In the wake of TIME Magazine announcing ‘The Protester’ as their Person of the Year, we decided to give thanks to those who work so that others can “occupy” Wall Street and countless other business districts across the land. The taxpayer is often forgotten since it is the squeakiest wheel that gets the most grease.
Granted, protesting and revolution is not always a bad thing and in many cases leads to the greater good of a people. That being said, a growing number of Americans over time have systematically become part of the very problem they gripe about. They are taught at an early age that they are precious snowflakes and the world owes them something. When the world doesn’t deliver, they demand it through protesting and rioting against those evil successful people.
We salute the farmer who works 18 hours a day to support his family through back-breaking manual labor just to have the government take half. We salute the entrepreneur who suffers the trials and tribulations of starting a business as he pushes through an endless stream of government mandates and regulations. We salute the soldier whose meager salary can barely feed his family as he risks his life protecting the freedoms we often take for granted. We salute the 53% of Americans who work hard to keep this country afloat by paying far more than their fair share.
Bill Whittle has some advise to get America back on track.