Anyone who believes in Americanism, or at the very least the rule of law, has to be wondering exactly how our country got to be in the horrific shape it is in today.
Several weeks ago, I was listening to the Michael Savage Show. One does not need to agree with all of his opinions to value his deep insight and commentary on the issues of the day. He explains his views in a clear, concise manner and welcomes others to debate him — so long as they have the facts to support their respective arguments.
When the topic of illegal immigration was discussed, a lady named Jo from Boca Raton called in and declared Arizona's new law, which combats undocumented aliens, to be "absolutely racist" and said that the people whom the law targets can "do what they want to." This insanity was followed by a prolonged rant in which Jo advocated eliminating America's borders, limiting personal income, and she proudly stated that she was unemployed and making her living off — you guessed it — welfare checks.
The most fascinating aspect of Jo's call came, though, when Savage asked her if she thought that it was fair that people who work for a living be obligated to support her financially. Her response was astounding in its ignorance. It was, "Obama pays my welfare check....(He gets the money from) his stash....Illegal aliens..work for a living and then they pass their money to the government." After she had finished, Savage summed up her call perfectly by saying, "A man once defined hell as a place where there is no reason. And you just dragged me into hell, Jo."
It is Jo and her fellow travelers' mindset that is the reason for the fast slide down the tubes that America is experiencing today. The belief that one is entitled to another's property is the quintessence of evil and a favorite of the left wing. Combating this school of thought is extremely difficult, as those who adhere to it either see nothing wrong with the way they think or could care less. Judging from my experiences with career second handers, I can say with certainty that logic and reason do not apply to them.
So what does?
I honestly have no idea. Hopefully, in time, an answer will be found. For all of our sakes, that time had better come soon.