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  •  Some people's minds turn privilege (6+ / 0-)

    into an entitlement which they perceive to be diminished whenever someone else receives the same benefit as they.

    I haven't quite figured out the relationships yet.  Liberals perceive entitlements (including or based on our inalienable rights) to be derived from nature or the creator.  Conservatives have been schooled to believe that entitlements are privileges which have to be earned.  Thus, they resent that the basics of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, according to the liberal agenda, are free -- no strings attached.

    Why?  Where does the resentment originate?  I'm beginning to think it grows out of deprivation of the domestic kind -- not necessarily "abuse" in the strict sense of the word, but a pattern of deprivation inflicted by parents to avoid sparing the rod and spoiling the child.  Which may well be just an excuse, after the fact, to justify abusive behavior that may be nothing more than a transfer of personal experience.  Abuse does get passed on from generation to generation.  
    In the U.S. the legal deprivation of human rights goes all the way back to the framers of the Constitution.  Have you given any thought to the fact that, other than Somalia, the U.S. is the only member of the U.N. which hasn't ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

    Now, there's a question that should be asked of every Senate candidate.

    The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

    by hannah on Sat Oct 02, 2010 at 07:43:52 AM PDT

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