America needs a national holiday to celebrate our greatest creation and the embodiment of all things we choose to do together; the government. Dependence on it has provided us a better life, greater prosperity, and has saved us from the vicissitudes of free choice and liberty. This day of celebration shall be called Dependence Day, and will be honored each April 15th.
There once was a time when we had to care for ourselves, to be personally responsible, to incur the risks of freedom, to suffer the consequences of free choices taken in a society with individual liberty. But these times were no more than a rough and tumble frontier. Now more sophisticated, we understand that we are all better served if we give up our individual desires, and commit to the greater good of the collective. For it is only through shared sacrifice that we prosper. Our sharing must be directed by the government which would redistribute it in a proper and equitable manner.
Our needs are complex and many. Individuals lack the knowledge and the wherewithal to provide for them. The collective is better suited to meet these needs. It is simple logic: a large group can provide for the individual better than the individual can for himself.
Retirement is one such thing that’s too important to leave up to the individual. Social Security was a good start, but it must be modernized to achieve greater dependency. We should follow the lead of Argentina, and give up our 401(k) and IRA plan assets to the government in return for the government providing all of our retirement income. This expanded program would guarantee the same income irrespective of individual contributions. Such equality of outcome would free us from the envy caused by some doing better than others.
Our health is important, but most individuals don’t have the knowledge to make the correct decisions, or the resources to meet the unforeseen. Our government knew this when it established Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare. With the government stipulating what services and procedures we get, we are ensured of first-rate care, at the lowest price, and in a timely fashion. And with more doctors working for the government, and subject to its benevolent rules, everyone will get not just what the doctor ordered, but what the government ordered too. This is important progress.
One of the most important rights our children have is a quality education. But given that our country is comprised of unsophisticated rural towns and sophisticated urban cities, education is not uniform. The Department of Education and teachers unions, with their vast knowledge on how best to teach all children, appropriately set the rules on what each child must learn. Our dependence on the DOE is critical to the future of our young, to the future of our country. Education is too important to be left to parents.