Our nation was founded by people who were willing to do for themselves and found it embarrassing to have to ask for a hand out from their fellow citizens. Slowly but surely this has changed over the 233 years of our nation. Today we have many in this nation that no longer are embarrassed about taking hand outs from their fellow citizens, but they demand it from them. If some one loses their job people think that their fellow citizens should help pay for the unemployment instead of going out getting any job they can until a better job can be found. If some one makes an investment in the stock market and loses their investment they want some one to reimburse them for their loses. If some one can not make their mortgage payment they expect some one to pay it for them or the mortgage holder to except the lack of payment.
What ever happened to living with your means and paying your bills? What ever happened to relying on your own abilities and talents? What ever happened to taking responsibility for your own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions?
If we want to see this great country to survive what is happening right now we need to start becoming self reliant once again. This country is great because every citizen has and equal opportunity to succeed and it is up to that citizens to take the opportunity by the horns to make the best of it that they possibly can.
Being self reliance is the solution to saving our country, when people are self reliant they will not look to the government for their solution but make the best solution possible for them. Our country is so diverse that a one solution fits all can not and will not work for every one in the country, so the only solution that will work is self reliant solutions by the citizens of the country.