"They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great." --------------------- I suppose this to mean if the gov't gives you food energy shelter a cell phone and an ebt card, you'll have some free time to take risks and do great things. Currently I supply all of the above to my kids, the only thing they have to do is "take risks" like learning something in school. Ahhh..but it don't work that way, they are not interested in taking a risk of leaving their comfort zone. "My brain hurts". "Why do I have to know this?" Why do I have to do this?" I provide them everything and pfffttt I still have to offer an incentive or consequence to use their free time to make themselves great or be productive to this country? I think Barry offered us a nobel quote and ideal but short on application in the real world. Those on the recieving end of entitlements are childlike.