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Section A: General News


Editorial: It’s time to take accountability for our actions




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Loyce McCarter
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August 14, 2013 | 2,134 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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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 21, 2013 6:00am
 
Perry....Concerning your question to New Guy about socialism....May I suggest Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

 
Perry  
La Vernia  
August 20, 2013 6:46pm
 
Great editorial Loyce. It seems we need your reminder to bring us back to the principles that made this Country the envy of the world. We remember a time when we assumed a great nation would go on for ever. It seems our Founding ... More ›

 
Perry  
La Vernia  
August 20, 2013 4:25pm
 
New Guy, after reading so many of your posts I'm curious. Obviously your in favor of the Liberal agenda. What part of socialism fascinates you the most?

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
August 20, 2013 1:35pm
 
Untrue: I could care less about Congress, there is only one Commander and Chief.

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 16, 2013 8:18am
 
What can I say PG. I'm just a natural born agitator!!

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
August 16, 2013 8:14am
 
POFPO.......RE previous comments about mental shortcoming of AF personnel.....Self evaluation ? :)

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 16, 2013 7:07am
 
A F 69-70 quang Tri Province. And yes, I inhaled when dousing excrement with fuel. It helped masking the odor.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
August 16, 2013 6:16am
 
But not for the mentally unbalanced. Of course, that could explain your adoration of made up heroes. Did you have a pony tail and wear your old field jacket during your post service period ? Never inhaled ? BTW giving your ... More ›

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 15, 2013 5:36pm
 
For a draftee you would be correct Prairie Fairy.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
August 15, 2013 5:24pm
 
POOPO......Just trying to converse on your level. Missed by 60 years....Too young for Korea and a bit old for a Vietnam draftee. Interesting.

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