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Ross County Community Action Paying Criminals $250
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btackett - 8 years ago
As many of you may have been reading on WKKJ and the Gazette the Ross County Community Action has decided to give families of criminals $250 dollars for assistance if they are in jail for longer than 21 days.  Now on the surface most people think this is a good idea to help the family.  Some say "its not the children's fault."  We always bring children or safety into the mix  This is a real good way to play on the emotions of the people.

I was reading about this program and it mentioned the programs director handed out information to the inmates while they were setting up for a festival.  The reaction from the inmates were complete surprise as they had never heard of this before.  My question is who isn't surprised about this latest shaft to the people.

What this program tells me is I can go out and rob someone and take their money.  While I am in jail my family gets $250 dollars.  Most of the time this money will be sent into the criminal to pay for their needs on the inside and to be able to make calls home to the kids.  What does the victims family get?  Well in most cases nothing.  The criminal has spent their money and/or sold their goods.  The only thing they do get is the satisfaction that the criminal is doing time for their crime.

So my question to the program director and the whole Ross County Community Action is "What are you thinking?"  More importantly who gave you the right to make this decision with my money?  Who has oversight into this group. 

I know that we have a lot of Americans that are currently asleep at the wheel but actions such as this continue to fuel the fire.  I think this is another wake up call for Americans.  Seems like over and over again we continue to steal from the people, however to me this is awesome because it is bringing people together and people are starting to awaken to the beast.  

I often ask myself when in these situations, "What would our forefathers do?"  How would this have been handle in the past before we became morally corrupt and greedy.  How would this have been handled when we were truly a free nation.  Would money be taken from me as a free person to pay for someone else?  Are we really free anymore?  Would I be forcibly stolen from to pay for criminals.  These are questions we must ask ourselves as Americans. 

When and where do we draw the line in the sand.  If we give congress or an agency the power to use our money for the welfare of anyone is that right?  I say this is not right and this is not fair.  What happens is slowly the government starts the corruption ball rolling.  It is usually slow moving and then gets way out of control like it is now.  

They start giving to victims of floods and disasters.  They give to families that just can't make it.  They give to governments that are struggling.  They give to banks that make poor choices ie. bailouts.  They give and give all our money away.  Money that has been taken forcibly under threat of prosecution.  Not exactly my definition of freedom.  If my history book serves be right that is exactly what we were fighting against when this country was formed.

Many would argue that the "general welfare" clause gives congress the power.  My question is does it really?  James Madison explained the constitutional limits on federal power in Federalist Paper No. 45: "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined ... (to) be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce."

I again have found some more evidence for what others in the past believed.  In 1854, President Franklin Pierce vetoed a bill to help the mentally ill, saying, "I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity," adding that to approve the measure "would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded."

So why in this day in age are we giving our money to criminals.  Why are we rewarding criminal activity.  What gives Ross County Community Action the right to use my money for such an endeavor.  Anyone?


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