“Accountability” and “Responsibility”
Here’s fifteen safeguards to prevent an immoral, unethical, and unsustainable standard of living (that continue to go unheeded in our day).
~ Don’t spend what you don’t have
~ Don’t demand what you haven’t earned
~ Don’t take what you won’t give
~ Don’t promise what you can’t deliver
~ Don’t say what you don’t mean
~ Don’t seek what you can’t have
~ Don’t sow what you won’t reap
~ Don’t trust what is not tried
~ Don’t sacrifice neighbor for self
~ Don’t envy the lot of another
~ Don’t despise what has been ordained
~ Don’t expect others to clean your mess
~ Don’t insist others pardon your offenses
~ Don’t be overcome by your own passions
~ Don’t be quick to place your faith in a path of least resistance
Regardless of the varied perceptions, Conservatism in its purest form advocates the need for careful restraint in all areas of life for the individual and society as a whole.
Meanwhile, Liberalism is often identified as encompassing tolerance and forgiveness.
The conservative sees the value in learning from mistakes and facing natural consequences, while the liberal promotes the need for second chances (i.e. fixing mistakes or altering outcomes).
In a worst case scenario, the liberal may resort to radical social upheaval (and even apply deceptive manipulations) to advance a form of ‘equality’ that relies on resource distribution, equal results, emotional justifications, personal gratifications, temporary resolutions, arbitrary absolutes, experimental philosophies, and fluctuating priorities.
Liberalism invites bad choices and provides ‘solutions’ that merely invite and often ensure more bad choices in the future.
When we compromise with a liberal, we compromise our future. Thus, here we are…..
We’ve sacrificed the future for the present, and the future is upon us.
* This commentary is dedicated to Russ Johnson – May The Lord strengthen you in your time of mourning.
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