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Children of Entitlement

They won't let us have the same things ... things that once was given to them They say we deserve it not, because we're of the rejected seed --- those who drew the accursed lot They know who they be, them who speak ever so conservatively Within their hearts they believe the children of slaves ain't entitled to anything Oh woe, woe to them How hollow their words of hypocrisy ring Conservative thought dominates, primarily in the western United States They espouse less federal government intervention, to stop giving out those free government handouts To them, entitlements are a costly waste ... keeping the nation in perpetual debt But oh how so easily their own history they selectively forget Here is a reminder of the past, annotated as a historical fact All those millions of white folk who got the cheap land under the 1862 Homestead Act Federal land sold so cheap, it was practically given away free Thus it was called: the Free Soil policy Homestead legislation was introduced to Congress twelve years prior in 1850 It politicked under a righteous veneer of stopping the spread of slavery into any territory west of the Mississippi Those newly formed western states ate a-plenty from the federal welfare plate Four generations ago, the ancestors of conservatives didn't mind the federal government helping them out more They didn't mind some federal intervention then They didn't mind the government giving them some land that still belonged to the Indians And through the subsequent years, the federal government built up their land with public investment ... taxpayer money that is Back then, there wasn't no cry of regret about the country falling deeper in debt The federal government built the houses, roads, irrigation channels and huge dams to vitalize the land Wasn't nothing wrong with being entitled to that They wanted the federal purse opened wide when they had their hand holding out the hat More federal government was good back then, getting free help from the government was considered a godsend Over a hundred years of federal government entitlement, you can eat a lot of free lunches with that welfare homestead plan The great grands of conservatives got the free house and the dirt cheap land Seems to me, they did most of the begging But listen nowadays to the conservatives say: less federal government should be the prevailing doctrine Oh how those children of entitlement don't acknowledge how good to them federal welfare has been The homestead children of hypocrisy say that children of slaves ain't entitled to such The conservative children of entitlement say that we've already been given too much

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/28/2017 4:42:00 PM
Hello Freddie, Very Well-Done and spot-on for sure!! Yup, the Conservatives are quite famous for telling us all about it. (With Trump in office now, we'll actually be "regressing" and not "progressing." A great and most thoughtful write my good friend. A FAVE TOO!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 4/4/2017 3:22:00 AM
Woe to them is right, RW! A very poignant and powerful write, my friend! Well said, mate!
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Date: 4/3/2017 8:22:00 PM
Preach!!! On point with this pen!
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Date: 4/3/2017 7:24:00 PM
Hi Freddie, Once again you "WoW " me with your pen. Because you write boldly with a message of truth. And I applaud you for doing so. I agree with Andrea, people may abuse the system but I say help those"in" need . They don't talk much of the government assistance that "they" got so long ago. Excellent write. A without a doubt seven: -) Alexis
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Date: 4/3/2017 3:15:00 PM
I APPLAUD you for this. Yes, some people are cheating on welfare but we should have means to assess this! So many innocent people, particularly children are suffering so much in this "great land" of ours. I wish people could see it. i wish voters could realize the party of the rich does nothing for THEM!
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Date: 4/3/2017 12:43:00 PM
Wow, Freddie, well penned interesting tale. Thank you for this xomo!
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Freddie Robinson Jr.
Date: 4/3/2017 1:04:00 PM
Ty, Maureen. Just telling it like it t ... i ... is. Love your comments, dear. Much love to you.