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America's Choice: Learned Helplessness or Earned Opportunity

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:36 PM
You and your husband ought to feel very, very good about what you've accomplished. You're the sort of people that built America. Congratulations to both of you!

If Alexis de Tocqueville were to have written Democracy in America today, he might have shared an entirely different perception of America. He would have found too many of our citizens suffering from the depression of our age--"Learned helplessness." Rather than believing that they have what it takes to invent their own future and claiming the mantle of self-reliance and earned opportunity that made America great, they look to government for support.

America was built on "inalienable," God-given rights that for the first time in recorded history affirmed that all men are created equal. An individual's fate was not determined...