Posted: 4/25/2012 6:49:22 PM
I was at the gym this morning and saw a young lady doing the cleaning and general maintenance. I though “this poor girl, she’s working hard for peanuts.”
Then I caught myself and said “good for her.”
She’s young, and at this time of her life undoubtedly “poor”. Then I remembered that “poorness” is not a static situation, from which escape is impossible without the government’s “redistribution”.
I saw in this young person, a person who, maybe 15 years later, would reside in the American middle class. Not possessing the enormous wealth of aristocracy, but being a member in one of the most prosperous castes the world has ever known.
I think we lose site of just how rewarding an American middle class existence is. I’ll bet 3/4s of the world’s population would love to be in such a situation.
And then I thought that president Obama, and those of his idealogy, promise something that goes against the laws of economics. That there’s a permanent deprived class that will always be that way. And, instead of taking the, (in its incipiency) difficult path of this young lady, that life should be Utopic for all, regardless of effort.
I’l bet that most people who are poor when they’re twenty, are not so when they’re 30. There are exceptions I’m sure, but I’ll bet they’re a miniscule number; and, needless to say, that is tragic.
I’m a bit surprised to see early indications of Arizona’s state immigration law being upheld. This is far from a foregone conclusion. (at the time of this post)
The legal wizards of this forum, will probably tear this to shreds. But, I don’t see the unconstitutionality of asking someone for identification (and this is what I believe is important) DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF A CRIME.
To not do so, is to me, tantamount to the cops questioning suspects of a burglary, finding a kilo of coke, but because they were investigating something different, can’t act on the substance discovery.
I also notice the theatrics of those on the left by referring to IDs as “papers”.
As Forrest would say: “And that’s all I gotta say about that.”