Letter: Undermining responsibility by Dixie King
The letter by M.B. Rowe (Viewpoint, 7/1) regarding misleading “stories” given by people seeking help from the homeless shelter was appreciated. We have become a nation which rewards the lazy, irresponsible and immorality. We have generations of welfare recipients who never work, claim fake disabilities, have multiple children out of marriage who expect others to provide them with housing, food, medical care and cash.
Politicians who have promised security were elected by those with their hands out. Social Security was a bad idea from the beginning. Health care is a financial disaster for our economy. Even the elderly demand costly treatments to extend their lives a few months, and choose to ignore the enormous tax burden placed on young workers.
Parents of special needs or disruptive children demand the “right” to have them in regular classrooms, often hindering the education of other students and at considerable extra cost to the school system. Families used to handle their own problems. Now too many shove the burden on to the taxpayers.
Our prison system has become so large and expensive, yet we continue to provide career criminals with food, clothing, exercise equipment, TVs, and legal aid. Serial murderers, rapists and child molesters are released to do more harm, or are supported for a lifetime. How stupid have we become?
The God of the Bible wished to protect his people, and was not averse to the death penalty. We can personally forgive offenders while allowing the state to require justice for offenses. We should not have to cater to evil.
Big government is wasteful, and has undermined individual responsibility and the moral character of our citizens.
Dixie King, Harshaw