Friday, July 18, 2014

Why I Weep For the Future of This Country

Today's example of America's decline into the abyss comes from Virginia, where a father traveled halfway around the world in order to establish a new kingdom on the continent of Africa.  Jeremiah Heaton claimed a desolate area between Egypt and Sudan by planting his own flag and declaring the country "The Kingdom of North Sudan".

Heaton did not make this trek in order to establish a new democracy where people could live free of excess taxation.  He doesn't want to have a country where people can practice their religious beliefs however they see fit without Government mandates.  He doesn't even fear Government storming his house at night to take away all his guns.  Instead, Jeremiah Heaton declared himself the King of North Sudan for the sole reason that his 7-year old daughter can call herself a "real princess". 

In case you haven't noticed, being a princess is the hot thing for girls now.  You can blame Disney for that, as  every movie and TV show they produce is about princesses.  So we have an entire generation of girls whose life goal is to be second in command of fictional countries.  I guess you could say that is an upgrade from the previous generation of girls, whose life goal was to be a celebrity with a sex tape and a heroin addiction.

But with the princess infatuation comes the belief that these girls are entitled to pretty much anything they want.  If Daddy isn't going to supply it, they will either throw a fit--or manipulate someone else into getting it for them.  Hence the sense of entitlement that permeates the "Millennial Generation".  Mom and Dad gave me everything that I wanted and now everybody else should be doing the same--even though I'm supposed to be an adult."

Can't you imagine Heaton's little girl at her first day of school this fall one-upping the other kids in her class? "Oh yeah, well I'm a real princess, so you have to do what I tell you to do!"  And I already feel sympathy for the poor guy that ends up marrying her some day.

Heaton is quoted in the Washington Post as saying "“I wanted to show my kids I will literally go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true.” But don't you think the time it took him to travel to this place that is so desolate that nobody wants to claim it for their own country might have been better spent in the actual company of his daughter?  Studies show that girls who spend more time interacting with their dads tend to have greater self-confidence and fewer body issues?  And the money wasted on airplane flights and travel visas and renting vehicles and guides could have gone into an Educational IRA or state-run college savings plan so "the Princess" wouldn't have to take out student loans to get her degree--which will probably make her more money than her "royal title".

Just thought you might like to get a little insight into the next generation of Americans.  Maybe they deserve all of the debt that we are piling on them.

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