Assigned Reading: Hungry? Call 9-1-1.
While this story is about a week old now, I think it must be noted that this recent rash of 9-1-1 requests we’ve seen, including but not limited to other instances where people have called to report missing chicken nuggets, can only be traced to the growing feeling of entitlement in our society. When something goes wrong, people feel it is the government’s job to fix it. That goes for not only chicken nuggets and late-night trips to Burger King, but for health care and energy issues and unemployment and economic stimulus as well.
I’m quite certain that, if the White House had a hotline as easy to remember as 9-1-1, operators in the basement at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would be fielding requests for five-dollar foot-longs, flat tire repair and untied shoelaces in no time.
To give a little nod to Peter Griffin, unless we wake up sometime soon and remember the proper role of government, America will truly change from the Land of the Free to the Home of the Whopper.