Collective Credit and Blame

Piggybacking on this post by The Everlasting Phelps, I would like to add this. The concept that no one can claim credit because they were somehow in some form helped at some point is utterly offensive to anyone who has ever taken a risk and put in hard work to get where they are. This collectivist mentality, taken to it’s logical conclusion, would also mean that if no one can take credit, neither than can anyone be blamed for any moral, economic, and criminal failure. Commit a violent crime or robbery? You can’t be blamed because somewhere along the line somebody harmed you in your life. No man is an island. How much sense does THAT make?

This nation was founded on individual rights. The Constition was not designed to protect groups because Americans are not groups, we are individuals and as such we are in control only of our own thoughts, intentions, and actions. The individual is therefore the proper locus for rights, responsibilities, credit, and blame.

I will leave you with this thought I paraphrase from Ayn Rand. No dictator has ever arisen behind the banner of individual rights. Every totalitarian, without exception, was a collectivist advocating self sacrifice for the good of the group.

One Response to “Collective Credit and Blame”

  1. “Every totalitarian, without exception, was a collectivist advocating self sacrifice for the good of the group.”

    BINGO.

    Considering the bob and weave of blameshifting this administration, they/Obama obviously don’t understand that blame and credit are two sides of the same coin.

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