By; Tisha Casida
BE WARNED – I AM A CAPITALIST & PHILANTHROPIST
Here you will find many promotions, endorsements, and shout-outs for people, products, and services that I whole-heartedly believe in. I may make money from that. I may make money from writing this book (as a matter of fact, that is part of the point). I believe in making money because if I can become a millionaire by spreading good information that helps other people to improve their quality of life (namely, by making more money and keeping more of the money that they earn), then that is a good thing.
Also, the more money I have in the bank, the more people that I can help. I am a firm believer in charities and social welfare. I don’t think that government should be in charge of that – I think that capitalists – people who work hard and earn money – should be in charge of where their money goes, including helping people and causes that are dear to them. There are thousands of examples of extraordinarily rich people giving back to their community and to special causes. If we have more people with more money to give, I am certain that we will continue to see the charitable spirit reflected in our society. Human nature is easily argued either way – whether people are intrinsically good or evil. This a philosophical debate by nature, one which will not be debated here. What I am saying is that if the government is in charge of making and keeping over 300,000,000 Americans happy, when there are 435 Congressmen/women and 100 Senators, then we are looking at a fairly bleak ratio of face-time for all of these people’s wants, needs, hopes, and desires. Charity should be local, and something that is born of the community – NOT something that is mandated as SOCIAL JUSTICE in the name of the American people’s tax-dollar.
“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”
“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one….”
— James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, January 21, 1792
Money and values make the world go around – it is at the heart of every transaction – it is the reason that we are able to enjoy a quality of life with the “stuff” that we like. Making money and creating value are virtuous acts that our forefathers and ancestors have been a part of. There is no shame in that. There is also no shame is respecting your time, labor, and what you earn from that. No one should be able to take that away from you.