So many Liberals and their Minority “tenants” scream, rant, and whine about entitlements. In their hearts and minds they believe that people – at least certain favored types, races, and classes of people – have the right to succeed irrespective of the amount and efficacy of the effort they spent to achieve that success.
Sadly for them – and for Americans now that they rule over us – this pernicious and un-American philosophy of egalitarian entitlement flies in the face of truth and wisdom.
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
— Attributed to Benjamin Franklin
(No providence for attribution)
An American succeeds or fails – indeed, lives or dies – by the fruits of his or her own effort and the, often figurative these these days, sweat of their own brow. They do not succeed because they are entitled to.
It is such a shame that the Liberals do not, and apparently cannot understand this. Their attitudes are an insult and disservice to everyone they claim to support.
With a grateful H/T to Hsoi, who reminded me of these all-too-true and all-too-often, hated and despised words of wisdom.