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Learning the Hard Way
AmericanThinker, by Trevor Thomas

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Posted By:javaboy, 11/26/2012 5:46:32 AM

Having four children 10 and under offers plenty of intimate, hands-on lessons on human nature. Sometimes, for example, in spite of Michelle´s and my best efforts, good parental instruction is ignored and hard lessons have to be learned. I´m not talking about situations that lead to enforced discipline, but rather those that result in sad and tough natural consequences. A good recent example for us is one that many families have experienced: the misplaced bike.

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It is nearly impossible to legislate morals and behavior. Prohibition taught us that.

I am convinced that some people (mostly Liberals) will never accept the consequences of their actions. They will simply have to face those consequences someday -- whether they choose to admit they were wrong at that time remains to be seen (I´m not holding my breath).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/26/2012 9:01:39 AM     (No. 9034052)

OP, the biggest problem that I see is that we all are going to have to face the consequences of their actions. If it were possible, they should have to sit in a corner and pick their scabs all alone. But that´s not the way economics works. We´re all sitting in the boat and we´ve allowed them to drill holes in the bottom...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/26/2012 11:00:31 AM     (No. 9034237)

Plays Mickey Mouse with the college loan funds, gets campaign donations from recipients of dubious pie-in the -sky government loans or grants, gives out free cell phones... Where will it all end?

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