There is no free in liberty.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Self-Reliance as A Pejorative...



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.
City Journal is correct when saying:

...from Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh to John F. Kennedy, the Apollo astronauts, and those supremely independent garage-tinkerers, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. For them, as for most Americans, self-reliance was seen as a virtue, not a liability, a characteristic worth promoting, not denigrating.

I've never know self reliance to be anything but a source of  comfort first and comfort second.

H/T Maggie's Farm


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