It doesn’t matter whether the jockey is holding the whip in his Left hand or his Right; the problem is that he weighs over 600 pounds – that is the ratio of government spending in our $1.4 trillion thoroughbred economy. And we wonder why we are losing the race for global competitiveness.
Each new tax is one less bag of oats for the starving racehorse and another batch of oatmeal cookies down the gaping pie hole of the bloated government jockey. Each new regulation is another bucket of water taken from the thirsty steed to satisfy the hulking mass of sweaty satin that is breaking the back of our nation.
The solution for the problem of too much government is not complicated: feed the horse and starve the jockey. Repeal regulations, reduce spending, reduce taxes, reduce borrowing, and de-criminalize free will. It is not enough to simply change from one fat jockey to the fat jockey of the other party every few years; we must cut the government down to size before we
can claim once again to be a free people.
You were not put on this earth to pull another man’s plow; you were born to run. To run free and proud, as fast and as far as your talent, ambition, character, choices, associations, and good fortune will take you. Liberty is
the wind in your face; government can only offer you the collective dull plodding of the 40 horse team.
Only the wild stallions run free; the plow horse must be broken before it will submit to the yoke. Do not submit. Throw off the yoke. Reclaim your Liberty.
“Moment of Clarity” is a weekly commentary by Libertarian writer and speaker Tim Nerenz,Ph.D. Visit Tim’s website www.timnerenz.com to find your moment.