Terry Van Duyn, who was picked to replace state Senator Martin Nesbitt, who passed away, is up to her eyeballs with the “Moral Mondays” protests, begging and demanding increased monies for North Carolina social programs. Along with Rev. William Barber, the head of the N.C. NAACP, they want unlimited unemployment insurance and medicaid expansion. In other words, “socialism,” plain and simple.
But there is a deafening noise of any mention of meaningful employment. WORK. I have yet to find out the salary for Barber. Maybe minimum wage, ya’think? I have about as much respect for this man as I do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It’s my honest opinion that the NAACP has about as much to do with the advancement of people of color as my chance of being the first Homo sapien to walk on Mars.
We need to feed the poor in this nation, and yet we are the second fattest nation on Earth, down from “first place” to Mexico. The foodstamp program is more than the population of the country of Spain. MORE SPENDING!
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must learn to work instead of living on public assistance,” said Cicero in 55 BC. The Roman Empire fell. What have we learned in 2,000 years?
Those who do not know history are bound to repeat it.
“A favorite theory of mine – to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often,” said Mark Twain.
The general definition of madness is doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different outcome.