America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.
BARACK OBAMA, Inaugural Address, Jan. 21, 2013
“And if the little girl’s name is Julia, she can get a lifetime supply of government goodies if she agrees to give up the ‘free’ part.”