Country Living Series

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Right to Nothing

I have a new column up entitled "The Right to Nothing." I was delighted to see it posted at the top of the commentary page, whoo hoo!


  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." Galatians 6:7 "As you sow, so shall you reap." I agree with Patrice a thousand times over no one, not anyone is entitled to anything. We are destroying our own society by creating a magnitude of people who are dependent upon the government and think they are entitled to everything and anything. If we do not repent and change course we will reach a point when those who contribute and work hard will say enough! At this point we will no longer be able sustain the insane size of government and our society will fail and it will be every man for himself. God help us all to see the light of His truth and wake up before it's too late!

  2. Wonderful article. You explained the difference between government entitlements and private sector enlightenment perfectly. In fact, yours is the best contrast/compare explanation I've read.

    I didn't see any way to post a comment for your commentary at WND. Am I going blind or is there no way to do so?

    Anonymous Twit

  3. I agree with you 100 percent. I haven't given up trying to take care of myself. I'm on disability, hopefully i'll be able to get your handcraft book next month. I started working in my teens and worked up to the late 1998. I paid my taxes and I still feel guilty about not being able to take care of my self financially. I never thought I'd in this position.I believe Anon twit said it right.

  4. Yep, Patrice has hit the nail on the head with this one, hasn't she?

    I recently saw a promo for a t.v. documentary about the lack of toilets in much of the 'third world.' They called a toilet a "basic human right."

    Now before the trollish among us jump my stuff and accuse me of being an anti-sanitationist, let me just say this: shut up.

    A basic human right??? A basic human need, to be sure. A basic societal need, to be sure. A basic environmental consideration? You dang betcha. But a basic human right?

    This is an example of the fuzzy-thinking entitlement mentality that simply latches onto and self righteously parrots a buzz word or phrase with no analysis or understanding of what's coming out of their mouth. It's seems to me it's a mindset that would rather feel than think, and to which deductive reasoning is a wholly alien concept.

    It's been shown that in private charity giving conservatives and Christians out-give liberals/progressives by a very significant margin. It seems logical therefore to wonder if the progressives' lack of faith in private sector charities stems from the fact they know they aren't giving and assume everyone else is equally selfish.

    It's an encouragement to read commentaries like the ones we get from Patrice. I can tell from the posts here she speaks for a lot of us who share her values.

    A. McSp


    A.T. I think the only way to leave a comment at WND is on the letters to the editor page.

  5. No, sorry A.McSp; I can't think of anything to annoy you this time. . . .

  6. Now you have gone and given up haven't you quedula? That is so modern British.