Tooth fairy voters are looking for something for nothing

Published 11:33 am Friday, September 23, 2022

To the Editor:
Who can remember losing your first tooth and putting it under your pillow in hopes the tooth fairy would replace it with a prize? How many become adults and still believe in the Tooth Fairy? Do those people exist today? Sad to say, they do! They’ve replaced the pillow with a voting booth and their tooth with their vote. The prize is a politician who will give them free health care, free education, food stamps, free housing and “a-partridge-in-a-pear-tree.” Who are these tooth fairy believing people?
Before the ink dried on the Constitution Thomas Jefferson warned: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Our founders knew the tooth fairy would have great influence on voters and now 200 plus years later were they right? Tooth fairy believers believe that socialism uses “free” programs to address our shared interests controlled by elected representatives. They use the Post Office, Public Broadcasting, the IRS, and public schools, to name a few, as examples. They never mention the fact we, as a nation, are now over twenty trillion in debt and will leave the payback to our children. In the “1960s” even a liberal democrat recognized the direction we are headed when Senator Edward V. Long said: “The IRS has become morally corrupted by the enormous power which we in Congress have unwisely entrusted to it. Too often it acts like a Gestapo preying upon defenseless citizens.” Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and Patrick Henry had power warnings as well. Jefferson said: “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Madison said: “Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” In a speech of Jan. 7, 1790 Washington said: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” On June 5, 1788 Patrick Henry had this to say: “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
What are the tooth fairy believers expecting this election?
• A Green New Deal which pledges to eliminate the oil and gas industry which supports 9.5 million jobs and keeps America energy independent from foreign oil and ends fossil fuels by 2035 at a cost of trillions of dollars to taxpayers?
• Extreme partisan doctrines that put millions of Americans safety at risk?
• A pledge to defund police or redirect funds away from law enforcement which would make mainstream America grossly unsafe?
• Execute policies that send business and employment opportunities to foreigners?
• Support trade policies that sell out America and make China the world’s leader?
• A pledge to raise taxes that will increase unemployment, send corporations abroad and cripple America’s economy?
• Fill top level jobs from the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups that seek to Islamize America?
• Increase gun control?
Suppose for just a moment the Founders were wrong and the tooth fairy is right about socialism. How long would it be until a Castro is elected? How long until Patrick Henry is proven right? Think about it America — election time is drawing near!

Ed Huber
Copperhill, Tenn.

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