But rather what your Country can do for you seems to be the new mantra. But just 40 years ago those profound and memorable words espoused by JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”… ignited an explosion in innovation, philanthropy and extraordinary achievements in the United States. But these days… those eloquent and uplifting American principles have been turned upside down. We are a society of whiners and entitlement freaks. I am not that old, but I remember a time when if someone from the government stopped in to help, most people said politely: “No thanks”…. people solved their own problems. Nowadays, if someone has literally the smallest setback, people want government intervention. It is utterly and absurdly outrageous that any American would consider they are entitled to anything other than the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… All I do these days is just shake my head in utter disdain for the lazy, poorly educated uncaring youth of this country. Sadly the Generation X group will likely see a lower standard of living than their parents… but that is what happens when you rely on someone else to solve your problems rather than taking responsibility for your problems and solving them yourself. Enough said!!! I think you get the picture
Amen to all this! I just posted my thoughts regarding JFK’s speech. Look up WesenConex Blog.wordpress.com and let me know what you think. It can be turned around but it’s going to take much sacrifice.
It’s sad, but we are at a tipping point… a point where those who expect more from the government than they give to society. When this happens socialism is the natural outcome. This is not just me blathering, this is factual