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The Audacity of Self-Reliance

ABC News reported a few days ago:

At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.

“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.

Interesting how ABC spun this: self-reliance as a bad thing.  What Obama actually said was, “You are on your own.”  This, to his supporters, is also a bad thing.  This is what the American left wants: it wants you to be a ward of the state, a dependent sucking on the government teat.  What they know and hope you’ll forget is that it’s extremely difficult to remove an entitlement once it’s been put in place.  Self-reliance is a dirty word: just let us take care of everything, and you’ll be okay.

It’s shameful.  It’s everything that the Founding Fathers were against.

UPDATE: Spendthrift Michelle Obama’s remarks on being “on your own.”

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