I heard the most dumbfounding thing the other day. Seems there are people out there who doesn’t think it’s “fair” that we have more “stuff” than than them. My husband got into a conversation with just such a person. Even after telling this guy that we had times when we would put in over a hundred hours a week (each) to EARN the money to buy our “stuff”, this guy didn’t think it was right that we had more. He felt it was his “right” to have the same “stuff” we had, but to not have to work as hard for it.
So let’s look at what George Mason wrote:
That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
We have a constitution right to acquire and possess property and so does this guy. But that does not mean he has the right to what we have obtained. It means he has the right to get off his lazy ass and work as hard as we have so he too can acquire and possess property.
The comment also made me realize this person also has no understand of the 10th Commandment – the one about coveting. I found a comment that might be a bit easier to understand:
If you spend a lot of timing wishing for things you don’t have, you won’t be spending your time appreciating the things you do have.
I wish I would have had more time to pick this guy’s brain, I really would like to understand more of what he was thinking. Does he want everyone to be able to live off the government dole? If so I’d like him to explain to me if everyone is living off the government dole, where would the money come to support everyone? If everyone quits working, then no money would be flowing into the government that he wants to support him. Where does this guy think all the “rich people” get their money from, trees? Somebody has to be working somewhere.
God help us, this country has turned into a bunch of self-centered, screw everyone else, what’s in it for me, selfish, ignorant idiots.