Better the devil you know than the devil
you don’t know. — Proverb.
“Government is intruding upon our lives.”
“They take our money.”
“They try to control our behavior,
to legislate morality,
to regulate us out of business,
to destroy our values and culture.”
“And they try to protect us too much–
we don’t need nannies;
we’re adults not children.”
“No, they don’t even protect the children
from all the depravity
and predators out there.”
“They don’t help anyone who needs it.”
“Just look at my poor grandma, slaved
away all her life,
never been anything but nice
to everybody; she
can’t afford to retire
or pay for all her medications.”
“They’re a bunch of bureaucratic fat-cats
sitting on their rears
talking pointy-headed nonsense
and desecrating our nation’s founding principles.”
“They should be defending our rights
and our property
and our money
and the traditional family.”
The government doesn’t do enough,
because the government does too much.
The government goes bad
when it tries to do good.
If government costs too much, then
freedom isn’t free enough.
“We used to be free.”
“I’d give my soul for things to be
the way they used to be.”
“Have a cup of tea, on me.”
“Now, let’s talk finances . . . .”
Copyright 2011 by Michael Marsters.
All rights reserved.