The political climate is wrecking havoc on those of us who haven’t “tuned out”. Whichever political party prevails next Tuesday, there will remain half of us who are unhappy with the outcome. Two sides of our country…one, who remembers what we have built and those who hope to create a new efficiency…Americans all.
Fairness is the battle cry of those who are falling on the side that I disagree with. It appears to me that this fairness climate AKA political correctness, is eroding our consumer voices before our eyes.
Remember when…the size of a tip given for appreciated services was an option, a reward, for the conscientious, not an automatically added charge?
Remember when…a company that was too top-heavy failed and rebuilt itself on a better foundation?
Remember when…a person’s ability was the measure of their worthiness for hire or college acceptance? Please don’t bring up the 60s and before…(we are hopefully aware of our past but do not owe any apologies unless we continue sorting for whatever reasons.) Now you see how remembering serves a purpose?
Remember when…TV stations needed popular public opinion to sustain their financial existence? Buying cable packaging requires consumers to support channels who would not survive otherwise. Blocking them on your individual TV, after all, does not impact their success.
Remember when…buying American made products was an option for those who needed to closely budget their income, not a more expensive choice?
Remember when…the opinions of parents carried more weight in their children’s education than the teachers unions?
Remember when…home ownership was a viable expectation not a dream?
I’m not convinced that either party has all the answers and I’ve been accused that I can’t see the BIG picture by progressive individuals. No one can argue that the inequality of the races, the sexes and the disadvantaged has not progressed and , yes, still exists (to a lesser degree). The pendulum of fairness swings both ways, my friends, and I advise you not to “throw the baby out with the bath water” in the guise of fairness. Remember…two wrongs don’t make a right but being “right” can not be all wrong either. NAH< NAH< NAH to my friends on the left. 😉
Vote on November 6th…it is your duty.