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think4yourself August 14th, 2016 6:42pm

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." -Ronald Reagan

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/14/16 9:49 pm

Reagan is once again 100% correct beyond the reach of people that try to and fail to advocate for lawlessness.

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azsageguy
08/14/16 9:15 pm

If all laws were just, then I would agree with personal responsibility. Unfortunately there are many laws that are unjust and in place to protect those in power.

think4yourself Not a safe space
08/14/16 9:40 pm

There is an outlier for everything, which is obvious. Do you overall agree with the statement, minus the outliers?

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/14/16 9:48 pm

Exactly what laws are you exactly referring to are "unconstitutional" or designed to keep some people in power??! NAME THEM. Along with their statute numeric code.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/14/16 9:49 pm

Reagan is once again 100% correct beyond the reach of people that try to and fail to advocate for lawlessness.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
08/14/16 2:56 pm

Individual responsibility! Being accountable for your own actions! How dare you? Stop with this common sense already!

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/14/16 7:02 pm

"It takes a village to rob a bank" /s

think4yourself Not a safe space
08/14/16 3:27 pm

Yes. A lack of personal responsibility is horribly dangerous.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/15/16 4:09 am

Personal responsibility is a very good thing. Frankly, it's something we could use more of as a society. But this quote seems to be implying that that's the end of the story and that we don't need to continue working to improve society. That's dangerous.

think4yourself Not a safe space
08/15/16 7:13 am

Personal responsibility would fix most problems.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/15/16 7:57 am

Maybe, but it's an extremely unrealistic approach. Society is far too complex to just declare "be responsible" and drop the mic. Not everyone who is gets themself into a bad situation is irresponsible. Could they have done something differently? Sometimes. Were they equipped to see that path? Often not.

think4yourself Not a safe space
08/15/16 9:26 am

The worst areas in our society are where the "it's society's fault I commit crimes" mentality. The communities that are constantly blaming society for their bad choices are stuck in a cycle of crime and poverty. Until they embrace personal responsibility and take accountability for their choices they will remain there.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/14/16 2:00 pm

Disagree. Sometimes laws that are broken are, well, broken. Other times, while some blame should always rest on the crime breaker, it is not only his/her fault, but society does need to take some responsibility. There are more factors that go into crime than "one individual is an idiot."

augustin Oklahoma
08/14/16 1:35 pm

Agree. Personal responsibility is hard, but it leads to a more prosperous and more satisfying life, in my opinion.

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/14/16 12:58 pm

It's a concept not readily understood by liberals.

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