"Floridians receiving unemployment benefits may have to work for their money under the incoming Rick Scott administration.
The governor-elect’s transition team wants people applying for unemployment benefits to prove they have applied for jobs. The state would then verify that the unemployed are looking for jobs, and stop benefits to those who aren’t.
Another recommendation would force anyone receiving benefits after 12 weeks to “work” at community service jobs in exchange for their unemployment checks."
There was a time in our country when even the unemployed were expected and required to assist in carrying out the functions of government. A wonderful example of this principle is exhibited in the public laws of Maryland’s Dorchester County, under which all able bodied residents of the county above twenty and under fifty years of age were “compelled to labor two days at least in every year in repairing the roads of said county, with the privilege, however, of furnishing a substitute or paying to the road supervisors seventy-five cents for each day such person may be summoned to labor, the money thus paid to be expended in repairing the roads.”
And the law went on to indicate that ***“anyone neglecting or refusing to perform such labor, or to provide a substitute, or to pay seventy-five cents per day for each and every day he may be summoned to work, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon trial and conviction before a Justice of the Peace, shall be fined seventy-five cents for each day`s delinquency and costs, and shall stand committed until the fine and costs are paid.”***___ SEE SHORT vs. STATE OF MARYLAND, decided February 27th, 1895, upholding the law and not violating (a) the 13th or 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, or (b) the 40th section of Art. 3 of the Constitution of Maryland.
Surely the law in question, designed to keep in good repair the roads which benefit the entire community, and was not intended to benefit the personal economic needs of an identifiable group, such as those now receiving extended unemployment assistance checks in Florida, is one which ought to set the standard, as far as it is possible, in shouldering an equal burden in support of government.
And yet, the cries and well rehearsed arguments and excuses of those who complain about being summoned to work for their extended unemployment checks drown out the legitimacy of a proposal which asks nothing more than those who feed at the public trough, must bear a fair share in filling that trough. Do those who attack the proposal really believe there is a magic wand in government force, which may be used to take from one to benefit another which changes the definition of theft in the process? Surely those in Florida who are fortunate enough to receive assistance from the public trough when times are tough, ought to be thankful to have the opportunity to barter their labor in return for the assistance received. But then again, that thinking seems to be old hat, and everyone is now entitled to feed at the public trough, without reference to the contributions they make.
And exactly what was our founding father’s thinking in a matter in which the property of one is transferred to another using government force? Representative Giles, speaking before Congress **February 3rd, 1792 **sums it up as follows:
"Under a just and equal Government, every individual is entitled to protection in the enjoyment of the whole product of his labor, except such portion of it as is necessary to enable Government to protect the rest; this is given only in consideration of the protection offered. In every bounty, exclusive right, or monopoly, Government violates the stipulation on her part; for, by such a regulation, the product of one man’s labor is transferred to the use and enjoyment of another. The exercise of such a right on the part of Government can be justified on no other principle, than that the whole product of the labor or every individual is the real property of Government, and may be distributed among the several parts of the community by government discretion; such a supposition would directly involve the idea, that every individual in the community is merely a slave and bondsman to Government, who, although he may labor, is not to expect protection in the product of his labor. An authority given to any Government to exercise such a principle, would lead to a complete system of tyranny."
America, we have a problem, we have been attacked from within! We are being destroyed from within by a group of PROGRESSIVE DOMESTIC ENEMIESwho have managed to seize political power and whose mission is in fact to bring “change” to America ___ the dismantling of our military defensive power; the allowance of our borders to be overrun by foreign invaders, the diluting of our election process by allowing ineligible persons to vote; the destruction of our manufacturing capabilities; the strangulation of our agricultural industry and ability to produce food under the guise of environmental necessity; the destruction of our nation’s health care delivery system, the looting of both our federal treasury and a mandatory retirement pension fund; the brainwashing of our nation’s children in government operated schools; the trashing of our nation’s traditions and moral values; the creation of an iron fisted control unauthorized by our written Constitution over America’s businesses and industries; the circumvention of the protections of our judicial system; the devaluation of our nation’s currency, and, the future enslavement of our children and grand children via unbridled debt and inflation, not to mention an iron fisted government which intends to rule their very lives!