I choose to be equal.
It is my right to be equal—if I want.
I seek security—not opportunity.
I wish to be a kept citizen,
humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I don't want to take the calculated risk,
to dream and to build,
to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter my government handout for the risk of great rewards;
I prefer the guaranteed existence to the challenges of life;
the stale calm of Utopia to thrill of fulfillment.
I will trade my freedom for beneficence
and my dignity for a handout in a heartbeat.
I will cower before the government, my master,
begging for more in exchange for my vote.
I've abandoned my heritage to stand stooped, ashamed, and afraid;
unable to think and act for myself;
or create anything but what I'm told;
or to face the world boldly
and say "This, with God's help, I have done."
Because everyone knows nothing happens
without government paving the way first.
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