Email Letter: May 4, 2017
Conservatives would rather be capable of giving than entitled to receiving
It is better to give than to receive. You can give encouragement if your character is one of kindness and joy. You can give honor if you are willing to consider others better than yourself. You can give possessions or money if you have worked hard enough to have some. You can give protection if you have gained the skill needed to defend others. You can give time if you are not already a slave to debt or a slave to your schedule.
When life becomes overwhelming, people find they have less and less to give. They still care about people, so they are tempted to vote for the government to give. But when you vote for someone else to give their time, using money that was taken from your fellow citizens, you are saying that their time is worth less than yours. You are saying that your neighbor’s money is worth little and forgetting the blood, sweat, tears, and hours of drudgery and frustration that they went through in order to earn what they have. You are willing to donate what belonged to someone else in order to be generous in an era where everyone is too busy to build what it takes to truly give.
The newspapers, polls, and streets are full of people who want the government to take care of the world. Where are the conservatives? They are busy working hard and minding their own business, because they would rather be capable of giving than entitled to receiving.