I know you are all waiting patiently for Bonnie’s amazing Republican Underground Story, but you will have to put up with my socio-political ranting.
I was having a conversation with a very liberal friend of mine (You should see the back of her car), and we were discussing the difference between people who were willing to work, and those who were not. I was working on her computer and a substitute had just arrived to cover the rest of her day. Within two minutes, this substitute proved that she had no intention of actually working. In fact, the only work she did was when she worked the system. (Later that day I spoke with the head secretary as she wrote this substitute up, apparently we’ll take the word of 16 students who claim a sub was texting all day over the sub’s word. This was the second time that’s happened with her. She’s not coming back.)
My liberal friend and I were talking after the sub left the room and she said the most insightful thing I’ve heard in regards to this subcultures attitude towards work:
“What makes you think that they’ve bought into that social contract?”
I’ve been thinking about what she said for the last two weeks, and it hit me, that John Edwards was right, there are two Americas. And it’s not Liberal and Conservative, nor is it Rich and Poor. The divide is along the lines of those who will understand the true value of work, and those for whom work is a neccesary evil. It’s the difference between the pursuit of the American Dream, and the pursuit of your next handout.
I know it would be impossible, and wrong, and possibly immoral, but I would be ok with not allowing people who milk the system to vote. Even better, if there were a way to root out anyone with an Entitlement mentality, I would take away their right to vote as well. Why? Because anyone looking for a handout deserves no say in how our country is run. I am not saying that all men are not created equal, they are. We are all the same under God, however that has nothing to do with having the ability to run a country. Furthermore, placing that right in the hands of people who have no interest outside of their next handout is simply dangerous.
Our country will never prosper until we get a grasp on the reality of what happens when we allow this entitlement mentality to flourish. The Government is not our collective Nanny, and if we let it become that, then we have no choice but to shut up and accept whatever form our punishment takes.