I normally do not post like this, but I just read a post that I believe needs to be shared. John Carey from Sentry Journal has written a post called Because we’re here and no one else is going to do it. Stop what you are doing and ponder for a moment, the condition our great nation is in. Consider how far we have came, in what seems to be a relatively short time. In my mind’s eye, the pile of garbage we have to deal with in America is getting deeper and deeper. All the while, its stench is greater and greater. What John Carey wrote has stuck in my mind, so from his pen to mine, and then to you, here is a portion of the post. We would all do well to read it and ask ourselves exactly how we are going to help clean up the mess.
Let me give a few examples of the mess I’m talking about. The safe guards put in place to keep government in check have now been coopted and corrupted by leftist ideologues. An example of this can be found with the mainstream media. The newspapers and other forms of news media were given a powerful tool in the first amendment of our constitution to use in order to keep the government honest and close to the people. The press is supposed to be the watchdogs of the republic. They have great power to influence the national discussion. This means they have a responsibility not only to the people but to the nation as a whole and they have failed. The placed their own ideological position on the issues ahead of journalistic integrity and have decided to throw their lot in with the left. They’re no longer the watchdogs of the republic; instead they have become the lapdogs of the left. And now we’re here to clean up the mess.
The same can be said for the out of control spending and the massive debt that has been left to us. This debt wasn’t accumulated over night and the last time we had a balanced budget a man name Gingrich was Speaker of the House. So do we kick the same can that was kicked to us to the next generation or do we clean up the mess the previous generation left us. You see what people fail to see is that we’re the generation of the future that has been left a massive amount of debt. We’re the generation that is paying for the sins of the previous one. The reason it’s harder now to double our standard of living than it was for our parents is because we’re the generation that is chained to this debt. We’re the generation that entitlement programs like social security and Medicare will go bankrupt. And we’re the generation that will need to suck it up, sacrifice, and clean up the mess they left us.