Merriam-Webster defines responsibility as “The quality or state of being responsible.”
What we are being told is we’re not smart enough to be responsible. Well I beg to differ. Responsibility begins with me, you and each of us. Good or bad we are each responsible for our actions and our words. It all begins with trust. Children learn to crawl, walk and talk by watching, listening and learning to trust those around them whether it is parents, siblings, neighbors, friends, teachers or authority figures.
Why is it that when caught in a lie or a wrongdoing the natural tendency is to blame someone else?
Parents have the overall responsibility to teach right and wrong in the home and to hold family members accountable. Teachers teach accountability (among other things) so that in academia and later in the work place students will take ownership over themselves. New workers are taught about the corporate mission and their responsibility for its accomplishment or what constitute grounds for termination.
Medical professionals learn that it’s all about saving lives. Legal professionals learn that it’s all about the law. Religion teaches it’s all about the church, mosque, synagogue or temple.
Yet Jesus said first to love God and second to love others as you love yourselves.
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The world teaches the one with the most toys who wins! Schools teach the art of compromise and it’s all about winning. All too often the means justify the end – win at all cost!
Politics have become more about asserting the other side is wrong, instead of demonstrating how what you believe is best for everyone. It has become more important to discredit the other guy than to assume credit or responsibility for yourself. In today’s world it is called disinformation (spreading lies disguised as truth).
The rule of law in America is the Constitution of the United States. Politicians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and stand on the foundation of biblical truth and the Constitution while vying for votes. One of the greatest responsibilities of an American citizen is expressing ones constitutional right for representation by exercising the right as a citizen to vote.
To be clear there are NO constitutional rights for non-citizens.
There is a universal human right to live, but when choosing where to live requires submitting to and obeying the laws of that particular government, not bringing laws, rules or traditions that are against or violate the laws of the host country.
You are either a pig-sticker or the pig.
Anyone who does not uphold, protect or defend the constitution is an enemy to it and one who actively works to undermine, tear down or destroy the constitution is an enemy of the state.
When government becomes unresponsive to the people, the constitution provides for the abolishment of said unresponsive government and the creation of a new one.
When public service turns the public into servants it is time to take a stand. Now is that time! – I am the Real Truckmaster!