Quit Complaining, Put Up or Shut Up

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It never fails to amuse me when I see folks bickering, fussing, and sometimes even cursing others out regarding things they claim to have knowledge going on in the community they live in but who won't lift a finger to help themselves, their neighbors nor get together with each other to find solutions to what they believe is wrong and fixing it.

In order for something to get fixed we must become proactive in finding solutions to what we want changed. We cannot expect someone else to do it for us. It has to be a concerted effort working together in getting the quality of life we want.

Even if we are in the 21st century instead of the 19th or 20th century this is not a world of us feeling like we are owed something. We are not! We need to get off our bums, shut our mouths, get together as Americans in our communities and engage mouth and talk and find ways to fix things.

First and foremost we are all Americans no matter what our first language is, what our skin color is, what lifestyle we choose to live, what religion we wish to practice, what type education we may have or not have and we need to get arm in arm walk and stand tall and work to change things ourselves.

Of course there are many resources out there that can help us with certain things and many things we can do ourselves but we first must become "a village of people" who will stand side by side and work through what needs done.

We need to quit bickering and even saying things or repeating things we hear from others that are not useful or helpful in making positive changes in this community.

A town, city, county, state is only as good as its citizens are and what they are willing to do for themselves and others.

Last time I checked the dictionary there is no letter "I" in the word teamwork. It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community to raise itself up out of misery.

God did not put us on this earth to believe we are owed a living. We are to get of our bums and work with others to better ourselves and our families.

We must become active even if its just in the immediate area where one live no matter if a trailer court, apartment complex, subdivisions, whatever it is called. And from there grow together with our neighboring communities and become involved to being our neighbors keeper.

Before we can respect our own self though we must love our self. People that are U-G-L-Y towards other folks mostly is because they are U=U G-GOT L-LOVE Y-YOURSELF and what you are and where you are headed. We cannot presume to take it out on others.

Once we accept ourselves and start loving ourselves we will be able to accept other folks even if they are different then we are and if we take the time to get to know each other we will realize we all have the same things in common which is having a fruitful life and treating each other with respect and dignity.

If you feel things need changing in the city of Hinesville then get involved and find out what you can do to make a difference and work with others to do the same.


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wood17 commented on Monday, Oct 09, 2017 at 11:24 AM

LCarol, I appreciate your sentiments regarding influencing leadership in our area. I am not from Hinesville but I see darker times ahead for that town. Our "progressive" leadership will no doubt bloat budgets more than they already are. Free and subsidized housing is going to explode. Law enforcement leadership is going to deteriorate. I hope I am wrong. On another note, I am of the belief that it doesn't take a village to raise children. It takes parents. I believe in churches and communities being constructive forces for good. I grew up in the "country" and there was no village and my extended family lived hours away. I'm sure it was a challenge for my parents. They had to raise their children. I am of the opinion that many of our "parents" these days are way too dependent on their community to raise their children. We are constantly bombarded with calls for free entertainment centers and skating rinks just to name a couple. These people want to dump their kids off somewhere free and leave.

wayne44 commented on Monday, Oct 09, 2017 at 14:51 PM

It takes parents to raise a child and not the government. Too much emphasis is placed on children being entertained by the community. That is not a community's responsibility. I was raised on a farm and my friends and I learned to entertain ourselves because our parents weren't always able to take us places. We learned very quickly that no one was required to entertain us. I realize that times are different but being a good parent has not changed unless you buy into the government knows best mentality.

LCarol commented on Monday, Oct 09, 2017 at 23:28 PM

I suppose I should have clarified what I meant by "it takes a village to raise children.

What is meant by this is that we as a people in a community need to look out for each other and our children.

I was raised in the 40's and 50's in a small town and everyone looked out for each other which is where the phrase comes from "it takes a village to raise a child".

That saying has absolutely nothing to do with government taking care of anyone but parents taking care of their children and neighbors watching over each other and not only their children but others children as well.

Our community back then did just that we helped each other out, and we were implanted firmly in a church as well.

It can be like that still today if we are willing to raise our children, and as adults help each other in the community so we all have a better quality of life.

I realize there is a lot of stuff going on today that wasn't happening when I was growing up nor when I was raising my own family. There was mutual respect between family members, relatives, friends, neighbors and so on.

Today society lives in a climate of division instead of bonding together and much of it comes from political climates and folks looking to build their lives based on a party ideology instead of what our constitution offers us. There is more division now in this country and it will continue to get worst because of 45 in office.

On local level we do not have to accept the bullying that is going on in our community for we have the power to vote these fools out of office if they are not working for what we elected them to do.

I am not saying all of them are self serving but some are and we need to stand up to them and start working now to get them out of office when re-election time comes around.

If any of them are doing thing that are not legal work to get them removed from office before their term is up.

Sadly way to many folks don't realize or don't understand they hold all the power over these elected officials simply because we either vote them in to work for us or not. If we made a bad judgment call and voted for a certain person and they are not fulfilling their obligation wo work for us then we need to have some cahones and work to get rid of them.

Yes it really is that simple.

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:38 AM

LCarol , I wholeheartedly disagree with your statement about 45 he is not an ideaealogue nor is he politically correct. A significant number if his policies are constitutionally authorized and if passed by congress and signed into law would make the country stronger. For example a lot of people don't like it when he said the NFL owners should fire the "SOB's. Now the way he said it hurt some people's feelings however he is 100% correct that the protesters don't have 1st amendment rights to protest while at work. They can do that on there own time and I'm glad the owners are starting to gain a spine.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 15:18 PM

And we here at timeontarget are glad that President Trump has called to our attention the tremendous tax advantages which have been afforded to the NFL.

Donald Trump has not created the division in this country because a fair amount of it has always been with us. Former President Obama sowed the seeds of division heavily from the very beginning of his term until the end.

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 20:24 PM

In Case you missed it!

From HMJC Blog in regards to your comments.

LCarol, I agree that that Donald Trump words may divide some however it unite's some too. However its a fact that "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" and his actions are of the best intent for All Americans. Strong National Defense, Secure Borders, Strong Economy, Rule of Law, etc, etc, etc. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are RINO'S and a part of the establishment that is in the business of suppressing good willed Americans like you and I. When Barack Hussein Obama was running for President he said there are no red states or blue states but the United States. He said he would reach across the aisle with Republicans to pass bi-partisan legislation, he said he would cut the deficit in half and that he would "Fundementally Transform America" Well he and Eric Holder are significant contributors to the divisiveness of this nation. If Obama had been like MLK for the unity of America he wouldn't have alienated w the Republicans when they reached out to participate in the Trillion Dollar stimulus I quote "The Republicans ran the car in the ditch (Economy) now they want the keys back" and on Healthcare "The Republicans can join in but they have to get in the back (Of the Bus)". And what about "The Cambridge Police Acted Stupidly" Do you consider these words and actions divisive too?


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