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A dead-end street

| Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

As average Americans go about their lives, the debate rages on between Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals. Average Americans are much too involved in their own pursuit of their own success to get involved in this no-win game. The American dream has not changed; the drive to succeed, to provide for a life better than our parents had, has not changed.

For new arrivals, legal or illegal, the dream is here.

Seeing people come from other countries, even today, and seeing how they build what would have never been possible in their home countries is magical. What has changed is the assault by our own government to become the mommy and daddy of people and enslave them in a dead-end existence as constant voters for more free stuff.

It is not hard to see how that works in Cuba and Venezuela. Take from the hardworking producers and give it to the people who, for some reason, can't help themselves.

Being trapped forever, dependent on Big Brother, is a dead-end street for these people and their children.

Jim Blair

Rostraver

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