A Crippling Sense of Entitlement
With Whom We Quarrel
By Scott Rohter, November 2012
I turned on the radio in the morning just to hear what’s left of the so called “morning news” and on came the unwelcome voice of Barack Obama. I hurriedly reached for the control knob to turn down the volume because I don’t want to hear him. I can’t even stand the sound of his voice anymore. His annoying little inflections whenever he talks, and all of the “uhs” and the characteristic pauses when he speaks just make me want to cringe. I know I am not alone in my disdain for this man who is single-handedly trying to destroy our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Almost sixty million people did not vote for him in the last election! He has no mandate to do anything!
When you think of it though, our anger at Barack Obama is really misdirected. By himself he is just one man, but he represents the will of more than half the people that voted in the last General Election…. about 50.7% to be exact (if you can believe those numbers). But putting aside the veracity of these vote count for a moment, without those 62,611,250 voters, Barack Obama could do nothing of consequence, and I wouldn’t even have to hear the irritating sound of his voice on the radio this morning.
So in a very real sense the problem is not actually Barack Obama. The problem is those sixty two million voters who elected him to be their President. He expresses their will and their personal aspirations. It is with them that we have a quarrel. Our anger should be directed at the slightly more than one-half of the voters in our country who chose to vote for Barack Obama’s big government policies over those of his better qualified opponent.
Our quarrel is with those Americans who don’t want to work for what they have. Instead they just expect the government to keep giving them things… for free! Our quarrel is with those Americans who believe that they are entitled to free government healthcare. Our quarrel is with illegal aliens who think they should have the freedom to continue to break our immigration laws and receive free medical care while they are here in our country. Our quarrel is with those people who believe that money grows on trees, and that they should not have to be responsible for their own actions, behavior, or their own circumstances in life.
Rather than getting mad at Barack Obama and the progressive Democratic Party for encouraging this kind of an entitlement mentality and then manipulating the co-dependency it creates, our anger should be re-directed at those people who possesses and unfortunately even insist upon this crippling sense of entitlement.
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