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Thoughts on Freedom, Self-Sufficiency, Dependency, and the Future of the United States

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about my daughter's future.

And since my daughter's future is inescapably tied to the future of our country, I can't help but wonder if she will experience the demise of self-sufficiency as America once knew it.

It should be clear to just about anyone who’s been around for the last half-century or so, that the attitude of many Americans has been changing from one of self-sufficiency to one of reliance on government.  Some people even have a notion that "Uncle Sam" should be their caretaker from cradle to grave.

It's disheartening to think that an American - whose very identity was once synonymous with freedom - could ever believe that the government should be responsible for taking care of everyone, rather than everyone taking care of themselves.

Unfortunately, this distorted notion seems to be promoted by certain influential intellectual elites who believe that most Americans aren’t smart enough or responsible enough to manage their own lives and make their own decisions.  It's those same elites who want the government to have more power to control and regulate our lives - for our own good, of course.

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