The basis for our republican form of government, is the belief in a God, and the understanding that our inalienable rights, are given to us by God. One of the sinister distortions of our founding as a country, comes from this idea, that is put forth by our oligarchs in Washington DC, that rights can be conjured up, or created, based on the perceived "needs" of a people, by those that wish to mislead the masses in an attempt to win the next scheduled election. We have recently heard terms such as,"the right to a house, the right to a job, the right to an abortion, the right to be free from want, the right not to be offended", or anything that these elected criminals can promise to voters in order to accumulate votes. Not only does this equal communism, but it gives the government something to hang over the heads of people who vote for "things".
There was once a time, when people voted in favor of principles, and "free money from uncle sam" was not a condition that an elected official, had to adhere to. What the government giveth, the government can taketh away. The same goes for our God given rights, outlined in our US Constitution. Some crooked politician sitting in a high place, cannot take away rights that are divine in origin. On the flip side, some whackjob sociopath, that likes to call himself President, cannot create rights through some pre conceived notion that some group of people, that make up a portion of the voter base, have been wronged.
Perception is reality, and if one is told, over and over again that he/she has a right to own a house, and a right to a job, then eventually this person will develop a sense of entitlement. This sense of entitlement is one of the major reasons why this country and its economy is "going to hell in a handbasket". What's that you say, the economy is improving, what evidence do you have , aside from some leftist hack on MSNBC that chooses to skip over the story that refers to a 2.9% drop in our 1Q GDP. But the leftists say, "would have been alot worse if Obama had not stopped us from going over the cliff". Lies, propaganda, smoke and mirrors, to cover up the fact that there is no cliff anymore, we went over the edge a long time ago, we are just waiting to hit the ground. It won't be pretty, the dollar's days are numbered.
America can not give everyone everything. We can only provide opportunity for everyone, and given, there are people that will have to work harder than others, but that does not mean they had less opportunity, it just means that their circumstances provided a few additional obstacles. Government needs to stop acting like God, and more importantly, they need to stop expecting people to bow down to them as if they were God. Our country was founded on individual responsibilty, over 200 years ago, and now we are turning into the opposite. A country of parasites, that won't lift a finger to help themselves. It is a learned behavior, and it has reached a peak, in a time when people no longer see an incentive in striving for success. Rights come from God, not government.