My sister always says that. Recently, she said that about the hullabaloo regarding the approval to build a mosque near ground zero. She's so gracious. She's so much more classy than me. I said, "Fuck that shit!!" and flowed right into some cantankerous rant that lasted a few minutes. To be sure, some might view me as racist. I would disagree. But who cares. I am entitled to my opinion. Yesterday at lunch my political polar--and I mean POLAR opposite made a comment that indicated to me (unsurprisingly) that he was in fact FOR the building of the mosque. I felt my ears get hot and my temples started throbbing. BUT, I mustered up the class of my sister and said nothing. friendship first. I wish he would have extended that courtesy to me. I mean when he says shit like I can't believe he doesn't know how it enrages me. Anyway, I'm digressing.
Look, I don't think I mean never build a mosque. But, I do think it's too soon. I don't think enough time has passed from 9/11. I really, really don't. I'm not an idiot. I know that you can't blame an entire group for the actions of a few. HOWEVER, I also think that as a group, we should exercise sensitivity when a few dumbasses get out of line.
We are becoming a world where we don't have to earn anything. I'm sorry. To sit on the friggin' supreme court, you have to have some solid judicial experience. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
We are becoming a world where there are no consequences; Cash for Klunkers. Have mercy, you're probably driving a piece of shit because you couldn't afford a nice car to begin with. Now, you're going to drive a shiny new car that you still can't afford. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
And when we realize we really can't afford the car or house we just bought, we will turn to the big institutions we damn to fix our reckless impulsivity through loan modifications, or some other way to weasle out of our financial irresponsibility. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
This is not about me not thinking people should get assistance. I help alot of people. When I have extra money, everyone in my circle benefits. I help. But, I can't stand able-bodied people that wait for someone else to make things happen for them. Plus, I have watched to many people who's lives basically sucked rise above their circumstances, so I know it can be done.
It's absolutely an option to never make people accountable for their own lives (I shall tackle Obamacare later) but just because we can doesn't mean we should.