Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stossel's no victim...

I've mentioned before here at OLS that John Stossel is a hero of ours, for a lot reasons.  And as he notes in this recent article, our country is producing less good guy heroes, and many, many more spongers and "victims": 

These days, being seen as a victim can be useful. You immediately claim the moral high ground. Some people want to help you. Lawyers and politicians brag that they force others to help you.

This turns some people into whiners with little sense of responsibility.
Joe Biden's niece was arrested recently for throwing a punch at a cop. The New York Post says she's addicted to alcohol and pills, but rather than take responsibility for her actions, she blamed them on the "pressure she faces" because her uncle is vice president.
Give me a break. America was founded by people who were the opposite of victims, by people with grit. Overcoming obstacles is the route to prosperity -- and happiness, too.