"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

28 February 2012


It has been brought to my attention that yesterday's post entitled "Irony..." is incorrect.

Anonymous, from the US Forest Service, pointed out that the National Park Service is not part of the Department of Agriculture, rather it is part of the Department of Interior.

I have the feeling that the commenter may have taken exception to the inaccuracy. The commenter was, of course, correct.

Let me take this opportunity to more accurately rewrite the "Irony..." post from yesterday...

Isn't It Ironic?

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps, ever, thus perpetuating the dependency.  

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, part of the more responsible Department of Interior, asks us to please "Do Not Feed The Animals" because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.  

I think Agriculture could learn something from Interior.

I traveled through US Forest Service management areas around Flagstaff (and other parts of the southwest) when I went to Phoenix to visit my dad a couple of years ago.  You folks do a great job!

Also, the people of the National Park Service do a great job.

I'm not as impressed with the folks that use tax dollars to keep people dependent on give-away programs that require tax dollars to fund.  Programs that are corrupt from top to bottom.  That would include far more than just Agriculture.

As far as food stamps go, I feel that they should be a safety net, not a long term "solution".  I'm sure that there are many food stamp recipients who are appreciative of the helping hand to get through a temporary difficult time.  I'm just as certain that there are those who feel entitled, for whatever reason, and have been and will be food stamp recipients forever.  For some, it's easier or more convenient than working.

Stay safe.


Rich T said...

Alas, the Interior ( or Inferior) Secretary has determined to save the spotted owl, they must eliminate the barred owl.


Tell me the logic in that. Wait, the .gov has no logical thought pattern.

Blue said...

Hey! I have a Barred Owl that frequents my back yard often. No mice around when it's around.