Saturday, March 21, 2009

Seven things America does not owe

With all the talk about rights and entitlements and all the things America owes to the world, here is a list of seven things America does not owe:

1. Everyone in America is not entitled to feel good about themselves. We alone are responsible for our feelings. If we do wrong, we should feel bad.

2. Everyone in America is not entitled to a job. We can have opportunity, but how we use that opportunity is our responsibility.

3. Everyone in America is not entitled to live in the same house, drive the same car or eat the same food. Only prisoners have the same house and eat the same food.

4. Everyone in America is not entitled to good health. If we live a destructive life style, our bad health is our own problem.

5. Everyone in America is not entitled to the same level of education. Opportunity to learn is not the same as a guaranteed education to a minimum state test level. A student who refuses to learn and obey school rules should not be forced to stay in school.

6. Everyone in America is not entitled to spend all day talking on cell phones, online or watching TV. Goods and services are items for sale in the market place and we do not have some fundamental right to own a TV, cell phone or computer.

7. Everyone in America is not entitled to live the life of the rich and famous. We all have different callings and opportunities, how we live our lives should be our own concern not the concern of our government.

1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant, too bad our culture, and our leaders in Washington don't see our rights that way.

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