They are astounded when a line is drawn between those basic unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence and the expectations of fulfillment of what should be individual responsibilities.
Take a look at this recent action taken way too late by the vestiges of what used to be the industrialized state of Michigan:
30,000 College Students Learn of TNSTAAFL
I particularly like this student's reaction:
In that brief summary we see a generational dependence. She and her father share their expectation of government buying the groceries. She is going to college...want to guess who is picking up the tuition, books, fees? She notes "it's tough to find a job...with little experience." Duh! You take your first job with no experience and that is where experience comes from. The first experience you get is learning the value of what your labor earns. Maybe learning to feed yourself should be a prerequisite for college.
The thinking isn't new. It is embedded in the culture. It isn't simply ignored. It is taught from generation to generation. It is not only tolerated, it is encouraged.
Kilpatrick is certainly one to know and understand what that is about.