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Writer refutes Americans “selfish, self-centered, and immature brats”
posted January 9, 2010
RE: Writer Says Americans “selfish, self-centered, and immature brats”
Americans have done more for the rest of the world than any other
country in the world! We came to the defense of the free world in World
War l, World War ll, and the following wars as well. We provide more
(and more generous) aid to countries around the world when they suffer
catastrophic events. We unselfishly provide food for most of the world.
We have provided the means (knowledge and technical support) for other
nations to better themselves in too many ways to list here. The people
of this nation contribute more to private charities than we contribute
through our government to help the poor and needy!
You ask if we get the feeling we are some of the most selfish,
self-centered and immature brats who ever lived. No I do not! It is the
selfish and immature who think they are owed a living by our government.
Two unnecessary wars? It is the duty and responsibility of the Federal
Government to protect the people from those who seek to destroy us and
our freedom to live in liberty and the pursuit of happiness! The heart
and soul of terrorism is to destroy life, liberty and those who pursue
happiness on their own terms. We are at war with an enemy that brought
it to us. An enemy that has had us under siege for many years. They
have openly declared their mission which is to destroy us! Too many in
this nation are like ostriches with their heads in the sand. Where is
yours? It is obvious where I believe it is. There is nothing in your
recent letters that causes me to believe you are qualified to declare
the “two wars” unnecessary.
All of the rich people in this country are not “brats”. Neither are any
of the other classes of people. I sense that you deem the rich to be
brats because of your “imagined sense of entitlement” to a portion of
their riches. The greatest, and greater portion of wealth belongs to
those who (in the majority of cases) have earned it! I have not earned
riches and that does not entitle me to part of what anyone else has
earned! No one has denied me the opportunity to be all I can be and do
all I can do to earn! It is my bed and I sleep in it and I do not have
my hand out to anyone.
That is not selfishness, self-centeredness or immaturity. It is self
responsibility, self dependence and the mature thing to do! I note that
you wrote “The over-whelming majority of us are not guilt-free
either.”, thus including yourself. To you I say; get the log out of
your eye before tampering with the splinter in mine!
There is a reason our Nation is in debt to China for over 300 billion
dollars. Liberal socialists, democrats and even some republicans. They
are “creating” entitlements that the people are “not” entitled to, and
then printing money that is not earned, and borrowing money that the
people cannot afford to repay in order to provide that which the people
should be working and earning on their own. It is not the duty of this
Constitutional Republic to support the people, but rather to protect
their right to life, liberty and the “pursuit” of happiness!
The Obama Administration is dedicated to socializing the nation,
destroying capitalism and surrendering our sovereignty to the United
Suggested reading for you: The Declaration of Independence, The
Federalist Papers, The Constitution of (to) the United States of
America and the Amendments thereof. I inserted “to” because the
Constitution is the voice of the people and the authorization of the
people to its government. We the people have and do speak to our
government therein and thereby! In other words we give the government
its authorities. The government does not give us our rights, those
rights are inalienable rights given us by our Creator!
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