Someone wise once said, “Teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.” Another wise man said, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” In 1916, William J.H. Boetcker said:
You cannot strengthen the weak by
weakening the strong.
You cannot help small men by
tearing down big men.
You cannot help the poor by
destroying the rich.
You cannot lift the wage earner by
pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by
spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by
inciting class hatreds.
You cannot establish security on
You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by
doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
I ask, what are we doing to America with all the social programs and the entitlement mentality of the American people? What happened to our fierce independence and the self-reliance that built and fostered the American dream?
As I have watched the news and the policies of the current administration, I have grown at the utter nonsense and social program theories that spew from politicians’ mouths, especially during the pandemic. Mask mandates, vaccine mandates, higher taxes and governmental control of education. What’s next, online dating control?
Tongue in cheek, here’s how it would work. The compassionate politician goes to visit the high school. He notices the dating scene isn’t going well for some teens. They never get asked out. Wallflowers line the walls at dances. What a tragedy. Just image how demoralized they feel. Imagine how their self-esteem suffers when they see others becoming prom king or queen and the football hero while they sit on the sides of life. Something must be done. The government needs to step in and equalize the dating scene.
At the think tank he devises a marvelous plan, reveals it to his colleagues and they applaud his efforts. They present it to the committee and on to the floor of the House. It is so important that it takes first place on the agenda. Mrs. Speaker makes sure of that. Gas prices, national security, defense spending and even trade rulings take a seat behind high school student suffering with low self-esteem. It passes the House, the Senate and the president proudly wields his pen.
The plan unfolds in full glory. The government takes over the dating scene and rolls into the educational system like a steamroller. They confiscate the most successful online company. Every student across the nation submits a profile by the time they are 14 listings all their hobbies, preferences and gender choice. Debates break out about the submitter. Due to television conditioning, some children start dating as early as six or seven. It is suggested that the young don’t have the reading capacity or the comprehension skills to fill out the form. Someone suggests that the parents should do it. “Oh no, no! Not the parents! They have too much control already. We must create another plan.”