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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: K. Carl Smith on weaning people off government handouts

Ginni Thomas Contributor

With over 40 million people receiving food stamps in May, how do we urge Americans who rely on government handouts to embrace independence and self-reliance?

Tea party activist K. Carl Smith recently sat down with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas to talk about the lessons that should be drawn from abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the issue.

“The way we sell the idea of self reliance is by elevating the life of Frederick Douglass,” Smith explained. “As a slave, Douglass lived on entitlements. He ran away from slave master entitlements. He wanted his God-given right for self-rule.”

“He wanted life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, and, because he used his talents, his God-given gifts, he created a better life for himself, his family and others,” he continued. “This is the role model.”

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