I have a love/hate relationship with Neil Boortz. But he's right on the mark here. What is seriously lacking in today's world is the concept of personal responsibility.

Posted by Non-essential Equipment at July 4, 2007 11:41 AM

I think the best thing about Neil Boortz is the love/hate relationship :) I like that he challenges me to really think about why I believe something to be true.

Posted by Sarah at July 4, 2007 03:45 PM

"Security is the word today, not independence"...he's overstating his case. There are plenty of people taking risks in America today.

How many people started businesses last year?...from small neighborhood affairs to venture-backed startups? In most cases, they are chosing risk over security.

How many people choose to work at jobs that are important, but can be physically dangerous? Offshore oil platform workers, firefighters, EMS helicopter pilots, lots more.

How many people joined the military or chose to remain in the military, while knowing fully what is going on in Iraq, Afghanistan?

How about all the people pursuing long-shot career dreams, in music, in sports, in acting, in writing?

I share the concern about excessive emphasis on security, but there are plenty of people in this country who value freedom and accompishment and are willing to take risks.

Thanks to your husband and yourself for your service, Sarah, and happy 4th of July to all.

Posted by david foster at July 4, 2007 05:17 PM