So I think I decided today on the path I am going to set myself on. I have been kicking around the idea of being a teacher for years. I mean why not, my grandmother was a teacher, my aunt is a teacher, my 1st cousin is a teacher, two of my wife and I's friends are teachers. Today I decided to move forward with my doctorate studies. I decided it would be in my best interest to try and teach at the collegiate level versus in a High School or Elementary School somewhere. Let's face it, I do not put up with back talk, disrespect, temper tantrums or any other bad behavior from my own children. I am damn sure not about to put up with it from someone else's children. Now I know some people do not believe in spanking children. To them I say good for you, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you can get your child to behave like they should without it them absolutely there is no need for it. Me personally, I completely believe in it. I got my ass whipped when I was bad as a child and you know what, I turned out just fine.
I didn't kill anyone because my mother didn't love me enough and I am not traumatized as an adult. Now the key to this is I was spanked for my misbehavior. I was not beat because my parents did not know how to handle situations. That being said, parent's there is nothing wrong with asking for help with how to raise your children. Hell buy a book and read it if need be. You aren't born with the ability to successfully parent and two little blue or pink lines or a plus sign does not magically impart the wisdom required to be a mother or father. In all honesty, I would rather my child behave, be respectful, and do the things he or she is supposed to because I taught them well. If that does not work I guess I am okay if they are terrified of getting spanked. Spanking is not always the default choice but I would rather spank them than ever have them acting like a great deal of the kids nowadays do. You want to turn things around in this country, when I child calls the police because their mother or father gave them a spanking (key word, not a beating) the police should come to the house. Make sure the child is not beat to hell, and then press charges on the child for filing a false report or something of that nature. Since when did the children become the one's with the power over their parents in this country? My grandfather and great grandfather are probably turning in their graves over how things are.
Oh and here is another thing I do not understand. Can someone please explain to me how the hell welfare cash assistance programs help 4 million people in 2009, how 37 million people receive food stamps, and 9.1 million people were receiving unemployment in 2009 and yet there is not a drug test attached to those benefits? I mean seriously, a government employee has to take drug tests, why shouldn't government funded lifestyles? Now I am not saying that everyone receiving benefits is a drug addict or should not get them. The programs are there for a purpose. What I can't help but wonder is how we have multiple generations of the same families living off of it. Here is an idea. Take all the people on welfare, make them complete a urinalysis before they are issued a check. Put them on a 6 month benefit where they can receive benefits for a total of six months. At the end of the six month period the person has to be gainfully employed. If the person has children to support then the government can create jobs by offering subsidized childcare. I'm sorry but if a person cannot find a job in 6 months they are not really trying in my opinion.
If you REALLY want to work, you can find a job. You can bust tables, mow grasses, or any other means of work to support your family. Then the government should offset your income to help you out. Hell even keep providing subsidized childcare. Ultimately the money that is saved by people not being able to take advantage of the welfare system will more than offset the cost of providing partial support. Not only that now we are talking about the theme of my last two posts. Teaching people to be self supportive. Now we are in a situation where the government is rewarding people for getting out there and taking care of their families or doing the best they can to. Now we have a situation where parents are showing their children what it means to earn the things you have and then if you REALLY need it the government can step in and HELP. There is a difference between helping someone, and completely caring for them. Now we have the government not only forcing adults to act like adults and become functional parts of society, the government is in a way forcing parents to act like a mother or father and show their children the merits of a hard days work. Want to hear an alarming statistic? According to the U.S. Census Bureau the official U.S. poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3%, that equals up to 43.6 million people. Lets try a system of welfare and help that teaches our society how to get out of poverty and better ourselves instead of teaching them to sit and not better themselves.
Once again I reiterate that not everyone falls into the category I'm talking about but honestly, would this system of welfare I'm talking about hurt or benefit them? It seems to me it would benefit them, as long as they are staying off drugs and working at SOMETHING, the government steps in and helps make up the difference. Its time to start teaching our country how to be better instead of accepting mediocrity, or even worse, just not trying at all.