Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Now I Understand

Let's see if I have this right...

If a person plays by the rules, does everything right, works hard and pays his bills on time, the Obama administration is going to "reward" that person by making him pay for those who were irresponsible slackers who chose not to play by the rules. Or so says this bogus "homeowner's relief bill" for those who bought more home than they could afford.

I may have to change the name of this BLOG, because all the normal rules of success seem to have been turned inside out and upside down by the new administration. Now, at least to the liberals, the road to success is irresponsibility and a desire to have others pay your freight for you.

I am not unsympathetic to people who, through no fault of their own, are facing foreclosure. But that is not the issue. The issue is whether taxpayers should cover for them, by force. Life is an uncertain thing - sometimes you win, and sometimes not. If it is our intention to create a society where no one ever loses, then we will find that EVERYONE loses, because it simply is not possible.

America was founded on independence, personal responsibility and hard work. And those are the traits that made us strong. And when we lose everything we have worked for, we get back up, all the stronger and more determined. That is where our strength comes from.

And suddenly, in a very short period of time, that 235 year tradition has been virtually demolished by bleeding hearts who believe life should always be a bowl of cherries, devoid of the very things that made us strong in the first place - trials and tribulations.

I do not enjoy losing - I have been homeless, living in a shelter and eating in soup kitchens. No one bailed me out. Not a pleasant thing. But had it not been for those experiences, I never could have learned the lessons I needed to learn in order to get where I am today.

It is sad that so many people want to rob life of its most valuable lessons.


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