"The Washington Times reports American reliance on government is at an all-time high," Cal Thomas writes. "This is not our Founders' America. We seem to have declined from a 'can-do' spirit, to 'can't do' -- at least without government -- and soon, unless we change our ways, 'won't do'."
But isn't trusting more in government a path to progress? No. "The more we come to rely on government, the fewer freedoms we will enjoy," Thomas continues. "Government will start dictating what we can own, eat and drive, how much of our money they will let us keep, how we run our businesses, how many -- if any -- guns we can own, and what we may and may not say. Oh, wait! They are already doing that."
What to do? "To preserve freedom we must fight for it," Thomas concludes. "Bondage comes when we refuse to fight and are satisfied with the king's largesse. That foul odor coming from Washington is the frog in the kettle coming to a boil."