The welfare state, while well intended, sets the stage for state control over resources. It limits ones political choices, and constrains freedom. Government should really be in the business of defending liberty and upholding the constitutional rule of law. When it expands into other areas of life – education, social welfare, and even scientific investment, it often crowds out better solutions. America at its best is a society that fosters prosperity by protecting freedom, equal justice, freedom of expression, freedom of association. It is not a system of government that attempts to guarantee equal outcomes.
America is a country that shines because it offers individuals the opportunity to control their destiny. Immigrants are attracted to our nation, not because it promises subsidized living, but because people are free to benefit from the fruits of their works, ideas and talents.