By Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

Americans need to grow up

Do you ever get the feeling that we, Americans, are some of the most selfish, self-centered and immature brats who ever lived? I am not claiming to be guilt-free, but look at our national situation as a whole.

We have supposed leaders in Washington, D.C. who will not agree to take-care-of-our-own in the form of health care reform, but they continue – for more than 10 years – to send U.S. troops in harm’s way and to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on two unnecessary wars in countries that are reported to have very corrupt governments.

We have probably 10 to 15 percent of the richest; most powerful people in the world, yet these brats are the very Americans who are sending our jobs – and perhaps our very future stability – to other countries. At what point in unemployment and under-employment will these so-called Americans understand the very real damage they are causing to the very country they call home?

The over-whelming majority of us are not guilt-free either. When are the parents and grandparents of our generation going to understand that you cannot always treat yourself and your children to every new thing that comes along? There are probably millions of Americans who are absolutely so immature in their finances that they have very little savings, yet they treat themselves to every monthly billing service amenity available.

In closing, I believe I heard on the national news that the U.S. Government is technically in debt to China by more than $300 billion. I truly pray the rampant selfishness, self-centeredness and gross immaturity in our nation will subside before we all are totally indebted to foreign powers.

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta