Monday, December 08, 2008

Wisdom and The Rich

As the jackalope goes about her busy day, she often takes time to visit with young 20 somethings. You just can't take the teacher out of some with the teaching gift. The jackalope loves to visit with these young people and freely offers her wisdom just as in Proverbs 8.

Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice?
On top of the heights beside the way,
Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,
At the entrance of the doors, she cries out;
"To you, O men, I call,
And my voice is to the sons of men.
"O naive ones, discern prudence;
And, O fools, discern wisdom.
"Listen, for I shall speak noble things;
And the opening of my lips will produce right things.
"For my mouth will utter truth;
And wickedness is an abomination to my lips,
"All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
There is nothing crooked or perverted in them,
"They are all straightforward to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge."

This is the voice of the jackalope, earnestly seeking out those needing to hear truth in order to have hope in their own future. Today's lesson centered around government and freedom. Her young friend at first thought that rich people did nothing. Too often we associate mere celebrities who were blessed to be born rich, with "regular work hard and became successful" rich people. Try telling a star NFL player that he doesn't work hard, or a pop singer that she doesn't work. The great majority of Americans work hard for their money. Congress is a group that is paid far more than they deserve for the quality of legislation produced. How do Congressman become millionaires on less than $200,000?..... but I digress.

The truth about rich people is that they produce jobs. How many jobs has Bill Gates produced in his life of computer software development? How many companies were created because of the use of computers? Was Bill Gates always rich? No. He worked hard on his idea and pursued his dream. Through Gate's success thousands, possibly even millions, of others became wealthy.

Now, these wealthy individuals just living their lives provide jobs for others. The architects designing their mansions, the builders, electricians, plumbers, tile installers, not to forget the companies that manufacture all the fixtures and products needed to complete a home with every up to date amenity needed to enjoy life. Even in that aspect, the rich provide jobs for maids, butlers, nannies, chefs, clothes designers, window dressings and luscious fabrics to enhance every room. The list goes on forever.

The point is that we need rich people not government. When we rely on the wealthy to run the economy, we have freedom to pursue our own dream, our own field of study, our own niche market of service to others in order to earn our wages. By serving the needs of others, we earn our own daily bread.

When we rely on government, our earnings are taxed so that our elected officials can be charitable to those who did not serve others as well as we did. This system is full of corruption as our elected officials use our money as charity toward another in hopes of securing votes. Giving money to those that did not serve others as well as we the taxpayer did is nothing more than a bribe for a vote. The corrupt Congressman is now corrupting the citizen receiving the money. Nothing good can come of this as freedom requires individual morality. Corruption creates servitude and slavery for all.

So, my young readers, be wise. Do not fall for the lie about the rich. Observe that it is elected officials spreading this destructive and enslaving untruth. Watch and learn. Get registered to vote and send these liars and men of destruction out of power to intrude upon your life. Wisdom has spoken, I pray you have ears to hear.

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