Some of us have too much dignity and self-respect to take advantage of opportunities we neither earned nor were rightfully entitled to, especially if strangers paid for them. Our problem is that self-esteem gets in the way, causing us to engage our ethics, morals, and work ethic.
Oh sure, once in a while a freebie comes along, such as winning a new ATV after paying only a few bucks for a chance ticket. But it’s not in our nature to truly enjoy what we didn’t earn, unless you’re a fan of big government.
We are the odd ducks.
In fact, the Kings and Queens of Unlimited Government are betting that most of you are shameful enough to be bribed with a ‘cradle-to-grave’ entitlement program. To prove their point, they rolled out their latest marketing scam called ‘The Life of Julia’ that demonizes supporters of government limited to its enumerated powers.
Julia is a slideshow about a fictitious lady who illustrates how you’ll never have to assume responsibility for yourself, nor be accountable for your actions, nor take any ambitious risks to get ahead in life, nor make any tough decisions. Your government will control, sanction, and sponsor every phase of your life through their ‘100% welfare state’ if you vote for their unlimited government candidate.
And the reward for being a devout, helpless parasite of unlimited government who is void of an identity with an absence of initiative: a meager social security check for the remainder of your unfulfilled and unaccomplished life. The penalty for not becoming a fervent believer is to be blasphemed as ‘un-American’.
With their new entitlement program, businesses will no longer be competitive to build a superior product and parents are optional. Bureaucrats make all of the major decisions of your life and no ambition is necessary.
Ludicrous? Not for those without self-worth. That is their American Dream.
It would almost be hilarious if it weren’t for the 30% of voters who like the idea and the 40% who are rubbing their chins while pondering the possibilities. That dangling carrot is a dangerous proposition that could permanently lead this country down an almost irrevocable and destructive path.
The other 30%? Well, they have too much self-respect and pride to fall for such an undignified lifestyle. Yeah, they’re not like the other kids. They’re different, all right.
What’s worse is that the slideshow of the campaign condones abortion and plays up to feminists who feel they don’t need a man rather they need a government to get pregnant, instead.
I can’t help but wonder why the patronizing campaign pitch gets away with insulting women. Furthermore, why are feminists who fought for their respect and independence enamored with such degrading and sexist government philosophies? Why do the same feminists downplay the morals and successes of the Bachmanns, Parkers, and Palins of the world?
Do women really need the government to act as their sugar daddy and mollycoddle them for the rest of their lives? Do womanizing politicians enamor women voters? Apparently so, according to studies of the polls regarding women who voted for characters such as Bill Clinton.
If I were a woman, I would be offended by the campaign because if a man were portrayed in the ad, I would feel the same way. I don’t need the government to take care of me.
Big government disagrees.
I’ve never been able to grasp their ideology, nor have I been able to comprehend why the disciples of unlimited government lack the hunger for accomplishments through their own blood, sweat, and tears.
But this is what I do know. The dumbest campaigns are the most effective campaigns because the media will buy into it and promote the dogma. Why? I haven’t a clue. But history repeats itself. Look at how many TV ads insult your intelligence, yet you still buy the product.
Got pride? If so, then you’ve got the solution.
On the surface, the panacea is simple. Pick one person, give them a pep talk, increase their self-respect, and point them in a new, positive direction.
But the reality is that one person may need hundreds of counseling sessions before they’re willing to become accountable and responsible for their actions and conduct. It’ll take a lot of energy to overcome the media’s biased campaign. By volunteering to work with youth groups and setting the positive example that made this country great, we could reverse the dangerous course our country is heading on.
On the other hand, if one million of us performed such a feat for five minutes each day for several years, our philosophy would eventually catch on with the Julias of the world.
The tough part is finding one million Americans with sufficient dignity to perform such a simple task. That’s easier said than done.