I really don’t like to be responsible. I mean, who doesn’t miss the good ol’ days when cooking, cleaning, laundry, and even the bills were taken care of by your parents? I know I certainly do.
But as I have learned, especially this past year, you sort-of have to. Sure, you’ll mess up, and we all make mistakes, but the measure of a man’s/womyn’s character is owning up to those mistakes and attempting to not only not repeat them (even if you do), but to own up to them — at least to the best of your ability.
And that’s exactly what is making me most irritated by Congressman Ron Paul.
|I know of another President who lied — his name was Nixon. But even he took responsibility in the end. Unlike Paul. Photo via Activist Post.
As a Congressman, Paul is explicitly in a position in which he should be used to taking responsibility. But the stakes are higher now, because, like former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, he has been running for President for more than five years.
So why can’t Congressman Ron Paul just tell us the truth?
You see, some fifteen years ago, Paul came out with newsletters that were, at best, racist. He said 95% of black men in the DC are were racist. He made more than a million bucks for his comments.
He is now denying he ever said a thing.
Never mind that his name, logo, and signature were on these racist bulletins. Never mind that there is video footage of the Congressman talking about them. Nope, he didn’t do it, he says.
And that’s the problem. Because if he went around saying yes, that he did write those horrible things and he took responsibility for them, saying he messed up, he was sorry — he would learn. He would gain my respect. I know how difficult is it to say you messed up.
But to continue to lie, well, that speaks a lot about a person’s character, and he obviously needs a lesson on how to take responsibility.
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