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INEPTOCRACY ; (in-ep=toc`-ra-cy) - A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for the the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
 

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nice history lesson... well current lesson as well.
 

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Seems hauntingly familiar ...... unfortunately .


Much Respect,
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Pretty much sums up our current state
 

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He who does not work, neither shall he eat. Our leaders our changing the principles so fast in this country, that the dream is totally different now for the lazy citizen.........just open mailbox and magically a check appeared!
 

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Welfare is a career choice now. Kids with 8 brothers and sisters who were raised on the system, its all they know. And they will likely have 8 kids of their own. Who will know the same thing..
 

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An economics professor at a university made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan." All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..

The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation
 

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Local government....see it all day long, clock watchers and no accountability!!!!
 

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That book changed my life. Where is Galt's gulch when you need it?

Obviously, I too subscribe to the Objectivist ideology as well. That is why a large segment of the population perceives me to be an elitist.
 

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He who does not work, neither shall he eat. Our leaders our changing the principles so fast in this country, that the dream is totally different now for the lazy citizen.........just open mailbox and magically a check appeared!

^^^ This! The American dream is NOT what you and I think it is. And this has changed in just the last 10 years.
 

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Obviously, I too subscribe to the Objectivist ideology as well. That is why a large segment of the population perceives me to be an elitist.

Not here my friend your a smart SOB that gets shit done.
 

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^^^ This! The American dream is NOT what you and I think it is. And this has changed in just the last 10 years.

yeah dont get me started on this shit... our ancestors who came here and busted their asses to provide for themselves and build the american dream would be ROLLING OVER IN THEIR FUCKING GRAVES as would our founding fathers. makes me sick.

no more keeping score in baseball games for kids even 10-12 yrs old, no more honor roll or awards for kids who get good grades because it makes the other kids feel bad and not special. they are teaching everyone NOT to achieve and that you can't excel or be better than someone else... they are even penalizing kids who score more than 3 goals in a row for being unsportmanlike.

we are teaching everyone that they are special and unique, but so is everyone else and you cant be better than anyone else because it might hurt their feelings.

this is not the country i grew up in... and im hoping for a backlash similar to the jump that happened from the 70's into the 80's when people came to their fucking senses.
 
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