Posted by: reformedmusings | March 7, 2009

A real American’s attitude

I’ve enjoyed reading Michelle Malkin pretty regularly for a number of years. In the last few months, though, she’s really excelled at chronicling the economic meltdown and resultant backlash against Obamessiah’s socialist policies. Recently, Michelle posted a letter from a real American under “I will be damned if I ever ask another American to bail us out of our situation or to help us with our mortgage.” Another must-read. Here’s the punch line:

I should have better diversified my 401(k). My husband should not have become so dependent upon the growth in the area. We are ultimately responsible for the mess we are in. If my husband and I have to live in his pick-up and get ready for work at the community gym, so be it. If we lose our jobs, we will move in with his mother, and he will hunt and I will garden. We have never been on unemployment, welfare, nor other assistance. We are Americans. Our ancestors fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and his brother fought in Vietnam. Our family has faced tougher foes than this economy and Barak Obama. We will do as True Americans do; we will not whine, we will persevere.

That’s the American spirit that made this country great – individual initiative, creativity, hard work, determination, and perseverance. It was not stealing other people’s money to give handouts to non-producers.

There was a time in this country when the church helped those who needed help, using the voluntary contributions of its membership. It was called charity. President Bush leveraged that powerful force with his faith-based initiatives. There he tapped one of the great historic forces for good in America.

Now Obamessiah and his fellow socialists want the government to enslave an entire class of dependants, using money taken involuntarily from you and me and redistributing it to non-producers. Plus, they want to change the tax code to deincentivize charitable giving to the very private institutions that helped build this country, crippling their ability to help people. That’s change alright – like losing 25% of the Stock Market’s value.

So, who is John Galt?




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