Is Newt Correct About the OWS Movement?
November 21, 2011 - 5:45 pm
Mika Brzezinski of Morning Joe criticized Newt Gingrich for telling the OWS crowd to “get a job” right after they “take a bath.” She called his comments “arrogant” and “disgusting.”
In the same comment, Newt Gingrich said the occupy movement is an example of how “the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country.” Of course, Newt is right on. The differences between OWS and the Tea Party movement could not be more distinct.
One movement, OWS, is demanding that the government give them more stuff–free education, free healthcare, free housing etc. They are demanding that the government give them all this stuff by confiscating more money from other citizens.
Mean while, the other movement, the Tea Party, wants the government to simply leave them alone and give them more freedom. They want the government to let them keep more of their own hard earned money. They want to have more direct responsibility for their lives. They want the freedom to succeed or fail, without onerous government intrusion.
Now, which movement is more likely to uplift society and its citizens? Which movement is more likely to produce more responsible citizens? Which movement is more likely to produce more selfless, less greedy individuals? The answer is quite obvious (if you have not been brainwashed by the left).