Ask a native American what happens when you don’t control immigration . And while you are at it , as a commenter suggests :
“ Also ask them what happens when the government tells you they will give you everything you need. Food and housing, Ha. The reservations are hideous and in 1 generation, they made diabetics and alcoholics out of them . “
The promises granted to the native American populations of the continental US by the government and the inevitable betrayal of those self same promises offer a cautionary tale to the rest of us . Is there really any reason we citizens should expect to be better “taken care of” by the State than were the Tribes?
That’s a rhetorical question , but still an answerable one … in a word , NO . At the end of the day we are all just chattel to the self -perpetuating bureaucracy to which all governments devolve . There is no such thing as benevolent government … such is an oxymoron of the highest order .
Benevolence as defined by Dictionary.reference.com is :
[buh-nev-uh-luhns] Show IPA
desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness: to be filled with benevolence toward one’s fellow creatures.
an act of kindness; a charitable gift.
The definition is plain enough … benevolence is an act of charity or good faith that is given freely and at a cost only to the benefactor . You cannot be benevolent with someone else’s time , effort or money . There is nothing charitable about robbing Peter to pay Paul and in the final analysis that is all that it is possible for the State to do . It creates no wealth of it’s own and so relies on picking your pocket to pay their (take your pick) whatever .
There is one more part to the definition of the word benevolence though and it is much more in keeping with State entitlements than with charity as we have come to know it and that is this , again from Dictionary.reference.com :
English History . a forced contribution to the sovereign.
In the end there is benevolence as might be seen through the doings of the Church : good for it’s own sake at no cost to the beneficiaries , and then there is The State : ham-fisted , plunder-funded , uncaring , and unaccountable … nothing benevolent about it .
“State benevolence” has destroyed the Native Americans and if left unchecked will do the same for the rest of it’s citizens as well . Our fortieth president described it best with his famous quote about the nine most terrifying words in the English language ” I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
There is very little helpful about the State even though it may appear to be doing good . Often the unseen costs of these State sponsored “benevolent” programs are many times greater than the benefits received and perhaps the whole process of dulling the public’s senses and lowering expectations as they slowly bring about the demise of the middle class and do to us what they’ve done to the Native Americans .
They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause … Anybody ? …
“They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please …”