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Archive for December, 2012

Sadness

Today, children of elementary school age experienced a tragedy. Some lived, some died. I’m not going to say much because there isn’t much to say beyond, pray.

Pray for the children whose school no longer feels safe to them.

Pray for the children who have lost fellow students.

Pray for the teachers who have lost colleagues.

Pray for teachers who lost a principal, leader, encouraged, and who was a positive light for the school.

Pray for a community which has been devastated by death, horror, confusion, anger, and sadness.

Pray for a country who needs to support each other.

Pray for our President who has the power to make decisions which can change the future of this nation. May he not use the sorrow, pain, and furry of this outrage to pass laws.

Pray for peace.

Most of all, pray for the families who have lost children, and may all of those souls be gather around their eternal Father. The One who has given us life and The One who can take it away.

Finally, pray for the family of Adam Lanza. While I know that he is not a popular person and one that I absolutely despise. One who I do not respect, do not care for, and do not understand. Pray for his family, as I’m sure that they are just as confused, stunned, and heartbroken as the rest of the families who have lost a loved one.

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Unacceptable

I’m not a particularly political person. I have a college degree, but I don’t feel highly educated in the world of politics. I don’t believe in throwing my opinions about the government in the faces of others. I don’t get into political discussions with mere acquaintances and very rarely do I get into discussions about politics with close friends or family. Right now, I’m just writing. You can continue reading as you choose. If you choose to reply to my opinions, please keep it clean and don’t be disrespectful to the beliefs of others.

With that being said, check out this video clip from an Atlanta broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl89q4SHjEs

As a hardworking taxpayer of this wonderful country of ours, I do have something to say about this spending. Honestly, I don’t feel that the US is in the position to be charging our credit cards for this type of cause.

I wonder if anyone in Washington has thought about the people who pay with blood, sweat, tears, and money to the country. The country that we love. I don’t hate paying taxes or think that I shouldn’t pay taxes. That is how the country runs. I get it.

BUT, what I do have a problem with is that the tax dollars that we pay on a daily basis is not going to our country. We are greater than $16 trillion dollars in debt. This is what that looks like in numbers:

$16,000,000,000

That’s a HUGE number. The sad thing is, is that the national debt is much, much greater that the number listed above.

So yes, I do have a problem with us sending money overseas when our country is in extreme debt. We need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others.

It’s like when we, as a single person help others. We want to make a difference in another person’s life simply because we can, but sometimes, when you help one person, it snowballs into more people than one person can handle. The job gets too big for the one person, but he/she wants to continue helping. There is less sleep taking place, good eating habits diminish, the workouts disappear from the schedule, and the bank account is drained and credit cards are maxed out because his/her generosity was too great. Once that one person stops taking care of themselves, they aren’t able to take care of others anymore. The focus is so much on others, that

Well, the US is that one person. One who means well, but is no longer taking care of itself, or its own people. One who is forgetting that debt does not solve problems, debt creates problems and before we can be the “hero,” we have to get back on our feet and out of debt before we, the US, tries to rescue other countries.

Getting back on our feet is the only way to continue to help others and to make a difference.

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