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Trashing Achievements

Gerald173 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:31 AM
Ibelieve it is worse than that. I think most people do not understand Obama's goal. His statement that "you didn't build your business, the government did", if I may paraphrase, shows his true intention to turn this country into a Communist nation. After all, if you didn't build your business, the government did, then your business actually belongs to the government, and can be confiscated. Same for your home, your car, your bank account, etc. This is a dangerous man!!!!!
There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that had served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.

The perseverance of Thomas Edison, as he tried scores of materials before finally trying tungsten as the filament of the light bulb he was inventing; the dedication of Abraham Lincoln as he studied law on his own while struggling to make a living -- these were...