I remember growing up that some things were written in stone, and were not meant to be changed. Sometimes we had it a lot easier than we thought it was, and other times we made things harder than it needed to be.Take work ethics for instance.
Once upon a time if you were hungry,you worked.Nobody ran down to the welfare office and got food stamps,although today it’s a debit card, so you don’t have to be embarrassed about having to live off the taxpayers hard labor.There were times when a person needed assistance, and that assistance could be readily had.And it didn’t cost the taxpayer a dime.Today people are encouraged to use welfare as an alternative to taking care of themselves.
The main component of yesterday is sorely lacking in today’s society.That component is personal responsibility.The liberal leaders of today would have you believe that you can do anything you want to do, and it’s OK.That is because of the idea that the Government is responsible for the individual.Well, it’s not OK to do anything we want.
The reason I bring this up is a decision this past week by the Portland School Committees decision to allow access to children as young as eleven years old to birth control measures.What in hell are these people thinking?Come on now.Why are eleven year old kids even thinking about being sexually active?Because the Liberal educators want them to learn Young that they can do what they want.
In the four years I went to High School I can only recall one girl as being pregnant.I understand it’s become a rather common occurrence in even the middle schools today.But back then,we had a solid ethic position on how life worked.If a young couple screwed around and got pregnant,they got married.The boy would get a job,maybe two or three so they could have a roof over their head and food in their belly.They were responsible for what they did,even if it wasn’t right.
Today the welfare system and the medical care system work hand in hand at slowly eroding our values,right beside the educators.As i read through the growing list of contenders for next years election festival I don’t see a whole lot of choices that give me cause to feel good about the future of Maine.I read some reports this past week that showed a decline in several areas that lowers the State’s standing in this Nation even more.
The kids that are growing up are learning some morays that are best put in the closet.I think we should bring back some of the old ways,and put these kids to hard labor picking potatoes,just like I did,and everyone else I grew up with did.When you have to work hard for what you get,a stronger sense of responsibility becomes innate in everything we do.