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’s not the haves and the have nots, it’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. That’s the divide in America .  
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility.  It’s about  a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.  
That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it. 
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.”  He noted  that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher  incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.  That is the rationale of thievery. 
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat.  That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. 

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a  fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.  
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a  culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.  The president’s  premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful–seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of  their choices.  Because, by and large, income variations in society are 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 usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.  You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college –  and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.  You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.  Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.  
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.  There is significant income  inequality between us.  Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but,  our lives also have had an in equality of effort.  While my doctor went to  college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than  mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his  wealth?  No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.   
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.  The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.  There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your  pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.  Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions. 
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. 
The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get."  
Obama would turn that upside down.  Those who achieve are to be punished as  enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.   Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster  equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.   America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. 
It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization. 
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.  He fomented division  and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political  benefit. That’s what socialists offer.  Marxist class warfare wrapped  up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.   
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to  it."  
Lou  Holtz 
Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and  active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker. 

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  • Lou Holtz hit the bullseye!  The Declaration of Independence states that "All men are created equal."  which was meant to mean that here no man is born to royalty.  We are judged by who we are and not who our father was.  That is the only equality there is.  What you do with your life is your own business and it is wrong for anybody to try to make everybody have equal outcomes no matter what choices they make.

  • Makes Barry the Fraud more insane than I thought. We need to kick this criminal out, along with all his Czars and other supports and minions. Time to CLEAN HOUSE !!

  • Great speech..hit the nail on the head with this one..should be forwarded to the Federal government and all race baiters.

  • Just LOVE how Lou Holtz nails the argument for Freedom and Individual Liberty & Responsibility! Such basic and eloquent common sense! He's an American treasure, that's for sure!!
  • What can I say? The coach hit a homerun.
  • This article must go viral.

  • Well said

    Very Well Said

  • Excellent article!

  • Big surprise coming for the parasites in this country.

  • I find it amazing when I ask many of the young people that have nice cars and dress well what ind of work do they do? Then the Answer comes and it us to bother me when they say they don't work there on SSI or just SS disability. When I ask them what is wrong with there health is mostly something to do with there nerves. Most are Bipolar! They say that is the easies to get SS on and these kids are only in there 20's or early 30's. When just talking light talk most are proud of they lack of work and free found money. And in most cases there second or third generation receiving SS. It's know wonder this country is going broke. Besides that they get SS they also get a food card and a free phone. It seem most get around 660.00 and 135.00 in food stamps or card and a phone with a 250 free minutes on a free phone. Hell, why work they say!
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