Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Living On Obama’s Plantation

The Democrats, liberals, and progressives are right, when they say there are two Americas, but that is where it stops. There is an America that works and contributes by doing their part, and the America that doesn’t do anything, better known as the “What you going to give me”, crowd that does nothing. It’s not the case, as the Democrats would have you to believe, of the haves and the have nots, but the truth of what it really is, it is a case of the ones that do and the ones that don’t. Obama and the Democrats will tell you it is all about income inequality and discrimination of wages. What they need to know is not about income or how much money a person makes, it is about getting a job, supporting their self, it’s not about income, it’s about some people’s civic irresponsibility. 

Obama promised the rest of his term, as president to fighting “income inequality.” He said that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not fair or just. What is not just about it? What kind of rationale is that? It sounds like stealing to me. The other guy has it, you want it, and so Obama will take it from you. That is what you get when you vote Democrat. That is the attitude that is destroying America. The hard working people of this country are being betrayed by a party that seeks their own good rather than the good of our country.

The Democrats have not helped the people who voted them into office. What they have done is enslaved their followers in a society of dependence on the government and what they call entitlement. The Democrat party wants people to think they are victims instead of giving them hope

Obama’s argument is that you reduce income inequality by degrading the successful. That way of thinking denies the successful working Americans the consequences of their choices and spares the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. And we have a leader (Obama) and a political party (the Democrats) that believe in this system. Talking about living on a big plantation, we are headed that way fast!

Income will vary in any social order because of different choices that the people make. Those people that choose wisely 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 purpose for their education. When people have children before getting married and keep on having children before marriage most of the time life will most likely take its course, When a couple have kids within a marriage life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.  We must have a standard in this country to live by.

Let me give you an example. I’m a licensed electrician. I worked as an apprentice in the trade, studied the electric code for months and went to a lot of classes before I was tested and past the government test to be licensed and to be in business and owner of my own company. The process took a lot of my time but I stuck with it and that is the reason I have made a good living for years. There are other people like me that do the same thing. They may be Doctors, lawyers, or some other profession or trade. The point is we all gave up some of our free time and freedom to get where we are at now. But now Obama and his party want to take away what I have made in my life time and give it to people who could care less about a better life style.

There are some people that do not have those same thoughts or work ethics when they get out of school. They will take a job anywhere, doing anything. The fact is they made a choice the same as I made a choice and our choices led us to different outcomes. Their decision pays a lot less than mine or a doctor, or a nurse, or a lawyer, does that mean I cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away part of my income? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes. It is not inequality or discrimination that Barack Obama wants to take away; it is our freedom to succeed, or the freedom to fail.  The point that I want to make here is if there is no true option for success then there is no true option for failure. We have a choice of how we want to live.

The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the disciplinary hand of government if your pursuit for a better life brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his butt and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of stupid and “I do not care” decisions. Obama and the Democrats preach and teach impartiality and fairness in the outcome of a person’s future as a right, while completely ignoring inequality and the effort of others that are productive.

The plain truth is this, “The harder you work, the more you get."  Obama wants to turn that upside down. Those who achieve in their life are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. In other words Obama wants to bring back the plantation where everybody has to depend on the boss man and that would be him.

Obama and the Democrat party talk of two Americas and their hold on power is based on using the votes of one to take away the effort of the other to better their self. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes; it is divided by the differences in our efforts.  It is a false idea or viewpoint to say one man’s success comes about as the result of another man’s unfair treatment.

What Obama offers is not a solution, but a separation. He has, during his term in office fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.  That’s what socialists offer.

Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s statement: A house divided against itself cannot stand. This is what Obama came into office to do and he is doing a pretty good job of it.

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( This article is a response by Bill Patchett to an article in the Star Democrat news paper dated February 18 , 2018. His response below ...