Tuesday, September 20, 2016
“A Zip Code Should Not Determine A Child’s Future”
The title above comes from a HUD/Fair Housing bill board I saw at a local rather up-scale shopping center recently. It’s completely propaganda, as one would expect from a document issued during the Obama administration, and it suggests that a racist, homophobic attitude is typical of Americans and that our nation seeks to block the eventual success of children of poor families and contain them in the unpleasant surroundings of the birth, which is a complete lie.
Although it may be true that a zip code reflects the income level and general economic means of a parent, it in no way holds that parent’s child back from their own individual success in life if that child stays in school, obeys the law, gets a job and works while saving and investing for the future. The sky is the limit in America for a bright, hard-working young person, unlike many other countries where family and class define a person’s future. And it’s a certainty that young women living in Muslim countries have no possibility of any success in life at all since they’re forbidden an education and cannot work outside the home. The Obama administration forgot to mention that unfortunate piece of information in their “fair housing” poster. As regards the treatment of female children, America is far superior to any Muslim nation, but leftists in America choose to ignore that fact while abusing Americans, especially the “deplorable” Republican Americans, of racism, sexism and homophobia.
American society is probably the most flexible, inclusive and expansive society in the world, with no one caring what neighborhood or zip code a person comes from. An employer, for example, only cares how the abilities of the job seeker can benefit their business, and beyond that a business owner has no interest in their personal lives nor their zip code of origin. In the past, the incomes of young people typically rose above the income level of their parents, although in the Obama years that tradition has stalled and young people are no longer out-earning their parents. But no one pays attention to what zip code a child was born into.
Unfortunately, under liberal rule at the federal government level, a good education is becoming very difficult to obtain for children attending public schools, and that will increasingly limit the life-long advancement of children from every zip code, and especially the zip codes that represent the poorest neighborhoods.
In fact, on the subject of zip codes, the Obama administration is itself proposing laws that will negatively impact the future living standards and possibly the income levels of many, and likely most, young people. Obama is preparing to mandate that future welfare housing be built in upper- and middle-class neighborhoods, which will assure the destruction of real estate values and will trap people to live in neighborhoods that are threatening and dangerous. This idiotic proposal is supposed to assure “fairness” by making wealthier people live the less pleasant lives of the poorest people in the nation. But all it will do is make all Americans equally miserable, and will undermine any attempts for children of poor families to work hard and rise above their beginnings.
It’s not individual Americans that limit or decide where people live and how much money they earn, but it is the government that has destroyed jobs, politicized education and generated racial divides that will negatively impact the lives of the poorest among us for generations to come.
Posted by Dave King at 8:06 AM