We can’t all be right! It’s a simple fact of life…we can’t all get to do what we want…nor should we be allowed to (for the greater good).
See: ”Too Many Rights Make Wrongs”
What’s crippling America economically? It’s not “high taxes,” but irresponsible government spending, miniscule paychecks that don’t keep up with the costs-of-living, and the various political and economic protections we as a society give to the indefensible position that CEO and “have a right to be ‘compensated’ for what they do.” Anyone who dares use the phrase “job creators” to justify such inequality should have their motives suspect without even articulating them.
Recently, an article circulated around the internet illustrating how uninformed we are as a society, particularly our young people. Students at Harvard—one of the nation’s premiere universities—couldn’t name the capital of Canada, the country to our immediate north. Our young people have become so obsessed with so-called “reality” television, pop-culture, and most things irrelevant that most consider the cannot wrap what’s left of their minds around the notion of learning or even engaging their imaginations! Maybe the point would be better understood using a computer-based analogy…
See: “The Future is Now…and It Sucks! (or…”When I Was Your Age…!)" & "Our Youth Lack Imagination”
One of the most creative skits from Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Apparently, Shakespeare’s “Othello” ticked off a couple of brothas during the Elizabethan Era.
Too many parents raise their children to be their equals rather than their proteges. Children need life-guides, not parents who are ”friends.” They need boundaries, not “freedom.” They need to be taught how to earn, not what they think they are entitled to. They need to be told what’s right, what’s wrong, and what will be tolerated, not “choices” or “rights” (they get their “rights” when they reach adulthood). And contrary to what you think, an occasional butt whipping doesn’t leave “emotional scars”…just the realization that pain is often a natural part of the learning process!
The policy given the political euphemism “Right-to-Work” may open up employers to more potential employees, but it also cripples unions’ (responsible for swelling the ranks of te middle class) political influence as well as allows employers a greater source of cheaper labor.
See also: “Let’s REALLY Look At “Right To Work…””
One of the reasons politics is so inept in America is because so many politicians are either conspiracy theories or give a wink-and-a-nod to their support.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) says he will take a leave of absence after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine this week. Earlier, he was one of the Congressmen who voted to require food stamp recipients to undergo the indignity of drug testing to receive food stamps. It seems many of our self-righteous law makers have a “do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do” mentality” (see: “The Sin of Congressional Perks”). Maybe our Congressmen should be drug tested?
I’ve just published the second of two books in a series that (will) serve as crisis manuals for natural and man-made disasters. The second of these books, “The No-Nonsense Guide To Flood Safety” is meant to be a comprehensive single-source guide for flood safety planning, disaster-relief resources, and information on the latest research related to flood and how best to avoid becoming a casualty of these natural disasters.