Sunday, February 22, 2009

The new American Idle

Interesting commentary on the new "American Idle?"
President Obama is auditioning American Idle contestants. These non-producers of our society stole the show at his town meeting in Ft. Meyers, Florida on February 10, 2009. It was like watching a Saturday Night Live skit when a parade of sad sacks asked for handouts...

It's as if these losers of life's lottery were expecting the president to turn water into wine or to take five loaves and two small fish and feed the entire nation. These examples are just the loudest illustrations of people in America growing up with a mentality of entitlement to their every desires...."

So, in reinforcing these bad behaviors, we can expect more of the same. That dynamic is the way of operation for the Democratic Party. Over the next two years we can expect more of these contestants who want to be the next "American Idle."
The reinforcement of the entitlement mentality is not unique to the Democratic Party but firmly entrenched in the minds of conservative Republicans as well.


One of the biggest entitlements ever put forth by the government is compulsory public education. This "sacred cow" of entitlements is so entrenched and accepted that to even call it an entitlement will result in howls of anger from all sides. But that doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of Americans rely on the state to educate their offspring. This entitlement, first promoted as a way to educate the poor, has grown so large that even parents with the means to pay for their child's schooling take the educational bailout rather than pay for it themselves.

The fact that we are watching "American Idles" in Fort Meyers demand more from their government isn't surprising but expected; once parents blithely turn the minds of their children over to the state for their education, why shouldn't their offspring boldly expect food, shelter, and other benefits from the state as well? And the state rewards them with more handouts and less freedom.

Until parents are willing to just say "no" to the educational bailout, we can all expect a continued decline in the number contestants auditioning for "American Thinker" and a steady rise in "American Idles."

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