Big government liberals hate personal responsibility. Not only does it seem great to shirk responsibility for any mistakes you may make, but it also allows you to consolidate power in government.
People are drawn to this point of view because it means they aren’t responsible for any of their misfortunes. It also lets them claim more fortunate people have no true right to what they’ve earned. Therefore, the less fortunate can claim a right to the wealth of the more fortunate on the basis of helping society.
It’s not just that liberals are entitled, but their political agenda does not allow for personal responsibility. They have a desire for more power and control over our lives. Rather than forcibly taking more power, they’re attempting to convince the people that society or government is responsible for everything, good and bad, that occurs.
Therefore, they must promote the belief that everything is a result of some aspect society, whether that a certain racial group, economic class, or government.
If something bad happens, it must be because society, or certain groups in society, made that happen. However, if something good happens, they will claim that a group of society, usually government, created that too.
You can see that in the following clip from former President Obama when he claims “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”
He continues: “If you are successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have, that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Since a single person can’t take on society by themselves, they need an entity that can change society. That’s where government steps in. Anything bad that happens can be fixed by the government. Anything good that happens is due to government.
If they acknowledge everyone is responsible for their own actions, they no longer need government to change negative parts of society. If one good person can stop one bad actor, we no longer need a massive bureaucracy in Washington making all of our decisions for us. We simply need to focus on bettering ourselves and our communities and removing specific bad actors.
If you take responsibility for your faults, you also get to take credit for your successes. Don’t fall for the trick of sidestepping responsibility for your misfortunes because the government will gladly step in and take away your power to succeed.