|It’s Not My Responsibility #14
by Joseph Prescia
When someone else makes a mistake it’s not my responsibility. But politicians say it is. When a crime is committed, I’m not responsible to pay for it. But why is that you and I, honest Americans, are made to pay for the stupid decisions of others? If I make a mistake I’m responsible for the consequences of making the wrong decisions, not someone else. And yet that’s exactly what some liberal thinking individuals are promoting.
If someone gives up trying to “make it” on their own, if they are led to the “freebies” of Socialism like food stamps or welfare, I pay the bill for their mistakes and their wrong judgment. My taxes gave them a reason to fail rather than sticking with the discipline of work. If you give a person an excuse not to work, the lazy-minded and undisciplined will scoop up the first chance for Socialism to try and prove it’s worth.
If the elderly did not properly prepare for retirement, if they did not sock it away when they should have, the politicians say you and I should pay for so-called “Social Security.” We are paying for many of the elderly to not produce in our United States. We encourage them, by the millions, to stay at home, don’t work and forsake the working dignity and self worth that it took decades for them to accomplish. Is it my responsibility if someone in another house down the street doesn’t want to work? Is it my responsibility if someone I have never met did a poor job of planning for retirement? Is it my responsibility to reward bad decisions and bad behavior?
These type of programs are called “compassionate” and “worthy.” I say they are sucking the very backbone and dignity out of our country. Imagine the Pilgrims coming here to look for a place to retire at someone else’s expense. Imagine Benjamin Franklin saying “a food stamp saved is a full belly earned.” It sounds so ludicrous because it has no life in it, it has no genuinely earned results. And yet, they would rather eat than be taught how to properly fish for themselves.
God’s Word says if a man does not work neither should he eat. God’s way motivates a person to grow in wisdom quickly or go hungry. That’s a fast lesson to learn in just one day. But at the rate America is going with socialism it will take a century or longer to see all the damage done by a single act of ignoring God.
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