The rich have rights the same as any citizen, but they don’t have super-rights that make them more deserving than the rest of our nation’s citizens. But, somehow many of our citizens who aren’t rich have come to believe that those among us who are rich are more deserving than ordinary citizens. They often believe that the wealthy among us deserve what they have because they have worked harder than the rest of us, which when you examine who’s has what is seldom true.
Most of the wealthy either inherited their wealth or had connections that gave them advantages that millions of their fellow citizens had no privy to. Despite what they would have you think there is no such thing as a self-made person. Some people perhaps have a higher IQ than others, but when you examine who’s successful and how they succeeded you more often than not find it had nothing to do with smarts or hard work. It often has to do with who you know or who your ancestor was.
Not everyone who is a millionaire is undeserving but there is no question that most of those among the upper 1 percent have had advantages unavailable to the average American citizen. No brag, just fact!” —– Bob Bearden