A New Pledge of Allegiance for a New America
by omnipotentpoobah, Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 08:25:03 PM EST
We’ve become a nation selfish to a fault.
We don’t want to pay taxes, but we want services.
We launch hate filled screeds about taxes as tyranny, yet don’t lift a finger to stop the steady erosion of real constitutional rights.
We rebel against the idea that health care is a right and then complain about how high the insurance rates of the insured explode from de facto coverage for those who have none.
Social Security is an unfair entitlement to those who don’t use it. It’s what keeps a loaf of bread in the house when they do.
If poor people need help, let them visit the local church. Of course, they’ll be taken care of… if they aren’t gay, or Muslim, or mentally unstable, or any of a thousand other reasons.
Unemployed people are a bunch of lazy goldbrickers living off the public dole. Unless, of course, we become them.
We want to cut taxes to cut a deficit, but want to give more tax revenue to businesses who pass it along to shareholders with nary a job created.
It’s only a matter of time…
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United State of Me, and to the republic which only I want, one person, among millions, and selfishly, with as little liberty and justice as possible for anyone who disagrees with me.
Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!