The Democrats declare that there are two Americas. I infrequently agree with the Lefties but in this case they are absolutely correct. There is an America that works and contributes and an America that takes and destroys. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, work and support themselves, contribute to society, learn about political candidates before voting for them, help people who are temporarily down on their luck and pay their taxes. Some people don’t. That’s the great divide in America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. 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 just not just. Is that what you believe? Neurosurgeons work 80 hours a week during the last 9 or 10 years of their 27 years of school and training before they become board certified and qualify to start earning their salaries. They may owe $300,000 in student loans by that time. Should they earn the same income as a teenager who drops fries into a sack at a fast food restaurant?
The Left Wingers preach hatred, greed and victimization while trying to divide America into groups; men and women, black and white, rich and poor, Christian and Atheist, workers and management, and so on. Democrats love power more than they love America. It causes Christian Ministers who believe in the Holy Bible and oppose abortion and same sex marriage to support the Democratic Party over their own beliefs and their own God. Millions of people like the idea of President Obama taking from those who worked hard for their money and giving it to those who prefer not to work.
The politics of envy is self destructive. I grew up in a one room house and carried water from a spring. Water would freeze in the bucket in the winter and during hot Arkansas summers my family would sleep on the floor because it was cooler there. I think God I never received a penny from welfare. One Christmas a Church group brought us some oranges. I worked since I was ten years old catching chickens, picking up rocks or life guarding. I liked being a life guard the best as a kid. I worked for Western Electric and General Motors but I knew I wanted more. I joined the Air Force knowing I would be drafted otherwise. In the service I attended the University of Maryland, Arizona State University and the University of Southern California. I have never stopped learning to this day. The highlight of my career was commanding a six billion dollar Provisional Wing equipped with Canadian CF-18 Hornets, Marine F-18’s, Navy F-14 Tom Cats, Air Force F-15 Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasels, the AWACS E-3 Sentry, KC-10 Extender and C-130 Hercules aircraft. I will never forget the thousands of magnificent men and women who served with me. You see, I was not given this responsibility right out of the box. I was not a community organizer one day and a Wing Commander the next. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work!
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit and put America in such debt that recovery may be impossible. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America and concealing a fundamental deviation from long held American values and common sense. In the end it is a betrayal of those who receive temporary gratification. Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of capability 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. 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 irresponsible have a far greater likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. While I was attending night school, most of my buddies were hanging out. Even as an Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency I attended the University of Maryland at night. There were probably 50,000 people at Fort Meade who could have been attending college on base but fewer than ten were in my classes.
It is not inequality Barrack 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 much less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Barrack 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 Barrack 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.
Barack and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of Democrats to sap the productivity of all other Parties. 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.
The principles that guide President Obama and the Democratic Party today have little in common with the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy. Today, Saul Alinsky is the greatest influence and guide worshipped by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Hillary wrote her Senior Thesis about Alinsky and Obama worked for his former organization in Chicago. Understand Alinsky and Obama will become as transparent as spring water. While America is staggering from Obamacare, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, government spending and threats from Iran, Obama is ready with his left jab, amnesty for the horde of illegal aliens who have invaded America.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” Abraham Lincoln declared that a house divided against itself cannot stand. I submit that since 2009, America has grown more divided than the North and the South before the Civil War.
Note about images: I Googled Welfare line & Welfare Queen