Chuck on the right side
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According to government statistics, we have an unemployment rate of 3.6% (that's equivalent of full employment), but many jobs are gone wanting for people to fill them. To add to this dichotomy, we have a rising homeless population that is increasing by the week, month, and year. Why is that happening?
Besides some people being lazy, as our headline infers, we have a growing population of addicts of alcohol, drugs, and opioids, generally people that are considered unemployable. It seems that our moral compass, as a nation, is being tested and, in many cases, turned by the wayside. Some people seem to be also addicted to the government's largess by getting “freebies” from the government in the form of welfare, and not having to work. An example is the trend in many of our states to legalize formerly bad and illegal behavior, specially the mind altering drug marijuana, claiming that it is a “benign” drug. In addition, our organized religions are under attack and ridiculed as being repressive, and out-of-touch with the people. We are, in the words of the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “Defining Deviancy Down”, where with what used to be against the public interest and morality is now considered to be the norm. To add to Mounihan's admonition, pundit and legal historian, Mark Levin, has stated, “A people cannot remain free and civilized without moral purposes, constraints, and duties”. Just recently in the past few years, we've seen high government officials commit crimes and not be held accountable for their illegal acts (ex: Hillary Clinton and her illegal server when she was Secretary of State). That points to two-tier justice system whereby people in high places can get away with bad and illegal behavior, while the “average Joe” would be punished and possibly jailed.
Back around the 50's and early 60's, the out-of-wedlock births was around 5%. Since President Lydon Johnson's “War on Poverty” was passed in 1965, till today, the out-of-wedlock births are now 40% of the whole population, while in the black population it is around 70%. That statistic is a major problem in our society, and is one of the prime causes of homelessness and crime. This “do-gooder” policy, instead of reducing poverty actually has increased it by forcing the father (or male role model) out of the home in order for the woman to get welfare benefits. It has caused many people to become lazy and to rely on the government for their subsistence.
Our government should be pursuing a policy of giving people a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”. We should be encouraging people to get off the dole and to work, where possible, and not to rely on that government welfare check. We shouldn't reward people who are too lazy to work. For their own self-esteem and for the benefit of society, we must try to make them self-sufficient. We will always have poor people and also lazy people, that's human nature, but we should try to make it the exception rather than the rule. The government should be there as a safety net, not as crutch for people who are too lazy to work and who want to “suck on the teat” of Uncle Sam.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann