Up to us
There have now been two Letters to Editor complaining about no one else taking care of their loved ones’ graves. Why is it not their responsibility to take care of the graves? I have a unique idea: The ones who have loved ones buried there should get together and take care of the cemetery. It would not be that much of an effort if everyone pitched in. Will these people ask someone else to take care of their lawns at home next?
The next ridiculous thing is PUSD asking for bonds of $100 million to upgrade their schools while a large amount is for football stadiums, swimming pools, etc., $34 million is to come from our bankrupt state. That puts a burden on all CA residents to pay it back. Why us?
When I started school it was in a building that housed grades 1 through 12. After the Air Force and looking for work, I decided to get more education and passed the GED. Was this because I was so brilliant? No, it was because of the dedicated teachers that taught me.
The point here is that it doesn’t require fancy buildings and sports facilities in order to get a good education. It requires qualified, dedicated teachers.
Over the years our government has promised us to rely on them from “cradle to grave.” Our society now expects food, housing, clothes and even cell phones and big screen TVs to be provided by government. Who pays for this? Oh, now I know, the rich people who worked their butts off to make their money.
Before the 1960s the parents took care of their children until they could make it on their own and when the parents got too old or sick then their children took care of them. Now we expect “society” to take care of our children and when the parents are, too old or sick, we expect “society” to take care of them.
We have two choices: “We can bury our heads in the sand and wait for the government to pull it out or we can pull it out ourselves before we suffocate.”
Well, much of this is covered in my book which many of you didn’t read because the title is “too crude.” Well, our government is too crude and corrupt and you put up with that.