Judge Judy is a fantastic example of hard work leading to success. Further, she is someone who has not forgotten the values used to take her to where she is currently. However, this post isn't about Judge Judy. It is really about the sad state of American welfare and how we have been continuously lied to by the left and members of the media that we are being cruel to people by not "giving them the opportunity to succeed in life."
This has been pushed through a variety of avenues such as race-based quota system, the fair housing act and it's evolution, the lack of "winners" and "losers" in school activities, even the obfuscation of how food stamps and other Government handouts work (i.e. people on food stamps now have a "debit" card that is automatically replenished therefore minimizing any humiliation of being on food stamps and also reducing the person's knowledge that they are getting someone else's money), etc.
The kid in this video below is the end result of a society that has decided to say that there is no accountability. He feels the money he is given (and has in no way earned) is his to do with as he pleases and that he can be "just me!"
Here is a quote pulled from one of the comments:
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
It's nothing new that giving people an easy life reduces their capacity to work for themselves. The proverb about teaching a man to fish is all too true.