President Cleaveland told us that pensions urge honest men to be dishonest. And they are demoralizing.
Old age assistance was unconstitutional in 1925, and it still is.
Do you agree with the purpose of government?
Do you agree with those who built civilization?
Do you agree with those who secured the blessings of liberty to the posterity?
Do you agree with John Adams?
John Adams might know more about government than you do.
John Adams signed the Declaration of Independence, he was delegate to the Continental Congress, and former Congressman of Massachusetts, and who was one of the three Americans who signed the peace treaty with Britian that authorized the United States to exist.
“Obsta principiis — Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers and destroyers press upon them so fast that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependants and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality, swallow up the whole society.”
— John Adams, Novanglus letters, No. III, 1774, Link: http://www.masshist.org/publications/adams-papers/view?&id=PJA02dg5
Do you agree that the corruption you venerate has swallowed up the whole society?
Throughout history, governments that resort to forced wealth distribution eventually resort to murdering their own Citizens.