“I’m 63 and I’m Tired” By Robert A. Hall: This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in Barbados, USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

{My thanks to a former CBC colleague who shared this with me, now it’s my turn – original article HERE}

I’m 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor“; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers“; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.

I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America and Canada , while no American nor Canadian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off?

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.

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  1. Thank you for posting my piece, “I’m Tired.” People who wish to comment on it can find it on my blog: http://www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com under February of 09. If you liked it, you may also like the posts below, or my almost daily political digest. ~Bob

    I?m Tired

    Why the Rich Should be Taxed More

    This I believe

    The Coming Collapse of the American Republic

    Reading List for the Educated Voter

    Seven Rules for Progressives

    My books

    Economic Facts of Life

    Why I?m a Republican

    Change that would fix America

    I?m dying

    Who?s eating your lunch?

    Global Warming Articles

    Historical figures look at the stimulus bill

    Agent Orange Fact Sheet

    E-mail courtesy and techniques

    A Religion of Peace?

    Angry Liberals

    When the guardians fail

    Reading list for the war on Terror

    The Next Terrorist attack on America
    Includes my 1998 column predicting 9/11

    Why the Future Looks Bleak

    Sending Jobs Overseas

    Helping Obama


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