In the United States, we have it pretty easy. You really don’t know how easy until you’ve done some traveling. Many Americans have grown soft. Why? There isn’t any real necessity to be responsible. There aren’t any real consequences for your actions.
If you irresponsibly have more kids than you afford, I support them. The state takes money from my paycheck, and raises your kids. I give them food, clothes, and shelter. You can buy your televisions and playstations with my money. What happened to the days when if you couldn’t afford it, you didn’t buy it?
Let’s take that a step further. You buy all that shit, get a car and/or house you can’t afford. Then what? Bankruptcy. Granted, it’s not as easy as it once was, but you still say “oops, I overspent, I’m not paying”. Where’s the personal responsibility?
We’re irresponsible socially, too. How many single parent families are in America? How did they get that way? Having children before marriage is one way. It used to be shameful to start a family before you were married and had the resources to support it. Not anymore. There is little shame in teenage pregnancy anymore. You just enter the welfare state. There SHOULD be shame in having children when you’re still a child yourself. Your irresponsibility is creating a burden on your community.
Another reason for single parent families is divorce. You get married, have kids, then wake up one morning and think “this sucks”, so you file for divorce. Divorce should hurt. Divorce should be shameful. It’s so common now, people are actually surprised to run across a couple that’s been married for 30 years. Where the hell did we go wrong? We need to make serious consequences for bad behavior, socially and legally. People need to really have to sit down and think before they make a decision.
Want to enter the welfare state? Fine, you’re working for the welfare state, not sitting back and using the system. Want to break the law? You’re working for the state that’s supporting you in prison. Go farm some fields. Farmers and laborers need cheap illegal immigrant labor to survive? They need illegals to do the work that Americans don’t want to do? Fuck that. Have the criminals do it for free. Kill two birds with one stone. Farmers and laborers get almost free labor, illegals lose a foothold in this country.
I’m not happy with the direction this country is heading. That’s why I vote.
I wish I were king for a year.