Summer Savings! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Readers Respond
News Opinion Readers Respond

An antidote to the entitlement mentality

At a time when a growing number of able-body unemployed people look to the government for entitlements, remain unemployed because they can't find a job that they believe is good enough for them, assume little responsibility for the children they've created, and do little to contribute to their communities, it is encouraging to see a family like the Bartlinskis ("As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle," Nov. 29). In addition to responsibly caring for the four children that they brought into the world, they have adopted five others, including a child with severe cardiac problems. They have exhausted their personal savings and committed extra work hours and effort to help children have a chance at a better life.

It would do The Sun well to feature more stories like this that offer inspiration and an alternative to the entitlement mentality.

Charlotte Eliopoulos, Glen Arm

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Miracles often require science and tax dollars

    It's wonderful that in our age of instant communication, digital reality and unmanned aerial warfare, there are still those who believe in miracles. And yes, miracles are very real, though infrequent. I'm one who's also hoping for the complete recovery of Teresa Bartlinski ("Call for a miracle,"...

  • How would Republicans fight climate change?

    How would Republicans fight climate change?

    Republican presidential candidates who embrace short-term thinking will indeed denounce President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan in the strongest terms ("Obama's power plant rules can work," Aug. 3), but those who think long-term will remember the advice of the late Republican Congressman and...

  • Fee for ambulance ride is a mistake

    Fee for ambulance ride is a mistake

    I am writing in response to your editorial of July 22, "Ambulance fee, finally." In your editorial you comment about the decision by Baltimore County to begin charging a fee for emergency medical services and how it is long overdue.

  • EXIM limbo will hurt small businesses

    EXIM limbo will hurt small businesses

    I agree wholeheartedly with your July 27 editorial, "Revive Export-Import Bank," which rightly points out just how misguided it would be to sacrifice exports and jobs, as you wrote, "for the sake of laissez-faire purity." It is outrageous that House Republican leaders broke for recess without bringing...

  • Obama rewards criminals and stiffs law-abiding Americans

    Obama rewards criminals and stiffs law-abiding Americans

    President Barack Obama's effort to reward criminals by offering them Pell Grants is yet another reason why this country is going backward and is completely out of control! ("Obama Cabinet officials in Jessup to announce Pell grants for inmates," July 31.)

  • Is Verizon's anti-Baltimore bias legal?

    Is Verizon's anti-Baltimore bias legal?

    Verizon has persistently refused to bring FiOS to Baltimore, despite providing service to surrounding suburbs ("Baltimore remains a fiber desert,http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-broadband-letter-20150730-story.html July 30). If broadband service now comes under the...

Comments
Loading
73°