Economy a reflection of our culture
Jan 04, 2012 | 1604 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

America’s economic decline is linked to, and perhaps was precipitated, by the decline of our culture.

The significant components of our culture, our sense of honor, humility and the dedication to personal responsibility, have been subverted and morphed us into people who believe their well-being is someone else’s responsibility.

For over two centuries, Americans have been taking care of themselves, creating the highest standard of living on the planet. President Barack Obama thinks this process is not working and has empowered an elite to correct the poor choices of the masses.

Obamacare delegates decisions that will affect our health and well-being to unelected unaccountable bureaucrats. Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends the ban on the sale of incandescent light bulbs by saying “we are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money.”

I submit no one, no matter how bright, can possibly know what is in the best interest of everybody.

A new lexicon has been introduced to re-educate and render regulations and restrictions on the Constitution and our liberties more palatable. To wit, “greed” means anyone with a lot of money must have stolen it; “social justice” requires the wealthy share since they have more than they need; and “fairness” means redistribution to each according to his needs.

I send my best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2012 with the admonition we cannot change the Mayan Calendar, but we can vote.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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