Originally Posted by theimp98
your missing the point.
But i did not really expect most people here to get it.
The conecpt of do it your self, dont expect hand outs, its not the goverment
job to take care of you. Seem to fall on deaf ears.
The idea of a work ethic seems to be dying in country, which is another thing spoken about. When i am at work, i do judge people based on the work habits.
There are more stero types then just those that people seem to think back. People seem to be over all brian washed into thinking that it just means Black or other non-white. Yes i will admit when i am at the mall and i see a group of black yelling YO MY
,i roll my eyes. The same way i roll my eyes when i see white trash, sitting there with no teeth, 3 broken cars sitting in there yard. with a couple of dirty little kids running around.
lol come on you dont really think people like al sharpton really does any good?
like seveal posters here, they invent racism when there is none.
so yea you missed the point.
So, then, what is the point?
Because, I'm 22 years old and 8 months out of my undergrad and I already own and run my own business and make more money and act more inventively than the average person. So, I'm not laying on my couch waiting for the legislative branch to feed me bon bons. That's not what this is about.
The government DOES have a responsibility to me, a law-abiding citizen, the same way I have a responsibility to it. The government's job is to make laws to keep us relatively safe (mostly from ourselves these days), provide me and my family with education, parks, roads, trash removal, etc, and if I fall on hard times or have a severe medical emergency, assist in getting me back on my feet. Hard work and good intentions can't prevent tragic circumstances, Bruce, especially when they've been born of historic racism, lack of leadership and years of neglect and needless persecution.
I don't know if you've ever been to a low-income minority neighborhood, or if you see the working poor very often, but they're there. And they're doing their best in spite of bad circumstances, the magnitude of which you and I can't even begin to comprehend, Bruce, but that sometimes isn't enough. Maybe it's just because I live in the city and get to see everyone from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich, but this makes perfect sense to me.
Additionally, the government has the responsibility to be color-blind and sexuality-blind and age-blind and caste-less, and to make sure that every law-abiding, tax-paying citizen in this country has access to the same government-provided services and places. We're still working on this, but we HAVE come a long way.
My responsibility as a citizen is to pay my taxes, abide by the laws, be an informed member of the electorate, and then VOTE. The person who wrote this is hardly cultured and hardly informed. He (I'm assuming it was a man) is more than entitled to his opinions, but this would hardly constitute being well-read on the issues. THIS is a knee-jerk reaction based on his own narrow-minded, barbaric view of society. He really needs to get out more, and maybe read a newspaper every once in a while.