Bob Lonsberry, a radio host in Rochester, N.Y., recently responded to President Obama's "income equality" speech. Here's a summary:
The Democrats are right. There are two Americas: The America that works and the America that doesn't. The America that contributes and the America that doesn't. It's not the haves and the have-nots; it's the do's and the don't's. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves and contribute to society while others don't. That's the divide in America.
It's not about income inequality, it's about civic responsibility!
It's about a political party that preaches victimization to win elective office. Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He says some people have more than others, some make more than others, and that's not just. This is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
The simple Law of the Harvest -- as ye sow, so shall ye reap -- means that the harder you work, the more you get.
But Obama turns that upside down. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility. Obama seeks a society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.
Obama foments division and pits one American against another for his own political party's benefit. That's what socialists offer: Marxist class warfare.
The "two Americas" come closer each day to proving the truth of Lincoln's maxim: a house divided against itself cannot stand.