American Dream
The concept of the "American Dream" has brought people to and provided hope for people in this country since its founding. However, there are those today who argue that the American Dream is in trouble, does not exist anymore, that there is no such thing as a "self made man", or, that government needs to provide special opportunities so that those of lesser circumstances can rise in this country. This is all complete B___ S___! Two quick examples: 1. In the year 2000, Dr. Ben Chavis took over The American Indian Public Charter School (AIPCS), a failed middle school, in Oakland, California. He not only turned it around, but brought it to the top in under 10 years! Not bad for Chavis, an American Indian raised in a sharecropper's shack with no electricity in North Carolina. You can read about his story, Crazy Like a Fox, here. 2. Arthur Burns, former Fed Chairman under Richard Nixon, was an immigrant from Galicia, the son of a housepainter who had risen to become the foremost expert on US economic cycles and chief economist to Dwight Eisenhower…. Bloomberg BusinessWeek August 8, 2011. There are millions of stories like these. I will guarantee that you have them in your family. People are still flooding into this country legally and otherwise to escape other parts of the world where this type of individual freedom to improve the circumstances of their birth still exists. The only thing stopping people today from realizing the American Dream is having a dream, having the desire (hard work and perseverance) to achieve that dream, and obstacles inserted by government over the last 40 years that reduces motivation. Those who believe the American Dream no longer exists are right, because their pessimism won't let them have the dream or invest the work necessary to achieve the dream. And, their misguided belief that you can legislate opportunity to replace motivation. Our challenge today is not to let those people continue to ruin the positive mindset of the people or continue to establish limits to freedom which provide the foundation for the American Dream.

Billionaires are bad, right?

from The Gray Area:

According to the news media and Democrat politicians, billionaires are bad (and it used to be millionaires too until they all became millionaires). So now, and since Presidential billionaire Donald Trump arrived, billionaires are the cause of everything bad in the world. Greedy, predatory, selfish, etc.

If that is true, why then is there an estimate of over $700M donated by Thursday to repair Notre Dame Cathedral?

Billionaires. Billionaire donations, that's why.

But, I thought they were awful people? Not so much. Just jealousy used as political bribery for votes. As a matter of fact, look around you on any given day and you will see the results of their philanthropy. Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, National Parks, Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and even whole towns like Williamsburg, Va.

Keep all that and more in mind next time you hear Democrat politicians and media talking heads slamming billionaires.

How about current era billionaires? Bill & Melinda Gates are trying to do great things with their money, too. Oh, of course, we recognize that, because they are well known leftists.

Bull hockey!

Billionaires share what they have, and when they are not asked to do so, because that is the culture of America. Or, at least it used to be. Now there are people who think that billionaires should give their money to the government, they can spend it better than you can.

A bigger falsehood has never been uttered.

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