Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MUST READ...The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That’s the divide in America.

The  Democrats are right, there are two Americas.  The America that works, and  the America that doesn’t.  The America that contributes, and the America  that doesn’t.  It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the  don'ts.  Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support  themselves, contribute to society, and others don't.  That’s the divide in  America.
 It’s  not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility.  It’s about  a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win  elective office.   It’s about a political party that loves power more  than it loves its country.
 That’s  not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said  it.
 The  politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama  pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.”  He noted  that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher  incomes than others, and he says  that’s not just.  That is the rationale of  thievery.
 The other  guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.  Vote Democrat.   That is the philosophy that produced Detroit .
It is  the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.  It conceals a  fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up  not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The  Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a  culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of  ability and hope.  The president’s  premise – that you reduce income  inequality by debasing the successful–seeks to deny the successful the  consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of  their choices.  Because, by and large, income variations in society is a  result of different choices leading to different consequences.  Those who  choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while  those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of  failure.  Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and  family income.  You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college –  and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and  pushes on with purposeful education.  You have your children out of wedlock  and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is  apt to take another course.  Most often in life our destination is  determined by the course we take.
My  doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.  There is significant income  inequality between us.  Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but,  our lives also have had an in equality of effort.  While my doctor went to  college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I  got a job in a restaurant.  He made a choice, I made a choice, and our  choices led us to different outcomes.  His outcome pays a lot better than  mine.  Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his  wealth?   No, it means we are both free men in a free society where  free choices lead to different outcomes.
It is  not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.  The  freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.  There is no true option for  success if there is no true option for failure.  The pursuit of happiness  means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your  pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.   Even if the  other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.   Even if the other guy  made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted  decisions.
 Barack  Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely  ignoring inequality of effort.
 The  simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied  as, “The harder you work, the more you get."
 Obama  would turn that upside down.  Those who achieve are to be punished as  enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.   Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American  society if Barack Obama gets his way.  He seeks a lowest common denominator  society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster  equality through mediocrity.  He and his party speak of two Americas, and  their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity  of the other.   America is not divided by the differences in our  outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.
It is a  false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result  of another man’s victimization.
What  Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.  He fomented division  and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political  benefit.  That’s what socialists offer.  Marxist class warfare wrapped  up with a bow.  Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth  to Lincoln ’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot  stand.
"Life  is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to  it."
 Lou  Holtz
Leo  "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, an active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.

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