Monday, July 16, 2012

Worshipping the Collective

President Obama has been on the campaign trail a lot recently, and this has allowed him to be a little more revealing about who he is and what he believes.
You didn’t get there on your own...
Recently he told an audience  “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.”

He expounds on this with “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges.

He concludes with "If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he said.

These statements are very revealing, a window into the soul of the man who leads our Federal Government.

When there is success he sees the work of the collective.  He denigrates and diminishes the effort and the sacrifices of the entrepreneur.  He sees only the fruit of the government and the benefits of the government.

This flies in the face of actual experience.

Where individualism is allowed and encouraged, people and nations prosper.  This is not opinion -- this is fact.  The Heritage Foundation data clearly demonstrates that liberty drives wealth, not government 'investment'.   One glance at history reveals that collectivism results only in poverty for the masses.

The idea that the business man owes something back to society is the root of evil, not the virtue that Obama claims it to be.

The entrepreneur makes sacrifices and takes risks.  He works incredibly hard.  He does all of this in the face of competitors and a government makes this success as hard as possible.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the entrepreneur and the business man.  They are the ones that make everything in our society possible.  If you are reading this on a computer, you should thank Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, not the government.

The worship of the collective is the path to hell.  It has impoverished and oppressed billions, and murdered a hundred million more.

Obama needs to step away from the mirror and look at the real world where businessmen to far more good for mankind than parasitic politicians.

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