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Ending Foodstamps for Food. Genocide? | The Recreational Writer

Ending Foodstamps for Food. Genocide? | The Recreational Writer

So, I had the misfortune, once again, of actually clicking a “Trending” article on Facebook – to be realistic, these “trending” articles are nothing more than free advertising for left leaning media outlets, peddling their propaganda – but, regardless I clicked one. It was in regards to President Trump wanting to, get this, send food to current food stamp recipients. Oh my GOD. How outrageous! How can they THINK to do something like send FOOD to the hungry? At least, that would be Bernie Sanders (the same outspoken, self-described socialist) thoughts. (https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/posts/10156757482587908)

A sitting United States Senator actually lamented, “How can you justify cutting nutrition assistance by over $200 billion after passing tax cuts for the Walton family of Walmart, the wealthiest family in America? A family worth around $170 billion dollars. Please explain to me, how cutting nutrition assistance, taking food out of the mouths of hungry children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled, is going to help this country?” Does Senator Sanders realize that nutrition comes from food, not food stamps? Did he skip home-ec? Or, with his socialist views, was he having someone else do the work for him? Does he also not understand that by sending people food, you are actually, and quite literally, putting food into people’s mouths?

But perhaps the scariest of all, or at least equally as scary, are the amount of comments agreeing with him. Agreeing that people, apparently, are going to starve to death because the Government will be sending them food rather than food stamps. One commenter even went so far as to ask if “Are they trying to kill everyone there?”

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.

    The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.

    It is within my personal knowledge that individual aid has, to some extent, already been extended to the sufferers mentioned in this bill. The failure of the proposed appropriation of $10,000 additional, to meet their remaining wants, will not necessarily result in continued distress if the emergency is fully made known to the people of the country.” – President Grover Cleveland (D) (Veto of The Texas Seed Bill)

Apparently so. Genocide by … food?

Another commenter exclaimed that it is “embarrassing” to receive boxes of food. With another agreeing and advising one should not be embarrassed to “receive help when needed.” So, quite obviously, it is thoroughly embarrassing to receive food. Not so much food stamps, or in this day-in-age, credit cards. But oh so horrible to receive a box of food. Shame on all of those survivors of natural disasters having to go to a TRUCK to get food and drinking water I guess. Absolutely “third world country” of us.

Numerous entities lamented that the “choice” of food is being taken away in favor of USDA Foods Package. Choice? You are, in essence, receiving a handout. With any handouts, it should be appreciated regardless of what it is, but, and more importantly, handouts should be temporary. If you are concerned with food choice, strive to better yourself so that you can provide for yourself, and not rely on the taxpayers to pay your way through life.

On a very ironic side note, liberals are up in arms about this proposal, but they were eager to implement the previous administration’s rule on what your children can and cannot eat at school, regardless of what the parent deems appropriate, because apparently the government knows what is best for your children – but, not what is best for adults? Liberals apparently want it both ways.

I have personally witnessed a food stamp recipient use their ebt credit card to purchase sodas, snack bag potato chips, candy, and lottery tickets. Yes, lottery tickets. Using my tax money. All of this purchased from a gas station. Definitely the epitome of nutritious I tell you (in case you could not tell, that comment was dripping in sarcasm.)

When talking heads and others lament and complain about cutting government assistance (in all actuality, government handouts), I am drawn to a quote from President Grover Cleveland (D) (the 22nd and the 24th President of the United States, a Democrat, who served from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897), in vetoing the Texas Seed Bill of 1887; ”

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.

The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.

It is within my personal knowledge that individual aid has, to some extent, already been extended to the sufferers mentioned in this bill. The failure of the proposed appropriation of $10,000 additional, to meet their remaining wants, will not necessarily result in continued distress if the emergency is fully made known to the people of the country.” (Veto of The Texas Seed Bill)

Expectation of paternal care is exactly the culture that we find ourselves today. The leading tendencies of thought from the “left” is that if you make $5 dollars, $4.99 should be given to government so that it can then fund someone who does not want to work. Those that “working is just not” their “thing”, as they buy lobster and other glamorous foods from my tax money. (http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/08/10/california-scheming-surfer-dude-living-off-food-stamps-81310)

If you are physically fit, and healthy enough to surf, you should get a job – or eat out of a trash can. As harsh as that statement may be, it is your personal responsibility to provide for yourself, and if you choose not to because you would rather surf everyday, or stay at home everyday, or smoke pot everyday, and the list goes on, then you should not be receiving anything from the government, ergo, anything from me. Like it or not, the government is funded by the people. Every bum surfer that gets a lobster, some middle class person spent more than they could afford. Every lazy person that just wants to stay home that receives government funded squanders, some other person somewhere in the Country, is footing the bill, potentially as they struggle to put food on their own table.

If you are embarrassed by receiving a box of food, then good. If capable, get off your ass and provide for yourself. If you are already working a job, going to school, and raising a child or children, then by all means, receive food. When you graduate school, then you have the opportunity to better yourself and provide for yourself. If you decide to receive a degree in something worthwhile, and not a degree such as knitting, or slug education, or whatever other non-worthwhile degrees people are earning in this day-in-age, and pokemon courses they are taking.

But, that is another article . . .

 


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