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TWO AMERICAS (From the Right article by Terry Harper – SREC 21)

Two Americas, a phrase used by Martin Luther King in his 1967 speech titled “The Other America”. In his speech King spoke of the economic discrepancies found in the black communities, the lack of jobs, the lack of education opportunities and King had a legitimate beef in my opinion. However, never once did King suggest White Privilege, or income inequality as a cause or solution. He never once suggested taking from the rich and giving to the poor. King not once suggested taxing the wealthy into poverty or resolving the inequality by providing unearned income.

Since the late 1960's various uses of “Two Americas” have been used by Democrat speakers in their

attempts to justify higher taxes on the so called upper class to provide entitlements to those believing that unearned income should be a benefit to those unwilling to put forth the effort to improve their lives.

America, the Land of Opportunity has drawn immigrants since her early days with the dream and belief that hard work would bring economic prosperity. Even today legal immigrants wait their turn to proudly pass basic requirements and claim the title of American Citizen. On the other hand, we have a class of people that believe for no other reason than entitlement, they should share in the prosperity of those who have worked and invested their treasures and time to being productive.

Late in the 2020 campaign of Joe Biden, we once again heard him speak of income inequality and how he would bring about a cure if elected. As usual when Democrats reach the Statehouse, they immediately go to work on income inequality. They never suggest that a more productive America might be a solution but always a suggestion of taking from the producers to give to the non-producers. A solution that takes from one group of Americans and gives to another group of Americans, dividing us once again into The Two Americas. Currently the Democrats have expanded the giveaway to non-Americans crossing our borders on the promise of unearned prosperity.

A recent response to the Two Americas debate by radio personality Bob Lonsberry addresses the debate of income inequality from the working class view. Lonsberry begins by saying 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 is not the have and'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.

It is not about income inequality, it is about civic irresponsibility. It is about a political party that preaches hatred, greed, income envy and victimization in order to win elected office. It is about a political party that loves power more than it loves it's country.

Biden proved that the politics of envy was his primary agenda when he pledged to fight income inequality noting that some Americans make more than other people, that some have higher incomes and that it is unjust. Yet Biden has no problem with his son taking millions of unearned dollars from foreign governments, talk about privilege and income inequality.

The Democrat policies have not empowered their followers but rather enslaved them to a culture of

dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger rather than ability and hope. In America, with the rare exception of people like Biden's son, 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 generally manifest themselves in personal and family income.

In life, our destination is nearly always determined by the course we take, the direction we choose. What we become is the direct result of the effort spent to get where we are. The Democrats and Biden preach income equality as a right when in truth, it is a matter of the Law of the Harvest, reaping what you sew, the harder you work, the more you get. Income equality produces one thing, it produces mediocrity. Everyone expends minimal effort, receives minimal reward and ends up equally impoverished and miserable.

Do not be fooled into believing that one mans success is another mans victimization unless of course, your Biden's son. Liberalism and the Democrat Party prove the truth to Lincoln's maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand. There is no Two Americas except in the minds of liberals.

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