The High Ground


 Are we seeing those seeking the moral high ground on the backs of others start to lose ground?     Since we have left the double standard way behind.  How many standards of ethics and fairness do we now have?  Perhaps the word “hypocrisy” has been over used, but we are seeing a new, higher level definition here. 

The contradiction of those defining themselves on the high moral ground, often by their definition, also are seeking more power to define others’ lives.   The idea of entitlements are not new, and are sold on the notion of helping those in need.   Often this is a local issue that becomes national in its response.   But what about the loss of freedom in the process?  Some ignore the tradeoffs that are inherent in these policies.



1.       Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $40,000-a-plate campaign fund raising event.


2.       Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and a federal workforce that is roughly 18% black when the black population is only 12%.


3.       Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code — Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee — turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.


4.       Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.


5.       Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”


6.       Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.


7.       Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of what a company that manufactures sports shoes and apparel (Nike) makes.


8.       Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending ($7 million PER MINUTE), and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.


9.       Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.



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