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Editorial: It’s time to take accountability for our actions
Guest EditorialAugust 14, 2013 | 2,076 views | 25 comments
When you were a child and you got in trouble with your parents, did you almost always feel that you were not at fault? When you see children playing, are any of them at fault when they get caught doing something they were told not to do? It seems our natural reaction is: “It is not my fault!”
If you get a speeding ticket, were you really speeding or did the cop just need another ticket to fulfill his quota for the day? If we failed a test in school, was it our fault, or did the teacher not make the information readily available so we could pass with flying colors? What about automobile accidents? Do you ever hear of someone having an accident and assuming blame, admitting they were at fault? As we hear the news, do those that are arrested for various crimes ever assume the blame? Or are they an innocent victim of the circumstances?
We have in the news a man named Ariel Castro that held three women captive in his home for a decade, raping them and beating them, etc. But at his sentencing hearing, he said that he was not at fault! He did not rape them; they wanted to have relations with him. He said that he was a sick man, addicted to porno and sex, and the resulting actions were not his fault!
Are any of us at fault with our everyday actions? And what about the current administration? In the first term, everything that didn’t go exactly correct was all President Bush’s fault. And now we are being told that the problems of this term are “phony scandals.”
Phony? If President Bush had been in office when the Benghazi tragedy happened, would it be a phony scandal according to those in charge today? Absolutely not! But the current group running our country is not at fault for Benghazi, even though evidently the people that were close to the actions have been forbidden to talk with anyone and absolutely not to the press.
We have the IRS scandal but that was the “mistake” of those in one office, certainly not the fault of the IRS as a whole and definitely not the fault of the current administration.
It is about time that we take responsibility for our actions, even when those actions are wrong. And it is time to let the current administration know that the errors and mistakes made in their time in office cannot be called “phony scandals”! It is time for those at fault to admit fault and take on their responsibilities.
They must be held responsible for their actions, just as all of us must be held responsible for our wrongdoings. They are not “phony scandals.”
Loyce McCarter is a resident of Wilson County and works actively for conservative causes.
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