Monday, November 03, 2008

The Philosophy of “Gimme”

Talker Jim Quinn described a run-in with an early-twentysomething guy, who was lamenting that his family was hurting as they tried to live on $20,000 per year. This guy was voting for Obama so that he would be given more stuff.

Quinn explained how liberty is a function – something that is used to go and do anything you want to do. Liberty is the solution for the human condition. Liberty is not going into the grocery store and having six different laundry detergents from which to choose. Liberty is having the ability to work as little or as much as you want to achieve as little or as much as you want.

Given the state of education in this country over the last couple generations, it was obvious to Quinn that this young guy was beaten down by socialism and that the American experience was a failed one. He likened it to trying to explain to a fish what “wet” means.

Here’s what every American under 40 needs to relearn: Don’t spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!

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