Okay, Just One More Rant
Whatever happened to personal accountability? I don't get why so many people think it is such an awful thing to make a mistake. Nobody wants to screw up but it is going to happen. That is how we learn what not to do. I just wish people would have the integrity to admit that they made a mistake when they make it.
Take Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, for instance. He stood up and admitted his wrongdoing. He let greed take hold of him and accepted bribes, but at least he was man enough to admit his mistake.
"No man has ever been more sorry," he said. "I made a very wrong turn. I rationalized decisions I knew were wrong. I did that, sir."This is an example of how every person should act. Cunningham stood in front of the judge and stated that he would accept his punishment without complaint. That took guts that I think a lot of those in this world would never have.
We have become a society hell-bent on blaming anyone else but ourselves. We explain away our mistakes by stating that they were the fault of someone else or something in our environment. We have become a nation of excuses. The only lesson learned is that we can get away with it if we find a good enough scapegoat.
Why else do you think defense attorneys make so much money? They know that all it takes is one little error in a police report to let a criminal go free.
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