Let Charity be Charitable, and as for our Government: Condolences Yes, Assistance No

Condolences Yes, Assistance No
by Laurence M. Vance, August 15, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation Daily

Thanks to the tremendous technological advances in communications that have taken place over the past few years, the whole world has now heard of and seen the destruction wrought by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With thousands already confirmed dead, and many thousands more missing and presumed dead, the thoughts and prayers from people of every nation are with the Japanese people.

Here’s my favorite pulled quote from this article:

“…the U.S. government shouldn’t even be providing assistance to American citizens in Japan. There was a time in this country when it was recognized to be improper for the federal government to provide humanitarian relief even within the United States. President Grover Cleveland vetoed a bill in 1887 that would have provided seed for farmers in drought-stricken Texas. In his veto message, he wrote that aid from Washington only “encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character.” The Texas farmers ended up getting ten times as much in private assistance as they would have received from Uncle Sam.”

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Guests this Saturday night are former Bracero turned Wine Maker Grower Reynaldo Robledo Sr. & Jacob Hornberger on Immigration, Prosperity and Liberty

Podcast Part 1 & Part 2

Saturday Nights at 11PM Pacific Time
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This Saturday night, January 22, 2011:

Sr. Reynaldo Robledo Sr. came to California from Mexico as a teenager and a Bracero, a guest worker, in 1968.  He discovered a passion for growing grapes, and learned how to grow them exceptionally well.  His story is a great American story. 

Today in addition to his thriving vineyard management business managing hundreds of acres and his family’s own over three hundred acres, the Robledo Family also is a fine wine maker. 

His values are the values shared by all free spirited lovers of liberty and freedom, family and entrepreneurship. 

He believes in the possibility of individuals like him, who start with nothing, but given the opportunity, can rise to create wealth, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful products for edifying pleasure and celebration.

I am also delighted to welcome a new friend, Jacob Hornberger, President and founder of Future of Freedom Foundation FFF.org.   Love the name!   Mr. Hornberger is a native of Laredo Texas and he grew up in a bilingual bi-cultural community.  He notes in an essay “The city, whose street names include many Spanish and Mexican historical figures, has the biggest celebration in the nation honoring George Washington’s birthday.”  His example as does Reynaldo Robledo’s, shatters the myth that multi-lingual, multi-cultural communities undermine American Exceptionalism!  In Spanish we would say ¡Eso! ¡Eso! in English, Here! Here!

The truth, the words of freedom and liberty ring true and are the same principles in any language. Like the Bible is the Word, in any language, the principles of Liberty are the principles of liberty in any language. If we speak them and practice them, we are united.

The Future of Freedom Foundation’s mission statement rings true, loud and clear: The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.

The motivation for the people who make this radio program possible is our passion for liberty.  Our purpose is to inform, inspire, celebrate and advance integrity, creative endeavors and individual liberty.

We talk politics, business and culture, and feature ordinary individuals who accomplish extraordinary feats, who act and lead to help transform the future of California such that our best days lay ahead.

Make us your nightcap on Saturday nights in Southern California or where ever you are.  California is still a happening place, and this little engine, The Martha Montelongo Show is revved up to go! Join us.

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A recent discovery for me, and a blueprint for my radio program are the works of the scholars at FFF.org For Instance, The Liberal Assault on the Poor

The Liberal Assault on the Poor, Part 1
by Jacob G. Hornberger, Posted March 29, 2010

Liberals say that they love the poor, needy, and disadvantaged. Unfortunately, however, the economic philosophy that liberals favor constitutes a direct assault on the economic well-being of the poor, along with nearly everyone else in society.

Liberals claim to combat poverty in two principal ways.

First, they use the force of government (e.g., income taxes) to take money from those who have earned it in order to give it to the poor.

Second, they restrict people’s use of their property to enable the poor to have access to such property.

What liberals fail to understand, however, is that the very means they choose to combat poverty — socialism and interventionism — actually exacerbate the problem that they claim to address. Their war on poverty hurts the very people they say they are trying to assist.

In proposing their array of welfare programs to help the poor, liberals operate under the mindless assumption that wealth exists naturally in a society. Even worse, they give nary a thought to the possibility that a society in which wealth is growing is the greatest benefit to the poor. Worst of all, they don’t consider the distinct possibility that their own tax-and-redistribute policies tend toward destroying the base of wealth in society, thereby relegating everyone to poverty.

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