Skip to comments.Two Americas Tied in a Bow
Posted on 02/16/2014 10:30:50 AM PST by Windflier
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesnt. The America that contributes, and the America that doesnt. Its not the haves and the have nots, its the dos and the donts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others dont. Thats the divide in America.
Its not about income inequality, its about civic irresponsibility. Its about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. Its about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. Thats not invective, thats truth, and its 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 thats 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 victimhood and anger instead of ability and hope.
The presidents 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 responsibility 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 inequality 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.
Basic reasoning.. and totally lost on the living wage social justice stuck on stupid crowd.
Or.. Barack Obama intends to take away America.
Anyone who remembers how the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky "anti-war, pro-Ho" campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were praised by the liberal establishment as the most intelligent generation ever! cannot be surprised. They and their ideological issue (like Obama) are now arguably "the Establishment" -- and the most radical among them stated that tens of millions of Americans may have to be killed to eliminate all opposition.
They hijacked the now defunct Democratic Party in the 1970s. The new party is the Demobrat Party consisting of the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue. The fault is ours. Abe will explain from "the other side."
You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
Now I'm going to finish reading the rest of it!
What a great piece! Thanks for posting it.
This goes for the “Read my lips” party also.
You're welcome, Finny. I like the way Lonsberry laid out the simple logic and reason so clearly, even a lib should be able to understand it.