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Thoughts on individual responsibility (11/28/2012)
From: Joe Meyer

Part 2

Man does not have the obligation to take care of his neighbor, but he does have the moral obligation to take care of his family. The word obligation has great meaning in this phrase. If given the opportunity most would choose to help their neighbor. There is no morality if you are forced to. Why is a dollar in the hand of a man who has earned it considered greedy, but not when that same dollar is in the hand of a man who has not earned it? Does one man’s need supersede another man’s rights? No, a man’s needs do not give him the right to my life or any other’s life.

I constantly hear that the rich should pay more than the poor. Well, here is a little math, if the tax rate is 10 percent, the man making 100 dollars per year pays 10 dollars, and the rich man who makes 100 million dollars per year pays 10 million. 10 million is more than 10. We have been force fed for years that a rich man got to where he is because he exploited his workers; the idiocy behind that thinking is that you have a choice to work elsewhere. And by the way it is NOT your job, it is the owner’s job, which both parties enter into freely and benefit from. This is the only reason why unions are still in existence today to make sure that the hard-working talented employee must work for the benefit of the lesser. If you work hard and the business benefits from your employment, then you do not have to worry about being laid off or fired, but the employee who does not benefit the business he is employed by, must have a “union” protect his employment. If you currently work for a business that has a union, it is not the union you should be thanking for employment, it is the “evil rich” business owner who used his own money and energy to build up to the point that your employment became possible.

Let me be the first to say “Thank you” to the rich men and women who built this country, not by just earning their wealth, but creating it with their minds, talent, and effort. We all benefit from their self-interest to make money all the while saying they are less than honorable because they have more than they need while others don’t have enough. What would happen if they did exactly what the public requests of them daily and stopped earning so much money? Our economy would come to a halt very quickly and absolutely. The consumers who consume the products the wealthy produce would be begging the producers to come back.

We need to take a long hard look at ourselves before it is too late and we find ourselves going the same way as so many great nations in history that are no more. Their citizens discovered that a simple majority is all you need to make some men work for the sake of many. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. God bless the producers of America.



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