The State of the Union Speech that US President Barack Obama would NEVER give
1st: every time an American rips into so-called Canadian Socialism or our Universal Health care - I drive myself down to the Hospital to check if my feelings were hurt....for free.....and then Canada sends a centimeter of snow across the border....the Polar Vortex? That's just us being miffed and blowing really hard in a southerly direction...
2nd: Appreciation, Participation and Accountability - we can't selectively choose one group or another to praise or blame for our individual problems or our collective ones. When the US sneezes...we all catch a cold. We're all in this together people. The same applies to the US government - layers of government. Checks & balances. Laying blame at one layers feet is disingenuous.
3rd: We can legislate equality and try to ensure things are equitable (in some areas we still have a ways to go) - but you can't legislate hard work or personal motivation or recognizing something as an opportunity chasing it. Encouraging equitable access to education and and job opportunities is only the 1st step.....we all still need to run the marathon, for ourselves at our own pace. Don't legislate those with more natural ability and those who trained hard to wear combat boots and snow shoes just to ensure the results at the end are more equitable.
4th: "Guns don't kill people...people kill people." Yes guys...got it. "I put my gun on the table and watched it for 20 minutes....it didn't kill anyone"....yes...got it. It's my "constitutional right to bear arms" - guys...please quote the entire 2nd Amendment: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Incredibly easy access to firearms for use in criminal enterprise or short term mental breaks is the cause for such devastating events as Sandy Hook or any of the other myriad of firearm violence that does not get the massive National coverage. Mandatory Mental and security checks for people? Mandatory criminal background checks? These are the BASIC limits you oppose in Congress and the Senate? We limit the speed of cars on the road (a 3000lb potential weapon) and mandate people to register the car, take drivers lessons and get a license and buy insurance and take it away if people break the law - if we accept basic limits on that - why not the most basic limits for firearm ownership? Millions of responsible gun owners - yes - got it. I'm one of them. The bare bones basic limits guys. Lock up your weapons and ammo and worry not they will be stolen to be later used in a crime. Know that with the basic checks you go through - you are keeping your country collectively safer. Is it really that offensive?
5: TRUST is part of ANY negotiation and ANY relationship. It's integral. If you want to hold others accountable for their actions you have to expect they will want to hold you accountable for yours. Nuff' said. It's a two way street...and yes...it's a bumpy road with twists and turns but the we can learn from, appreciate and be better people from both the journey and the final destination.
Daryl Daley – The Philosopher Recruiter
Sr Recruiter – IT Staffing