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“The Food Stamp Program is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the National Park Service asks us to ‘Please Do Not Feed The Animals.’ This is because the animals may grow dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves.”
Don’t fee the animals! they may become dependent on handouts!
There is no doubt that America is becoming the land of government handouts and entitlements. The Democrats have long believed that they can enslave the American people by making them dependent upon the government for their survival rather than to depend upon themselves.
But the problem of government handouts is not a new problem as Benjamin Franklin wrote about welfare back during the foundation of America.
“In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries that the more the public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
However, it appears that our government, over the past 100 years, has forgotten Franklin’s warnings and instructions. He told us then that the more the government hands out, the more dependent the people will become and instead of actually helping the poor, we end up locking them into the system and creating more poor.
I found this editorial was published by the Miller County Liberal on June 13, 2012. It was submitted by Billy Fleming and reads:
“The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals. Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves. This ends today’s lesson.’”
The truth might be tough to take and not politically correct but it is the Truth.