I had a brief but interesting exchange of emails from a close friend the other day. The foundation of the original email was concern over a growing trend in Maine of home invasions – something rarely found in the Pine Tree State, and as a result more people are taking to arming themselves for protection.
Found within the text of the email was this statement: “Many years ago a state government official told me that Welfare was not designed to make people happier and healthier. The purpose was to keep them from attacking you.” I suppose this can be compared, at least somewhat, to keeping the lion fed so he doesn’t have reason to attack, kill and eat you. As an aside, this statement was made over 30 years ago by a Leftist. My how things have changed.
The point being that with a new administration in Washington, at least the perception is that there is a crack down on drug offenders, and criminals in general, and that free handouts will be reeled in, causing the effect of more home invasions, i.e. the lion not getting what he has become accustomed to receiving without having to work for it.
Arm up and stop the freeloading!