The article in question is here.
So what are you trying to say with your rating? You didn't like my article? Why? Because of who wrote it? Because it dared to take a look at racism in America? Because it laid the responsibility at the feet of those who deserved it? Maybe it was slightly biased in favor of the police report, but in light of events that have transpired since then, perhaps this is a case where the police were telling the truth? I mean, even Obama admitted he made a mistake there (even though he stopped short of actually apologizing for it).
No, I think the reason for your low rating is simply because you don't like me. Okay, I can accept that. I'm not really interested in being liked by everyone anyway. Because in order for me to be liked by everyone, I have to agree with everyone and frankly I don't. I don't apologize for it either. I have my beliefs and opinions and they are based on the facts as I find them in the news -- and not just Fox News either. I make no apologies for telling the truth as I see it. I've said it before and I say it here: I just calls it like I sees it.
To do that, you have to have common sense. Unfortunately in this day and age, that is very uncommon. You don't like me because of my conservative views. I can't help that most conservatives agree with me. That's their problem. Let me explain to you where I'm coming from and maybe that will at least help you understand me. At the very least, it will give you another article to give a one-star to.
I believe that everyone has the duty and responsibility to care for his or her own personal needs. I do not believe that the government has the right or the authority to interfere with that duty. I believe that it is solely up to each and every individual American to provide for his or her own welfare. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of the government to take care of me because I am either too lazy or too stupid to take care of myself.
I believe that it is the duty and responsibility of every American to be responsible for his or her own financial affairs. The government has no business offering a bailout to anyone who cannot effectively manage his or her finances. The same goes for businesses.
I believe that it is the duty and responsibility of every American to find in him or herself the wherewithall to get up every morning and contribute to society in a positive way by going to work. Furthermore, if you cannot find a job that matches your particular skillset, then start a business selling your skills to people. It is not now, nor has it ever been, function of government to provide you with a job or a paycheck -- unless you are an actual employee of that government. But for you to think that the government is going to give you a job at some local company by forcing that company to hire you, then you are sadly mistaken. For you to think that you are entitled to government assistance because you aren't working is also a grave mistake on your part as well.
I believe that it is the duty and responsibility of every American to innovate. America was the first nation to put a man on the moon when the technology did not even exist. Americans have always stepped up to the plate when it came time to make things right and make things better and as a nation, America, has a history of knocking it out of the park every time. The government does not need to be the source of America's greatness -- that title belongs to the people of America. It is the people who build. It is the people who think. It is the people who design. It is the people who make things happen.
I believe that any American who comes up with the best idea deserves to reap the fruits of his or her labor and to do as he or she pleases with those fruits. The government does not have the right nor the authority to confiscate those fruits for the purpose of redistributing them to those who choose not to contribute to society. Poverty is a choice and when people choose to let the government take care of them, they are condemning themselves and their family to a life of poverty. A bountiful life does not come from the government, it comes from the sweat of one's own hand. Those who chose to work hard and work wisely deserve everything they get -- including the right to keep more of what they earn. Those who chose to hide under a rock and let the government take care of them deserve what little they get. If you want to see what Jesus thinks about this, check out his parable called "The Ten Talents". Which brings me to my next belief.
I believe in a holy God who sent his Son to save the world from itself. America is no exception. America needs to be saved from itself and the only way for it to do that is to turn away from its wickedness and humble itself and to call out to God for forgiveness and He will heal this nation. Unfortunately, I am also a realist and I know that many Americans -- some of whom are reading this -- will never accept what I have just written. The only advice I can give you is this: If you are living like there is no God, you'd better be right. The Bible does teach that we are to care for the poor, but that command goes out to the people, not to the government. By letting the government take care of our poor, we Americans are shirking our God-ordered duty to care for them. By letting the government take care of the poor, we are pushing them out of our lives so we don't have to deal with them or look at them. It's a nice, safe little out-of-sight out-of-mind game. It's interesting that liberals scream the loudest about helping the poor, but liberals also have a record of the lowest in giving of time or money to charity. In contract conservatives have the better record when it comes to giving. Liberals off-load that responsibility to the government so they can have a clear conscience by saying, "Hey, I pay my taxes to help the poor." Conservatives keep their conscience clear by making sure the help gets to those who really need it and not let some bureaucrat deal with it. The purpose of government is to maintain order and protect the people from enemy threats. It is the duty and responsibility of the people to take care of themselves.
And with that, I have come full circle.