- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)5
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)1
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