- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
U.S. is losing its independence
When we take from the rich and give to the poor, the rich become poorer. Therefore, there will be less and less to divide, making the poor even poorer in the long run. This gives those in charge total control over the people.
In a republic, the people are supposed to be in control. In a free-enterprise, capitalistic society, everyone -- even the poor -- has the opportunity through education risk and hard work to increase wealth.
In socialism, the workers learn, "Why should I knock myself out when they take away everything I gain? I'm no better off than those who don't work."
So motivation and incentive are destroyed, and living standards drop for everyone but those in charge.
Hillary Clinton said, "We need a new form of government that is not run by the few." But that is what is actually happening.
Treaties are ready to put us totally under the control of the U.N. All they need is one or two more globalist votes.
Every day our Constitution is destroyed a bit more. More freedoms are lost.
Discussions have been held -- with Canada and Mexico -- to become part of the North American Union, which would be a part of world government. Are we ready to give up our voice? Our freedoms? If not, we must unite now. It is later than we think.
L. LEE SNIDER, Cape Girardeau