Sunday, April 28, 2013

A 2013 Creed

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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