Young Americans must resist, reject entitlement culture


We have long maintained that a culture which supports the notion of taking from one entity at the expense of another is a dangerous course.  Government does it routinely and broadly to the extent that fomenting a culture of entitlement may in fact be one of the U.S. government’s most effective contemporary achievements.

This action of taking from one for the benefit of another additionally occurs with Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions.  It’s the basis of probate abuse and we view such acts as dishonest and amoral whether perpetrated by government, the legal industry or any individual.

As economic opportunities for today’s young people will be far different – diminished, we fear – from past times, this too could encourage corrupt estate practices.  With that, you can’t really look at the probate issue without understanding how it relates to economic and societal dynamics.  From that perspective, we found this George Scaggs piece entitled What Awaits Young Americans of great interest:

It is becoming increasingly difficult to figure out what America’s younger generation is thinking.  Perhaps they are too distracted by the fast-paced blur of modern existence to notice that the freedom and prosperity Americans have enjoyed for generations is quickly evaporating, and that such qualities are not merely arbitrary characteristics of the national landscape guaranteed for time eternal.

Given what our education system has been teaching (or not teaching) for the last several decades, perhaps they do not understand that freedom and prosperity are inextricably intertwined.  Maybe they genuinely believe that government exists to provide for them and that government’s ability to do so could never possibly be threatened.

Because they have lived only in a time of quickly accelerating technological advancement, perhaps they have confused those leaps forward with the advancement of mankind itself, assuming that whatever life their parents enjoyed, their own could only be better.

Maybe they do not understand that the definitive expression of liberty, and the only means of maintaining it, is personal responsibility.  Perhaps some truly believe that an endless array of piercings and tattoos, the exploration of sexual deviancy, and other personal pleasures are the ultimate measures of articulating freedom.

Maybe they are blinded by idealism, unable to see that the concept of “big government” is a failed notion — that every time it has been tried, in any and all manners, at any place on earth during any time in history, it has resulted in widespread misery and brought once-great nations to their knees.

Perhaps they do not recognize that the current era we live in epitomizes that failure — that those painful lessons are being learned once again as the social experimentations inherent in big government crumble throughout America and Western Europe.

Not only has the current American version of big government failed, but it is dying a horribly dramatic death.  In doing so, that failure has finally culminated in an extended economic downturn which is stripping an ever-growing number of Americans of a stable future.

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What Awaits Young Americans
George Scaggs
September 12, 2011
American Thinker