Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) recently said,”People come to government to feed their souls.”
CNSNews has more about it:
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–Md.) says, “so many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money they would make in the private sector but they come to government to feed their souls.”Cummings was speaking in Washington D.C. at the Legislative Conference of the National Treasury Employees Union on February 4th when he made the comments.
“People do not seem to understand that so many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money that they would make in the private sector but they come to government to feed their souls,” Cummings told the audience.
Really? Last I checked, people go to church or go to the outdoors to feed their soul. Going to church or synagogue is an uplifting experience. Seeking a power higher than yourself feeds the soul to insurmountable heights. Additionally, going to the outdoors puts one’s mind at ease. Henry David Thoreau said it best, “Go fish and hunt far and wide day by day – farther and wider – and rest thee by many brooks and hearth-sides without misgiving. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures. Let the noon find thee by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played.”
This constant push for paternalistic government with nanny state inklings is incredibly bothersome. Cradle-to-grave dependency on government deprives one of their autonomy, for one’s soul belongs to the state.
Want to feed your soul? Be independent of the government.