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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

Ladd5 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:18 PM
"We as a people have an obligation to help those less fortunate with lower paying jobs." Short-sighted collectivist thinking at its most simplistic. It hasn't worked at a societal level anywhere. We conservatives as a group, however, consistently choose to give more of our income to those in need. Why? Probably because our Christian values suggest that it is the right thing to do.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...