I have seen the future of America and it is an eleven year old girl selling (or I should say trying to sell) mistletoe in Portland Oregon and a very determined seven year old boy from Detroit.
The mistletoe story has gone viral and I have searched high and low for the video clip of this Detroit kid being interviewed and I cannot find it…but it went something like this “I live in the ghetto, surrounded by gangs, drug dealers, and brothers killing brothers… man… this is not a nice place to live…but ya know what, I’m going to make it, I gonna get an education and I’m gonna succeed…. yes I am…” This kid is seven years old and can you imagine what he experiences everyday of his life. It has got to be like living in a war zone…ah…he is, it’s Detroit.
What I want to do is find this kid and make sure that the local, state and federal government don’t f**k with this kid and that a private company, if there are any left in Detroit, helps him on his mission to succeed…cuz he really is our future.
You all know by now what the eleven year old girl’s story is about… she has been told that she can’t sell mistletoe to help defray the cost of braces, but she can beg for the money on the city’s streets. Why because of local government regulations and the lack of common sense dictates that we do everything we can to discourage young entrepreneurs… just because it’s the law.
Does anyone in government have any common sense, and/or does someone with a degree from Harvard dictate the course of life that this street smart kid from Detroit will take. I dare say that the government will lay out more obstacles for this kid than the ghetto will.
…and what da ya know …just as I was getting to like our new Pope he starts in with re-distributing the wealth. Obama and Pope Francis must have gone off and had a few together.
He calls unfettered capitalism “tyranny” and urges the rich to share wealth.
The Pontiff’s first major publication calls on global leaders to guarantee work, education and healthcare.
The 84-page document (no where near the 11,000 pages of regulations in ObamaCare), known as an apostolic exhortation, amounted to an official platform for his papacy, building on views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.
In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”.
He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.”
It just seems to me that he is pointing the finger at America and that our economic system is not conducive to helping the poor. Oh..If I may your Grace … what economic system would be better…socialism… communism. I respectfully suggest you pontificate on things you have a better understanding of…and start re-distributing the billions of dollars in the Vatican bank vaults… before you prod others to do so.
…and perhaps while your at it, you could fire Cardinal Law.
And after saying that … consider the following when giving this Christmas…