Derek Hunter

Born on food stamps into Section 8 housing, clothed with welfare payments, educated in public schools, insured by Medicaid, educated with student loans, people are then “free” to go on welfare because there are no jobs, stay in Medicaid for the same reason and die on Medicare. This life, now led by tens of millions of Americans, saps aspiration and mobility, destroys the hope that each generation do better than the one before it and, perhaps worst of all, creates a permanent underclass for which it is almost impossible to escape. And progressives could not be happier.

For them, it’s Utopia – a permanent voting bloc that mobilizes to defeat any change that might empower individuals to free themselves from government dependence. It rails against “cutting people off,” then re-elects progressives, “saves” this dependence, the snake eats its tail and the circle enlarges but remains unbroken.

Dependence on government is slavery minus the beatings and race exclusivity.

The slaves of old weren’t allowed to learn to read. Today’s slaves can, but far too many of those in areas dominated by government dependence don’t thanks to bad public schools.

Slaves weren’t allowed to leave the plantation back then. Today, welfare recipients don’t have the ability to move to a better area, a better school district.

As bad as this is for the country economically and socially, President Obama seeks to expand that web and solidify the progressive dependency agenda in more and more Americans.

Obamacare subsidies extend far up the income ladder, well into the middle class. This isn’t by accident. Just as a drug dealer will give away samples to curious potential customers to get them hooked, progressives hope this “taste” of government money will hook Americans.

When premiums balloon even higher, and repeal moves closer to reality, we’ll hear cries of Republicans “wanting to throw people off their insurance” and how it will “cost more” to take them off insurance than to keep them on. It will be a lie – just like how we call a decrease in the rate of increase in spending a “cut.” But the truth, as usual, won’t matter.

Some of history’s greatest affronts to liberty have been done in the name of compassion. With each “compassionate act,” the chains of slavery to government get tighter. But when you see your rights as flowing from government, you’re willing to tolerate nearly anything in the hope government will not turn off the spigot.

No, it wasn’t beauty that killed the beast, it was false compassion.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.