A very good read.
John F. Kennedy’s silly “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” has been religiously repeated by politicians my entire life, including at the recent Democratic National Convention. But Americans are free to demand all kinds of things of their country — that it uphold the law or put up a new stop sign, for instance — without any obligation to do public service or volunteer to help save the sage grouse. They certainly have no duty to ask politicians, “Hey, what can I do for you?”
Glorifying the public sector — a practice found nowhere in the Founding documents — has transformed mere work into the great sacrifice of “public service.”