American exceptionalism turning into mediocrity

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 26, 2013 

How did our country's founding tenets shift from American exceptionalism, sacrifice and self-reliance to American mediocrity, dependency on government and self-absorption?

Some believe this paradigm shift began only recently with the Obama administration and its policy of fundamental transformation. It may in fact be the result of an unassuming American electorate putting in power an individual who was cunning and eloquent enough to effect this paradigm shift, long desired by the progressive (aka, "government is the answer") movement.

If we continue with progressivism and forsake our founding principles, then our American way of life may be doomed to permanent mediocrity, economic bankruptcy and personal scavenging. We would shift from a society powered by personal exceptionalism to a human mass of "The Governed."

The winds of change have been blowing on our American way of life for some time. Just ask yourself when was the last time you heard someone say, "Go ahead and cut my benefit," or "I don't need that entitlement," or "I can live without that deduction"? We have little time before our society becomes permanently entombed in a self-destructive entitlement culture, with each citizen scavenging for the leftovers of the great American experiment.

Benefit recipients: Government's largess will not last forever.

Tapayers: Stop filling the public feeding trough with tax dollars.

Politicians: Doling out the government's largess is no longer a virtue that will keep you in office.

So choose, America: Remain exceptional or become "The Governed."

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Forrest Brown

Bluffton

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