I see that Obama now wants to add another $4 billion to $6 billion to our debt, which is rapidly approaching $17 trillion. He now wants to expand high-speed Internet service to allow students and teachers to use digital notebooks. Wow! Free Obama Internet service.

We now have Obamacare in motion. There are free Obama cellphones and the government will pay part of the phone bill. And, there is an aggressive, in-your-face, free food expansion with the new debit cards. The list goes on and on. Many wise men have written and spoken words of wisdom.

Here is just a sample:

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from someone else.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Winston Churchill said it best, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” This president is hell bent on turning our nation into an European-type country.

Roland Preble

Gardiner