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The Death of the American Dream II | Via Meadia

June 4, 2011

The American Dream is not in the last analysis a farm or a home and a good job.  It is the dream that through hard work and good choices the average American can be prosperous and independent, and that ordinary people with these life experiences can govern themselves wisely and well without the ‘guidance’ of their ‘betters’.

 

What? The American Dream isn’t cradle to grave government assurances of a job, a house, medical care and a retirement? Odd.

Anyways.. a good read….

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 4, 2011 10:26 am

    And the American Dream is not that through no fault of your own you lose everything, whether because of an illness, layoff where yourjob is outsourced, pay is cut so that the CEO can increase his pay from 500 times the average worker to 600 times… Yeah, real teat sucking going on there.

  2. June 5, 2011 8:59 am

    Um Mike, I think the “American Dream” doesn’t mean what you think it means. Because, once again, if any of those unfortunate things happens, the federal government doesn’t get to step in and make it “ok”. It doesn’t mean that you, or anyone else for that matter, gets to butt their noses into private business transactions because of some belief in “economic justice”.

    Because when people so full of hubris believe it is their duty to do so, the American Dream takes a back seat to government meddling and liberty begins to yield.

    The American Dream isn’t built on the false prosperity of government assurances and redistribution…

  3. texan2driver permalink
    June 5, 2011 1:25 pm

    Loosing ones job, getting sick, etc. indeed are not part of the American dream. They are obstacles on the road to the American dream, as is excessive government intervention.

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