallets of
people who have earned it and given to someone the
voters have determined as being more worthy…less a
small handling fee for administration.
A new USDA, Veterinary Medicine Loan
Repayment Program (VMLRP) program redistributes
wealth from folks like Roger, a carpenter in Denver,
Colorado to Dr. Bob, who fixes prolapses in
New veterinarians burdened by school debt
can receive up to $75,000 if they practice for three
years in one of six underserved areas of our
Treasure State. Championed
to meet the needs of cow producers I opposed this
Marxist scheme, but it passed and this brings me to
As sneaky as middle-age weight gain, Marxist
programs are expanding.
Perhaps you think corn farmers, seniors and
veterinarians are so virtuous they are entitled to
the bounty of the unwashed. However, incrementally
advancing programs conflicts with the desires of
650,954 American patriots who purchased our liberty
with their lives?
Consider their sacrifice this Memorial Day
and every time you step in the voting booth because
freedom is fragile.