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An Ode to the Welfare State, A Reminder from 1949

November 24, 2012 0 Comments
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On the heels of the disaster that was the United States presidential election of 2012 and the Supreme Court ruling on the ACA- ObamaCare Tax, I’m often reminded that the libtards have been around waaaay longer than I have. I was reminded of just that when one of my very “socially liberal” friends (a former Peace Corps guy) shared with me the image below titled, “An Ode to the Welfare State” printed in the Daily News on November 4, 1949, which I have transcribed for you, Dear Reader.

Describing the author only as “a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia”: Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) got the following poem into the Congressional record:

An Ode to the Welfare State - A Poem from 1949


Father, must I go to work?
  No, my lucky son.
We’re living now on Easy Street
  On dough from Washington.

We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam,
  So don’t get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn-
  We’ve all been subsidized.

But if Sam treats us all so well
  And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
  He’s going to use for money.

Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch
  In this here noble plan-
He simply soaks the filthy rich
  And helps the common man.

But, father, won’t there come a time
  When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
  When things will go to smash?

My faith in you is shrinking, son,
  You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
  To be a Democrat.

I suppose I find some comfort in the knowledge that, somehow, the country has survived them this long and perhaps we can make it four more years. Thank God for checks and balances, which Obama stretches to their very limits everyday, and the fact that Congress is so sharply divided that nothing will get done anyway.

Damage control and mitigation.

My question is this: Can the United States remain true to its Constitutional roots when Government is perpetually chasing self-interest in a perpetual cycle of “election politics?” Leave your comments below…

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L. Scott Harrell is a retired high profile private investigator and online entrepreneur. This is his personal blog and opinions; they may not reflect those of his companies' management, employees or business partners. Posts may contain strong language and controversy.

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