It Is Not Possible To Have State Subsidies Without State Control

It is not possible to have state subsidies without state control.

A subsidy is some sort of financial aid. Subsidies of any kind create dependence. When the State grants subsidies, it creates dependence on the State. Then, if the State were to stop subsidizing, people/organizations would fail, for the amount of money that had been taken away would be needed, for the people were dependent on it. State subsidies also raise prices, in the way that I mentioned in a previous post that can be found HERE. Not to mention, the subsidies are paid by hard-working people’s tax dollars, which are collected by coercion.

The bottom line is that, actually, welfare and food stamps might help for a little bit, but after a while they become bad.

A Description of Family Government Using the Five Institutional Characteristics

There are five institutional characteristics: sovereignty, hierarchy (authority), law, sanctions, and succession. Family government can be described in these terms.

The first characteristic is sovereignty. Parents have authority over their children (at least, they should). God is the One who granted sovereignty to families. In Proverbs 22:6, the Bible says to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it’ (ESV). In Ephesians 6:1, It says ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.’ (ESV).

The second characteristic is hierarchy. In a family, certain people are above others. Normally, the order goes from the youngest having the least power and the eldest having the most. Parents are above all the children; the elder children are above the younger children.

The third characteristic is law. There are rules in a family. One of the most fundamental laws is that the children should obey their parents. In extension, if the parents make any other specific rules, the children should obey those, also.

The fourth characteristic is sanctions. Families have the authority to punish or reward the people within. Normally, positive sanctions are given when a rule is obeyed, and negative sanctions are given when a rule is disobeyed.

The fifth and final characteristic is succession. When children become old enough, they move out and become their own and their children’s authority. If both a child’s parents die, usually in the parents’ will there will be a list of people for the child to go to.

These five characteristics show that family is a legitimate form of government.

Three Events I Would Put In My Autobiography

If I were to write an autobiography, there are three stories I would include.

One of the stories I would put in my autobiography would be when my little brother was born. He was born ten years after I was and was a bit of a surprise.

Another story I would put in would be how I was introduced to the world of comic books. Superheroes have become such a big part in my life; it would be a shame to leave them out.

The final story I would put in my autobiography would probably be when I started getting into music. I have a passion for pretty much anything musical, and that’s a pretty big thing in my life.

We all have different experiences we have gone through in life. If you were to write an autobiography, what would you put in?

Some Good Things That Came of Jim Lehrer’s Heart Attack

References have come from the book ‘A Bus of My Own’ by Jim Lehrer.

On December 11, 1983, Jim Lehrer had a heart attack. Many things about his lifestyle changed because of that.

The first lifestyle change that Lehrer had to create was eating healthily. Before his heart attack, Lehrer had been eating almost all junk food. He would have to change that.

The second lifestyle change that he had was taking naps. Every afternoon, without fail, Lehrer took a nap, even at his work.

The third lifestyle change he made was collecting. He vowed to continue collecting bus-related things.

The fourth change he made was deciding to write fiction. The only book he wrote that took off was Viva Max!, so he decided to write more.