My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what, together, we can do for the freedom of man.
End Quoted by John F Kennedy in 1961
Now you have 2 ways to go on about the next 4 years
Whingeing about how life sucks because of our president
Finding ways to contribute to society
Originally posted by peter_kandra
reply to post by FeelingPure
I contribute to society every day. I work, pay taxes, buy products and contribute to the economy and I help people in need when and how I can. Is it to much to expect EVERYONE to do the same? I do not look for the government to provide for me. I gladly accept the personal responsibility that comes with providing for myself and my family. The problem is there are a lot of people who do not share that viewpoint and have an expectation that government should provide from cradle to grave. That is unsustainable and only leads to a society of people who lose their drive and ambition and perpetuates the same cycle.
Originally posted by SpaDe_
You should always remain critical of whoever is in charge. It is the only way to make sure they are doing the job they were elected to do. At the same time you can still be a positive member of society and contribute to your country.
Edit* I am not for Obama in any way, but since he is the re-elected president, I hope that he does great things for this country in the next 4 years. That being said I will stand behind his decisions when they are good, and I will be critical of him when they are not.edit on 11/7/2012 by SpaDe_ because: