Then understand what that means. And be prepared for the consequences.
Be prepared to have your ox gored.
If you're not, shut up and accept ObamaWorld.
The Danville Register & Bee makes a good point:
Joining the (tea) party here at homeEarth to old people: The Social Security system is part of the problem. Which makes you part of the problem. So if you want government brought under control, your beloved program must be brought under control.
The 400 or so people at Saturday’s Danville TEA Party got the basics right. But the group... has a long way to go to convince most Americans.
The best arguments made — that federal government spending must be brought in line with revenues and that existing programs have to work as well as possible before the public can be confident of adding new ones — sometimes got lost in the white-hot rhetoric.
One elderly veteran said he worried that a new federal health care system would endanger his care — especially the expensive prescription drugs he received. He seemed worried that under a new federal health care system, his needs would be in competition with someone who was younger and potentially had more years to pay into the system.
But he inadvertently spoke two ugly truths about the government: For all its faults, it continues to care for people like him — and he wants the government to keep doing that.
Most of the people at Saturday’s TEA Party were senior citizens. Were they worried that the government’s fiscal recklessness would endanger their Social Security checks? [link]
It's not enough to rail against aid to Israel and subsidies for farmers. The system is broken. The system needs to be fixed. And you are front and center in that system.
If you're in the crowd (a very large crowd) of Americans who, when asked if they want the government to spend less, say, "Yes, but ...," or, "I paid into it; so unlike those Jews over there, I deserve ...," then you're the problem. You are the problem. Recognize it and accept it. And sit back and enjoy the looming government collapse. You helped bring it about.
Big government? That's you in the mirror, pal.