President Grover Cleveland, at the end of the 1880s vetoed a decision of Congress, to give a small sum—about $10,000—to help a community that had suffered some disaster. And President Cleveland justified his veto by writing: “While it is the duty of the citizens to support the government, it is not the duty of the government to support the citizens.”
Grover Cleveland represented the mainstream of the country when he said this. Today, as our government spends trillions in a never-ending orgy of debt-busting wealth redistribution (mostly to themselves), Cleveland would be impeached, arrested and tried as an “insurrectionist” and “seditionist” by mask-wearing twerps who don’t even know what these words mean.
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