The unique mark of an american is individualism. Not just in rights, but in taking responsibility for one’s actions. Today, I received a request for money from a teenager who has yet to learn how to be an American. It was in support of her friend Mandeep, whose parents, also, have not learned to be american and take responsibility for their actions. In a time when many citizens are homeless and starving, why should I give money to those who would not take responsibility for themselves?