By WILLIAM J. KELLY
Today, in 2013, it appears that a large percentage of our adult population of men and women under the age of 18 do not want to accept personal responsibility for their lives. Too many adults look to the federal government to provide everything they need to survive. The under 18s are a mixed group. Some are brilliant, but seem to lack common sense in their behavioral life. Others place the blame for their actions against society, their parents, teachers or whomever they choose. Others occupy all their time on social networks and computer games. What do you think about this?
Here is what Abraham Lincoln thought about this type of situation 150 years ago. Evidently this is not a new phenomenon among us.
• You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
• You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
• You cannot bring abbot prosperity by discouraging thrift.
• You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage earner down.
• You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
• You cannot build character and courage by taking away peoples initiative and independence.
• You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
What do you think?
Employees overseas protection
In an article by Jonathan Landay in the July 28 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ex-CIA undercover agent Sabrina De Sousa has come forth accusing the U.S. government of not protecting the overseas employees properly
De Sousa’s quote: “It’s always the minions of the federal government who are thrown under the bus by officials who constantly violate international law and who are immune from prosecution. Their lives are fine. They are making millions of dollars sitting on corporate boards.”
I could add to that the exhorbitant amount of money they get for making speeches. I believe all government employees should get 100 percent protection while serving in foreign countries. We do not need another Benghazi tragedy!