Why America is Still Great

Last February, it was reported that an Englishman drowned in three feet of water, twenty feet away from a British rescue crew, who refused to wade in and save him because the rules prohibited them from doing so.

Earlier this week, a lifeguard in Florida, Tomas Lopez, was fired for saving a drowning man who was out of his patrol zone.  The lifeguard is unrepentant, saying a life is worth more than a job.  His fellow lifeguards agree, and went on strike to protest his firing.  His company is now reconsidering.

Tomas Lopez and his fellow lifeguards embody the American independent spirit.  For now, some Americans are still willing to say “to hell with the rules” and do what’s obviously right.

For now.

However, as our nanny state grows, sapping any need for innovation or for us to take responsibility for ourselves, can we help but go the way of England and other wellfare states?  Let’s hope the Tomases of the world don’t get nannied away.



About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to Why America is Still Great

  1. Update: Tomas has been offered his job back.

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