Thursday, February 14, 2008

Self-Help Tips to Living in a Free Society

Gen L Greca is the author of Noble Vision, an award-winning novel about liberty, and of “The Self-Help Guide to Living in a Free Society,” for which she appeared on CNN on Monday.  The host was Glenn Beck, who read tips from her article such as:

#1. If you don’t go to school and don’t work hard to get ahead, don’t expect the same rewards as those who do. You haven’t earned them.
#2. Don’t expect others to pay for your foolishness. If you spill hot coffee on yourself, be more careful next time. Don’t sue the restaurant that served you or push for a law to regulate the temperature of coffee. And if you’re on a jury, don’t award huge sums for being irresponsible.
#3. If you choose to live in a hurricane zone, then buy insurance or take your chances . . .
#9. If you default on a loan, accept the consequences, lick your wounds, and avoid making the same mistake again. Don’t expect the government to bail you out with money fleeced from the taxpayers who made more prudent lending and borrowing decisions.

You can read a transcript of the interview here [scroll down to last quarter of the show], and download a free copy of the magazine in which Gen's tips appeared here.

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