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Editorial: When they want money, it’s always ‘for the children’




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October 24, 2012 | 1,062 views | 5 comments

Whether it’s Congress trying to pass pet legislation, San Antonio’s Mayor Julian Castro trying to establish public pre-school for 4-year-olds, or Floresville’s Mayor Danny Tejada wanting a new sports complex, it’s always “for the children.”

But it’s like Sen. Bob Dole said in 1996 responding to Hillary Clinton’s “it takes a village” to raise a child proposition. “No,” said Dole. “It takes a family,” but that doesn’t stop politicians from using children as pawns for political gain.

The family that has been at the core of American society, now is lost in political rhetoric. It’s no longer the family that we turn to, but the government.

Mayor Castro is building his legacy using “Pre-K 4 SA” as his foundation, and wants to pass an increased sales tax to fund it. Judging from the number of people with money who are promoting this Pre-K 4 SA program, a lot of them are hitching their wagon to Castro’s political star. It’s not as if children are graduating smarter because they have started school earlier, but their parents do enjoy free child care!

While the city is using public funds for slick advertisements, it has gained significant private support from corporate leaders -- many of the “who’s who” of San Antonio’s major institutions -- to “educate voters” about the ballot proposition.

One of the few voices in opposition to it is that of the South Texas Alliance for Progress, a nonprofit corporation headed by George Rodriguez, formerly of the San Antonio Tea Party. This growing opposition also includes the San Antonio Homeowner-Taxpayer Association. These organizations have publicly come out against the program as “just another way of redistributing taxpayer money.”

As Rodriguez explains on Facebook, his group of “volunteer activists” donate time and effort, along with scant funds scraped together from a “handful of courageous citizens who are not afraid of intimidation from city officials.”

Perhaps City Hall could learn from Davy Crockett. As described by Edward S. Ellis in The Life of Colonel David Crockett, when the House of Representatives was to vote to give money to a widow, it seemed that everyone supported the worthy cause. Crockett was expected to do likewise.

While Crockett agreed with the cause, he disagreed with the principle. He said the Constitution does not allow Congress the power to appropriate money for charity. As individuals, they can give their own money, but “as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of public money” to whatever they define as charity.

Instead, Crockett offered to give one week of his own salary for the charitable cause, and challenged other members of Congress to do likewise. He said that it is easy to give away other people’s money, but hard to give away your own money.

The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man, said Crockett, especially when the money is derived from taxes. “It hits every man, no matter how poor, and the poorer he is, the more he pays in proportion to his means.”

While you may help one, you also hurt thousands who may be worse off than the one you’ve helped, and that opens the door to “fraud and corruption and favoritism,” as we plainly see in today’s Congress.

Members of Congress then, as now, chose to keep their own money, but to give freely of the money that belongs to others -- and often are applauded for doing so, because it is “for the children.”
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 25, 2012 5:08am
 
Yep, that's the way the cookie crumbles....those that can't find any crumbs are not happy. Bush added prescription drug benefit for ol folks and Obama added Obama care for the rest. All the rest was already in place. Same ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 24, 2012 6:04pm
 
Yep, that's what Obama believes too. Share your earnings. And the government will decide who gets what. By a priority system of course. Large donor's at the head of the list.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 24, 2012 12:10pm
 
Of course we can also plead......it's for the elderly. disabled, veterans, needy, mentally ill, health care for the elderly, victims of disasters, terrorism, and a host of other selected groups. It's hard to justify helping ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 24, 2012 11:41am
 
Surprise....The spin from opposing sides differ.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 24, 2012 10:58am
 
But Elaine, isn't Crockett one of those drunk ne'er-do-wells, referred to by Mayor Castro's mother, who gave his life defending Texas liberty against that fine upstanding gentleman Santa Anna? Who would listen to a guy like ... More ›

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