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Two Americas…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-01-2014


This from a friend in Lubbock….How true….Thanks Bill

Subject: Fwd: TWO  AMERICAS

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 not’s, 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 victimhood 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 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.
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 ass and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of  asinine and shortsighted 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 offers is not a solution, but  separatism. He foments division and strife, pitting 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

Comments (1)

This is the best description of the two Americas that I’ve heard or read in a long, long time. It is the America of Uncle Webb and the Greatest Generation versus the America of President Obama and the liberal Media. It is the America of corn bread, molasses, and fatback and a generation with very little that is determined to make the most of the little that it had versus the America of a generation on the government dole that complains of how difficult it is to survive on an unearned $30,000 government pension. It is the America of a generation with very little who simply did what it had to do to survive versus a generation that complains as every problem or obstacle arises on the horizon.

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