My son just moved out of the house and started his own life and that got me to thinking about all the “kids” out there, every day doing exactly the same thing. All those “kids” about to make a life for themselves, only makes me wonder how many of them are really aware of what should be expected of them? How many are expecting the world to hand them everything without giving the world back anything in return? I can’t help but wonder, what do they think that they are owed? What do they think they have to “work” for?
I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I didn’t wonder about this because my son was expecting anything from me, it was just the opposite. He was reluctant to take from me which aggravated me but made me proud. He didn’t want a hand out. He wanted to earn what he receives. It is a wonder that he felt that way since he has grown up in our present social mentality of entitlements.
We are constantly told by the left what they are entitled to. I want to set the record straight on that subject, here and now. Some on the left say that everyone is entitled to a house, a car, food, a good paying job, an easy life, a pay check without the work, cell phones, medical care and just about anything else they can dream up or want. But are we really entitled to any of that or to anything for that matter?
What are we really entitled to? What does our government owe us? What does the world owe us? What do we owe each other? What does God owe us?
As far as our government is concerned, it technically doesn’t owe us anything. Our form of government does have some inherent concepts that do guarantee us certain things. That is it will guarantee it as long as it remains loyal to its own values. Those guarantees are equality among all men, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the right to a speedy trial, right to jury of our peers, rights against unlawful search and seizures, rights against double jeopardy, rights against self-incrimination, right to due process within the law, right to confront all accusers, right to legal counsel, right of fair bail and fines, rights against cruel and unusual punishments, right to bear arms, right to free speech, right to assembly, the right of religious freedom and the right of protection from our own government.
These are the only entitlements that our founding fathers have setup for us. There were no other entitlements built into our government when it was created. Any other entitlements that someone may feel they are entitled to, are purely fiction or they are part of the corruption to our system.
The left is working hard to create all the “entitlements” that it can. What the left is doing by promising other “entitlements”, is promising a false sense of happiness. When they give away “entitlements” all they are doing is bribing the populous.
We all know that those entitlements have to come from somewhere. They aren’t manufacturer out of thin air. They have to come from someone and that someone is the rest of the American populous. The part of the populous that has to give up its “entitlements” for the left’s bribery, is composed of those who actually work and earn their way through life. This part of the populous is the productive class and they are actually entitled to what they receive because everyone should be entitled to the rewards of their labor. Unlike the lazy class, the productive class doesn’t feel that anyone owes them anything, other than what they have worked for.
The “entitlements” the government promises to people are nothing more than theft. The government steals it from the hard working members of society and gives it to the lazy members of society. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying, not all of the recipients are lazy but a vast majority of them are. Many of the recipients couldn’t work if they wanted to and I would bet that those are the few recipients who would rather work if they could.
Now as far as the world is concerned it owes no one anything. Just because you have a presence on the face of the world that doesn’t mean it owes you anything. If anything you owe it. You have an obligation to the world not the other way around. You have an obligation to leave this world better than you found it or at the very least the same way you found it. To do otherwise makes you a liability not an asset to the world. To think otherwise is to act like a parasite because all you are doing is sucking life and assets from the world without giving back to it and that is the definition of a parasite.
What do we really owe each other as fellow passengers on this spinning worldly transport as it travels through space? What do fellow passengers on a transport owe each other? Passengers always owe each other respect, common courtesy and the right to pursue their own future. We should not only respect each other but we should respect each others property. As fellow passengers we should always do these things for each other, even when it isn’t reciprocated. As fellow humans we should do much more but we should never be forced at gun point to give away what we have earned. That is what the IRS does for the government, it forces the worker to give up his hard earned income so the government can give it to the lazy class.
As far as God is concerned why would he owe any of us anything? He is God and he doesn’t have to owe anyone anything. You may say he owes you salvation, but does he really? Why would he owe you salvation? He gives away salvation only because of his good grace not because of our actions. He picks and chooses who will receive salvation by evaluating our hearts, not by observing our actions because if the heart is right the actions will follow. It is easy to look righteous on the outside but much harder to be righteous on the inside.
With all that said, why would anyone ever think that they are entitled to anything at all? I’ll tell you why because they have been taught that the world owes them everything. They have been indoctrinated with the socialist lies that the left continues spews out. They have never been taught the truth about the world, our government or about God’s grace. You know if you repeat the same lie enough times the people will start to believe the lie, especially when they can see a profit in the lie.
If Americans don’t start learning the value of earning what they receive then America is doomed to destruction. Nothing ever comes free. Everything received has a price even when it is called free or an entitlement. Just because you received it without any out of your pocket expense that doesn’t mean it didn’t cost something. It just means that someone else paid the price for you and you will pay for it later with something else. That something else usually means you will pay with a loss of your rights.
Government entitlements are paid for by the tax payers the government is just the broker or thief who collects the money. Your salvation was paid for by someone else also. Christ paid that price. Like I said, nothing is free not even where God is concerned, so why would anyone think that the worldly realm should be any different than the spiritual realm? There are no entitlements in this world only theft and the sharing of the booty or in the words of the left… “redistribution”.
This article was written by Bertrum J Meisner Jr. I am not a professional writer. I am just a common every day laborer like most of you. I write from my heart, logic and life experiences. I am a devout Constitutional conservative and Christian. My only degree is in life experiences, which comes from a lifetime of learning from life. I derived my education from being part of this great nation and that has given me more of an education than I could ever get from any text book. I love this country and everything it is supposed to stand for. I write to bring it back to its roots and to help stop the destruction that is coming to this country both morally and physically.
Bertrum James Meisner Jr
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