By Wesley Pruden–
One in seven of all Americans is now on food stamps, but that’s not enough for the bureaucrats at the Department of Agriculture.
They’re determined to increase that number, and to do that they must eliminate the “mountain pride” of certain Americans, who value personal responsibility and independence above all else, and get them on the government dole.
It’s something like ethnic cleansing, or would be, if the feds mocked the pride and culture of any other ethnic group, whether in the mountains, valleys, flatlands or somewhere else.
By “mountain pride,” they’re talking about the descendants of the Scots-Irish settlers who pushed the frontier from the Atlantic Coast into the hills and mountains of Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and the Carolinas, and later into the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. These are the Americans that Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia Democrat and author of the much-acclaimed book, “Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America,” calls “poor but proud and stubborn as hell.”