Is Government Spending Moral?

There are two kinds of government spending; moral and immoral. Moral spending is that which keeps the citizens of the United States safe from rogue regimes and hostile nations bent on harming Americans in this country and abroad. Moral spending is training local and federal police forces to combat crime within our borders. Moral spending would be for a judicial system, where by men could resolve their differences in a court of law, and criminals could be removed from society and incarcerated indefinitely, or until which time they are rehabilitated. This moral spending benefits the nation as a whole, and preserves not only our lives, but our constitutional freedom.

 

Immoral spending is any government spending that usurps the productivity of free men, disposing of their incomes at the government’s discretion. Remember, government can’t create anything but  bureaucracy, yet government wields a checkbook canvassing the country for socialistic causes to fund with money extorted from tax payers at the point of a gun. It is immoral to sanction a group of victims to fund altruistic, socialist, egalitarian, ideologies of the political elite, or a wonton entitlement class?

 

What about the poor? These people have the same constitutional rights as the rest of us; they have been kept poor by the marginal fiscal government programs that perpetuate their poverty. Many people living below the poverty line in this country, own cars, flat screen HD televisions, and DVD players, they consume such luxury items as cosmetics, tobacco, alcohol, and street drugs, they walk into emergency rooms across the nation whenever they get a headache, run a fever, have pain, or just need their prescriptions filled. Is this moral?

 

What about minorities? To elevate a particular race or gender with government spending is to discriminate against those who do not share those same racial or gender specific attributes, this constitutes government initiated and government sponsored racism. Isn’t racism immoral? Not only does government create racism, it enhances the myth that a certain race is inferior, therefore, must be given a handout because said race lacks the virtue and intelligence of the sanctioned victims who provide the hand out. Isn’t this immoral? This prolongs the minority condition indefinitely in a stereotypical role of genetically deficient as a malady of heritage. Isn’t this immoral? Entitlement spending fuels the flames of hatred, creating class divisions in society and enhancing class warfare. Is this moral?

 

Our government extorts money from the tax payers and distributes it to organized labor, Ivy League colleges, public schools, and other entities, that not only share, but nurture governments collectivist ideologies. Our government extorts money from the working class to subsidize failed industries, thus rewarding market failures, while punishing productive industries with increased tax burdens. Is this moral?

 

Now ask yourself, what has this government done for you lately. Are you a victim, or beneficiary of government spending? Do you, or your business, benefit in any way from immoral government spending. Is your lifestyle enhanced and supported by the victims of government extortion? Are you moral?

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4 Responses

  1. It’s moral prostitution…

    Politicians garner power by selling subsidies for votes. Through carefully crafted propaganda and affiliations with special interest they are able to nurture this relationship thereby avoiding condemnation for failing in their “moral” obligations to protect the sanctity of individual rights.

    The “right” to live a comfortable life demands prosperity be subsidized by the public treasury. Cutting spending and balancing budgets would be detrimental to this philosophy.

    • “Through carefully crafted propaganda and affiliations with special interest they are able to nurture this relationship thereby avoiding condemnation for failing in their “moral” obligations to protect the sanctity of individual rights.”

      What’s really insidious here, is when special interest groups seek benefitial legislation, they clothe it in the rhetoric of general intrest: “It will contribute to full employment and enhance national security.” The naked self interest of lobbyists is disquised to have merit, and what legislator could possibly deny merit?

      Nearly a century ago, A.V. Dicey explained why the rhetoric in terms of the general interest is so persuasive: “The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect, and lie out of sight. . . Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.”

  2. “The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect, and lie out of sight. . . Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.”

    I Agree.

    Politicians stay in office by catering to these special interest groups (Obama’s carbon Tax for example). In turn these special interest groups want more stuff from the government. For instance ACORN (made famous by widespread allegations of voter fraud and intimidation tactics to push leftist social agendas) and other community groups could get billions of dollars from the Obama administration. The Democrats’ bill makes groups like ACORN eligible for $4.19 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities.”

  3. […] our foreign policy and replaced liberty with socialist tyranny while creating class warfare and institutionalizing divisive racism. In reality, the moral implications of political pragmatism are the tangible lost of our republic […]

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