Saturday, December 24, 2011

Good men are hard to find

This week my grandfather, Paul Joseph Kapsar Sr., passed away. He was a good man. He was honest, caring and willing to help those in need. His service was beautiful and I'm extremely grateful I was able to come back to be part of the service. He's had a serious impact on my life and the way I look at things, because he was honest and respected honesty. He respected hard work and was never afraid to get his hands dirty. We need more people like my grandpa. People that are reliable and that you can trust to do the right thing.

Despite all his great qualities society never rewarded him the way that it rewards the cut throat businessmen. My grandpa didn't pass away a rich man in money, but in life. I feel that in many ways he was significantly better off than those that are willing to compromise their morals and ethics to make more money or to get reelected.

I think that we need people like my grandfather in positions of authority. Why? He was ethical and would have come up with a balanced approach to dealing with the economic crisis rather than the brutal or over coddling approach of the republicans or democrats respectively. He would not be a supporter of SOPA or of the recent changes of the NDAA which limit our freedoms. He was a vet and cherished everything that came with protecting the United States.

His passing has made me realize the pitiful state of our country's leadership. The republican primary is a contest between who is willing to go lower. Gingrich is willing to destroy the check and balances of the Constitution. Romney doesn't open his mouth without lying about his opponents or Obama. Perry is one of the biggest bigots on earth. The only republican willing to stand beside his ethics and moral positions is Ron Paul and his economic policies would be disastrous. Lamar Smith the guy pushing SOPA, will vote for a bill even whenever an argument pointed out how flawed the bill was, and he agreed with the argument.

Our financial sector things that they are entitled to whatever type of bonuses they are getting handed out and decry free loaders that get unemployment, when they have been given more government money than all of the American People combined. It would have been cheaper for the federal government to give money to the home owners to buy underwater houses than to save the banks.

Our country is experiencing a moral bankruptcy which seems destined to drive it into the ground. The future is made all the darker when a great man like my grandfather has passed away.

6 comments:

  1. Sorry bro. I would like to have met him

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  2. Yes, your grandfather was a loving, caring, human being with a wonderful sense of humor. He was my uncle, my mother's brother, and I cherish all my memories and times with him. I will always remember his smile and laugh.
    Fondly, GiGi Garr Fah

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  3. This was wonderfully stated. You are right when you say he was a wonderful man who demanded respect and honesty. He will be greatly missed, but forever cherished.
    Maggie Cooley (daughter)

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  4. Wow, funny thing is I was just thinking he would of made a great president! Never again will we meet anyone like him and shall we never forget him either!
    That was awesome Ryan,
    your cousin Vicki

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  5. Thanks everyone for the comments.

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