Personal responsibility used to be one of the foundations of a strong America.
More and more, it looks like that concept is being discarded into the dustbin of history.
Angel Adams is a recent example of this sad trend. She’s a woman from Tampa, Fla., and a mother.
She’s doesn’t have one child. Or two, or three.
In fact, Angel Adams has fifteen kids by three different men, none of whom is her husband.
Here’s the sad part: The children apparently don’t have enough food, clothes, or shelter … and Angel Adams refuses to take responsibility for them.
Instead, she believes that it’s the job of other people to provide for them, and she blames the welfare system for not paying her more.
Twelve of Adams’ fifteen children were recently living with her in a small hotel room. She was evicted from a Florida apartment for violating her lease.
“We tried to help them, with several other agencies, with paying of her rent … they did more than their part,” the owner of Adams’ previous apartment building told WFLA.
Even with public assistance, the woman was apparently unable to keep up on her payments.
In a strange twist, Adams specifically blames social service agencies for her problems.
According to her, the issues were triggered when her boyfriend was arrested.
“I don’t have any clothes,” Adams told the station. “People have been donating food, just around here, just helping me out with food.”
But there seems to be more to the story.
Hillsborough Kids Incorporated, a local assistance group that works with government aid agencies, told WFLA that they have been helping with Adams and her many children. They stated that they paid her rent and bought furniture for the woman.
Angel Adams believes that this isn’t enough.
She isn’t humbly asking for help. Instead, she’s demanding that others pay.
“Somebody needs to pay for all of my kids, and mine and Gary, all of our suffering and all of our pain. Somebody needs to be held accountable and they need to pay,” she said.
At one point, she was put in jail for contempt of court for a strange reason. Reportedly, Adams refused to tell the judge whether or not she was pregnant.
This was an important question from a child welfare standpoint for several reasons, among them the fact that it would very likely mean the woman engaged in sexual relations in her small hotel room with children watching.
The court was also suspicious that the woman — who already had fifteen kids she can’t take care of — was purposely taking advantage of the welfare system.
Adams finally denied that she was again pregnant or had been with men in front of her children.
Even the woman’s family is fed up with the craziness.
An uncle of the children at first offered to provide a home for them, but changed his mind after Adams refused to help with the kids and displayed an attitude of entitlement and disinterest, WFLA reported.
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Why Adams thought it was a good idea to have 15 children but no husband prior to her 28th birthday is anybody’s guess.
The real victims, of course, are those children.
Most troubling, the mentality of entitlement seems to be becoming increasingly common. It’s time to take a serious look at the consequences of a growing welfare state — and ask hard questions about where to draw the line.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune