Where Are Our Principles?

 

countesy of respres

countesy of respres

Our great country is in shambles.  For years people have been living beyond their means.  For years people have been turning a blind eye to scandal and corruption.  For years people have become more accepting of dishonesty and infidelity.  The general state of mind is that everything can be had for nothing achieved.

 

I'm mad.  This has been building in me for quite some time.  I'm tired of watching my great country fall into a slump because of a serious lack of ethics and principles.  I've worked my ass off.  I've done what I felt was right.  I've lived within my means and saved my money.  And now, because of the actions of some (many?), I'm going to have to suffer to save their mistakes.  My children and grandchildren will be paying for the mess that people are causing today.

I'm living in a little house.  My wife and I have considered moving into a larger house several times.  Each time, we decided that it wasn't the right thing to do because it would stretch our finances too much.  We had the opportunity to live in a lot nicer home and get financed for it.  We also knew that we couldn't afford to pay for the loans that the banks qualified for us.  We did the right thing by staying where we're at.  We're saving our money and one day we'll be able to upgrade, just not right at this moment. 

So now you're telling me that those people who took the other path and borrowed the money they can't pay back are going to get it anyway?  There's something seriously wrong here.  My question to you is, why are we doing this?  To save the economy?  That's the wrong mentality.  We shouldn't be saving these people.  They are the ones who did something wrong.  They should have to face the repercussions for their actions.  There is a principle involved here.  When you do something wrong, you get punished.  You have to do good things to have a chance at reward.

The people who are and have been in office for some time don't give a damn about me and my little house. They care about the people who have been giving them money to represent their special interests.  Guess what politicians?  Those fools don't have any money now because they've been giving out bum loans to people they knew couldn't afford them.  They've been getting rich off of money that doesn't exist.  I don't want to contribute my savings to help bring their false fortunes back.  I'm who you should be representing.  I'm one of "the people".  I'm ready to take back my government and make it go back to protecting my family and not giving out free rides.

Obviously I can't just roll up into Washington and make a difference.  I'm just one man.  So, how can I make a difference? I plan on spreading the word.  People need to understand that the current system isn't working and we need to go back a more simple system.  You know, one based on principles and values instead of lies and deceit.  I also plan on continuing to live my honest life and by doing the right thing for me and my family.  That's how we all can improve the state the country.  All you have to do is be a better person.  Live life honestly and work hard.

I also want to draw your attention to The 9-12 Project.  If you agree with me, then you need to head over there and read more.  You and I are not alone.  There are other men and women out there who are tired of being punished for doing what's right while others skate by without contributing.