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June 11, 2019

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Horatio Alger is a punchline in modern-day America, where the trend is to decrease the amount of work required ...for pretty much all things...and to increase the leisure time possibilities. Work ethic is a dirty word, and work-life balance is the mantra.

But one of the predicates of American Exceptionalism is the assumption -- really, the requirement -- that hard work is the key. And it was, for a very long time. The marvel of America was that unique combination of hard work and drive and entrepreneurial spirit and raw intelligence.

If minority kids want to take over America by outworking us, then by all means; have at it! That's the kind of immigrant we want. Many of our ancestors were exactly that!

Minority Kids’ Spelling Bee Dominance Proves Racism Is Far Less Important Than Work Ethic

How did kids from South Asia—including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and especially India—become so dominant in the National Spelling Bee competition? Personal dedication, family commitment, cultural acceptance, and community support.
The problem of course is that the majority of the current immigrants (the illegal sort mostly, but also the legal variety) do not have the Horatio Alger stories imprinted upon them. Their story is more like, "I want welfare and food stamps and free medical care, and you OWE me all of that!"

It isn't enough to shut down the borders and stop illegal immigration. It is also incumbent upon our legislature to return to an immigration policy that welcomes productive members of society: people who will add to the economy rather than just take. Whether those people come from Ireland or Germany or India or Chad is immaterial. They need to have the raw materials for greatness within the context of traditional American Exceptionalism.


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