It seems that the primary entitlement these days is that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. So I'll add my voice to the melee - even knowing that opinion free-for-alls may accomplish nothing in the end but the extinction of this civilization. Let me explain.
Native americans lived for 35,000 years or so on this same land. They didn't last that long by making everyone's voice equal to everyone else's voice. They were truth-seekers like us. They believed that wisdom could be shared only by those who were capable of receiving it.
This presents a problem for would-be leaders. They have to kow-tow to the least capable to get their votes - since there are far more of the least capable than there are of the most capable. Which reminds us that the Greeks who experimented with democracy and became convinced that it wouldn't work. So when our would-be leaders in Washington or in the executive suite talk, who are they talking to? If they aim to make a world that accommodates the least of us, it would not be fit for the best of us.
Terrible choice - to get elected. They have to make promises to whomever happens to be voting, about whatever their current interests seem to be. That may make them rich and powerful. But it will make of us a "third-world" country. If they don't know how to make a world in which all know who and what to follow, then their success is our failure.
We've been on that path for some years. Real leaders are makers, not vote-getters. It is said that President Obama "won" (according to Jack Welch and other celebs). But won what? The prerogative to speed up our demise as a civilization? I can barely make out what his agenda is, other than catering to those who voted for him. Yeah, he made promises. Now he has to deliver on those promises, no matter what the costs to our civilization. I don't even know what kind of world he wants to live in. Makes me wonder if he does....