Saturday, August 15, 2009
Rights, Privileges and What We 'Deserve'
America was founded with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. If you haven't read those three documents, then I suggest you pick up a copy of "The Pocket Patriot" published by Sweet Water Press. The Bill of Rights is derived from the 1st ten Amendments to the Constitution. In total - over the past 200+ years, we have created only twenty-seven total Amendments to the constitution. Those are our Rights - period. What we are privileged with a superb health care system and many social programs. So what do we deserve? Somehow over the past 50 years we've gone from "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country" - John F Kennedy, to a society of what more can the government provide to you. Two distinctly different philosophies - both espoused by Democrats. What happened to Democrats? When did they stop believing in the ideals of the three documents that founded our country? And why? In my view we are not 'entitled' to any social programs - they are a gift, a privilege. They are not guaranteed. Yet many Americans will tell you that I would be considered less than compassionate because of my position on this issue. I submit to you that there is no right, nor is there an obligation for the government, to provide social programs for those members of society who want them. Social programs in my view, and in many cases, strip people of their dignity, remove incentive to work hard to overcome economic difficulty, and unfairly and inappropriately subsidize one group of citizens over another. So what do you want? Do you want your Rights enforced, or do you want to foster an environment of entitlement which ultimately will lead to socialism? In my view, we 'deserve' our Rights enforced, and we 'deserve' fairness for ALL legal citizens of America - regardless of color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, religious beliefs, economic class or ideology. We deserve to be protected from attack. We deserve to have our laws enforced, or overturned legally when necessary. We deserve to have the Constitution enforced - not interpreted. Other than that we 'deserve' nothing, we are 'entitled' to nothing. What do you think? You decide. But if you decide on the side of socialism, I implore you to at least research what that will look like. Don't go blindly down that road. You owe that much to yourself and your fellow countrymen, as well as to all those who have fought and died for freedom and liberty, and all those who continue to serve! Wake Up America!