By Chuck Rogér
The mind is a terrible thing. And it must be stopped.
At a minimum, thoughts occurring in the minds of many Americans give clear thinkers reason for concern.
A new Rasmussen poll finds that 24 percent of American adults think that government should hire long-term jobless people. Twenty-three percent believe that government should pay for job skills retraining, while 25 percent want government to help people with house payments.
With this level of economic moronism and moral dullness in our society, it is no wonder that Obama got elected. The new poll data only compound the incomprehensibility of Barack Obama’s relatively steady approval rating. Incredible though it seems, Rasmussen’s ongoing tracking poll shows that over the last several months, even as the economy has eroded again under Obama’s unflinching, hard-left, prosperity-killing ideology and class warfarism, the percentage of Americans who either somewhat or strongly approve of the man’s job performance has decayed only very slightly from the high forties.
The new poll data suggest that it will be just a stroll down the path of moral decay for some Americans to devolve from their currently lousy personal accountability to behaving like Britons, having “good fun” by rioting in the streets in order to show government (the police) and “the rich” that “we can do what we want.” After all, it is “the government’s fault” that rioters feel the need to riot. It’s also the “rich people, the people who’ve got businesses,” that have caused the rioting.
Isn’t it curious that about a quarter of Americans want government to use taxpayer dollars to help homeowners make house payments and retrain or hire unemployed people, while a tad less than a quarter (21 percent) are self-described “liberals?”
A mind jellified by decades of socialism, destruction of self-reliance, and decay in moral fiber is indeed a terrible thing.