WND Exclusive – Expanding the Permanent Dependency Class

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from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The plan to drastically expand America’s dependency class has been in the works for decades, and to be sure, the left has made progress.

But until now, there has remained a stigma attached to becoming dependent upon the benevolent government for one’s survival. There was still a desire to work for a living – to make your own way and take pride in doing so.

However, the left, with its desire to control all things and thus all people, has done a marvelous job of simply changing the narrative. And as a consequence, it has changed the thinking of many.

Temporary assistance transformed into welfare. But this was inadequate, as the word “welfare” still carried a negative connotation. So rather than help people back into the workforce, they merely changed the name again to “entitlement.”

That took care of things for a time. After all, if you receive an entitlement, you must be entitled to or somehow deserving of that money or service. For to be entitled, simply means that you “have a right or legitimate claim to something.”

And as we’ve discovered over the years, Americans are entitled or a have a right to many things, according to the left: Education is a right, health care is a right, and now it seems we’ve advanced to the final stage of the left’s takeover – a right to a “living wage.”

Yet not even us right-wing wackos could have guessed that the “living wage” doesn’t even mean what we thought it meant even just a year ago. A wage is defined as “money that is paid or received for work or services.” You know, the infamous “Fight for $15” and all.

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).