Response to Pres Biden’s “Income Inequality” Speech

by Bob Lonsberry, on Rochester radio station WHAM 1180 AM,

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesn’t.
The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have nots,
it’s the dos and the don’ts.
Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support
themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t.
That’s the divide in America.

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility.
It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and
victimization in order to win elective office.
It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves
its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth, and
it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago
when President Biden pledged the rest of his term to fighting
“income inequality.”  He noted that some people make more
than other people, that some people have higher incomes than
others, and he says that’s not just.

That is the rationale of thievery.  The other guy has it, you want
it, Biden will take it for you.  Vote Democrat.  That is the
philosophy that produced Detroit.  It is the electoral philosophy
that is destroying America.

It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values
and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the
people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers; they
have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement,
of victimhood and anger instead of ability and hope.

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
variations in society is a result of different choices leading to
different consequences.  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 personal and family income.

You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and
you are apt to have a different outcome from someone who
gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education
and/or employment.

You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take
one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to
take another course.

Most often in life our destination is determined by
the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.  There
is significant income inequality between us.  Our lives
have had an inequality of outcome, but our lives also have
had an inequality of effort.  While my doctor went to college
and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school
and residency, I chose another avenue.

He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led
us to different outcomes.  His outcome pays a lot better
than mine.  Does that mean he cheated and Joe Biden
needs to take away his wealth?  No, it means we are
both free men in a free society where free choices lead
to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Joe Biden intends to take away, it is
.  The freedom to succeed and the freedom to
fail.  There is no true option for success if there is no true
option for failure.  The pursuit of happiness means a
whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of
government if your pursuit brings you more happiness
than the other guy.  Even if the other guy sat on his arse
and did nothing.  Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s
worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

President Biden and the Democrats preach equality of
outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of
effort.  The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall
ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work,
the more you get.”  Biden would turn that upside down.
Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of
society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in
American society if President Barack Biden gets his way.  He
seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the
government besieges the successful and productive to foster
equality through mediocrity.  He and his party speak of two
Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes
of one to sap the productivity of the other

America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes,
it is divided by the differences in our efforts.  It is a false
philosophy to say one man’s success comes about
unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What Biden offered was not a solution, but a separatism.
He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans
against another for his own political benefit.  That’s what
socialists offer.  Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.

Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to
Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

My comment:  This man understands clearly what is going
on in our nation today.  The evil of the day, communism, is
trying hard to triumph over the good of the Faith & Freedom
into which our great God birthed this nation some 245 years
ago.  What we must do an often is pray for more of us to stand
against this advancing evil.  We must pray for God to deliver
us from this evil end – and to once again give us another
Great Spiritual Awakening from coast-to-coast and

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