Thursday, September 11, 2008

personal responsibility...

... Some where along the way we lost it, our sense of personal responsibility.

I see it every day in my job. Some one has a sob story, life was unfair to them, they couldn't pay their debts and now their credit is shot and they can't even get approved for a rental property. The government should pay their debts, forgive their school loans and medical bills and I should be less cold hearted and rent to them.

I am just exhausted by this overwhelming self of entitlement we have adopted. No one takes personal responsibility for their own faults and then look for the government or some other agency to give them a hand out. Decades of government subsidies has not made the poor better off. It has made them incapable of providing for themselves and totally reliant on the government.

I'm disgusted and have no hope for this country.

I have no hope for the next generation of children when I see them being reared by individuals who collect disability even though they are perfectly capable of being employed and then harrass me because we won't rent them the house they feel they deserve. I'm tired of being bullied by Hispanic civic leagues because we require a valid social security number to apply for a rental property. I am tired of being expected to speak Spanish.

It doesn't matter who gets elected. We are screwed either way.

McCain supports amnesty for illegal aliens and so does Obama. Which ever way you slice it things will continue to get easier for illegal invaders and harder for American citizens. It has even become discriminatory to try and uphold the law in dealing with illegals.

And does any one honestly think that Obama will go away if he loses in November? He truly believes he is the Anointed One. If he loses it will further fuel his determination making him even more dangerous.

I really do believe this is the beginning of the end for our country.


Terry Nelson said...

Me too. Funny - I could have written this post today - I feel the same way.

Marty said...

I'm struggling myself, especially today. I guess the 9/11 speech at the Pentagon this morning by the President, combined with my personal loss of a friend 7 years ago and the current hysterical political climate is weighing me down a bit.

However, in front of my desk on a bulletin board, I have printed out for an easy read, the text of St. Matthew, Chapter 5, which runs as follows:

* Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 3)
* Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. (Verse 4)
* Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Verse 5)
* Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. (Verse 6)
* Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Verse 7)
* Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Verse 8)
* Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Verse 9)
* Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 10)

It really does help to read the Beatitudes, as they're the heart of Christ's teachings. They depict Christ and His charity, express the vocation of the faithful associated with the glory of His Passion and Resurrection, shed light on the actions and attitudes of Christians, and sustain hope for us all in the middle of trials and tribulations.

I hope this helps; Vivat Jesus.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Terry, I thought of you today because I said to myself "I don't even want to vote!" and I chided you for the same sentiment last week. lol.

Sarah Palin had the exact opposite effect on me. Suddenly I'm supposed to think McCain is the best thing since sliced bread because he got a hot hockey mom VP? Or I am supposed to vote for McCain to keep Obama out of the White House. What the hell?!

McCain is supposed to be the hard ass candidate who will kill all those bad commies & jihadists, but won't do piss about our borders and wants to give alien criminals amnesty. How did the jihadists get in this country... through those big ass open borders!

I feel like beating my head against a wall.

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Mary Rose said...

Oh, CC, I know exactly what you're talking about. There has been a systematic attack on the traditional values of our country; values that built this country's success. Because I'm a third-generation immigrant (my great-grandparents came from Italy and entered through Ellis Island.), I especially take personal offense toward those who break our laws simply because they think they are entitled. I cannot tell you how much this angers me.

Yet I still have hope because of people like Sarah Paliin and Bobby Jindal. There is a generation that is coming behind the Boomer generation to say, "Hey. We're going in the wrong direction and I'm going to try my best to get us back on track." For the most part, their values are aligned with the majority of the country, which is: hard work, compassion for our fellow man, ingenuity should be rewarded and free enterprise encouraged, and remain on guard toward our enemies.

I am hoping Gov. Palin is a good thing for our country and do believe she was a very wise choice for McCain. She is definitely an "outsider" and if people want change, she has plenty to give.

I'm not super keen on McCain for the very reason you mentioned. The whole McCain-Kennedy bill was outrageous. I hope by talking to more Americans on this issue, he understands the deep frustration most have toward illegal immigration. I knew my guy Tom Tancredo wouldn't get a glance as a serious presidential contender, but man - that guy sooo gets it and is working hard to change things.

This is a long comment, but keep hope alive. We have younger people drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass, desiring to aspire to something beyond self-fulfillment. I am praying for our next generation, that they understand what is at stake and do not lose the vision.

God is in control. (My dad always says this and it immediately makes me feel better. No one is going to outsmart Him!)

Roman Sacristan said...

I just wish we could break this damn two party system. I am sick of both sides and the way they can't work together, even though they always bitch about the other side not wanting to work with them.

Sadly, people actually believe that when a politician says they will do something they will do it. Yet, they fail to realize that it's hard to push something through easily to make it law.

We need new parties bad.