Universal Basic Income Is Not in the Constitution

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson have all recently supported Universal Basic Income — which amounts to giving away free money to everyone. Many people think that with automation coming in the next few decades, so many jobs will be lost that government will have to do something drastic. The truth is, paying every American $12,000 per year — the U.S. poverty line for an individual — would cost the government trillions. Pumping more dollars every year into the economy is a solution?

Over 35 years ago I stood in an unemployment line. I was just out of college and I owed the government over $40,000 and I couldn’t get a job. I looked around at the other people in that place and I told myself I had to get out of there. It was a risk I had to take.


If someone is a taker rather than a maker, dependent on the government for his or her unemployment checks, it creates a victim mentality. I decided right then and there that I didn’t want someone to give me a fish; I needed to be taught how to fish.

It’s a Sell or Be Sold world out there.

Are you sold on your own ability to pull yourself up no matter how bad your circumstances? I decided years ago that if it would be up to anyone, it would be up to me. I’m not here to make a political stance on welfare or any other federally funded programs out there. I am here to claim that the principle of government assistance makes people weaker and ultimately slaves.

The pursuit of happiness requires you to pursue. Nothing is free, except maybe oxygen. What does freedom mean? The dictionary defines it as follows: Freedom:

We live in an eat-what-you-kill economy. If you can’t kill it, you won’t eat. Even if you take from the government, it won’t be enough. What does “basic income” get you? A basic life. Is that what you want?

If anyone wants to give you free cash, no questions asked, get suspicious. Universal basic income is a step to becoming a slave to the federal government. The Constitution of the US talks about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

I want my freedom. Do you want yours?

Be great,


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