The Default American Way?

Red George

People who make promises and don’t keep them are scumballs.

As Tom Hanks always says:

You can’t just say, “I promise,” then forget about it. “I promise” are the most important words you’ll ever say… well almost the most important words you’ll ever say.

Especially when the promises are important, like paying back money that they borrowed. You ever have somebody who borrowed your grill, and then never brought it back. Or worse, after the end of summer they bring it back, but the leg is broken so every time you try to move it, it falls over and dumps ashes everywhere.

People like that are scumballs and don’t deserve any respect or consideration.

Recently a bunch of people have been saying that The United States of America is a scumball.

Pretty strong words. Especially coming from politicians. Especially from folks who want to be elected president. They say America doesn’t deserve any respect or consideration.

They say America should have defaulted on it’s obligations. They say it’s normal for America to break its promises, especially the important ones. They say it’s normal for Americans to not pay back debts they owe.

They say that it’s been going on for as long as the sun shines and the grass grows and the wind blows and the rivers flow. They say we regularly cheat people out of their rightful 40 acres and a mule. They say that our sons and daughters have died in vain.

I’m not sure that I agree with these people. I don’t think America is that bad. But I know that I won’t be loaning these folks my grill. They must be the ones that defaulted on their mortgages and caused this global economic disaster.

I wouldn’t trust them if I were you.

About Lyle Verbilion

I'm just wanderin' around lookin' at things. Wow.
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