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In a time and age of economic peril, we have seen many lose hope, faith, and trust. Many Americans have seen their financial security totally collapse due to COVID, lockdowns, and economic uncertainty. While the government is looking for solutions to combat this pandemic, I believe the answer is simple: Americans need to decrease their dependence on the government. For far too long, many Americans have had a love affair with the naive thoughts of the government helping to improve their lives.
Americans need to be liberated from the government’s message that it will provide for them and meet all their needs. This is blasphemy. Nothing is free. While the government is promising free college, an increase in the minimum wage, economic opportunities for all, redistribution of wealth, etc, Americans need to awake from their slumber and realize that their hard-earned money will be taxed to fund these “free” opportunities.
Many people rely on welfare and social services, and the government has compelled them to stay just where they are. These people must liberate themselves from believing that it’s ok to rely on government assistance, living off other taxpayers indefinitely. It is time for individual responsibility. It’s time for people to realize that you do not have to stay in your current predicament but that you can arise from the ashes of economic bondage and enhance your opportunities, such as homeownership and entrepreneurship.
Americans must liberate themselves from the shackles of government expansion. The government does not have the right to tell you what doctor to go to, what car to drive or how to spend your money. If Americans do not speak up and make their voices heard, they will continue to live in political Egypt, enslaving themselves only to see the government deepen their economic woes.
My fellow Americans, it is foolish and ignorant for us to sit back and be complacent. You have seen your taxpayer money wasted to bailout CEO’S and companies who are not performing, only to see them file for bankruptcy. You have seen the government spend money that it simply does not have, and as a result, deepened our national debt. You have seen a government refuse to be fiscally responsible. They are aware of the national debt and the domestic and national security concerns that come with it. But instead of being reliable, politicians are mainly concerned with just winning the next election.
America–it is time to liberate yourself from the idea that the government will take care of you. During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, the question was, “Are you better off than you were eight years ago?” I ask you this: Will you be better off ten years from now? What will you give to your children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren?
While the government is bankrupting Social Security and Medicaid and attempting to expand its power over the private sector, what will you do?
It is time for our minds to be liberated. It is time for us to hold our elected officials accountable. The longer we are silent, the less chance we have of becoming truly liberated.
Demetrius Minor is a minister, author, and political commentator. He is a former radio talk show host and television personality. He is also a member of the Project 21 advisory board of black conservative leaders across the United States. He and his wife, Riesa, serve on the leadership staff at Tampa Life Church in Tampa, FL.