Below are two responses to the subject message that add to the discussion. The first gives a terrific example of what many of us feel like after the Roberts' ObamaCare decision. The second presents an excellent understanding of the mindset change that is so sorely needed in America.
I feel like a bee that spent all day collecting nectar and pollen, along came the lawn mower, took all I worked for and killed me at the same time.
Doug - great chronology. It depicts a steadily growing mindset of Americans abdicating personal responsibility and embracing entitlements. Just as one event (Pearl Harbor attack) led to chain of events to current entitlement dependency mindset, I truly hope for another new event that will lead to a rapid reversal of this mindset. This event may occur very soon (ex months): the collapse of European style entitlements due to Euro Zone bankruptcies and creditor imposition of austerity. When this happens let's hope Americans will view that as a harbinger of what lies ahead for the U.S.