Definition of Entitlements


“The truth or falsehood of all of man’s conclusions, inferences, thought and knowledge
rests on the truth or falsehood of his definitions.”

Ayn Rand

There is probably no single word in the English language whose definition more desperately needs clarification than “entitlements.”

This is because in reality, today there are two definitions of entitlements – one that is legitimate, one that is not – that have been illicitly combined into one:

Paid-in entitlements: Values that are owed to a person or organization due to a contractual obligation, in exchange for the money or service they’ve paid in.  Examples: Social Security, Medicare, military pensions, etc.

Welfare entitlements: Values that are given to a person or organization at the expense of society, in which the recipient has paid in nothing, but meets certain arbitrary qualifying criteria, as defined and enforced by a government body.  Examples: Medicaid, any of the thousands of forms of direct aid that the U.S. government provides to select citizens, corporations, nonprofit organizations, illegal aliens and other nations.

Until and unless a majority of Americans discover this difference, and why welfare entitlements are so morally, culturally and economically destructive, we will continue our increasingly-rapid march towards economic collapse.  For as Thomas Jefferson so aptly said:

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” is being created to help educate Americans on the reality of entitlements, in the hopes of aiding them, and our nation, to avoid the destruction to which they lead – on both a personal and national level.

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