EDUCATION: February 2, 1014
The Real State Of The Union

Thank you for your time and indulgence. I also thank Bob Lonsberry for his valuable contribution to this writing.

We are being bombarded, by Barack Obama with the term "income inequality." We will hear it more and more through the November 4th elections. We also have heard from the leadership of the Democratic party and Barack Obama that there are two Americas, those with high income and those with low income. We heard it more than once in Obama's State of The Union political speech last night.

I have concluded they are right, there are two Americas...The American people who work and those who don't. The American people who contribute and those who don't. It's not those who have and those who have not. It's those who do and those who do not. Don't confuse, those who "can not" with those who "do not." Some people meet their responsibility and do their duty as American citizens. They obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That is the divide, and there in lies the two Americas.

It's not about "income inequality." It's about individual and civic irresponsibility. It's about the leadership of the Democrat Political Party and it's preaching of hatred and victimization in order to win elections. It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves our country and it's Constitution. What I have said here is not intended to be mean spirited, nor is it verbal abuse. It is simply the truth, and Mr. Lonsberry, as do I, believe its time someone says it.

"The politics of envy was on stark and proud display a couple of weeks ago when president Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He stated that "some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and that's not just." Ladies and gentlemen, I submit for your honest consideration, Barack Obama in stating such beliefs, is preaching the rational of thievery, the other guy has it, you want it, take it. Or better yet, vote Democrat and Obama will take it for you. That is precisely the same rationale that produced the destruction of Detroit. It is the same rationale that is dividing America into two groups and destroying her.

It produces a "fundamental change." (Remember that promise?). It is a deviation from American values and common sense because, in the end, it does not benefit the people who support it, but betrays them. How does it betray them? President Obama and the Democrat leaders, by doing this, do not empower their followers, they enslave them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.

I quote, "The president's premise, that you reduce "income inequality" by debasing the successful, seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variation in our society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences, or outcomes. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure." Success and failure usually manifest themselves in the levels of personal and family income.

Different choices produce different outcomes. One man chooses to become a doctor and devotes his young adulthood in college and training and another chooses not to go to college and instead goes to work in a grocery store. Their will be a significant "income inequality" between the two. They both made a choice and those choices led to lives with an inequality of income, but their lives also had an inequality of effort put forth to produce that income. Every person reading this knows someone who makes more money than they do. Does that mean he or she cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth and give it to you?

It is not inequality Obama intends to take away. It is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. The pursuit of happiness means much less when you face punishment from the government if your pursuit of, and finding, that happiness brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his rear and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime of poor and shortsighted decisions. Barack Obama and the Socialist Democrats preach equality of income as a right, while completely ignoring the inequality of effort that produced that income.

In his speech, he said "Upward mobility in America has stopped. "If Barack Obama gets his way, entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based upon using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our incomes. It is divided in our efforts to produce those incomes. It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man's victimization.

As Mr. Lonsberry states,"The simple Law of the ye sow, so shall ye sometimes applied as, "The harder you work, the more you get." Barack Obama intends to make that a "fundamental change," to say The harder you work, the less you get. The less you work, the more you get. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

What Obama offered in his State of The Union speech was not a solution, but separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That's what Socialists do. It is Marxist class warfare wrapped neatly and tied with a bow. Two Americas...let us be reminded of the words of another president trying to unite America...."A house divided against itself cannot stand, Abraham Lincoln.

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May God bless America.
Until next time.

John Porter
118 Approach Drive
Harrison, Arkansas 72601