We’ve arrived at that place Ben Franklin warned us of when he shared his concern that one day Americans would trade liberty for security.
He had a frightful anticipation that a day might come when the citizens of this country would exchange their liberties, risky as they were, for the comfort and security offered by government.
And here we are, with food stamp usage at its highest in U.S. history, Obama phones in our pockets, U.S. autoworkers propped up by government bailouts, 99 weeks of Obama money via unemployment checks, three meals a day provided in public schools and the list goes on ad nauseam.
As a result of these things, many have been lured into looking to the state as an end-all-be-all for life’s harder moments. Thus, 911 is dialed not just for true emergencies, but also because someone can’t find the movie theater, or because their children aren’t behaving, or because Burger King got their order wrong.
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