A man who tells a lie is like a thief who has stolen something. And the thing which a liar steels is, above everything else, the truth. And when the truth is known, he is terribly upset and highly afraid.
It was the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit.
It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. And it conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense.
It ends up not being a benefit to 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. It seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, the variability 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.
And success and failure can 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 in wedlock 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.
Whereas my doctor went to college and then gave the flower of 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. And in a free society, free choices will lead to different outcomes. It is not inequality Barack Obama will take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. And 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. Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.
Entitlement has replaced effort as the key to upward mobility in American society.
Or at least it has if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive and fosters 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. What the president offered was not a solution, but a separatism.
He fomented division and strife, he pitted one set of Americans against another.
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