Our nation was founded to free people from England’s tyrannical laws. These freedom seekers who settled along the eastern coast of North America and moved into the interior were industrious and brave people. They did not receive English government assistance. The settlers were on their own, developing their homesteads and struggling with natives and nature.
These independent settlers were on their own to create their own destiny with their own work ethic and expanding vision of their future goals. These pioneers were self-made men, women, and children. Some came with money to our new country but most who traveled to the interior were courageous souls who developed their own destiny with nothing but their own labor. Most were not wealthy, but they hoped to create a better life.
There was no concept of social justice as the settlers were independent people who developed their land and property by their own hands. They had too many hardships to list but accepted them and motivated themselves to do whatever they needed to do to survive and prosper.
As the nation grew, so did the ability of Americans to produce food and products on large tracts of land. At this juncture, there was more need for cheap labor, and it was available in the form of slaves, poor whites, and new immigrants.
Slavery existed before Biblical times and exists all over the world in larger numbers today than at any other time in our history. There were slave owners who were reasonable humans and there were despicable ones in any country where slavery existed. Being a slave is never an admirable position to be in. Few slaves had better living conditions than free city-dwelling immigrants in the north. Some would eagerly change positions with the people in terrible living conditions who were called “free.”
Many early immigrants were indentured servants who had to earn enough credit to pay their debt to earn their freedom. During the late 1800s and early 1900s there were some immigrants who were sent back to their country of origin for various reasons. Many immigrants lived with two or three families in one flat. The children, as early as three years old, did simple errands or begged for coins. These immigrants willingly paid the price of being temporarily exploited for the chance to blend in and become American citizens.
Many citizens who live in major metropolitan centers today also pay the price of moving to a location where wages are higher than wages in small towns. Riots, robbery, looting, drugs, drunks living on the street and random physical attacks are more common living in an urban center than in rural communities. Every citizen had the freedom to move where they desired as long as they could do it.
The greatness of America is based on our freedoms. To live and do with our lives what we want has attracted people worldwide. Some citizens have suffered from an abusive lifestyle. Life is a difficult and torturous journey for many of us.
“Social justice” is a communist concept that is intended to divide us and turn us against each other. Once you go down this road, citizens will question why their injustices aren’t worthy of compensation by the state. Social justice cannot be for just one group while leaving out many others who suffered, but includes others who do not deserve to be on the list. Social injustice is determined by government bureaucrats who have no accurate or unbiased method of evaluating every citizen who should be on a fair and honest list.
Americans have the freedom to choose their lifestyle through their choices and work ethic. This is why US citizens are the backbone of the greatest and freest nation in the world. Once people line up and receive government goodies (like cell phones and free rent), the line becomes longer, easier, and less shameful for non-workers to take without a twinge of guilt that they did not contribute. This guilt fades as appetites increase. This is an effective communist method of capturing the support of once-virtuous people.
When a person accepts as normal the process of getting bribes for their vote, the person has surrendered his proud American citizenship for a ticket to a new world of communist “social justice.” Entering this world means a person gives up their freedom for a second-class existence. These people accept the decisions of bureaucrats to determine their status and most importantly, their freedoms. This is the opposite of freedom and is anti-American to surrender one’s freedom for short-term government bribes and long-term servitude.
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers and blogs, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN and the latest book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglioblogspot.com.