Kanye West says "George Bush don't care about black people" that statement still makes my blood boil some 8 years later. Likewise whenever I hear grown men talk about which politicians "care" about black people and which politicians don't "care" about black people I want to scream...."YOU ARE A GROWN-AZZ MAN WHY DO YOU NEED ANOTHER GROWN-AZZ MAN OR WOMAN EMPLOYED AS A POLITICIAN TO CARE ABOUT YOU?" I seriously can't see how anyone with the slightest modicum of self-respect could utter such a thing. Why in the world can't they take care of themselves? Are they retarded? Are they daft? Are they children? Hell, even children eagerly await the day when they can take care of themselves as they protest "I can do it, let me do it" but then these kids grow up to be democrats and suddenly someone else is expected to "do it" and the liberal democrat is all too willing to make the promises. Except that these "promises" of a false utopianism where every one's need is met is really just a tyranny in disguise. But it sounds so wonderful all of this Hope & Change. President Obama never really spelled out exactly what "Hope & Change" was but I think everyone implicitly understands what he was speaking of. But FDR did spell it out in his 1944 State of the Union address some call it the "2nd Bill of Rights":
"We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens."
This all sounds pretty good except that it is Utopia. Grown-ups realize that all of these things are possible and good but it is not a function of government to secure these things for you. It is up to you the individual to provide for your sustenance and well being as it should be. Grown-ups are not willing to give up personal freedom in order to have our needs met by the state. I illustrated this concept to my daughter this way--We would be willing to support you financially for the rest of our natural lives and meet your every need if and only if you live at home with us, go out with only those friends that we choose and allow us to go too if we want to, and you can never ever marry or have sex--do we have a deal? She said no. What a smart
child young woman.