.One of the most difficult and psychologically draining careers I had was in Human Resources. Lesson learned: Everything is a resource. I mean EVERYTHING! Time, money, personal space, available vending machine foods. You name it.
No matter how big or excruciatingly small a resource was, it was vital to that individual who made their way to my desk, pleading their case as if I was the Fairy Godmother of personnel! Don't they know if I had her wand, I would've been away from my desk...for a really long time...like forever?!
Second, very important lesson: Meeting one person's needs often interfered with another's. I think they call that...'You can't please everyone, all of the time'. Ain't that the damn truth so I went from Fairy Godmother to a NY Firefighter, putting out fires between employees and the corporate chain of command (which incidentally never sides with the human or their resources).
Now imagine an entire country of people focused only on their personal-interest resource (what matters most to them).
This is what we see in America right now. Let me say it again...EVERYTHING is a resource! Our earth provides the obvious resources. We're destroying it quite possibly but it's had near-demise experiences long before we arrived. Of course we can do our fair share to counteract a catastrophe, if possible.
Our country also has resources such as money, employment, laws, opportunity, freedom, and security. Just like the company I worked for, someone who was not employed there would not have access to those resources. You'd have to apply, and you might not get the job so you'd have to settle for working at McDonald's for a while.
No company owes you a job and no country owes you citizenship!
Speaking of our country, I don't think it's too much to ask people to use our resources legitimately and legally. With our population rapidly increasing due to immigrants and refugee concerns, the issue becomes one of resource management- our laws, right? They're there for a reason.
We have laws to support global warnings and our earth's resources. Drastically ignoring them by 400% (like we are with illegals entering our country) would result in major consequences.
The earth's resources have a breaking point. The country does as well. The reasonable use of our country's resources has been exceeded. If one is to consider the earth does not indeed have infinite resources then 1+1=2, and our country has a breaking point as well.
We've seen what happens to countries who do not manage their resources well.
Our $19 trillion debt is a resource crisis. Our assistance programs are no longer made of money, and just mostly dust on a dime! It's a cry for help, not an invitation to increase the burden. .
The end of discussion, or the war of the resources, is when we simply have to uphold the laws, the rules or we change them...and that's another discussion altogether. I'm not going there. Geez, I'm not even in Human Resources anymore- What do you want from me?!
Employees at ANY company have limits- I couldn't just hand over resources to everyone that asked. I'm not sure which would come first- losing my job (more than likely) or bankrupting the company.
The way our country is being ran, people forget it has a breaking point or there are limitations to our resources.
I agree with Donald Trump on at least one thing... "We either have a country of laws or we don't". That's not being mean. That's not unfair. That doesn't mean I'm voting for him. After that, we decide WHY those laws are in place. Resources, baby! If you look at your country as having a limited amount of resources, you will understand rules and laws are not meant to be mean.
It's all very well to run around saying regulation is bad. Of course our lives are regulated. When you come to a stop sign, you stop; if you want to go fishing, you get a license; if you want to shoot ducks, you can only shoot 3. The alternative is dead bodies at an intersection, no fish, and no ducks. Ok?!
Everybody needs to express themselves in some form- mine happens to be written form...with an opinion. Strong opinions can be useful to others. Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance or gain an ability to formulate their own. Those who disagree can solidify, defend, and empower their stance.