It’s Columbus Day, and both the Native Americans and the Italian Americans are insisting that they’re rights NOT to be offended trump the other group’s right to express themselves. Neither side realizes that groups do not have rights. Only individuals have rights.
America is stuck in this sad position where every group is claiming that someone is holding them down. Minorities claim institutional racism is the curse of America, meanwhile other groups are demanding government jump in and protect them from foreign competition.
Where has our self esteem gone? Where are the people who say “life is what I make it!”? It is the strength and ingenuity of the individual that made America great, and if we lose sight of the individual we’ll succumb to the tyranny of collectivist group-think.