KEN WALZ: Take a moment to consider what your values say about you

TO THE EDITOR:

Let’s forget about the candidates. Put aside the election.

Let’s talk about values, rights and ideologies. Take for example the major and precious U.S. Constitution Amendments guaranteeing Women’s Rights: What political party championed same into existence? (Hint: Think of a large grey hulk with big ears and a long trunk.)

There are certain efforts that individuals cannot do for themselves, no matter how hard they try and/or how wealthy they are. Therefore they must have government provide same, right? Like retaliate against Japan after Pearl Harbor, and Al Qaeda after 9-11. We agree!

But, we neither want nor need the intrusion to satisfy all the other little ripples in life’s flow, from conception-to-resurrection! Truth or fiction? Sure, we must have certain rules, to get away from tribal chaos and injustice, and tyrannical oppression. Other than that, and as long as we don’t weigh others down with our acts or indecision, shouldn’t the truly impersonal “government” stay out of our destiny? Especially since many of those “in” government are there because they can’t cut it in the competitive world and/or they relish the control over others. Agree or not?

Putting aside despots and dictators, who wants to be governed by the Queen and her childish British family, and all the other “royalty” of (e.g.) Europe?

Whose attributes (or lack) are governed by who their parents are? What say you?

Would you REALLY want to be controlled by someone: who wants to lead from behind, because they’re afraid to take the hit? Who is best at spending someone else’s money? Who has never been successful at any employment or venture, where their continued livelihood has hinged on their own success or failure? Good choice.

Is personal pride of any significance to you and the TEACHING – remember, lead by example – of your family? Great! I’m glad it is!

That means:

• You’re not in favor of womb-to-the-tomb welfare,

• You’d INSIST on SOME work effort in exchange for receiving any welfare,

• You don’t want something for nothing,

• You’re against conceiving a child and expecting others to pay for it (for 18 years, plus),

• You’re against individual or organized groups (e.g., but not limited to unions) contributing to politicians, and then in turn expecting back (now it’s a BRIBE) some sweetheart deal/contract – employment or otherwise – that’s unrealistic!!

Thank you, you’re another CONTRIBUTING (vs. a taking) citizen.

KEN WALZ

Big Rapids

One comment on “KEN WALZ: Take a moment to consider what your values say about you

  1. avatarbyrnex3

    I can imagine why Mr. Walz is so eager to forget about the candidates and the election.

    Women’s Rights: Which party had candidates orating about “legitimate rape”, some girls rape easy, and the intention of god for raped victims to bear children? Who is moving forward with a vaginal probe sonogram bill and a range of other women’s health issues and discounted women as “pocketbook voters (Hint: Think of a large grey hulk with big ears and a large trunk for carrying their dirty laundry.) Is it any wonder you have to look back in time for an example of when your party championed for women? Is it about time for you to acknowledge the Republican Party of November 6, 2012 would not have been recognized by the party leaders of that era? Is it any wonder President Obama won the female population by double digit percentages?

    In the day of super packs and Citizen United that fact that you limit your reference of corruption only to unions is telling. Thank you for contributing, but as a citizen you have failed to impress.

    FDB

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