The Government is My ‘Baby Daddy’
Imagine an episode of the Maury Show where Maury is sitting next to a female who has semi-adorable child backstage. Sitting next to the female are two males, one of males is named “Your Government.” The men are there for a maternity test to see who the father of that semi-adorable child is. After the audience “side show” and commercial breaks, Maury is now ready to read the results. He grabs the brown envelope and all three principles are on the edge of their chairs. Maury opens the envelope, and he reads the results out loud to the unnamed male, “In the case of the 3 year old child, you are NOT the father.” The unnamed male jumps up, gyrates his hips to the crowd and proceeds to perform a number of dance moves including the Cabbage Patch, the Running Man and the Harlem Shake. Maury calms the “side show” as the unnamed male exits the stage. Maury then informs the audience that there is another maternity test that needs to be read. Just as before, he grabs the brown envelope and the two remaining principles are on the edge of their chairs. He opens the envelope and reads them out loud to “Your Government.” Maury states, “In the case of the 3 year old child, you ARE the father.” “Your Government” buries his head in his hands as the female jumps up and mocks him with “I told you so.” Next, Maury comes over to “Your Government,” puts one arm around him and asks him, “Now, that you know that this is your baby, are you going to take care of it?” “Your Government” looks at Maury, shakes his head and says, “I shouldn’t but I looks like I am going take care of another one.”
The reality of this situation is that the unnamed male is actually the father of the child, but “Your Government” is on the hook to pay for the child almost certainly for life. In fact, “Your Government” is already on the hook for millions of people and their children and their children’s children at the expense of millions of working citizens. Indeed, it is very frustrating for those working citizens who are paying living and luxury expenses for able-bodied yet lazy individuals year after year.
As mentioned before, the deeper issue is that the same families that are supported by “Your Government” generation after generation. With little to no incentive to not be supported, parents pass the same lethargic, take the short-cut, and somebody else will do it attitude on to their children. These same children are left to learn life’s lessons about the hard way as most will find themselves in the revolving door of the legal system, which puts a further tax burden on working citizens.
One problem with totally cutting off support from “Your Government” is that the population’s vulnerable are left to die. There are those who are in real need for support, the elderly, the terminally ill, and the mentally and physically handicapped. I hope “Your Government” has evolved to the point where it does not resort to ‘eliminating’ the vulnerable of the population like the Nazis did. (Some would argue that this is exactly what “Your Government” is doing by setting up a system where only those who can afford to get better will get better, but this topic is for another blog).
A simple solution for able-bodied, lazy individuals who drain the working tax paying individual and take away the lifeline of the vulnerable is found in 2 Thessalonians 3:10. The New International Version (NIV) states “the one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” The world would be a much different place if the amount someone ate depended on the amount of work that same someone puts in.
DISCLAIMER: This is not so much a disclaimer as it is another observation. What I describe above is a type of individual. Upon reading this, there may already be an impression of the race of the parties involved. The fact of the matter is the battle line in America is drawn between economic lines, yet the media steers Americans to stereotype the certain type of individual I am describing. It is unfortunate that shows like Maury primarily have guests that are minorities and they portray themselves in a negative light.