Saluting with misty eyes
Plain and simple, folks...
I actually DO blame the politicians of the country, as well as the lawyers, as well as the parents, as well as myself.
We all sit around and complain that the world is shot, that the politicians are crazy and crooked, that we should let the kids play, that this is wrong, that the other is wrong... and when someone runs up and screams that we are being unfair because of one reason or another that the (mainly) liberal side of the isle champions, even though we disagree with it, we all turn a blind eye because there is nothing we can do.
The politicians do nothing, which emboldens the selfish geniuses with a severe lack of motivation to work for their living to sue a fast food restaurant for allowing them to take the lid off a blazingly hot cup of coffee and stick it between their legs while they are driving over a speed bump. Because they are given more money than they will ever make in their entire lazy, non-motivated lives, someone else gets the idea that because he got drunk and slipped in behind the wheel of his car to go get another bottle, that the liquor company is responsaible to the tune of mega-millions because he is paralyzed from driving drunk at a high rate of speed into a tree, and the home owner is responsible for mega millions more because the tree was on his own property near the road where he could hit it.
Certain politicians attempt to enact legislation limiting the availability of garbage lawsuits, and their "caring" opponants make sure everyone knows they are mean-spirited, and only want to take what the little guy is rightfully owed, and that politician falls over onto his back, rolls up into a ball, and cries, "Please, Sir, don't hurt me."
This, then, allows supposedly intelligent adults with negligible parental skills (and no desire to develop them) to see the possibility of dollar signs. They, in turn, call a lawyer because they are too lazy to work for their money and their children's future. Their children are at a schoolyard playing, and because the teachers are attempting to watch 200 kids at once, they don't stop little Johnny from running full speed into a tether ball pole while playing tag, they decide that the school is liable for more money than the kids will ever make in his life because he broke his arm.
And the country rolls itself into a ball and allows themselves to be pushed into a corner, because they refuse to allow the politicians to enact legislation to stop this. Meanwhile, someone else decides they are tired of working for their keep, and they...
Until we decide to stand up for ourselves, and our judicial system, our insurance premiums will continue to skyrocket, and we will continue to complain that a welfare mother with 14 kids is getting 100 million dollars because a teacher standing across a schoolyeard sllowed a soft, red, four-square ball to hit her kid on the backside, and caused him to skin his knees.
You may burn my flag... only after you wrap yourself in it first.